#WhatKeepsMeWednesday

MOST RECENT

Hi friends ✨Thank you for watching my videos, being so so supportive, and just being so awesome 💛I know I haven't been uploading too much lately, and I apologize! 🌊With that said, I've also decided to go on a little Instagram cleanse for a week🌊 .
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🚀 While I'm away, feel free to leave questions, comments, or hellos down below!
I hope you guys have enjoyed the jams I already have up on my page, and if you haven't, check out my hashtag #WhatKeepsMeWednesday where I've talked about other non-musical creators I love learning from.
🏙More things to check out:
The #DMPMusicFest is coming up in about a month, check out the link in my bio for tickets and lineup! 🏙
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Thank you all for everything! Be back soon! ✨

#WhatKeepsMeWednesday ✨special edition ✨ I seriously could not be more proud to say I played music with all of these talented ones 💛 it was a journey but thank you thank you thank you again for making this last show amazing and for inspiring me like crazy 😭 literally still not over it lol #VoodooChildren #rockband

#WhatKeepsMeWednesday ✨ Who are some of your favourite YouTubers? ✨I've noticed that a lot of my WhatKeepsMeWesnesdaays have featured YouTubers, so this week, I wanted to see what other YouTubers any of you guys are watching out there! Here are some of mine:
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@nowthisisliving
@progressdailyearth / @johnhill
@wil_dasovich
@tomdaley
@caseyneistat
@bob_reynolds -
Let me know down below! Who are some of your favourites? I'd love to check them out!
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#youtubecreator #shannonbeveridge #johnhill #tomdaley #bobreynolds #wildasovich #caseyneistat #guitaristsofinstagram #caseyneistatbookclub #scifibooks #inspirationdaily #inspirationstation #creativityeveryday #motivationalpost

In celebration of the new daily 368 Series, this week's #WhatKeepsMeWednesday will feature Casey Neistat, YouTuber, vlogger, creator, and entrepreneur based in New York City 🏙 I like watching his videos because they're just so straight forward and to-the-point, nothing too fancy about the cinematography, but the stories are just so well-said. It's so impressive that he can make a simple ordinary day running errands or opening mail so captivating in video. While Casey spends pretty much 90% (maybe even a bit more) of his days working, it's crazy to see how he can document it all and make life just that extra bit more exciting. While I don't wish to one day be as crazy busy as he is, I do one day wish to be half as good at managing crazy days (while taking care of yourself and having all the fun) as he does. I also love just how much Casey just doesn't really care what others think. Sometimes I find myself being overly self-conscious about my guitar playing that it gets in the way of me actually playing the instrument. While learning not to care about what others think can be hard sometimes, Casey inspires me to be better about it and just have fun with it all, so you can do so much more. I can go on and on about Casey Neistat, but I'd love to hear from all of you Neistat fans out there!! .
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➡️What are your thoughts on the new 368 Series? My favourite thing about it is the "on the next episode" bits at the end, which totally goes against his previous style, but I love how he embraces the change✨
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"Do more." -Casey Neistat
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#musiciansofinstagram #guitaristsofinstagram #femaleguitarist #caseyneistat #youtuberslife #inspirationalpost #vloggerlife #dailyvlog

⚡️Q&A Time!! ⚡️I thought I'd try something different this week instead of a #WhatKeepsMeWednesday. Leaving it open to you all for ANY questions! OR leave a comment about yourself: biggest musical influences, non-musical influences, where you all are from, best food, games, books, movies, ETC! Go crazy! 🎸⚡️🎸⚡️ .
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🔥LEAVE A COMMENT! 🔥
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This week's #WhatKeepsMeWednesday features the book "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline because the movie comes out this week, and I'm so PUMPED 🎆
I don't really read very many books, nor do I read them for a second time around, but "Ready Player One" is a book I definitely get excited about reading more than once. Not only is it super well written, with chapters ending in tremendousss cliff-hangers, but Ernest Cline manages to make a fictional story feel like it exists (or will...) in real life. As much I can talk about the details and all the little factors I love about the book, I want to focus on the main character, Wade Watts. The plot of the story is driven by a video game contest in a "virtual utopia known as the OASIS" (back of the book quote lol) designed by the greatest videogame creator, James Halliday. Those who are well versed in relevant games and Halliday's biography, philosophy, and any tiny detail related to his life compete vigorously in search of the keys to win, but much bigger obstacles get in their way (I don't want to give away tooooo much). I like Wade Watts' character because he knows so much about Halliday to the point where he is actually a master/expert at what he does. While I get that Wade Watts is fictional and the amount of time he devotes to it is rather unhealthy, it's the idea that putting in the hours really brings that much more to your craft. I hope to one day know music so well off the top of my head as Wade Watts understands and knows Halliday. 100/10 recommend read. Thank you @caseyneistat for the book club plug and thank you @ernestcline for writing this. Thank you all for reading 🙌🏻
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"No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful"-Wade Watts #ReadyPlayerOne

