Coming Clean

Lately, I’ve found myself getting ripped off. I’ll find myself quoted somewhere on the internet without the use of, well, a quotation; certain melodic lines I’ve written and posted on youtube used for other things by other people; ambient pads I’ve made available for free for churches used for things that make money; song titles used in other songs and albums…etc. And I started to become a little annoyed by this. And then I remembered this line from Arcade Fire:

“You never trust a millionaire
Quoting the sermon on the mount
I used to think I was not like them
But I’m beginning to have my doubts”

And I realized that I am just like them. Probably worse, as most of the afore-mentioned stuff was probably unintentional. So I decided to…well…remember that scene in Airheads (yes, Airheads…greatest band movie ever…’I don’t want to play it on cassette because it cuts out all the lows’) where they find out that Chazz’s real name is Chester and then they have the impromptu confessional? Well, this is my version…and I’m a little frightened…

  • My style of writing…you know, the one I spend hours on and then pretend like it’s just a flow of consciousness…is ripped off from Conrad Tolosa at Decapolis. I don’t think he writes like that anymore, but he used to, and it was amazing. I read it about ten years ago and decided that one day, I would have a blog like that.
  • Sometimes I like to pretend that I was the first one to start looping ambient guitar lines live…even though this is obviously false. In reality? I watched Phil Keaggy do it and then heard Moby’s ‘God Moving Over the Face of the Waters’ at the end of Heat. That’s pretty much every song I ever write.
  • I check my blog stats.
  • Listen to the closing melodic idea in my song ‘Surface’, and then skip to the last scene in Hook. You know, the one where Robin Williams flys into the sky and the voice-over whispers, ‘Thank you for believing.’ I didn’t mean to rip off John Williams; but I knew as soon as I listened back to the song why the melody had popped into my head so easily. And then I thought, ‘Eh, no one will notice.’
  • I re-wrote the ‘Donate’ page 15 times, trying to get a wording that encouraged people to donate while still sounding cool, aloof, and humble all at the same time.
  • I like to think I succeeded.
  • I make fun of Twitter and Facebook for promoting narcissism, and then post every conscious thought I have on my own personal website.
  • I like to pass off ‘splendid’ as something I just came up with off-hand. It took me a week to come up with a sign-off that I felt was the right blend of retro, unused, feminine but not too feminine, and so uncool it might be cool.
  • Sometimes, when you guys ask me tone questions, I have to google the pedal or amp name because I’ve never heard of it.
  • Then I shorten the name in my response so it looks like I’m intimately familiar with it: ‘Oh ya, the Devi’s are decent pedals.’
  • I hope this site gets huge and makes lots of money.
  • I get annoyed when people post too many links to their own site on my site. I then still respond as if I’m smiling. :)
  • I can’t stand Lincoln Brewster’s playing and still wish I could play like him.
  • I’ve refreshed my own youtube videos.
  • Sometimes I try to keep an internet persona of being, ‘That guy who’s authentic and honest.’ Which, by definition means…yep. There’s a part of me that secretly hopes this post will help that image.
  • I’ve gone to other people’s blogs and posted comments, hoping they will notice my obvious wit and charm, and click my name to come visit my site.
  • I’ve also wanted to visit other people’s sites, but come to mine first so that I can click their name from my Blogroll, so that they will see traffic from my blog and hopefully post here to get more traffic. That one hurts.
  • Some of my youtube videos are the 20th take.
  • The other day I was thinking about my future and a way to solidify my wife and I financially. I wanted to do something I was passionate about and that would help people, but that would also allow me to buy food and not worry about money. And I came up with the idea of writing and selling a book about how the church sometimes functions like a business and sells God for its own profit. And if that’s not sinking in, just read that last sentence again. ;)
  • If I really had something to say that I thought would benefit either the church or the world, wouldn’t I just say it and distribute it for free, and then earn my bread by painting houses like everyone else? But secretly, I hope to one day live off of royalties and do nothing. Giving 90% to churches and charities, of course. It’s just that I hope to be grossing around 20 million at least. You make that one work mathematically. (Sorry, I was trying really hard not to re-introduce ‘you do the math’ to the internet recycling machine.) ;)
  • I have entered writing contests and lost.
  • My bad tone, need to be The Edge, and inability to admit my musical shortcomings is what caused this band to fail: myspace.com/brilliantabsence
  • And I wish my name was Chazz. And that I had Brendan Fraser’s body. His old one.
  • I really, really want to end this with something spiritual about how God loves me anyway. But I would be doing it just to appease comments I know I’ll get about how it’s a good thing God loves us anyway. And as a good friend of mine recently pointed out, that may be closer to the original meaning of ‘taking the Lord’s name in vain’ than a slip of the tongue after hitting a wrong chord. By the way, his blog is here: The Quillen. He’s a really cool guy I met a couple months ago, and one that I believe to be very intelligent. But I’m not sure if he’s actually intelligent, or if I just like to think so because we keep agreeing on things. hehe
  • I want my ambient songs and future albums to get really popular. I try to market them on this site with the reverse technique of pretending I’m ashamed of them and don’t want anyone to know about them. Which is of course why I hit ‘Upload.’ ;)
  • Probably the first post I’ve ever written where I’m literally a little frightened to push ‘Publish.’

