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ALWAYS SAY THIS

I always say this once Thanksgiving is over: “Where has the year gone?” And I also say “Christmas already?”

YIKES!

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ONE SONG DOWN…

Today began the mixdown of the new album. I was ready to bang out at least half of the album but I forgot how much time it takes to get the first song together. And then after that, it’s a breeze.

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SO FAR, SURREAL

This was a moment that I had been dreaming of since reading guitar magazines as a zit-faced teenager…

Last night I took a trip to Barnes & Noble with my daughter, and headed over to the magazine rack. I feast my eyes on the new issue of Guitar Player magazine. I had to stop and tell myself “This is really happening” and proceeded to pick up a copy but I didn’t head right to the page. I purposely thumbed through the issue slowly. Didn’t want to appear too hasty or eager, even though my hands were itching to race to page 131.

And when I did, I let out a small sigh.

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MAYBE I’M AMAZED

To those of you who frequent this website, thank you for the continued support.

To those of you who are new to me and my music, thank you for taking the time to check it out.

Maybe I’m amazed at the sudden rise in the number of unique likes on this site but you all proved something to me that I learned a long time ago… Read more

ALL WILL BE REVEALED

Ladies and mentalgents…I can now reveal the album title because it is in the upcoming ad in Guitar Player magazine. I purposely held off from saying it because I’ve had ideas stolen from me in the past, and so as a result, I learned to be more guarded with my works.

The name of the album was inspired by two completely different sources yet the same phrase appeared so it got me thinking that “This has to be the album title!” And then it became the title track as well. So what sources did I get this from?

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PROOF THAT DREAMS COME TRUE

Finally!!!

My high school friend Glen sent me this pic. Yep, I am finally in a guitar magazine, first time ever in my 46 years of breathing. This is the ad for Von York strings, and it’s quite trippy!

Those who subscribe to Guitar Player magazine will get the January 2016 issue earlier than everyone else. Rosario told me that at least 60,000 people will see this ad around the world.

Works for me!

I am proof that dreams can come true…

GHOST IN THE MACHINE AND RELEASE DATE

Ad I created for new album

Well, for those of you who wondered why The Police had an album called GHOST IN THE MACHINE,┬álast night’s attempt at trying to start mixing the new album will bring that to light.

Oh and the album will be released on December 15, 2015. Read more

46 AND LEARNING NEW TRICKS

Deja Vibe! Updated board w/Fulltone DejaVibe!

The rumour is true: I am officially a 46-year-old metalhead as of this past Monday, November 2nd. I share a birthday with Keith Emerson, Carter Beauford, Bobby Dall, and Fieldy (he and I also share the same year we were born too).

Where’s my walker?

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NO SLEEP TIL THE LAST SOLO IS DONE

People of Earth, I bring forth amazing news…

THE NEW ALBUM IS DONE!!

Finished up the melodies for the remaining three songs, and then blazed through all nine guitar solos. Well, almost…one solo was a bitch. More on that later. Read more

AFTER ALL THIS TIME

When I was a lot younger (I’ll be 46 on Monday), I would read articles by various bands who were many years deep into their career, making records and touring. One question they would often get asked is “Does it ever get stale for you?” And more often than not, the answer was almost textbook, something like “We’ll keep doing this until we drop…”

Or the band breaks up, whichever comes first. Read more