Trading up. Letting go. Making change.

Trading up. Letting go. Making change.

You can’t hold onto things forever. Today I sold this guitar pedal. I’ve had it for about 4 years. It’s a fantastic little beast. A great overdrive and compressor combo. I’m selling because I’m getting something better. Something that does only one thing really well.

A Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor.

This will give me more control over my compression. It also means I can get a separate…

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In pursuit of tone.

In pursuit of tone.

I’m completely changing my guitar rig for my new band. This little beauty was inexpensive and does exactly what I want. My next step is figuring out my tools between my guitar and my amp.

My pedal board.

I’m in pursuit of new tones. Better tones. Juicy tones.

I’ve pretty much been feeling out about guitar stuff lately. Haha. I love obsessing over a craft and refining a passion.

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Go back to the beginning.

Go back to the beginning.

Yesterday my brother texted me asking about this image above. He wanted to know if I had a digital copy anywhere. Besides from My old Myspace profile….no. I do in fact have it printed in my old room at my parents place.

I made the image in spring of 2007. It was a self portrait photoshop project. I used my dad’s DSLR and took images to make this comprehensive piece. It was titled, “We all…

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Why we do.

We work hard. All of us. It doesn’t matter how much you make. Our efforts our equal, but our outcomes are so vast.

Why do we work hard? I hope it’s not for the money, but for the moments we can achieve. Like a quiet time at a beach, a road trip with family. Things that last.

Work for things that last longer than today.

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What about right now?

What about right now?

Right now I’m sitting on the couch after playing some soccer and frisbee with my roommate and friend Andrew. I kind of scared him when I took this photo. It’s not the most appealing photo or of good quality by any means, but it’s a moment in time.

Right now.

This moment will never be the same.

Never return.

It’s so easy to forget that. It’s so easy for me to waste my time typing this rather than…

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Interview with Scott Wyden Kivowitz - Photographer and Blogger

Interview with Scott Wyden Kivowitz – Photographer and Blogger

I’ve been quietly following Scott Wyden Kivowitzfor some time now on Google Plus. I honestly cannot remember how I found him, but after I did, I started hearing other people talk about him too. Even in real life. His name would come up and I would think to myself, “yeah I know exactly who you are talking about!” From time to time I would comment on his posts and just loved to candidly talk with…

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Passion grows in the night. Between all of the crazy.

Passion grows in the night. Between all of the crazy.

What is your passion? I can bet you don’t do it for a living. Most of us don’t. And if you do, it’s definitely not an easy life either. That’s part of the beauty of it though. Doing something you love for a career is supposed to be a challenge. Isn’t that what passion is about? Doing something no matter what.

By definition, passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion. It’s something you…

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#100days to sweep picking.

#100days to sweep picking.

I’ve been playing guitar since late 2005. I’ve been in three bands, but only played guitar in one of them. I’ve always wanted to teach myself how to sweep pick to add more flare to my style. I don’t want to learn to be a speed demon, I just want to expand my capabilities.

I will committing 10 minutes a day for the next 100 days to learning sweep picking and getting better at it. By November I…

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Free Tumblr Themes I love - July 2014

Free Tumblr Themes I love – July 2014

You may or may not know this, but I am on Tumblr. You can see my Tumblr feed here. I have it because…. why not? I get pleasantly surprised when people randomly come across my blog posts that I have share on Tumblr. It’s cool to see that they found me through Tumblr and not any other source of the web. Why? That’s because everyone is different.

Not everyone is on Twitter. Not everyone knows who I…

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Bigger than you.

There is so much out there. There is so much more that lies ahead for you.

Right now might suck. It might suck hard, but it’s temporary. Tomorrow is awesome. The future is bigger than you. Remove your ego. Remove your doubts.

You can’t see past the horizon, but who really wants to? That takes away the element of surprise.

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