Vintage Wine Bar in Redding, CA

Performing at Vintage Wine & Bar has always been a favorite of mine while traveling in northern California. It is versatile for my music as I can perform as a main event on the stage or I can do the background music on the restaurant area. The food is fresh and the wine selection is wide. For more information on this restaurant, visit: htt...

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Can you see how Standard Tuning links to Nazis and Numerology?

We all know and have experienced the power of music and sound one way or another. We all know that MUSIC can help us or bring us down to tears because it alters our emotions. But maybe that's not where it all ends. You probably already know that we, as human beings, have four identifiable bodies: Spiritual, Intellectual, Emotional, and Physical. If...

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Can acupuncture really improve your performance levels?

Maybe you have no intention of stabbing yourself with acupuncture needles... let alone pay someone else to do it for you! Yet... maybe you need to try it. Acupuncture is a technique that observes the body as a whole. There are several meridians/channels that run through the body. Each meridian has a certain number of points. Every point has a ...

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As you were, as I want you to be...

If you did not live the 90's and need to know an important fact about them, simply remember Kurt Cobain is the man who saved the world. His fake suicide on April 5th 1994 was a tragedy but probably also a necessity in the life of a martyr. Kurt spoke many fundamental truths through his music, his interviews, and his way of life.  But you ...

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This winery is here... why are you not?

Humboldt County in California has a reputation for many things. Yes, up here, there's redwoods and there's ocean. And yes, I must say that those two are quite charming (expecially for an outdoors fanatic like I am). However, if you know anything about me, I will say the very opposite of what is popular and mainstream. Why should you come ...

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How can your coffee make you absolutely bulletproof?

Coffee is the elixir that keeps the world turning every day. Historically, this amazing beverage has been around for about one thousand years but the 20th century is responsible for bringing the product to our daily life. The short story is that in between 1907 and 1936, coffee production from Adis Abeba skyrocketed from 500,000lbs to 18,...

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Duane Waterman makes the best desert guitars

In 1973 I went searching for a guitar maker to make a special acoustic instrument for me. Instead, I was introduced to - and then became obsessed with - the art/craft/science of guitar making. The more I learned about guitar making the more I was drawn to it. Not long after this introduction, I decided to pursue musical instrument making as my voca...

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This man is from another planet

Musicians tend to have a personality that is a bit eccentric. Personally, I find it to be a double edge sword because it can harm as much as it can make a contribution. The big names in pop music tend to have that issue... like Freddie Mercury’s drag queen approach to sexuality or Michael Jackson and his obsession with his white skin and ...

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Left-handed, Upside Down & Top of the world

​Do I really need to introduce Jimi Hendrix to any of you? What is the right way to show respect without getting anyone upset for not saying all the things that need to be said or saying too many things? It would be impossible to satisfy everyone with a brief memorial blog post about one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. T...

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Hood River: Where Simple Dreams become the most Alluring Reality

​Performing in Oregon is one of my favorite things to do. However, i must confess that Hood River is by far my dreamland. The truth is that this place has pretty much everything I am looking for in a city. On the large scheme, Hood River is small but only 1 hr away from an international Air Port. It's clean, simple, pretty and quite relaxing. This ...

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Mistakes vs Mistakes

Making a mistake on stage is normal. However, attitude is crucial for the audience (and the critics) to have mercy. It all boils down to your first reaction and your relationship with the music and your fellow musicians on stage. "To play a wrong note is insignificant... to play without Passion is INEXCUSABLE" - BeethovenThe truth is that EVERY MUS...

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Roger Hamilton - Wealth Dynamics

Back in 2014, I was given the opportunity to meet Roger Hamilton at conference in Los Angeles. At the time most of my reading was focused on personal development. Wealth Dynamics is a program that looks into a personality and seeks to find the natural path. At the time, I was trying to figure out my personal challenges at very personal levels. I mu...

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy by Oscar Wilde, first produced 22 February 1892 at the St James's Theatre in London. The play was first published in 1893. Like many of Wilde's comedies, it bitingly satirizes the morals of society. The story concerns Lady Windermere, who suspects that her husband is having an af...

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