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Steve Vai has been doing videos on YouTube that answer questions. The videos are structured into 2 series called Alien Guitar Secrets Live and Under It All: Hard Questions. I have only watched part of 1 video, the title says "Publishing", but he says some much "needed" things and he says them the right way, more like a teacher than anything else.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSa9fRW4JO9J0WbpHhsiLGtO6ulG4kfOZ

It does not feel like he is talking to fans or a companies potential customers. It feels more like he is a person talking to people. I don't know, maybe that is just the social distancing speaking...
 

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yeah, i caught one part of it when he was live on Facebook. he was talking about meditating and how time is manmade and blocking out the voice that tells you to think about or keep worrying about this or that and how to block it out and just BE. I've never been one for meditating, but it was a very intriguing discussion. I need to relisten to the whole thing
 

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yeah, i caught one part of it when he was live on Facebook. he was talking about meditating and how time is manmade and blocking out the voice that tells you to think about or keep worrying about this or that and how to block it out and just BE. I've never been one for meditating, but it was a very intriguing discussion. I need to relisten to the whole thing
8O Wow! I watched a good portion of the "Meditation" video...
What he talks about is not nonsense which is a fair statement. However, when I introduce students to Steve Vai, I probably won't start with this video. 8O
 

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Thanks for the heads up on these, OP! Steve's a great speaker, always so thoughtful and inspiring. Glad he's been putting these out on YT, though it's not helping my PIA gas...
 

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This was something that Steve was contemplating for quite a while and now seemed as good a time as any.

The series is 2 fold: on Tuesdays, it's Alien Guitar Secrets, focusing on anything guitar / music related.

On Thursday it's Under It All in which Steve will talk about the more 'esotheric' things.
Although Steve will answer (mostly) anything - time permitting, the main purpose would be to answer questions that will help you, rather than talking about himself.

You are encouraged to ask questions through Facebook if you like. You can view the previous episodes via Facebook (facebook.com/stevevai), youtube (youtube.com/SteveVaiHimself) or vai.com (under 'live podcasts').

Jeroen - vai.com
 

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This was something that Steve was contemplating for quite a while and now seemed as good a time as any.

The series is 2 fold: on Tuesdays, it's Alien Guitar Secrets, focusing on anything guitar / music related.

On Thursday it's Under It All in which Steve will talk about the more 'esotheric' things.
Although Steve will answer (mostly) anything - time permitting, the main purpose would be to answer questions that will help you, rather than talking about himself.

You are encouraged to ask questions through Facebook if you like. You can view the previous episodes via Facebook (facebook.com/stevevai), youtube (youtube.com/SteveVaiHimself) or vai.com (under 'live podcasts').

Jeroen - vai.com
What he is doing right now is needed in so many ways. Much appreciated!
 

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Thanks for the heads up on these, OP! Steve's a great speaker, always so thoughtful and inspiring. Glad he's been putting these out on YT, though it's not helping my PIA gas...
Yeah I love to hear Vai speak, he's a real "guru" type figure.

But I'm the other way on the guitar, the more I see the PIA the more I just thing "nope"... I LOVE the colours, the green is just amazing, it's almost like it looks like it's got a gold sparkle in there. The white is even whiter than white, it's almost like it literally glows!!!

But I just can't get on with the revised body shape.
 

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Good eye there!

Here's a couple tooless locking nuts, the first being the one you saw and the other one from ages ago which sucked. Had one for about half year once, but have always liked the idea of not needing to pull my wrench off the headstock to unlock the nut.


 

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I have been loving this series, the "esoteric" thursday ones more so than the tuesday "guitar" ones. Altho even with the guitar ones, he talks about things other than playing, like the business and how to make money in today's world, etc. So that's interesting too. IMO, he could actually write books about both: one about all things music and one about the esoteric stuff. He's that knowledgable at this point in his life, even tho he doesn't consider himself a guru or teacher. I've been watching him talk about the "esoteric" stuff (as he keeps calling it), on youtube for about a year now- both how it relates to the creation of music, as well as how it relates to life in general. The 2nd episode of "Under It All" started out with a long talk about the ego. Not "ego", "THE EGO". It was fantastic.
 

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Good eye there!

Here's a couple tooless locking nuts, the first being the one you saw and the other one from ages ago which sucked. Had one for about half year once, but have always liked the idea of not needing to pull my wrench off the headstock to unlock the nut.


That first pic of the Ibanez RG1070 is my guitar. I'm the inventor of the Tone Vise Keyless Nut Locks and installed the set on Steve's EVO at NAMM this January with Thomas Nordegg.
 

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Thanks for posting the links to these... He's such an interesting talker. I could listen to him ramble about anything, really. Nice that it is applicable to playing guitar, life, etc...
 
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