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Goals Check-in

So I guess I need to be held accountable for the goals I've set for myself this year (see previous blog post). Now, I didn't list out all my goals in the blog but they consist of your typical “self-help…

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Support local music!

(Billy Kraus THE RocknRoll Piano Show at Napoleon's in the Paris Hotel, Vegas)

 

Don't just wait until the big national acts come to the nearest big city to play at the big arena - there are plenty of local venues…

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Getting the band together

I've had a group of guys I've been playing with the last several years as a 3 piece, with the occassional extra musician. The drummer is a world class professional (Deen Castronovo of the band Journey, I guess I can…

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Re-Birthday

 

Most of you wouldn't know, but our youngest son almost didn't make it to his 3rd birthday. Today is the 16th anniversary of his "re-birthday" after he was rushed to the PICU (pediatric ICU) when he was almost 2 1/2…

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Vision Boards

This is the first time I've fully embraced this concept - creating a board of goals that I can refer to throughout the year as a reminder and encouragement to do everything in my power to achieve them. The alternative…

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I've Finally Joined the Modeling Community

After years and years of getting substandard guitar tones while recording demos due to not being able to crank my amps up, microphones, mic placement, etc ... I finally pulled the trigger. I am even planning on using this on…

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PC to MAC

I've been a lifelong Windows/PC user, never had a Mac. But I can't tell you how many times I've been playing guitar in my studio and have an idea I want to record before I forget it or had someone…

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Studio clips while recording Blue No More

My longtime friend and drummer Tony Colomina was in the studio with us while we were recording my EP Blue no More. He took some pictures and vids and he put together this video so I thought I'd share it…

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What's old is new

When I got married I had one year left of college (took a few years off to pursue music beforehand). As such, I didn't have much money and what I did have went to the much more important rings on…

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And .... we're off!

So this is it - my first writing session!

No idea where this will go, if it will be any good, if it will end up in a song or not BUT the important thing is I have a topic…

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Cleaning Off the Cobwebs

It's that time again and I must say I'm looking forward to it. My gear is a little dusty as it's been awhile since I've really done much playing or writing or recording. Also, I've been away from my main…

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