Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I love my family dearly, but there are times I wish we had a last name other than Smith. Especially in today's connected world, having such a common last name is a hassle. There are a LOT of Gabriel Smith's floating around, including a handful right here in Nashville. This Nashville Gabriel Smith is NOT me, for example. Neither is this Nashville-based Gabriel Smith. I plan to give all of my children uncommon first names, which should help them considerably. This founder is me, however, and so is this inventor.
Back when I was running Guitar Apprentice, I can remember how excited I was about signing Zakk Wylde. I was convinced that his celebrity would help us break out and make some noise, but we were soon trumped by the release of Rocksmith by Ubisoft. We made a little noise, but just couldn't keep up with their marketing machine.