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“Fake Jazz & Theme Songs” is the ”Official” debut album from Lady Antebellum guitarist Slim Gambill and it is representative of a career, no, make that a journey which seems to have come full circle.  Recording and performing with ”Lady A” since 2007 has kept Gambill busy but he has also worked with industry heavyweights such as John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5, Steve Nicks, Darius Rucker, Vanessa Carlton, Peter Frampton and is also the lead guitarist of the “Last Call with Carson Daly” house band and he has a scheduled December 8 show at South Jazz Kitchen Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA. So how does a fella’ like Slim with this diverse performing history come to make a jazz album? According to him; it’s kind of where it all started. “I kind of came from that world,” he began to explain. ”The first music that I ever wrote and recorded was kind of in this vein, kind of a funky jazz infused rock with a horn section. That’s what I was doing when I was in high school and college; so yeah that was a big part of my life and I did a lot of it when I lived in L.A. I haven’t done it really sin...

A Photo Used To Be Worth A Thousand Words, But Thanks To Social Media Photos Have Lost Their Value

TOPSHOT – People pose for a selfie in front of the Facebook “like” sign at Facebook’s corporate … [+] headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California, on October 23, 2019. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images) There was a time when families had photo albums, a physical book that included photos from holidays, vacations, birthday parties and other special events. It was a way to remember the past. Today, just about everyone who carries a mobile phone has the digital equivalent of the photo album and social media has made it so that photos are shared not just on special occasions, photos are shared constantly. Instead of a large book that could hold a few hundred photos, our smartphones can hold thousands of photos, while a computer hard drive can hold literally thousands or more. That much space is needed because each and every day more and more people are taking photos all the time. According to a Mary Meeker annual Internet Trends from 2014, people uploaded an average of 1.8 billion digital images every single day – or 657 billion photos. Just five years ago that meant that every two minutes humans were taking mor...