Thursday, January 20, 2011

CES 2011: A few memories & highlights from Justin Lassen

CES 2011Pretty neat that an entire performance studio can fit into a laptop and still sound as huge as a Hollywood film soundtrack. :)CES 2011Alex Ruiz and Sapan Narula really did an amazing job and I must thank them eternally for helping make the show a success! Phil, the MC was amazing to work with! And all the sound engineers and techs were awesome!CES 2011Really great to meet the worlds fastest guitar player. Tiago Dela Vega is a really cool guy and a total showman! :)CES 2011It was neat to see him break his own Guinness World Record, playing flight of the bumblebees at 340BPM, which is 22~ notes per second! Tiago asked me to sign official papers as the “Musician Witness”for that spectacle.CES 2011This is Nicole, she made everything great for me while I was in Vegas and CES. She encouraged me back stage and her whole team was amazing to work with. Go LeadDog! :)CES 2011This is the one and only Sara Lindsay! She is one absolutely amazing musician, singer, songwriter and performer. She won the Intel contest where 6,000+ artists/bands all over the world submitted over 13,500+ tracks for a chance at $50,000 in prizes. Sara won the grand prize and had the most votes, she got a trip to Vegas, a bunch of gear and $10,000 bucks. I’m so proud of her. She also won a Justin Lassen collaboration though, I feel more like I won the chance to work with her!. :) We’ll be making waves…IMG_7367Here I am at Sara’s congratulations and welcome to the family dinner. :) She’s got such a sweet heart, humble demeanor and packs a punch of talent in her musical fingers and voice.IMG_7376I was so happy that one of my sponsors iZotope showed up to watch one of my performances. They sat right in the front. It was so cool to talk to them about fun secret stuff too. :) Mark (CEO) says I am the first person in the world to perform the iZotope StutterEdit plugin to the world, and he texted BT right from his seat to let him know! What an honor! :)IMG_7378Here I am with the 2 and only “iJustine” and her sister Jenny. Such sweethearts, and fellow gadget nerds, perusing the many neat toys at the show. We first met a few years back at a Richard Branson party in San Diego.IMG_7383Here I am at the SCS section of the Sony booth at CES. I had to say hello to one of my favorite companies in the world. Here they were showing off Vegas Pro 10 and I even shared some tips and tricks with some passer-byers! Which is AMAZING video editing software. I used it in making videos for the show!IMG_7390Here I am with the amazing independent Avante-gard cellist and composer Zoe Keating. We will be doing a remix/collab together soon. I made #cellobaby smile and laugh a few times. :) She said “we both did our artist mugs. “ :)

CES 2011

Here is from the Black Eyed Peas checking out some new technology at the Intel booth. That awesome smiley lady is the amazing Kellie!!! Mike G who took all these photos did such great shots!! A true master photographer!

There were many more stories, photos, adventures and stuff to share, but thought I’d give a little look at just some of the people that were there with us as wowed the world with nerd magic powers! :) Even co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen showed up and played some guitar on the Orange Amp OPC!

Thanks for reading! :)