In case anyone whose ever read my blog hadn't noticed...I’ve been on a long blog drought. And, in case I haven’t mentioned it recently...it’s because I work for Apple. I used to to love to write about the music business and music technology...and ...

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  1. Blog Famine: The 4-Hour Chef
  2. Guardian: Kickstarter vs. Catstarter
  3. Cider Creativity: Doritos Contest
  4. Fingerpick: Timeless Rawk
  5. Happy Hallow Focus: Hocus Pocus

Blog Famine: The 4-Hour Chef

In case anyone whose ever read my blog hadn't noticed...I’ve been on a long blog drought.

And, in case I haven’t mentioned it recently...it’s because I work for Apple.

I used to to love to write about the music business and music technology...and my 20+ year love affair with all things Apple.

But I love my current life with Apple...even more than I enjoy writing about it.

I’ll stop there.

But I do enjoy writing.

And...the only way to get good--or stay good--at something is to practice.

So, I recently challenged myself: What other things fascinate me...besides Music, Technology and Apple?

Let’s see...I’m also fascinated by sports medicine, fitness and nutrition.

Bottom line: I’m still a hedonistic surf punk who grew up in the 70’s. 

Translation: I like to party and I like to eat well...but if I want to live forever (ha!)--I’m going to have to be smart about it.

Enter Tim Ferriss.

I’ve lived alot...and done alot--but Dude has done even more than I have--and is much younger than I am.

I’m still teachable.

I loved his last book: The 4-Hour Body.

I learned lots from it...but there was also a lot in there that reinforced what I’ve always believed about about health and fitness. I call it Surf Punk Nutrition.

Like I said...I love to eat...and to eat well!

So, I was really pumped when I got wind of his latest release...The 4-Hour Chef.

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I even bought multiple copies...right out of the gate. That’s when you know you are a fan!

The only other author I’ve bought multiple copies of books is Guy Kawasaki.

Many years ago, I bought 25 copies of “Selling The Dream.”

Yes...I was that moved by it.

I’ve just barely dug into “The 4-Hour Chef” 

And I’m already pumped.

Or, at least I was inspired enough to start writing again.

And, inspired enough to buy come nice cuts of grass-fed beef from a local farm!

So, for those of you with the patience to read my erratic blog posts...

Stay foolish...stay hungry...and stay tuned!

    

Guardian: Kickstarter vs. Catstarter

 

Guardian: The Cat Starter Project from Guardian Crew on Vimeo.

I have not blogged in a long time.

It seems like the world has condensed down into Facebook burts and Twitter tweets.

Another key reason for not blogging much these days--is that I work for Apple--and I do respect the non-disclosure requests that they make of our team.

But I actually have something worth mentioning here. Or at least I think so.

My band Guardian is doing a Kickstarter project. We’re trying to raise $30,000 to make a new record--our first real record in over 10 years.

That's right. 30 large. That's not chump change

I’m a bit nervous about it...to be honest.

I have marveled at the Kickstarter mechanism. It’s a very disruptive technology...in a good way.

The ability for artists and creators of all types to independently raise funds for their projects is amazing.

But it’s still a bit scary to ask people for money in this fashion. I’m just not used to it.

It’s probably how I was raised.

So I’m torn between embarassment and fear.

Embarassed to solicit contributions…

Yet driven by the fear of coming up short--and not raising the money.

You see, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing proposition. You either raise all the money asked for--or you get nothing and your contributors offerings remain tucked in their accounts.

It’s a nervous artists conundrum.

But the older I get...the more I am convinced that…

You have to lean it to it.

So here we go...bombs away!

Let the shameless self-promotion begin!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/guardian2012/guardian-the-cat-starter-project

 

    

Cider Creativity: Doritos Contest

My compadres are muy talented. Check this out! (you have to wait through the brief intro...but it's worth it...BRILLIANT!)

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Fingerpick: Timeless Rawk

Even though they age...some people never lose it.

 

    

Happy Hallow Focus: Hocus Pocus

This band was way ahead of their time. This was 1973. I remember having the 45 for this song. Wish I had kept all of those!

 

I was known to make some rock faces in my day...but this guy is the best!

    

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