• The most useless notification on LinkedIn. Apple was mentioned in the news? OMG, what a surprise.

  • 🎵 I’ve recorded a rock cover of a famous soviet-era cartoon theme, Nu Pogodi, followed by some 🎸 shredding. Also, it’s my 🥁 debut. I’ve got Roland eDrums for the New Year and been self-learning drumming since. It’s fun. www.youtube.com/watch

  • You know what totally disappeared from my social media and news feed? Crazy stories about NFTs being sold for stupid prices. Well, that was a short fad. Really sorry for all who wasted their money on a JSON file.

  • Hammock-Driven Coding. The weather is fantastic. The mosquitos are not here. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

  • Wish me luck. Modding a guitar pedal. I haven’t done such soldering in a long time.

  • With iCloud+, your iCloud data, like notes and files, go with you to the clouds, when you pass on, giving you access to them in the afterlife, as long as it’s paid for by your descendants or other people that you can select in the Preferences app. #WWDC

  • It’s WWDC day. As always, could be exciting or frustrating. I just hope it doesn’t add a lot of unnecessary work because of broken compatibilities or some new restrictions to apps. Also, no more graphical redesigns for several years, please. A new MacBook Pro would be good,

  • My daughter (13) wanted to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Somehow she heard about it and later I showed her some of their sketches and she liked them. Tonight we watched it. My wife and son soon left, not understanding the appeal. But the daughter loved it.

  • With the Pride Month coming in June, we’ve just released a new Messages app with 33 animated stickers.

    These are based on stickers in our iOS app Socialite but animations are nice in Messages. By the way, pride stickers in Socialite are a free download.

  • I now have my first music YouTube video to reach 10K views. Granted it took it 5.5 years to get there, and it’s my oldest one - the cover of Aqualung solo. It did pick up pace recently, for whatever reason. Maybe my change of thumbnail. Whatever, just a meaningless achievement.

  • People still live rock! #Eurovision

  • I’ve come a long way music-wise since this video but the lyrics on Swift language in this Karma Police parody cover are still valid: www.youtube.com/watch

  • My new track “Winterland”, a guitar instrumental, will be out on streaming platforms on May 13. If you use Spotify, please follow this link to Pre-Save it. You can also click this link to sign up for email updates, including early access to releases, like to this one.

  • Hey Rahul,

    Yeah, it’s been a while… Remind me again…

  • Yesterday we had warm weather and my friend pulled me out to record drone and headstock camera video for my new guitar instrumental. It was an interesting experience.

  • It’s such a strange feeling. It’s warm enough to be in a t-shirt on the sun (13°C according to the phone) but there’s still show on the ground from the dump in the beginning of the week. Yay, spring.

  • ❓ A real question for which I don’t know the answer. Why is it ok (nothing bad happens) for my dog, or any animal for that matter, to eat food/junk/dung off the floor, the street, the ground, but humans should wash their hands, not eat what fell on the floor etc?

  • Here's a short story on how one teacher can change the future of several kids

    In the 8th grade, our school had experimental music lessons. We listened to songs and then analyzed their lyrics and music, how they connect. It was not a lesson for musicians, so no musical theory or anything. We started with a couple of Beatles songs and then switched to The Wall album by Pink Floyd.

    I never heard Pink Floyd before, or at least it never registered, so the whole sound was new to me, as well as the idea of a conceptual album or a rock opera. We would listen to one track each lesson in order and analyze it. We only had a short time to do that so, we probably only went five tracks into the album. In the last two lessons, we watched the movie The Wall. This experience greatly affected me and consolidated my love for Pink Floyd’s music, which started with these lessons. I then listened to the rest of Pink Floyd’s catalogue and other artists in the progressive and psychedelic rock genres. I also influenced my close friends with this music, and we all went through this musical journey together through high school and later.

    A couple of years later, my dad bought me my first guitar. David Gilmour’s guitar playing in Pink Floyd had an immense influence on my initial style and development as a musician. It was an influence when we wrote songs in the band with some of these friends, and to this day, when I release my music, people would often hear Pink Floyd’s influence in it.

    Today is David Gilmour’s 75th birthday. His influence on the world of guitar is immense. He may not be considered a technical player, yet guitarists learn his techniques. Most importantly, his playing is very emotional – it’s full of soul. Gilmour’s sound is legendary, and generations of guitarists have been trying to get close to it. May you stay healthy and continue to inspire us.

    And thanks to the young 8th-grade music teacher. She changed my life and the life of some of my close friends without knowing it.

    David Gilmour performing in 2015 (Wikipedia)

  • Here is Sparky before and after grooming today. Stickers and frames were added in Socialite. There’s a new Pet Parent sticker pack available in Socialite now.

  • 🎵 A monthly reminder that you can support your favourite musical artists more by buying their music instead of streaming. If your artist has presence on bandcamp.com (search for their name), today is a good today to support them because Bandcamp waves fees today.

  • 🐶 Sparky went to the groomer today after being last groomed before the winter. This a photo I took in the morning, before taking him in. Can’t wait to see what he’ll look like after that.

  • I’m not sure what song Biden and the team are studying but I’m 90% sure the next chord is C. Unless it’s Blues. Any guesses?

  • 🎵 My latest song, Oh Dear World, will be aired tonight and tomorrow on Will Keenan’s show on @capemayradio 📻. Tune in online at 9pm EST at www.capemayradio.org. 🎸 Exciting. First time on terrerstrial radio.

  • Would Yesterday become a famous song, if Paul McCartney released it in his new album and not 50 years ago?

  • 🎵My new 🎸 cover (Dream Theater’s Erotomania), with a short introduction of what it means to me, is about to be premiered on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch

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