Category Archives: Music and Concerts

Searching Out New Music

Since I rarely listen to the radio any more, how am I supposed to hear the new music? There are new groups and performers coming out every day. I need a way to hear at least samples of the new music to decide if I like it or not.

Amazon has some – if not most – music with a way to sample 5-10 seconds of a song before decided if you want to buy that single or CD. That is helpful, but i wish there was a way to sample a random selection of music over the internet so we don’t have to rely on corporate radio for our new music.

Schecter Guitars

Some of the Schecter Guitars are some great alternatives to some of the more expensive guitars on today’s market. One of these days I swear I am going to order a guitar online and then take a few lessons to see where I stand when it comes to learning the guitar.

What I don’t want to do is sink a ton of money into something that I am so unsure about, but I don’t want to waste my money on a piece of junk either. I think a nice Schecter guitar just might just work. I love the shape, the color and the price of these sweet looking things. If I’m going to go this route I will want to purchase one of the seymour duncan pearly gates bridges that I hear so much about by some of the musicians that I know and have talked to over the years.

a good quality product

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Pickup Bridge

Maybe if I get a decent tax refund next year. I really should try harder to start (in a timely fashion) the gathering up all of the paperwork that I need to take over to my step-mother’s house. She does my taxes each year, so far so good. I also love the fact that she does them for free, can’t beet free!

The Portable Keyboard Section

Being able to transport “equipment has always been a challenge in so many businesses. The good news is that so much of today’s equipment has been made with that in mind so we are seeing so many things getting smaller and smaller, which generally makes it easier to pack, store and transport.

Funny how the first cell phones started out being so large and cumbersome, actually they started out as being what we call “mobile phones” that people bought so that they could make and receive phone calls while being in their vehicle. It took a good long while for them to evolve into what we now call “cell phone” that people can carry with them virtually anywhere they want and/or need as long as they have a signal.

The size of these phones got smaller and smaller, but now a days we are seeing them get bigger and bigger, I guess they need to be bigger in order to do all the things that we now need and use them for.

Keyboards are a good example of how a smaller version plays an important role for folks in need of a portable digital piano, Ever since D.J.s have taken over in so many venues that used to hire live bands, it is a real treat to see a live show and one can only imagine how long it takes these bands to pack up all of their equipment and transport everything needed to perform.

I was looking online to see the keyboards that are being used these days. I have to say that I was impressed with the variety of keyboards on the market these days and how there is a wide range of prices being asked for them. I miss seeing live bands. I remember good times a plenty back in the day when they would hold “Battle of the Bands” which caused the place to rock until the wee hours of the night.

While looking around at the various keyboards I also managed to come across a couple of great deals for a sweat looking laney ironheart tube guitar amp. It’s currently going for $849. I’ve been waiting for it to get below $750. Guess I’ll keep looking and waiting. At least going online is easier than jumping around all the various brick and mortar music stores.

Monica Now Has Her Own Blog Too

Monica, my neighbor, recently launched her WordPress blog and has been posting on it ever since seeing mine. She has so many great stories to tell whenever we get together, so I know her blog will be worth reading time and time again.

If you have a friend that always entertains and makes jokes and is always in good mood, Monica is like that person. Always outgoing and witty, she is sure to brighten anyone’s day with her charm and passion for life.

Lori McKenna – Worth a Listen

This woman is such an inspiration. She is a talented songwriter and singer, and has an album out called, “Unglamourous.” The title song has a video out that is such a sweet nostalgic trip back to a typical middle class childhood. She sings about how plain their life was but also how good it was. To think that Lori McKenna raised five kids and kept a home in Boston, looks great, and still found time to launch a recording career is just awesome.

Lori is on tour with Trisha Yearwood this year. If you have a chance to catch their concert, I think you will be as impressed as I was.