• Following the heavy snowstorm last week in Winnipeg, two of our trees in the backyard broke. But this photo is of a partially broken tree of our neighbours at the front, between the driveways. I like the juxtaposition of its red leaves and the remnants of snow on the ground. 📷

  • I created a playlist with my selection of recent Progressive Rock and Metal releases on Apple Music. I add a song or two from each album, so they are a good way to see what you like and then research more.

  • Mexico didn’t disappoint. I added the stickers in Socialite

  • Jean @macgenie loves rock&roll at the Karaoke at Release Notes conference.

  • First leg of my flight to the Release Notes conference.

  • I’ve spent some time in the Rocky Mountains near Denver last week, including at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Beautiful places and The weather was good but initially my head was dizzy and pulse was higher because of the elevation.

  • Walking with the dog. Last days of summer.

  • And a dream came true. Seeing King Crimson live. One of the bands that opened new musical perspectives for me back in the late 90ies. 🎵

  • No photos during the show, the sign says. King Crimson is very strict about this. Even the washrooms had this sign on their entrance.

  • View on the way to the venue

  • Followed some people in King Crimson T-shirts all the way from the Go train station in the opposite direction of the venue (it’s early). Now sipping beer in a bar in which many people wear these. I don’t know anyone but it’s quite a geeky moment.

  • Arriving in Toronto for King Crimson concert tonight. My first time ever traveling so far for a concert but to me they deserve it. 🎵

  • 🎵 New music! It’s an original track with my soul mate from across the ocean in rock/metal style. The video is at youtu.be/MZs7TeWss… The track is also available on Bandcamp and on streaming services/stores at distrokid.com/hyperfoll…

  • New 🎸 Video Alert: The Spirit Carries On by Dream Theater solo cover. I improvised over the chorus run after the main solo, going into the outro. This is a live one-take recording, so it’s not perfect but I’m happy with the result. 🎵

    Here it is on YouTube.

  • Tonight I recorded a video covering the solo of Dream Theater’s “The Spirit Carries On” with some improv on the last chorus run. It’s such a perfect song, really. Will upload the video to YouTube later.

  • Well, that’s s first for me: submitted a song single. Written by me and my friend Michael Starr, it took us quite a while to write it. Should be up, hopefully, by Sep 10th. Exciting, even though I don’t expect anything serious to happen because of the release. 🎵

  • I’ve got enough new music added today to my music library to keep me busy for quite a while. At least 3 of these were released just today. 🎵

  • Releasing a song is not unlike releasing an app today. You upload the binary (music), add metadata, add a screenshot (cover image) and submit for review. For promotion it’s also good to create a video. 🎵

  • I remember how hard it was to find a name for my software company. Now doing the same for a band / music project name. Not much easier despite, or perhaps because of, the seeming freedom of possible band names.

  • Finally working on the video for the song “Dark Sun” which my friend and I finished a year ago and I still only have it on SoundCloud. Videos are almost essential these days for promoting music.

  • Today’s first time achievements: ☑️ changed strings on a bass guitar ☑️ cut my thumb changing strings on a bass guitar 🎸

  • Tonight I watched the first Matrix movie with my son. He loved it. I loved it again. It’s been so many years since I’ve seen it last and it didn’t get old. 🎬

  • My first time coming to a football game. It’s loud in here. 🏈 Made with Socialite

  • 10 years ago I left my well-paid job in a chip-design company to try making it as a full-time indie Mac developer. Surprisingly, I’m still at it. Even if financially it wasn’t the optimal decision, in other aspects I’m so happy I did it. Now, what will I do in the next 10 years?

  • Going to travel on a train 🚊 for 2.5 days. Haven’t done any overnight trains since I was 11.

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