alexskolnick Nice title 6d

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alexskolnick Fanboy moment: Still lovin' this man's gtr work. Danke, Matthias Jabs #Scorpions #VegasRocks awards (more pics soon) 2w

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alexskolnick Dynamite gig in Vegas. In psychology, they call it "regression," but when Scorpions play, we all become kids again! W Scott, Dino & Chuck 2w

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alexskolnick #WaterBottleSelfie. Doing my best to avoid disposable plastic - a product forced upon us by the oil & fossil fuel industry. Plastic doesn't biodegrade, pollutes the environment & contributes to cancer & other human ailments. Do a Google search for "Ecosurf 2050" and watch the video explaining that by 2050, there'll be more plastic than fish in the ocean (at the current rate of use). Once u cut down plastic use, u quickly notice how is it is to acquire disposable plastic via take out containers, cold drink cups, grocery bags etc etc most of which is totally avoidable. This is just a small step but using one of these bottles (and cutting out those individual disposable water bottles, ice coffee cups etc) helps A LOT! If enough people do this, it can & will make a difference. Not a political thing at all, just a human one. Show your own #WaterBottleSelfie & join the #PlasticFreeChallenge! @twioos 2w
  •   solobasssteve So true. Thanks for speaking up, Alex. We have to break our relationship with disposability, and the way our entire economy is oriented around it. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. X 2w
  •   flots_til_death His band did a song called "Greenhouse Effect" over 25 years ago. Dude is NOT a "Do it cuz it is cool" to do now kinda guy. Great guitarist, better human being. 2w
  •   moonshayde Plastic made from hemp is biodegradable! 2w
  •   strawsleeves Bravo! 5d

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alexskolnick "The Dweez" Great 2 hear him and his ridiculously good band playing songs from his new solo album & fun to catch up after (pardon the bad backstage lighting at the Gramercy). Hope the situation with the Zappa family gets resolved (Google "Zappa Plays Zappa" and follow all the recent news with the New York Times, his brothers "open letter" etc). Me? I'm with #TeamDweezil 3w
  •   ericwrightp226 The dweez!!!!!! 3w
  •   gizoddizamn i'm not sure about anybody else but this zappa news makes me 18 kinds of heartbroken 3w
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  •   twioos I saw Dweez in Austin last year and blew my mind. So many sounds from one guitar! 2w

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alexskolnick "Just an observation." Posted this elsewhere with only that caption. It's been fascinating to see the reaction, especially on Facebook (didn't know Trump supporters were so sensitive). I admit his companions are nice on the eyes (no one's questioning his taste) and not telling anyone who to vote for, just to be aware of those who use "power of association" like those ads for beer, liquor and cigarettes (when cig billboards were still legal). Strategically placed hotties may make an ad more attractive, but that doesn't mean the product is good for you. 3w
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  •   vicrattlehead01 I'm gonna say both sides act like babies. 3w
  •   uribe_film Jeez lol 3w
  •   sethckal So the most remarkable thing about this is not the 3 background women. It is their exact matching expressions. That is amazingly funny!! 3w

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alexskolnick This showed up yesterday. What a cool looking (and sounding) foot pedal. Thank u #CrazyTubeCircuits @crazytubecircuits 4w

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alexskolnick Um...no comment 1mon

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alexskolnick Great night at Over the Eight in Brooklyn for the launch of UNBUILT, the new biannual print mag edited by Randy Blythe, Tom Bergrowicz & yours truly. Terrific Q&A/moderating by Brad Tolinski + fun hang, followed by a signing with many fans who showed up to support. It was nice to have some of our subjects in attendance including Tom's story on Reiner album design (the legendary pair behind Metallica's "And Justice For All") as well as my own stories on architecture (architect & urban planner Maddy Samaddar - also part of the recent New York Times article on female architects) and the hidden world of musicians on Broadway (guitarist and rocker turned pit-maestro Jake Schwartz , currently holding it down at The Book of Mormon). Preview, ordering instructions & other info on Issue #1 can be http://manalivecreative.bigcartel.com/product/unbuilt-issue-01 @unbuiltmag @drandallblythe 1mon

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alexskolnick Thx 2 great bassist/rapper DivinityRoxx 4 inviting me up 2 pay tribute 2 his purple majesty @IridiumNYC #LetsGoCrazy @diviroxx 1mon

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alexskolnick On to some brighter news...this new t-shirt arrived in time for the launch of UNBUILT, the new print mag edited by Randy Blythe, Tom Bejgrowicz & myself. REMINDER: The 3 of us will be hanging out & signing copies this Sunday night at Over the Eight in Brooklyn, 8:30-10PM... Limited to the first 100 (21 & over) people in line (note: if you're under 21 and come out to pick up a signed copy - we'll work hard to make this happen)... Buy a copy of UNBUILT at the door in order to attend ($9, cash only)... Max. 2 copies per person! We hope to see you there! PS T-shirts are avail online only at this website: manalivecreative.bigcartel.com (click Products, then TShirt) #unbuiltmag #unbuilt #alexskolnick #drandallblythe #lambofgod #testament #culture #lifestyle #magazine #brooklyn @unbuiltmag @drandallblythe 1mon

