Thursday, October 23, 2008

Coolest Guitar Drifting

I saw this video of Andy Mckee in months ago. And was very amazed by the way he plays a guitar. And I think you too will be amazed. So i decided to share it with you all. Check it out.


Andy McKee is one of the world’s finest acoustic soloists. After receiving over 20 million views collectively for his Youtube videos which were posted by the independent record label “Candyrat”, Andy’s success is a testament to the changing nature of the music industry as well as people’s desire for something new and interesting to listen to. At one point, Andy held the #1, #2 and #3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of All Time on the hugely popular website. His videos are still among the highest rated on Youtube. Consequently, Andy has performed to sold out shows in all over the world.

After starting with an interest in electric guitar, Andy turned to the acoustic guitar at the age of 16 and began enjoying and studying the music of Michael Hedges, Don Ross, Billy McLaughlin and Preston Reed. To this day he still sites these four musicians as his primary influences in acoustic music. At the same time, Andy draws inspiration from various other musicians and groups such as; Earth Wind and Fire, The Yellowjackets, Bjork, Imogen Heap, Pantera, Eric Johnson, Peter Gabriel, Dream Theater, Bruce Hornsby, and many others.

While there are countless amazing guitar players in the world, it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the typical guitarist. It can be observed that Andy likes to try different things with the guitar such as; altered tunings, partial capos, percussive hits, and tapping. But in the hands of Andy these are not mere parlor tricks, they are compositional tools used to create some of the finest crafted music for the steel string acoustic guitar.

Andy was born in Topeka, Kansas and still lives there today. He performs between 100-200 shows annually across the world.

Andy McKee uses these instruments and equipment:

* Andrew White Guitars
* Lance McCollum Guitars
* Ron Spillers Harp Guitars
* Sunrise Pickups
* K&K Sound Pickups
* T.C. Electronics Reverb
* Pendulum Stereo Preamp


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Digital Filipino Club. Davao Bloggers Networking Event.

Last night my buddy (Kurt) attended the Club and Bloggers Davao Networking Event held at Grand Regal Hotel, Pantawan Hall and was sponsored by PAGCOR, where e-commerce industry players and bloggers catch up and exchange updates. It was my first time to join such events. My buddy and I were very shy that night. Specially when everyone started to introduce their selves. (super kinabahan ako. :D)

denxioz & kurt

I was not really interested in attending the event first, since I just started blogging late June 2008. But, my buddy insisted me to attend, and I'm glad I listened to him. It was a wonderful event. Meeting bloggers of Davao, free food and BEER!! Wohoo!!! It's not that I joined for the free beer. I didn't even knew their was free beer. :D

Want some? (^_^)

We also saw our co-workers of our company their. Namely Isis, Gerard, Dan, Ceasar, Aweng and Kaiser. They arrived earlier than us.


By the way. Thanks to miss Janette Toral for her warm welcome to all of the bloggers who attended. And to the Top 100 bloggers. congrats sa inyo.