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Rob Michael
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It's always the relatively low-tech guitar rigs that I seem to love the most. Too much gear = too much fear.

I'm enjoying the smallest lowest-tech guitar rig that I've used for decades and it's been a huge mojo boost.

Tell the truth: How much crap do you musicians carry around?
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While my Guitar Gently...
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Kermit, eat your heart out!
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For the first time in nearly 25 years I've replaced my guitar rig.

Musicians love old stuff, but technology is amazing and my heavy gear is going to receive lighter use from now on (probably).

No more books, iPad instead. My amp is smaller than a 12 inch cube and weighs about 5 pounds. My pedal board is about the size of an average paperback book and it all fits into a space-age super-durable (and light weight) gig bag.

...perhaps I'll only wait 24 years to get my next rig.

More details to come for you gear heads.
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Nice.  I recently moved from an 80's vintage ADA rackmount rig) still in my basement to a tiny GK MB500.  What a great feeling.
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Give Peace a Chance
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When we think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we think of an ideal society: One that reflects the best of our collective values.

Whether this is a real life possibility or just a fantasy, this is video is a brief moment imagining this as the former.

Can you hear it?

#MLK   #Monday  
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Cool guitar ALERT! 80s-era Fender Lead II. This #CertifiedAwesome piece is owned by one of my students. He has great taste in guitars and basses.

You never know what sort chill instruments will pay a visit to the studio. 
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Have a Lead II and used it on a song - it has an interesting sound since you can put the two pickups out of phase..
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Who will be the next head of Google+? I can read the writing on the wall.

I've identified Google's algorithm used to select department heads. Thank you Google+ but I really don't have time right now.

+Vic Gundotra​​ +Dave Besbris​​ +Bradley Horowitz​​ I'm happy to serve as a part time consultant.

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it will be me.  i have an acoustic guitar in my profile pic as well.  
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Thank you Clark Terry. We love you and already miss you terribly. #RIP

Whether you realize it or not, you've likely been listening to Clark Terry your entire life.
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It was meant to describe his contribution... not the instrument. Appreciate the thought +Faisal Khan 
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...and just like that (snaps fingers) half of a century goes by.
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Happy Birthday!
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It's just about time for #NAMM. You going?
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Hope you are all having a great time!
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Whatever this bass did to deserve this punishment, it won't likely happen again.

ht +Steve Lawson 
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You've grabbed your guitar and hit the road. Wonder if AAA will service a broken string?
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+John Rutene Yeah and Mojo Nixon jumps out and starts singing, Elvis is Everywhere. >>
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I've been a guitar nut since I was ten years old.

That long-haired guy with the guitar--that was me all through school (I know, the long-haired part is difficult to believe, but it's true!). 

I have always known what I wanted to do with my life and the guitar has been a near-constant companion. 

I'm so fortunate to have the privilege of “Living the Dream” of a pro muso: Playing gigs, recording albums, making videos, teaching--I love it.

Teaching music is something I've long been passionate about. I see 40-60 private students here in the San Francisco Bay area where I live. I also give Lessons Online via Skype, G+ via private hangout and am one of the first providers of the BRAND NEW Google Helpouts.

I also lead an amazing band the Atmos Trio.

You'll find me playing live and in-studio concerts on Youtube, offering tunes at a "Pay What You Want (even nothing)" price on my Global Music Store, or if you prefer, you can find my music on iTunes or Google Play.

I also have a growing community of visual artists and musicians of all levels at My Blog or you can subscribe to my spam-free Newsletter.

See you on 'The Other Side' and oh, if you've read this far, you might as well drop me a "Howdy!"

Dig the cool profile photos! +Alex Lapidus did them. Be sure to check out Alex.
Bragging rights
Twice played at Burning Man without getting sun burned.
  • Musician's Institute
    GIT, 1989
    Jazz Improvisation, Composition & Arranging
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