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Google Tools for the Busy Musician - Full Article

Google employs me as a bassist. I wish! What I mean by that is, their free services give the outside world the impression that I’m an organized, punctual, prepared, professional bassist and I keep getting hired. Want in on a secret? Yes, I’ve enjoyed a 20+ year career as a performing and recording bassist in Prince Edward Island while working full time in IT, teaching bass at the Holland College School of Performing Arts and UPEI, raising five little kids and sometimes seeing my lovely wife; however, my life is full of daily challenges that seek to make me fail in my music career. I'm naturally disorganized, forgetful, and full of procrastination. Enter Google, add my Smartphone, and watch as my chaotic life is turned into beautifully manageable bits. This music career of mine is not limited to the instrument I play, the notes I choose, the styles I enjoy, or the gigs I get. It has a thousand tiny pieces that make up who I am as a musician, which translates to who I am as a pr