But it’s looks into yourself like this that remind me that I truly am just like everyone else, and possibly a little bit worse than everyone else. And more importantly, how when the book of Isaiah talks about our righteousness being like used toilet rags, that’s kind of true. And I know it’s not the most fun or popular thing to end posts with that part of the Bible without throwing in the ‘you’re worth a lot’ passage at the end of Romans 8, but I’m not sure a proper view of God is possible without first getting to a proper view of ourselves. In fact, I think that as our view of God grows, our view of ourselves becomes more and more like the dirty rags. And the beauty is, we won’t care.

Just…
Karl

59 thoughts on “Coming Clean

  1. Hey Karl.

    You don’t know me at all, but I just thought I’d mention how much of a blessing your ambient pad tracks have been to our worship gatherings.

    Thanks so much for putting them together.

  2. Being a Christian and being a Musician at the same time is a contradiction within yourself since one is completely selfless and the other completely selfish. But God calls us to be both, in fact delights in our worship, and the joining of these two opposing natures begins with the humility of self recognition.

  3. Wow Karl I’m in awe of the amazing spiritual maturity you have to write such a brutally honest post like that! ;)

    just kidding (sort of)

    …but seriously, I don’t think that any of us in this world do anything out of pure motives, especially in artistic or performance fields like music and blogging. No matter how much good comes of what we do, and how much God’s kingdom grows as a result, there’s always an element of wanting to be noticed for the things we are doing. Although ostensibly I work on my playing and my tone so as to contribute to providing a better worship environment in my church and lead the congregation to a place where they can connect deeper with God, secretly (or not so secretly) I love it when someone compliments me on my tone or my playing (funnily enough I get more buzz from tone compliments… am I weird or do others feel the same way?)
    I think it’s healthier when we are aware of our mixed motivations so we don’t allow the less wholesome motivations to get out of control and can intentionally refocus on the right ones. This post is therapeutic for me (and I’m guessing for you Karl) in just that way.

    Thanks for keeping it real, bro! :)

  4. I think I’ve done almost all of those things that you’ve posted.

    I’ll admit, I’ve tried to copy your style in church and mostly succeeded, but I much less talented and it doesn’t come off anywhere near as good. For some reason everyone thinks I’m this gun guitarist. I think it’s because I’m the only electric guitarist around.

    If it makes you feel better I do tell people about your blog, but none of them care because they’re not guitarists or if they are, they’re not Christians.

  5. Hey bro, ever heard of Ray Hughes? He has this teaching series called “the Minstrel” and it might really bless your socks off. It helped me to identify some of the frustrations of being a musician in this world, and why sometimes things are such a struggle.

  6. Wow. My perception of you is totally blown! How do you sleep at night?

    On your side, back, or stomach…

    Thanks for being transparent.

  7. “And I came up with the idea of writing and selling a book about how the church sometimes functions like a business and sells God for its own profit.”

    I think that sentence just ate itself.

  8. Yes…unfortunately, there are those out there that just want to take advantage of you. I say to just keep doing what god wants you to do in your ministry. He will take care of the rest and get those who take advantage of you…and most importantly Him!

  9. This is awesome because of how real it was. I think everyone has moments that inspire thoughts(posts) like this. It’s nice having that confirmed.

