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Working Out The Kinks with Studio 13

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Working Out The Kinks with Studio 13

To celebrate small business week, we wanted to highlight Studio 13, a personal training business run by our friend Nick Medlock. In this video, Nick goes over some great exercise and pain management tips for musicians and folks who are stuck sitting most of the day. It should be noted that Nick is also an accomplished musician and has worked professionally as a guitar teacher for many years. I've also had the pleasure of playing music with him.  He's the real deal! You can get in touch with Nick via email at studio13phx@gmail, Studio13 LLC for Facebook, and Studio13PHX for Instagram.

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TG&T: A Day In The Life

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TG&T: A Day In The Life

We've been running this online business full-time for a couple of years now. At this point, we're well used to our routines, tasks, however the versions of ourselves from just a few years ago would find our current lives fantastic and foreign. The day in the life of our small business is a form-follows function model that adapts and changes as necessary. Here's what it looks like right now. First order of business: get up and take the dogs for a quick walk. We have a puppy named Winfield who has berserk time first thing every morning, so getting him...

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Facebook Live: Gigging in the Virtual World

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Facebook Live: Gigging in the Virtual World

I've mentioned before that a huge part of my life, pre-covid era, was my "part-time job" as a musician. It was awesome. Being able to sing, play lead guitar and work as a solo act meant that I could run the gamut of gigs. I've been in a great party band, a duo that was successful, and got plenty of solo gigs. I've never thought of my playing and singing as exceptional...you're probably not gonna write home to ma and pa after you see me...but I was always "good" and put the effort into getting gigs. I had a casino...

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When All The Gigs Are Cancelled

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When All The Gigs Are Cancelled

The best I can figure, I've probably played somewhere around 500 gigs in my life. Rock & roll bands, dance, R&B, acoustic solo, duos, sometimes as a lead singer, sometimes strictly as a lead guitarist for hire. Festivals, private parties, casino contracts, opening for national acts, municipal events, and endless bars and clubs. Playing music has always been a part-time job for me, and a consistent part of my life for about 20 years. The last couple of years even more so. According to our accounting documents, from 2018 to 2019 my gig income increased by 198%. This was due...

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