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alexskolnick The world is colder 2day. At the same time, the news is full of music, not just war/politics/scandal Thank u #Prince 1mon
  •   sebmontez Legend 1mon
  •   henryismert I agree 1mon
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  •   reutersteve It is a sad statement that it takes a tragic event like this to knock the dumbass politicians off of mainstream news for an all-to-brief moment! 1mon

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alexskolnick #Prince gone (?!?). Beyond crushed. Icon. Genius. 2 much 2 say. No words. Photo via AP & printed in today's NY Times. Even if you're not a fan, you should watch this video to find out why guitarists (myself included) hold him in the highest regard, right up there with all the greats. Google this: "Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y. RIP 1mon

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alexskolnick Smartphone? Hundreds of dollars. Getting retweeted by Rush? Priceless. 1mon

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alexskolnick A very wise band once said: "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice." #NYPrimary 1mon
  •   bobbity_boopy Except it's proven you're vote doesn't count and the whole operation is a farce. Plus this has to be the worst crop of candidates ever. 1mon
  •   trooper_27 Its too bad the candidates suck 1mon
  •   akshizlwadwizl RUSH 1mon

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alexskolnick More @Tribeca Film Fest: met a new face from Oz, Laura Jane Turner, keep an eye out for her & her new film #Curve. Also caught the legendary Danny Glover - his latest is #ShadowWorld. And huge thanks to the Nimoy family for the invite (see earlier post). Nice to be off the road for a bit enjoying NYC :) #TFF2016 1mon

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alexskolnick At the premier of a wonderful doc: "For the @LoveOfSpock" @Tribeca Film Fest w @AdamNimoy & @JonahNimoy #LLAP #TFF2016 🖖 1mon

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alexskolnick A political post (not really - don't get mad all you quick to react types) ;). My friend @morganajames ROCKED our anthem last night. She won the #DemDebate ! 1mon
  •   oprah30 Bernie drives an audi.. R8.. I trust that. My aunty is a civil servant and she can't even buy a lexus! Lol communist turned socialist! 1mon
  •   lemmyafiver Vote skolnik for president 1mon
  •   sajardon She did an outstanding job! 1mon
  •   troyhesse That wasn't Bernie driving that car 1mon

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alexskolnick Alright, so I NEVER watch this stuff...but what the heck! Got the night off and had fun seeing our singer (who joins @metalallegiance in a few days: 4/6 Lancaster, PA & 4/7 NYC) own #WrestleMania #ChrisJericho 2mon

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alexskolnick Got a very exciting announcement! Those who've wondered when I'll start blogging again (it's been a while) or write another book (haven't had time), here is a new vehicle for my own writing and much more: UNBUILT is a biannual, limited edition culture and lifestyle publication created by graphic designer and music biz vet Tom Bejgrowicz, who chose as his editorial team myself and my bro @drandallblythe (<click here to glimpse our first cover, shot by Randy, a serious photog). #UNBUILT will feature articles, interviews, art and photos worthy of your undivided attention, which is why it's only available in glorious high quality print! In Issue 1, I hang with two Broadway musician pals (Jake Schwartz and Mat Fields) who play for groundbreaking musicals: The Book of Mormon (by the South Park team) and Matilda (music by Tim Minchin) respectively; I "shadow" them in the pit, document the experience and call it (what else) "Into the Pit." I also interview expert architect Maddy Samaddar who offers fascinating insight into the craft and shows why, indeed, "Architecture Matters." In addition, Issue 1 includes interviews with activist artist Sue Coe, documentary/video director Tom Berninger, author and veteran Kevin Powers and Reiner Design, the artists behind the packaging for Metallica’s …And Justice For All and “The Black Album” as well as Randy's photographic essay on surfing culture created during a trip to the Cayman Islands. UNBUILT’s “Exhibition Space” centerfold spread will spotlight a different artist in each issue with Pittsburgh’s Mike Egan gracing the inaugural edition. There are some really nice ideas cooking for future issues too. And how cool is this:
$1 from every sale of UNBUILT will go to help those in need around the world. Humane Society International and the International Committee of the Red Cross will each receive 50¢ from every issue sold.
Self-published and ad-free, UNBUILT can be pre-ordered online and begins shipping worldwide on April 26, 2016! Order copies of UNBUILT, t-shirts and more: manalivecreative.bigcartel.com
Follow UNBUILT on Instagram: @unbuiltmag #unbuiltmagazine Cheers and Enjoy! AS
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  •   lovingscup I like the fact that it it limited to being bi-annual. Putting complete thought and sincerity in your writing is a time consuming task that you definitely take to heart. Cheers @alexskolnick 2mon
  •   triplegoddess13 Very nice! Reminds me a bit of early "Paper Magazine" days. Quality coffee-table worthy publications are few and far between anymore, it seems. The Internet has put a damper on that. Hard copy is so much sexier when done right, too...What a cool project to be in on the ground floor on! 🍾 2mon
  •   kristaldotcom His looks awesome I look forward to purchasing this 2mon

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