    I’m going to keep reading the blog, despite this post… or maybe because of it?

    Seriously thought I like that you called out the “God loves you anyway comments.” That made it real for me. I get annoyed when people fish for comfort from others. I know I shouldn’t because some people are wired that way but it does gets on my nerves. Just something I’m dealing with… and probably shouldn’t have posted.

  10. I hope I haven’t used any of your melodies.
    Is it your secret plan for me to rewatch all of your youtube videos to double check? :)
    A company at NAMM came out with the product that I told you would be a great idea for a product: pedalboots
    and they’re kind of hideous!

    Youtube is a double edged sword. You want people to respond to the videos – watch and comment, maybe compliment your playing. The fishing for compliments is met with the awkwardness of not knowing how to respond to the compliments.

  11. Karl,

    I just want to encourage you! As a married man I too find it hard sometimes to strike a balance between wanting to provide security and happiness for my wife through success and wanting to not care at all and lean on the Lord! These times are going to continue to grow you so much! When you have the least and no clear idea of how you’ll make it through the year is when you are the closest to the Lord. Someone at my church recently told my wife that “there is no true growth without suffering.” After thinking about that for a while I agree. The times when you suffer, especially when you give things away, that you could sell, for the betterment of worship as a whole (your pads) are when you are the closest to God! Keep your chin up man!

  12. “But I’m not sure if he’s actually intelligent, or if I just like to think so because we keep agreeing on things.”
    frankly, i don’t think the two are mutually exclusive. :) when i read that part to my wife she laughed really hard and said, “which is EXACTLY what you would say.”

    also, after reading this i immediately checked the site stats on my own blog.

  13. This has got to be one of the best posts you have done.

    Most of our lives we try and run so fast and run so strong. By human nature I guess we all want to be winners however the only safe place to run is into the arms of God.

    Yes I just stole those words from Martin Smith.

    One thing I always find myself doing is trying to be the one that helps, to preach at every opportunity, trying to make myself righteous and wanting to be the perfect one. However it just dries us out as humans to do that, it’s impossible. We are Gods mess, nothing more, nothing less. It just helps me to think of that :)

    Thank you for this post, it’s very human and honest and quite touching!

  14. Keith–ah, thanks, bro! I’m stoked that they can help out a bit. :)

    Doug–wow, that was beautifully put, my friend! :)

    Baggas–great comment. I’m actually in total agreement with you that I’m not sure it’s possible to ever do anything out of 100% pure motives; and that it’s much healthier to recognize that. I feel like we can either pretend we’re alright and don’t need to grow, or we can recognize we suck and hence try to grow. Awesome comment, man.

    Sam–ya, that hits home for me, too. I’ve had folks who for some reason thought I was a gun guitarist; and then asked me to play a solo during service and were like, ‘Oh.’ haha Humbling.

    But in all honesty, please feel free to copy my style. It’s just a bad version of recycled Edge anyway. ;) hehe

    Rhoy–lol Ya…definitely probably (?) a little too honest. Once I got going, there was no stopping it! hehehe But yes, I think it’s important sometimes to be more transparent than you’re comfortable with.

    Guy–cool, bro! I’ll give it a look. :)

    Mark H–hehehe Depends on the night and how much ripping off of movie scores I’ve done that day. ;) hehe And no worries. :)

    Isaac–thanks, bro. For sure.

    Kenrick–haha You’re totally right! I think I’ve come to the conclusion that condemning the making of money in anything might be an off limits subject to make money on. haha So, maybe I’ll write a book on post-liturgical-emergent-ism in church, sell that one, and then give the other one away for free. ;) hehe Totally, totally kidding…I think.

    Brandon–I’m sure there are, but I’m not sure they’ve gotten to me yet. I think thus far, it’s all been mostly accidental, and can’t have been anything worse than what a quick look into myself reveals. hehe ;)

    Thanks for the encouragement, bro!

    Josh–haha Thanks for being real there, as well. Ya, I think that in front of a really big God, the first step is to realize that in comparison (and perhaps without comparison, too), we’re nothing. And it’s not a pretty thought, but I think a necessary one. But it seems like in the Christian world, it’s not usually smiled upon to dwell on that point without trying to restore our self-esteem right away. It’s an interesting debate, but it’s nice to know there’s at least one other person out there who feels like it’s okay without the feel-good ending all the time. Thanks, bro.

