• 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

  • 🚨New music video coming up. After 20 years, I can finally play the guitar parts in Dream Theater’s Erotomania, not perfectly but good enough to leave it behind me. It’s probably the most technical piece I’ve mastered yet. The video premiers Monday at 11:30EST.

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  • This British YouTuber released a new song, recorded in his home, in which he played all the instruments and sang all the vocals. If only he had a band of musicians around him, he could go places and become successful. Be sure to check it out.

  • 🎵 The “Radio Edit” of my latest track, “Oh Dear World”, is now available everywhere. Melancholic rock meets progressive metal in the end. Links are here: distrokid.com/hyperfoll…

  • Sparky looked so cool with the Q-tip.

  • Hell yeah!

  • I’ve released a “radio edit” of my latest song, “Oh Dear World”. More than a shorter intro, I’ve tuned the vocals and remixed it for more clarity. Available now on Bandcamp and will be streaming in about 10 days. jacobgorban.bandcamp.com/track/oh-…

    Cover graphics for the song

  • Why did we call our dog Sparky and not… Barky?

  • A music track I won’t release, so take a listen

    I wrote and recorded this riff-based part a couple of months ago and thought of making it an instrumental track. But at the same time I’ve been writing a new song and eventually decided to use the riff from here for the new song. So I’m happy to post this recording, as it’s something that won’t get released after that. Now, time l to start producing this new song. I’m calling it “Spares”.

  • Is it some kind of an amazing SEO hack by Amazon? A lookup on a price (at least in Euros) presents an ad from Amazon. 🤯

  • We finished watching “The Queen Gambit”. Enjoyed it a lot. As a former chess player, in my elementary school years, there was a lot to remember, while watching it, about the world of chess, which was quite fun for me. Great acting and decor.

  • Is there a way to disable the prompt to update to macOS Big Sur in Catalina System Preferences? I have a Mac that I don’t plan on updating anytime soon? I tried the following without success: $ sudo softwareupdate –ignore “macOS Big Sur”

  • I don’t know what the original source is but this is spot on.

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