[AiRV Podcast] Mike Maycock

Roanoke area musician and guitar instructor, Mike Maycock joins me for a chat on his background and other random topics. A genuinely kind and laid-back guy, Mike and I go back many years. It’s a pleasure to share his skills and insights.

A seasoned veteran of the southwest Virginia band circuit, Mike has been directly affiliated with many bands including Presence, Blind Decadence, Full Tilt, Deja Voodoo, Nice Day for Something, Stone Groove, Laughing Sam’s Dice, Stickman, The Thrillbillyz, The Thomas Wilson Orchestra, The Mike Mitchell Band, Monkey Fuzz, Runaway Jones, The Jambusters, The Scrooge band and indirectly with the Lazy Man Dub Band.

In addition to his long-time teaching position as a guitar instructor with Kelley’s Music in Roanoke, Virginia, Mike holds a B.S. in Business & Economics and MBA degrees from Radford University and works by day with Goodwill Industries of Valleys. He resides with his wife and family in the Grandin area of Roanoke Valley.

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3M Headlight Restoration – 2001 Acura MDX

Restore your headlights to like-new condition in a few simple steps:

Step 1 – 500 Grain – Wet sand the old, yellow and hazy clear coat away
Step 2 – 800 Grain – Smooth out the 500 grain pattern
Step 3 – 3000 Grain – Smooth away the 800 grain pattern
Step 4 – Rubbing Compound – Polish all remaining sanding marks clean
Step 5 – Seal with a few layers of clear coat or wax polish

Say goodbye to the dingy yellow haze, enjoy a like-new finish.

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Questions or comments? Will do my best to help.

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Dr. Sheldon Johnson | Saxophone Intensive (SMI)

Kicking-off a new series entitled Arts in the Roanoke Valley (AiRV), join us for a glimpse into the lives and inspiration of everyday folks like you and me, people whose stories are yet to be told. The passion and high standard of professional saxophonist and Radford University instructor Dr. Sheldon Johnson is certainly no exception, and his outstanding effort in developing the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s Saxophone Intensive program with the annual RSO Summer Music Institute.

Mr. Johnson is currently the saxophone instructor at Radford University in Radford, Virginia, having previously taught at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University, a Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. His saxophone teachers include David Jacobsen, Frederick L. Hemke, John Sampen, Bryson Borgstedt, and Clifford Leaman. Read more

Budget Macro – Exploring Reverse Ring Adapters

As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography – that is, making images of objects at a very close range – is in a creative world of its own.

This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell a story at a true 1:1 scale, but even more so in regard to the patience and practice needed to produce a clear and consistent result.

In this article, we’ll explore a technique known as reverse lens macro and consider one economical approach to producing amazing close-up images by using a simple reverse ring adapter and a manually-operated lens. Read more

Mini-Review: Fotodiox Pro Canon EF to Sony E-Mount Smart AF Lens Adapter

After making the jump earlier this year from Canon EF to the Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless system, I found myself (along with many others in the same position) immediately in the market for a suitable adapter to accommodate existing Canon glass.

Having a good deal of experience using the $400 Metabones III and IV adapter systems, I decided to do a little research and set out to price a few alternatives. Within a few keystrokes I had located the Fotodiox EF-Sny(E) Fusion Smart AF Lens Mount Adapter which, in light of its considerably less expensive $99 price tag, quickly piqued my interest as to whether it could be the right tool for the job. Read more

Next Level Video – DJI OSMO Accessory Review

If you’re interested in adding smooth motion, cinematic video production to your skill set, the newly-released DJI Osmo is a must-have piece for the gear bag. As excellent as this tool is for FPV and interview work, adding a few key accessories can help take your creative vision to the next level.

In this tutorial, we’ll jump in and take a hands-on look at a couple of game-changing add-ons.

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