    Dan–haha Ah!! I don’t think that was my secret plan, but now that you’ve mentioned it…maybe it was! lol Stupid subconscious need for attention. ;) hehe

    And totally! Every time I fish for compliments I regret it because getting a compliment, especially one you fished for, is really awkward! haha

    Ben G–thanks for the encouragement, bro. Ya, the balance between loving God through life and loving God through marriage is a tricky one for sure. God’s still teaching me stuff. :)

  15. i absolutely love it when God takes a minister’s heart (in this case, a worship leader’s) and crushes it into paste only to mold it back into what He wants it to be. being a worship leader myself, God’s reality is the reality … not what we wish or hope or even strive to want to be in our own reality.

    it’s a blessing to know that you are human and indeed a human that is completely guided by our Lord. God bless you for what you do. He has more effectiveness through your ministry than what you know.

  16. Matt–hahaha That’s the best ever! And thanks for admitting you checked your blog stats…that makes me feel way better. It’s such a ‘not talked about thing’ that sometimes I feel I’m the only one.

    And you should totally start bassforworship.com !

    In all seriousness though, what you said about the taking of the Lord’s name in vain when you told that story about your band and the record exec…that was awesome stuff.

    James–thanks, bro. Wow, great comment. I agree, I think at some level we all want to be winners. And I struggle with that too…always wanting to be the one who helps, or for me, the one who in essence saves the day with their wisdom or kind word or what-not. So hard to keep those motives pure. Awesome comment, bro!

  17. Andrew–thanks for the encouragement, bro. That means a lot. And ya…I think a lot of times we try to make up our own reality a little bit. Or at least I do. And then when I look back on it I realize it’s a bit sad; and always just a poor shadow of the true reality…even if the true reality is not in my control as much as I’d like it to be sometimes. hehe :)

  18. Karl…I tried writing a blog post like you, once. Rambling, humorous, reference something from the 80′s. Wasn’t happy with it. It’s like trying to paint just like Picasso. Do I really need to explain that last sentence?

  19. It’s no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest
    It’s no secret ambition bites the nails of success
    Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
    All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief
    oh love

    How did this not make it into your post?

    • Nice!

      I was reading that thinking either you were super creative Zach, or quoting some kind of poetry… and the I realised : The Fly!

      Very appropriate lyric.

  20. hey im using emg 81 60 now i like em but obviously not the best pups i play worship at my church but also play rock stuff or jazz or ambient or even deathcore what do u guys recommend for my new pups i was looking at fralins pure PAFs?

  21. Karl – Thanks for being transparent and fun, and seeking and full of wisdom all at the same time.

    I’ve been caught. I used one of your ambient pads and used it for a music bed for a video interview of people married 50 years or more for a series on marriage….but I did pay for them;) But in all honesty, the proper thing would have been to ask your permission first. (although I didn’t make any money for it and it was for church, so perhaps it fit your “for church” policy?) At any rate, thanks…it was perfect. oh yeah, I also am now fully non-Line6 :) Tube amps and pedals for me…

  22. oh yeah, i forgot to apologize for posting way too many links to my site … but can I still do linkback from my site to some of your posts? just thought i ask first ;)

  23. Balls of steel, man… that’s what a post like this takes.

    Kudos to you for having the willingness and the humility to push that “publish” button. Sometimes it takes the courage of one strong individual to guide the rest of us. And somehow, I think you’ve pointed me in the right direction.

    Salutations (that’s not too femmy, right?),
    -Nic

  24. Chris–haha All the ingredients are there!! ;)

    Zach–that makes the post, right there. Such killer lyrics in that song.

    Baggas–absolutely!

    Patrick–what guitar is it? The Fralin’s will give you a great rock and blues tone, but won’t transfer too well into metal. I’d look at the Seymour Duncan Hot Rails.

    Nater2–hehe Me too.

    Steven–no worries, bro! Thanks for the encouragement.

    And honestly, the pads can be used for anything, and I hope they are! It’s just when people start selling them, or selling stuff with them in them. hehe Stoked that they could work for that video!

