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Learning Rock Star
53 years old
Bay Area, California
Born Dec-1-1968
I love performing live - I can't get enough of it!
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13 Aug 2017
I was doing some research on what it takes to create and run a youtube video channel and ran across this video. I thought it might be some good information for those of you running your own channel.

in a nutshell, the video covers how youtube ranks and decides how to promote your videos, what it looks at to determine if you're site is worth including in other site feeds (recommended videos), the benefit of cards and playlists, etc.

it's a bit long, but i think worth your time if you really want to get your youtube views up.

13 Aug 2017
Hey Kris, and or whomever manages account details. I'd like to change the email address associated with my account but I don't see a way of doing so on the site itself? Can someone give me a little heads up on how to do this?

8 Aug 2017
Hey Gabriel,

I'm considering in-ear monitors - my current experience with audio technicians in small venues has been very frustrating and I'd like to take control of what I hear on stage, and not worry about what the audio tech serves the audience. I read a thread just today saying that you started using in-ears. Can you talk a little about your experience using in-ears so far? Do you have control over the mix from where you're at (on your rig?), or do you still have to talk to the audio technician to fine-tune what gets mixed in your in-ears? How do you like them so far?

10 Apr 2016
I'm a chronic recorder! I always have my iPhone handy, and when I get an idea, I have to write it down, but words rarely do justice to a recording, and recordings rarely do justice to the idea! It's so funny how that works. I may get an idea for a song title, or get some phrase that tickles my fancy and then I gotta jot it down so I don't forget it. Of course, when I revisit what I jotted down, it rarely has the bite / inspirational impact it had when I thought it up. All I can think of is that I was in a mood, or had some context that when I thought of it, made it impactful, whereas the idea standing by itself on a recorder is just words.

I haven't found a way to capture the context or mood backing these ideas sad.gif I don't know if it's possible, but I come up with at least 2 noteworthy things a day. I just got finished counting the notes on my iPhone from this past month and I have over 50 recordings I have to weed through to see if anything strike a note. So far,ivei found two songs I started strumming that I want to develop. I'll sketch one of them out after I go through the rest of the notes.

here are some of the titles of notes on my phone. I have to listen to each one and if any of them grab my interest in the first 5 seconds, then it's worth my time to copy it to my ideas folder. If not, I really have no choice but to hit delete because no-one has time to re-listen to an archive of over 1000 ideas! It's a dreadful thing hitting delete, but it's necessary to keep the table clean or good ideas may get lost in the clutter

Backbeat hook
Song 12
Need drums - bass line for this
another simple progression
been a long time
Time waits for no man
I Wish
Intro Number 11
solo idea
gtr riff 8
bass riff 3
Just a dream
Occupying Dreams
A Little Diddie
We can break this door down
do you hear me?
I've seen you before
I am broken
My Name Is Chris
I'll Never Forgive you
Dance Like the wind
You can't complain
Get off Your Horse
Don't Despise Me

So today, I'm spending an hour deciding what to do with these recordings! To Keep, or not to keep - that is the question!

Do any of you use your iphone recorder to capture those inspirations? I'm curios if you titled them and what those titles are! biggrin.gif And how do you organize them / decide what to keep / throw away?

7 Apr 2016
I just wanted to poke my head in and say hello seeming as how it's been a while since I've visited smile.gif Good to see you guys active and involved as always. Keep playing!!!! Persistence pays!

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Great thread with the Metal Modeling idea! I posted my .wav file just now. Let me know what you think.
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