• Why did we call our dog Sparky and not… Barky?

  • A music track I won’t release, so take a listen

    I wrote and recorded this riff-based part a couple of months ago and thought of making it an instrumental track. But at the same time I’ve been writing a new song and eventually decided to use the riff from here for the new song. So I’m happy to post this recording, as it’s something that won’t get released after that. Now, time l to start producing this new song. I’m calling it “Spares”.

  • Is it some kind of an amazing SEO hack by Amazon? A lookup on a price (at least in Euros) presents an ad from Amazon. 🤯

  • We finished watching “The Queen Gambit”. Enjoyed it a lot. As a former chess player, in my elementary school years, there was a lot to remember, while watching it, about the world of chess, which was quite fun for me. Great acting and decor.

  • Is there a way to disable the prompt to update to macOS Big Sur in Catalina System Preferences? I have a Mac that I don’t plan on updating anytime soon? I tried the following without success: $ sudo softwareupdate –ignore “macOS Big Sur”

  • I don’t know what the original source is but this is spot on.

  • This morning’s coffee is in this fun Starr Phish mug.

  • My daughter: Our wind band class will not be in the new schedule because of COVID restrictions. Me: So the band is banned? Daughter:

  • Got some test stickers with our Starr Phish character. This one is a rocker, so my favorite. These and more designs are available on Red Bubble.

  • Is there a directory of podcasts hosted on micro.blog? @help

  • 🎵 Yay! My Axel F / Beverly Hills Cop theme guitar cover video has now reached 1000 views on YouTube. Only the third video to reach this (arbitrary) milestone. 🎸

  • Less than 15 minutes until the premiere of the video for my song “Oh Dear World”. I’m very proud of this one. It takes you on a trip and the lyrics fit this time well. www.youtube.com/watch

  • 🎵 The video for my latest song, Oh Dear World, is scheduled to premiere tomorrow morning at youtu.be/keBe0nR-J… Subscribe and hit the “Set Reminder” button to be notified about this tomorrow. The story of the song, the lyrics, and the credits are in the description.

  • Today, in the App Store: “Our Top 10 Strategy Games”. All 10 are “pay to win” kind of games with game currency. That’s not what strategy games are supposed to be. They are supposed to be equal opportunity to all so that the best strategist wins. Shame.

  • TIL there’s Ontario, CA. No, it’s not the Ontario province in Canada. It’s a place in California. This can get confusing.

  • Watching the Apple iPhone event. #adayinthelife

  • Never too late to learn another classic solo and try achieving a new (for me) sound. GnR - November Rain

  • There appears to be a change in macOS Big Sur betas related to the quarantine flags on files, and it affected my app Trickster. So I google “Big Sur Quarantine” and, of course, it was all related to COVID-19 quarantine in Big Sur region of California. Silly me.

  • 🎵 Today is Bandcamp day. If you’re know what Bandcamp is, check out my music at jacobgorban.bandcamp.com and at sixthousandmiles.bandcamp.com. Mostly Rock with Progressive Metal elements, and a guitar cover of Axel F. 🎸

  • My new single, Oh Dear World, is out. Go on an emotional and introspective journey with this melancholic progressive rock/metal song featuring my friend Joby on the vocals. I’m really proud of this one. Use Bandcamp link to listen if you have no streaming services access.

  • New lyrics - "Spares"

    Working on lyrics for a new song. I don’t have music yet. Usually, for me, it’s the other way around - it starts with music. But this time I had an interesting idea for lyrics and I’m close to finishing, after several writing sessions. Came up with interesting rhyming rhythm for them, too, so it’s going to dictate some of the melody. Current title - “Spares”.

  • Writing and recording the guitar and bass parts on this section was tricky. But not as tricky as some other. Excited about this new song I’m working on. 🎵🎸

  • A spider with his catch. I took this photo from the house window. Creepy.

  • TZ repost: I’ve published a performance video of my song “Seven Years and Seven Months”, which is light rock track, dedicated to my daughter. This is in additional to the lyrics video that’s already on YouTube youtu.be/wLUjI-O5T…

  • I’ve published a performance video of my song “Seven Years and Seven Months”, which is dedicated to my daughter. This is in additional to the lyrics video that’s already on YouTube youtu.be/wLUjI-O5T…

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