    And I just did a little dance in my house at the ‘fully non-Line 6′ part. Just kidding. But in all honesty, stoked that you’re stoked on your tone from tubes and pedals!!! :D

    Rhoy–haha I don’t remember you posting an exorbitant amount of links to your site! And honestly, I’m almost always 99% cool with it. It’s just when you can tell the commenter didn’t even read the post, or any of the other comments, and hurts the discussion by spamming their site. hehe But I’m cool with it…as this quick little look into myself showed…I’m just as bad!! hehehe

    Jon–thanks, brother! Great to hear from you!! Great sites as well. Mind if I put them on my blogroll?

    Sal–lol Not while it’s revolving around me! ;) ;)

    Nic–thanks a ton for the encouragement, bro. That means a lot. And salutations is fantastic.

  25. Hey Karl -

    I liked your post and it stirred some thoughts, but as I’m tieing up the last strings on my grad school apps, that will have to wait. For now let me just say that I have been praying for you and your wife–I don’t know exactly what for–but just that God will guide you both further into His truth and that you each would grow in grace and love for Him, each other, and the rest of us.

    This was my Facebook status a day or two ago and it applies here:

    Eph 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe…21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

  26. hey karl i use a esp ltd ec 1000 i know its not the best i want a older es 335 but money =P um i dont need great just metal tones just possible cus its just for fun i mainly play worship music stuff like phil wickham david crowder would the fralin PAFs work good i know ya have wolfs how ya like those in church setting i want that perfect clean but also a tight focused dist for my OD im using a rockbox BP im almost set on the fralins pafs but not sure haha cus for metal in have a cheap guitar i might throw the emgs in since they kick butt haha

  27. It’s funny you bring all this up. This past Sunday morning during our “band” bible study time we were discussing how we would feel/react if we were never able to play music ever again. Would I still feel like a tools that God could use, or would I be miserable, and to be honest, I WOULD be completely miserable. Kind of makes you step back and gain some perspective on why we do what we do. The latest delay, AC30 copy, and “tone” in general become way less important… ;-)

  28. Jon–awesome! Thanks, brother. How’ve you been?

    Caleb–thanks for the prayers, bro! I’ll keep ya in mine, too!

    Patrick–haha Ya, the EMG’s are great for metal. I haven’t tried the Fralin PAF’s, although their single coils were great. However, on humbuckers, I’ve never liked a pickup more than the Wolfetone Dr. Vintage. Big and warm while still being focused.

    Nate–wow, great perspective, bro. We are pretty fortunate that God for some reason allows us to do this. :)

  29. Good post, Karl. I think you just have the bravery to say what most (if not all) are thinking.
    I really enjoy reading your blog.

  30. Nate & Karl,

    I understand where you guys are coming from but I have a slightly different point of view on that. I agree that we shouldn’t get caught in the playing music and forget what it’s about but I also think we shouldn’t be always thinking well if I really had good intentions or motives I wouldn’t care if I ever played music again as long as I follow God. The Bible says if we delight ourselves in God he will give us the desires of our heart. I don’t know that means just that he’ll let us do what we want if follow him. I think it means the things we desire are from him. I want to play the guitar and make music because God gave me that desire.

    All that to say I don’t think you should feel like a desire to what you like is bad. God calls us to certain things and that very might be playing the guitar or writing a blog that blesses other guitar players. Something doesn’t have to be religious to be a calling or be pleasing to God.

  31. Thanks for the post Karl, I liked it, I’m glad you posted it and I hope you don’t regret doing so. :P

    Could you explain that last little bit to me? “In fact, I think that as our view of God grows, our view of ourselves becomes more and more like the dirty rags. And the beauty is, we won’t care.”

  32. Don–thanks, brother. :)

    Josh–I agree with you as well. I think it’s most definitely a good thing to have desires and passions in our lives, especially those from God. What I took Nate to mean, was the balance between following the desires of God and between letting those desires come above God. Sure, we should be passionate about the desire to worship Him through music; but we can’t let it consume us so much that if God were ever to shut that door, having just Him wouldn’t be enough for us.

    I know there have been times and continue to be times where I’ve let the ‘good’ desires for the things of God, become more important than the ‘better’ desire for just God Himself. The desires are good, provided they don’t take over.

    At least that’s my perspective. :)

    Gilks–thanks, bro.

