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  1. STEVE McCORMICK: Swampy Blues Guru; ‘The Laws of Love’ EP (9/22)

    September 11, 2017 by 1888media

    Rooted firmly in the modern heartland, veteran singer-songwriter Steve McCormick is gearing up for the Sept 22 release of his new EP, The …
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  2. STEVE McCORMICK “The Tripping Years” Set for Release on May 19

    May 8, 2017 by 1888media

    Rooted firmly in the modern heartland, veteran singer-songwriter Steve McCormick is gearing up for the May 19 release of his new EP, The …
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  3. On July 14, Virtuoso Flutist LORI BELL Returns with “blue(s),” Her 10th Album

    May 4, 2017 by 1888media

    On July 14, virtuoso flutist, composer / arranger, and educator, Lori Bell will release blue(s), a 9-song excursion showcasing straight-ahead …
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  4. CHRISTIAN O’CONNOR “Something To Believe In” Video Premiere via VENTS

    April 5, 2017 by 1888media

    With a mastery of mind-melting guitar, Philly singer-songwriter Christian O’Connor fronts a power quartet that is leaving a mark on every …
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  5. World-Renown Guitarist JOHN McCARTHY Launches ROCK HOUSE U

    February 8, 2017 by 1888media

    With over 3 million units sold/courses taught to date, the Rock House Method is the definitive music instruction system in the world. Founded …
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  6. CARLOS CALVO’s 650-Mile Road Show (Camino de Santiago en España)

    June 15, 2016 by 1888media

    “What if someone offered you an experience that was guaranteed to be completely transformative? That upon having this experience, you …
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  7. CARLOS CALVO Chats Mulder, Dylan, Carnegie & Camino de Santiago

    April 11, 2016 by 1888media

    Hollywood Guitar Consigliere Carlos Calvo recently connected with AXS.com to chat about working with FBI Special Agent Fox William Mulder, …
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  8. GET BUSY LIVING Geek on Gear with Pure Grain Audio

    April 2, 2016 by 1888media

    KC pop-punk trio Get Busy Living recently connected with 190 proof soothsayer Pure Grain Audio to name-check all the gear they …
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  9. Hollywood Guitar Coach CARLOS CALVO Chats w/ Icon Fetch Radio

    March 25, 2016 by 1888media

    Known as “Hollywood’s Guitar Teacher,” singer-songwriter Carlos Calvo  has taught actors David Duchovny (X-Files, Californication, Aquarius), Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure, …
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  10. Carlos Calvo: Guitar Coach for David Duchovny, Adam Levine, Ray Donavan & Many More

    November 9, 2015 by 1888media

    With a storied two decades under his belt as Hollywood’s go-to guitar coach, indie singer-songwriter Carlos Calvo is flipping the …
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My childhood was filled with beer cans. I had a pretty mean collection. At first, it was just the basics, the Buds, Millers, Coors and Rolling Rocks but as my Dad saw my enthusiasm, he expanded my aluminum consciousness with exotic brands from around the globe. He traveled a lot for work. I would miss him while he was gone but also couldn't wait to see what cans he would bring home from a far-off land. Colorful labels with strange names came from Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Spain. Upon his return from Australia, he bequeathed a large blue Fosters fat boy. It was the coolest can I ever saw until he came back from Japan with a steel can emblazoned with a bursting red sun hovering over an ocean (and adorned with kanji I couldn't read).
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This beer can was my first introduction to Japanese culture. I loved everything about it, most of all that it represented a magical, mystical place seemingly on another planet. It would be many years before I truly fell deeply in love with Japan and Japanese culture. 
As I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate the little thing he did, have a beer in a foreign country, but how immensely amazing it actually was. He was missing me too and although he didn't say it in words, he said it in his actions. I was collecting his memories, both his fondness for travel, and his love for me.
Aside from Chicago, Tokyo is my favorite city in the world. I look forward to one day having an Asahi in the heart of Roppongi.
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