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Each year on this day I see "Form LLC and move income offshore in effort to avoid US taxes" on my to-do list.

Instead, I pay my fair share of taxes. You probably do too. 

That may very well make us suckers. After all, there is very little upside to paying.
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My Musicians circle is the one most populated with selfies. I don't know why that is.

Don't you need to practice or compose or teach or something?

Say cheese!
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Maybe they need a friend in the photo business. Once the pics we shot are edited you will be able to lose the selfie look! Your gonna love them.

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I saw Albert Collins play at GIT a year after this. En route to the concert I remember walking past U2 who was playing on Hollywood Blvd in front of Graumans's Chinese Theatre. I didn't stop. I was going to hear Albert. That was one of the best decisions I ever made.

I taped the concert and Albert graciously autographed the cassette tape. I still have that cassette and it's one of maybe two autographs I've eve requested from anyone. He was so great.

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A 1964 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix used on his earliest tours with the Jimi Hendrix Experience is expected to fetch £400,000 to £600,000—approximately $890,000—when it goes on the block April 1.

Would you bid $800k+ on anything on April Fool's day?

The guitar, currently owned by Jimi's brother Leon, has a great story which is typically what determines the high value of a vintage artifact.

“He asked me if I had a guitar, and I said no, so he said, ‘Take that one over there,’ pointing to the one in the open case…. I said, ‘I dunno, man,’ or something like that.

“He said, ‘Go ahead and take it. You don’t have to learn to play it now if you don’t want to, but I want you to have it.’

“I’ve always remembered that part, because it made me feel like I couldn’t say no. That was Jimi.”

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Are they 80's? No? Then rubbish.
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Hey +Daria Musk​. I saw this on the way home this evening and thought about you.
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Wild Thing.
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Finally! Some Surreality-TV (Invented word) that I can get appreciate. Legendary musicians simultaneously poke fun at pop culture and make what will probably be a spectacular record.

I'm very much looking forward to hearing the album. Worst-case scenario? More of these funny episodes.

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Alex came to the studio with his newly acquired '65 Gibson Melody Maker. Pretty effin' cool huh?

Cool guitars come through here all the time. Got one to share? I'd love to check it out!
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I still own an original Ibanez GB20, although because of, well, just life I am not practicing any guitar playing anymore. Nevertheless, times have to become much harder before I would consider selling it. I am so glad that my son found his way to playing guitars and is giving some home to that precious for the moment.
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My new micro acoustic guitar rig.

+Maton Guitars​ EBG808C "+Michael Fix TV Model"
+AER Amps​ Compact 60
+Line 6​ M9 multi-fx
+TC Electronic Polytune mini
+MONO M80 gig bag

Smallest, best sounding guitar rig I've ever owned.
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I've grown to dislike +YouTube  ads to such a degree that I've removed them from most all of my videos. My apologies to those of you that have been subjected to this minor hassle of viewing and skipping ads over the past several years that I've been a YT partner.

Yes, I've made a little bit of money from these ads but not nearly enough to justify the pestering and waiting that a viewer endures to view a video.

#SkipTheSkipAdButton  from now on at my channel at
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What is your favorite up-tempo song? Any genre.
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Slow down - The Beatles (in a faster version)
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If you hand me a CD of your music, it's not very likely that I'll wind up actually listening to it. Send me a link or a download code and I'm more likely listen.

Am I the only one?

I feel al little bit like a jerk for feeling this way. 
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Thats a great idea about the QR code +Andy Bohm :) I'm just about to order some new cards as I', heading out to MusikMesse in Frankfurt next month so I may add a code ;)
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That jazz guitar guy on the internet
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.
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Twice played at Burning Man without getting sun burned.
  • Musician's Institute
    GIT, 1989
    Jazz Improvisation, Composition & Arranging
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