“The guitar is basically a vehicle [for me] to be able to express feelings of anxiety, feelings of anger, feelings of passion, feelings of love, feelings of excitement, feelings of violence, feelings of sex… All these different kinds of emotions are, for me, very well expressed through guitar. If it was something I really wanted […]

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“It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry         Simplification is the action of reducing clutter and noise to achieve a perfect end product. The act of simplifying is similar to the act of purification. The […]

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“To any musician, young or old, a beautiful studio full of instruments is like a playground. To me, I’m like a kid in a candy store. Most musicians are always chasing the next challenge, you never feel satisfied, you never feel that you’ve completely mastered the instrument that you’re playing. Its always going to be […]

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“As a minimalist, everything you own serves a purpose or brings joy—everything else is out of the way, which allows you to focus on what’s truly important”                                                             -The Minimalists When you look around and find you are surrounded with excess, notice the scared feeling you might get. I “should” play this guitar. […]

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One Day at a Time

“I’m just taking one step at a time. I could zigzag one way, but it’s not usually on purpose.”                                                                                     -Beck Think back to being short. We all were shorter than we are today at some point. Think about looking at your feet while you’re laying down and realizing how far away, they are. Look […]

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“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”                                                 -William Shakespeare             Ask yourself, when was the last time being dishonest gave me a feeling of contentment and fulfillment? When was the last time I felt like I was being my truest self by telling a lie? I don’t think that music has any room for […]

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