    And what I meant by that is that God is so good and so awesome (in the truest senses of those words), that I don’t think it’s possible to come closer to Him without recognizing with each step closer how much more unworthy we are. Kind of like learning guitar with all your friends and never listening to any records; and then one day Jimi Hendrix walks in. Now with each step closer in getting to really know his sound and his skill, you realize how bad yours really is.

    The great thing about God though, is that He is so awesome and so wonderful, that as we get even closer to Him, rather than becoming depressed about realizing how unworthy we are, it actually ceases to matter to us how unworthy we are. With the guitar analogy again, it would be like hearing Hendrix’s music and being so enthralled by it that you didn’t care anymore how bad you were, or even about your own guitar playing at all; this isn’t true, but imagine if it was so good you just wanted to listen to it the rest of your life and forgot all about yourself.

    Thankfully, that is how it is with God though. At first we realize how low and cruddy we are; and then all that sense of self fades away and we just plain don’t care how low we are. We’re low, and that’s okay, because we’re for the first time ever free from thinking about ourselves, because we just want to live with Him for the rest of our lives.

    At least, that’s the way I see it. :) Isaiah 6 seems to show a similar reaction, as Isaiah is at first completely ‘undone’ at being in God’s presence. A ‘man of unclean lips’ is what he sees himself as. And then when God asks for someone to do the difficult task, it’s as if he’s totally forgotten about himself and any danger or hurt that might come to himself as he calls out, ‘Here am I! Send me!’ As C.S. Lewis writes, ‘The true test of being in the presence of God is that you either see yourself as a small, dirty object, or you forget about yourself altogether. It is better to forget about yourself altogether.’

    • Uh, did you just compare God to Jimi Hendrix?
      I’m just kidding, I totally get the analogy and it’s a good one.
      If your Christianity causes you anything but selflessness than you haven’t really encountered God.

  33. Thanks so much Karl. I’m part of the worship team at my high school but I often feel unworthy being up there, reading that really helped me a lot. Thanks so much! If it’s not too much to ask, send up a prayer for me when you get the chance, even just one, I could really use it. Thanks again, you’ve helped me a lot!

  34. “I like to pass off ‘splendid’ as something I just came up with off-hand. It took me a week to come up with a sign-off that I felt was the right blend of retro, unused, feminine but not too feminine, and so uncool it might be cool.”

    I always just assumed you got it from the movie Blazing Saddles.

  35. Karl- this was a great read. It takes a lot to drag your motives kicking and screaming into the light. Makes me aware of my need to do the same. Thanks. And your ambient loops have been extremely helpful in our church settings. Thank you!

  36. Hey Karl,

    Just curious to what you mean by you don’t like Lincoln Brewster’s playing? Just asking because I don’t really like it when people go off into blues style licks during the middle of a song… just sounds off and choppy.

  37. Dan W–ah, great last line, bro! That was awesome!

    And lol. It did feel a little funny to put Hendrix in that mix. hehe ;)

    Chris–thanks, bro. That’s really encouraging.

    Gilks–ah bro, glad I could say something that meant something. You’re welcome to email me if you want to chat further. Praying for ya! :)

    Chris–haha Is it in Blazing Saddles?! If so, I’d totally forgotten. Actually, I did get it from a movie, though…but it’s a really random one. ??? ;)

    Jim–thanks a ton for the encouragement, bro! And glad the loops can be a help a bit. :)

    Brandon–ya, I’m with you. I think it’s not very melodic, toneful, or fitting with the songs. However, I do wish I could play that fast with that good of technique. hehe

  38. Karl, I’ve been playing guitar for about 17 years, but only a couple years ago did I actually start paying attention to sounding good and learning about equipment. I have a learned a TON from your blog. I’ve read all your amp posts probably 6 times at least and I keep re-referencing your post on types of tubes when I am reading about an amp. That being said, this might have been your best post yet. Thanks for being a great resource and being vulnerable to a bunch of complete strangers.

    On a side note, very interesting timing. In my community group at church, we are reading Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Openness and vulnerability are things we have just been discussing. I highly recommend checking out the book by the way. I could talk for hours about it.

  39. Hey, thanks for the kind words, brother. Stoked this little blog could be of some use. :) And I’ll check out that book! Sounds like a great one from the title! :) Cheers!

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