Back at it again with a new #WhatKeepsMeWednesday! I haven't posted one of these in awhile just from being so busy with other school things. It's nice to be back with one after a much needed spring break 🏞
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@johnhill is a professional skateboarder, vlogger, creator, and entrepreneur from South Carolina but is currently based in New York City. John Hill was the very first YouTuber I started watching vlogs from, the reason why I'm basically obsessed with vlogs and vloggers lol Before that, I was never really into vlogs or understood why people did them, but for some reason, John Hill just created vlogs that were exciting, entertaining, and inspirational. Even though the vlogs were just about regular days, skate sessions, and fun projects, John Hill created them in a way that made life just that extra bit more exciting. I started watching the vlogs ever since he was about to move to Long Beach (for all the rest of the Hillfam, y'all know), which was also the time he still wasn't pro. It inspired me like crazy just how consistent and perseverant John Hill was (and still is) in every single vlog, and how he was open to showing skate sessions that were more frustrating than others. His positivity and enthusiasm about life were (and still are) contagious. I've always admired how he can make stressful situations into things to laugh about because honestly, I'm not very good at humor lol I've always admired how he's kept his passions close and constant, but always strived to make them bigger and better (e.g. skating, health, clothing/entrepreneurship, and creating). It blows my mind just how much his videos have not changed but at the same time, changed so much and have gotten better and better. His ability to constantly adapt to new environments also amazes me. One day, I wish I could be half as consistent, perseverant, optimistic, and enthusiastic about life as he is. Thank you @johnhill for always reminding me to just have fun and to #ProgressDaily 🏄⚡️ thank you for reading!
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"Prioritize leisure" -John Hill
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"One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion" -Tim Ferriss (Progress Daily quotes/Quotes of the Night)

