Hello gang..what’s up? I’ve been busy.. but with some great news. 2017 brings with it a renewed fever and a desire to “swim against the stream” not only in my personal life as I wrestle against my schedule.. but against all current trends and hopefully setting a few of my own. Right now I’ve been busy PLOTTING and planning my eventual take over of the music industry.. it won’t be a hostile takeover.. so please don’t plan any marches in DC please.. LOL!! Anyways.. I’m working on getting this blog page up and running, as well as my social media sites as well.
Also, NEW this year.. I’ve finally come around on something I had been planning for ages due to TIME restrictions.. and that is have a “show.” You see.. since planning a YouTube video requires setup time for audio and video.. the gear I’ll be using.. and then recording the video, the usual mess up and have to do another take (or many takes), etc.. then download the audio AND video into my workstation for editing.. the finally the uploading the finished product. I had LONG decided I wanted to do a “show” LIVE on YouTube since I could dispense with the BS of editing and so on.. since it is SO TIME CONSUMING. Instead.. I spent the same time setting up my gear… and then GO LIVE.. no takes, no re-shoots, no editing.. just LIVE BABY.. and the bonus is.. it’s an INTERACTIVE process. If I am doing a gear demo or whatever.. you can chime in and suggest.. try the clean channel.. or this or that, etc. It’s a win win.. Then I might do a LIVE show of say 1 hour.. with 30 minutes for setup before hand.. and still COME OUT ahead time wise over doing it the old way with editing and so on. I could literally spend 3 hours on creating a 10 minute video for my youtube channel.
So today.. I give to you “ShredGeek.” It is my new “live show” where I will do essentially what I feel like doing. I’ll talk guitars, music, gear, home recording, etc.. but you know.. almost anything. I’ve thought about this long and hard.. and here’s my feeling. I’m a husband, father, son, guitarist, musician, producer, sports enthusiast.. and I want to live long and prosper.. so I am trying to live a healthy lifestyle.. so for me to focus ONLY on guitars or gear would be non-transparent.. because there’s more to me than just that. So I will be sprinkling in various other things as well.. Much of the time I will “geeking out” on various topics be it guitars, cars, fitness, music, etc. so come along for the ride.. It will be fun..
I’ll also be doing regular “AMA’s.” AMA is an acronym for “ask me anything” and for those shows.. which will be live (non of that “cherry picked” FAQ nonsense). Bring your questions to the show and ask me live. The only things OFF LIMITS for the AMA’s will be: anything of a personal nature to me, and anything pertaining to religion or politics. I want to bring a message of unity and fun. So check those ‘tudes at the door please. =)
I’m still working on some of the back end stuff for the show but will hopefully be able to announce a regular schedule (which will be available on my Youtube channel for a replay) soon..
And I STILL plan on getting my music recorded and out there.. so follow me here and on social media for frequent updates on that..
Rock on folks!! It’s great to be back!!