The Library

Below is a list of books that I have thoroughly enjoyed.

It covers:





Sneakin’ Around

For the truly adventurous, those that think they actually have balls…skip right to the last book.


the inner game of music

The Inner Game of Music

“By the best-selling co-author of Inner Tennis, here’s a book designed to help musicians overcome obstacles, help improve concentration, and reduce nervousness, allowing them to reach new levels of performing excellence and musical artistry.”

guitar aerobics

Guitar Aerobics: A 52-Week, One-Lick-per-Day Workout

Refuse to be mediocre and maintain a focused drill and exercise schedule.  This 52-week guide is ideal for chipping away and making small, but important gains.

guitar secrets joe satriani

Guitar Secrets

by Joe Satriani, for intermediate to advanced players.

At age 23 I could not play a single note on guitar.  At age 29, I am now in a successful band that plays all around my city.

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Age 27, playing a small bar
the inner game of music
Age 25, practicing in my room
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Age 29, playing a theater gig

Set a goal, practice a ton, and become a role-player.  These books will teach you how important it is to have the mindset of a musician.


how to get rich felix dennis

How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets

A highly entertaining and unique writer, Maxim Magazine creator Felix Dennis takes you on a journey through his career – from hippie to billionaire – with all the partying, drugs, women, and money made along the way!

think and grow rich 1937

Think and Grow Rich: The Original 1937 Unedited Edition

The old classic that still applies to this day.  Famed author Napoleon Hill interviewed some of the most successful men of all time including Andrew Carnegie and Theodore Roosevelt.  He then wrote a book endorsed by Ford, Edison, and Rockefeller compiling what he believes are the universal habits of success.

Why the hell wouldn’t you listen to the most successful men of all time?

Don’t be a FOOL when it comes to ringing in the ears from rocking out.  Protect your hearing at all costs and sleep well at night knowing you might hear your own kids jam some day.  Find recommendations on the best musician’s earplugs to prevent hearing loss but still feel the rock.


30 Days of Discipline

Challenges you to form life-changing habits over the course of 30 days.  It’s 10 friggin’ bucks.  If you go to the supermarket and buy 3 bags of Doritos, or buy 2 fancy beers at a bar, you could easily blow that much.  Spend your cash on something that actually benefits your life and career.


Start a Blog

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food of the gods terence mckenna

Food of the Gods: A Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge – A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution

In my opinion, there is no one better than Terence McKenna on psychedelics, marijuana, and all-encompassing theory about the mind.

For the Rare, Bold Adventurer

dion rich confessions of the worlds greatest gate crasher

confessions of the world's greatest gate crasher

Confessions of the World’s Greatest Gate Crasher: Dion Rich

This guy snuck into 33 straight Super Bowls.

Yeah, that’s him carrying Tom Landry off the field…

You think that’s impressive?

For those of you who would rather sneak in than buy a ticket, this book is a must read.  I snuck onto a film set and got a job working with Mark Wahlberg.  I’ve pulled a few concert backstage sneaks… and even said a few words to Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead.

You’ve never felt a pulse unless you’ve attempted some of these gags…