Today's ⚡️#WhatKeepsMeWednesday ⚡️ features @bob_reynolds, saxophonist based in Los Angeles 🎷Bob Reynolds currently plays with Snarky Puppy and has also performed/recorded with John Mayer. I started watching Bob Reynolds' vlogs after watching videos of him playing with @mjlettieri in a Guitar Band at the Blue Whale (amazing btw!). His vlogs not only share stories of a touring/performing musician, but of everyday life: what everyday life is like being a professional musician with a family, what everyday life is like off of tours, and sharing important aspects of daily practicing. I never really took practicing very seriously before, nor did I think that I had to do it everyday, even for just 10 minutes. However, watching Bob Reynolds videos has convinced me that even just 10 minutes of practice (if you don't have large chunks to do so) in a day make a difference. I've learned a lot about practicing through his videos, and they endlessly have inspired me to practice everyday, make good use of practice with a metronome, sing solos out loud to transcribe them, and be consistent, even if I could only play a few scales in the moment for a few minutes. Bob Reynolds has also made getting into jazz guitar less intimidating and scary and has shown me the importance of listening to non-guitarist (or whichever is your main instrument) musicians. I've been finding myself broadening my listening and listening to things I would have never encountered or appreciated before. With that said, thank you Bob Reynolds! And thank you all for reading!
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Favourite tracks from Guitar Band:
Blues For Charlie
Crush
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Favourite tracks from Hindsight:
When It's Over
Swedish Blues
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⚡️#WhatKeepsMeWednesday ⚡️featuring @tomdaley 🏅an Olympic medalist and world champion diver from England. To be completely honest, I used to think Tom Daley was really overrated when everyone in high school started seeing him in the Olympics, but alas, times have changed 😂 but in all seriousness, I started keeping up with Tom Daley on social media (especially YouTube with you guessed it....the VLOGS) because I loved and still love how genuine and happy he is when he shares stories of daily life and things aside from diving that he enjoys. I also find his love for diving, fitness, and health incredibly inspirational. I know I'm not the most athletic person ever, Tom Daley has been one of my biggest inspirations in living a more healthy lifestyle because he shares different ways to make it easy, fun, and not stressful. While he has been inspiring me in this way, he also reminds me about the importance of perseverance, simplicity, and just being yourself and not being afraid or shy to share things you love. Pictured here is his cookbook with some amaaaazing recipes and life/fitness tips sprinkled all around ✨ reading it almost feels like watching one of his cooking videos (10/10 recommend btw...WATCH NOW!). Thank you Tom Daley! And thank you for reading 🙌🏻
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"When you visualise your goal, you begin to 'see' the possibility of achieving it" (Daley, 40)
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Back at it again with a new⚡️#WhatKeepsMeWednesday ⚡️ featuring @wil_dasovich @tsongandtsonggo 🐒in celebration of him being cancer-free as of last week! Wil Dasovich is a YouTuber, vlogger, creator, and entrepreneur from the Bay Area, but has gained a following from living in the Philippines for a few years and making vlogs from his adventures. He has recently reached a million subscribers, is nominated for the Vlogger of the Year Shorty award, and has recently won his fight against cancer. I first started getting into Wil's vlogs because they were not only funny and entertaining, but also so thoughtful and inspirational. Honestly, I also kept watching after learning he was a @caseyneistat (also a hugeee fan lol foreshadowing) fan, and seeing just how much Casey influenced his vlogs. As much as I could go on and on and on about every little way Wil Dasovich has inspired me greatly as a musician, I think one of the biggest things I've been learning from him is how to balance fun, enjoyment, and humour with discipline, routine, and consistency. Someday I wish to be as half as optimistic and funny as he is. Proud to say that one of my biggest inspirations is also from my hometown 🌉 thank you @wil_dasovich for the inspo! And thank you everyone for reading! .
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"Don't let challenge be the thing that puts you down, let it be the thing that pulls you up" -(from the vlog: Life Determined by a Phone Call)
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Today's ⚡️#WhatKeepsMeWednesday ⚡️ features @austinkleon 's books. I've had these books for a few years now and found they have some of the best advice and tips for creating and staying inspired. Steal Like an Artist in particular has some of the simplest but most useful things that have stuck with me throughout the years. Show Your Work has some awesome stuff that I started applying more recently as I began to upload content more frequently. I don't wanna give away toooo much, but I will say that the idea behind WhatKeepsMeWednesday actually comes from the idea of sharing as mentioned in the books. Also pictured is an old log book/swipe file (read Steal Like An Artist about this!) from senior year of high school where I always wrote in to-do lists, spreads, and kept little memos, notes, and reminders in an organized and super compact place. 10/10 recommend these! Quick reads that last for years. Thank you for reading! Enjoy! .
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"Stick Around" (Show Your Work!)
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This ⚡️#WhatKeepsMeWednesday ⚡️ features Linda Belcher (yep, that's right) and I guess just Bob's Burgers in general lol as much as I can go on and on about how much I love this show and/or how silly this week's post may be, I think one of the more important things to remember for me is how I even got into it and grew to love it. Honestly, I used to hate this show. When it first came out, I thought it was annoying, dumb, and cliché (ignorant af, I know lol), but somehow, after having marathoned it for a day, I found myself eventually watching YouTube videos of the cast doing live script readings and reading burger recipes haha but I think one of the simplest but most important things to remember especially when learning about or encountering new things in music is to never dismiss new things without reallyy getting to know them. I guess this may sound like common sense to some, but it's something I find myself forgetting sometimes (but I've gotten better at it, I swear!). .
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Fun fact: I used to hate John Mayer *gasp* but look at me now 😂 same exact story! .
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No quote today, but one of my favourite episodes is "Eat, Spray, Linda" (S5, E18) ✨ enjoy! And thank you for reading! .
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Today's ⚡️#WhatKeepsMeWednesday ⚡️ features @chrisramsay52 an amazing (and underrated) magician, cardist, and YouTuber/creator from Canada. I've always thought that magic was cool, but never really thought to try even the sl[e]ightest bit of it until I stumbled upon Chris Ramsay on YouTube. Chris Ramsay inspires me to get out of my comfort zone and reminds me of the joys and frustrations that come with being a beginner, something that I feel can be lost in being an expert or master of sorts. Not only do his magic tutorial videos and vlogs keep me busy when I can't play guitar, but they also remind me about flow, mindfulness, and perseverance. Again, I'm no card magic expert, but it's a micro hobby like this that reminds me to stay curious or to find ways that I can challenge myself, especially in music/guitar-playing. Thank you for reading! And thank you @chrisramsay52 ! .
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"May these cards be by your side in those moments and serve you as a reminder to exercise your creativity when everyone else has depleted theirs." -Chris Ramsay (Carpe Noctem) ♠️🌺
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This year, I'll be using the hashtag ⚡️#WhatKeepsMeWednesday ⚡️ to keep track of and share non-guitar (for the most part) things that I enjoy and keep me inspired musically. That sentence might have sounded a bit weird lol but it's a way for me to take brief but productive and creative breaks to look at other creators, what their approaches are, and/or how I can relate to them. It's a way for me to stay inspired and excited about guitar when it starts getting overwhelming. .
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Lately, I've been super inspired by Charles Schulz and the Peanuts comic strips. It blows my mind just how many strips Schulz has drawn since 1950 and just how timeless the series is and relatable the characters are. Schulz has shared so much of himself in these characters and strips, much like how musicians share a bit of themselves in playing music, something that may be challenging sometimes because it is much easier to imitate than to work to find your own sound. I can't say I've found my sound yet, but I do wish to find a style that's half as identifiable as me as Peanuts is as identifiable to Charles Schulz. Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy this series! ⚡️🎸
"Just remember, when you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed." -Charles Schulz
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