A lick inspired by @paulgilbert_official 's crazy string skipping lick from the Racer X days. A lot easier, a lot sloppier but still fun to play and it sounds pretty mean. Just 12-14-15 on e and b and flatten the 12th fret on the b string every other time to visit the harmonic minor territory. Pick any way you want, I use a lot of inside picking and some ho/po. #shred#guitar#solo#fast#licks#suhr#sloppyswede#guitarist#lesson#guitarlessons
I didn't even realize it until FB reminded me, but yesterday was an anniversary of sorts. I'm feeling crappy about some things and it was nice to get this reminder that 4 years ago I tried to change my life.
The pic on the left was me on my wedding day in 2012. This was not the heaviest I got. I got to 350 + pounds. A few years later, My wife and I were in New York City, and I couldn't walk 2 blocks before I was in so much pain I could barely get around. I have never felt more embarrassed and ashamed in my life. I felt so bad about myself my thoughts were dark, my health was bad, and I was pre diabetic. I had to do something, so I did.
I lost a total of 122 lbs. I went from above 350 to 228. I've gained back 5 or so lbs, and I hate that. I have not yet reached my goal, and that upsets me. But I have to remind myself sometimes how far I've come, I lost almost a whole person. It's hard to remember that at times. I've done a decent job of maintaining. I still try every day to be active, recently I started trying yoga for the first time. I walk and jog. I could do better, but I'm doing ok.
Since I did this, I've been on so many amazing adventures I'd never have been able to go on. I've climbed lighthouses and stairwells in tall buildings....I've wandered around abandoned prisons for hours on end, I've hiked up cliff sides in Missouri, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, walked all over some amazing cities, including return trips to NYC, and all sorts of wonderful things.
I guess I just want to say, if you feel like I did and you want to do something, just do it. Whatever works best for you. If you need start small, do it. If you need to have surgery, do it. If you need someone's help and support, reach out. I'm honestly not sure if I'd still be here if I'd not had amazing support. It has enhanced my life in so many ways. If you need someone to talk to about it, I'm here. We've got to start taking better care of one another.
Peace and love to you all today.
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My fellow talented guitarists! My job is hiring another guitar instructor for our Orange Location. Must have a love for teaching, be hardworking, passionate and patient. We get to give lessons in a guitar shop where they allow us to play with any guitar and pedal we want. It’s truly a dream job, guys! If interested, message me :)
Um grande abraço a equipe do @motocicleteirosmc ; motoclube de Bom Despacho por prestigiar nossa comemoração de dois anos de banda e de motoclube, agradecemos a todos os outros motoclubes presentes, é essa força que nos faz trabalhar duro cada vez mais ! E a AvoiD segue Indômita !
i’ve been reading Rolling Stone Magazine, “fanatically” as Henry Rollins would say, since i was a kid. making the cover was mecca childhood dreams for rock bands and youthful indiscretion. i was stoked to see Stephen Colbert make the cover last month, the impact he has had on my neurological recovery is such that i recently found out my mom ventured to try and write him on several occasions over the last few years to say thanks.
congrats on the cover, @StephenAtHome.
and, thanks for the faith.
“you can’t laugh and be afraid at the same time. if you’re laughing, i defy you to be afraid.”
My new favorite lead line!!! It’s originally played with a slide but I imitate a little bit of it with my wiggle stick. Man I forgot how much I liked trem systems. @officialibanezguitars @bareknucklepickupsofficial @bethelmusic