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You are more interesting than you think.

I’m guessing you’re a generalist, because most people are. But the online content-consumption machine seems to reward those who make their personalities all about one thing. I believe that’s a distracting, unhelpful remnant of the first 29-ish years of the web — minus the first five years. Why

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Perfectly Designed Imperfection

This is the most exciting guitar deign I’ve seen in a while. The design is not optimized for hanging on a wall. It’s (very intentionally) optimized in every way for picking up, plugging into anything and sounding great, playing reliably without constant care and maintenance, throwing anywhere (on

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22nd Birthday Makeover

Yesterday afternoon (February 26, 2021), I began preparing my Fender Strat for a makeover/restoration project with my son. I never knew when the guitar was actually built, so when I finally opened her up, this is what I saw. That’s a little spooky. It’s stamped February 26,

22nd Birthday Makeover
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25 Years of Creativity for $200

This is the current state of my guitar collection (the 2 of 5-ish guitars that have survived the wear and tear of the past 30+ years). The one on the left was my daily workhorse until 2020. I bought it in the 90s when my then-workhorse guitar (a blue mutant

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How One Music Retailer is Beating Amazon

Anderton’s is a music gear store in England, focused mostly on guitars, that really gets social media. Their YouTube videos feature really good musicians having a really good time experimenting with the equipment they sell. Their best videos [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQXro2VDjyIxWBfcR7jzOeB16hHItI3QY] involve the two primary

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A Lesson from the 90s in Finalizing Projects

I spotted this uploaded to YouTube and had to share it. It’s from a 1995 documentary called Reel Satriani on the making of Joe Satriani’s seventh, self-titled album. There’s several cool things about this: 1. It’s from the end of the analog age. Everything in it

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Violinists are Lazy

I’ve spent the past week at my son’s violin camp in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s an incredible opportunity for him to learn from the best violin teachers in the world. 681 students work with 184 teachers for a solid week of classes. The camp started with

Violinists are Lazy