Over on the left margin in the Sponsor links you'll see a new link from Alltop, the "online magazine rack" created by top-rated blogger, enterpreneur, and hockey fanatic Guy Kawasaki. Alltop now has now added a new category guitars.alltop.com (which features this site along with, GuitarFlame, GuitarNoise, GuitarNoize(!) and many other good sites with goofy names.)
I've met Guy many times over the years and he's one of the nicest (and smartest) guys in the tech industry. His blog, "How to Change the World," is a must-read for startup companies who want to build great products. He's recently published a book called "Reality Check" which culls some of the best material from his blog including essays on the "Top 10 Lies of Entrepreneurs," "How to Bootstrap a Company" and "Hindsights" his speech to graduates which is his recommendations to kids going out into the world includes this gem:
Learn to play a musical instrument. My only connection to music today is that I was named after Guy Lombardo. Trust me: it's better than being named after Guy's brother, Carmen. Playing a musical instrument could be with me now and stay with me forever. Instead, I have to buy CDs at Tower.
I wish I'd taken guitar more seriously earlier in my life; instead I wasted years working hard and studying. But I'm making up for it now by playing guitar and hanging out in low-life bars. If you're in your twenties or thirties, trust me on this. You will never have as much time to learn a musical instrument as right now.
Alltop also has other categories that might be of interest including Music, Gadgets, Photography, Movies, Books, Running, Tech News, and Startups. Or at least these are the topics I find interesting. Alltop is growing every day and there are now hundreds of different categories. Check it out, you will find a few gems in here.