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Discovering Bo Bice

I was just thinking about when I went to the very successful benefit concert back in March of 2011, this guy was singing and I didn’t know who he was. Turned out it was Bo Bice. The song was not something I recognized, but I had not been listening to much radio at that point and time in my life so I didn’t realize it was a number #1 hit for him – and it was written by Todd, was told he was using a apogee mic 96k that sounded great!

How cool that Todd has helped launch Bo’s career and that Bo was good enough to perform at the benefit concert for Todd. Plus, Bo donated the guitar that he had played for the silent auction, with the minimum bid at $300. I they got a lot more than that for the guitar – it was all for a great cause.

Electronic Drums

I’m sorry but I really have never heard of electronic drums until I went online at www.musiciansfriend and found some to check out. When the heck did electronic drums come out? Where was I when this happened.? Not that I have a vast knowledge of musical instruments, but I have had a love affair with drums all my life.

I really wish that I had taken drum lessons as a kid. I did take piano lessons for two summers but gave up on that and was not happy with my parents when they told me that I couldn’t change from piano to the drums. I still hold a resentment about that but have kept it to myself all these years.

Thomas the Train

What is it about the Thomas the Train movies that grabs the attention of kids everywhere? They are nothing more than a man reading a story book out loud, like any parent reads a bedtime story. And they are in British words and phrases, easy enough for an American to understand, but obviously different from what the kids here are used to hearing.

My grandson absolutely loves anything that has to do with Thomas the Train. I can send him any present – a book, a new train, a sticker book – that has Thomas on it and he loves it. I even found a website for him to play Thomas games and watch short Thomas the Train videos on the internet when he comes for a visit.

 

Thomas

Love My Gaming And My Music

Since I was a young child, I have always enjoyed playing games on some sort of gaming device, whether it is an Atari, a Nintendo, a Super Nintendo, a Sega Genesis, a Playstation, or even an Xbox. My all time favorite gaming system would have to be the Playstation 3, it is by far the best. It has so many awesome features, and not to mention a wide selection of games to play on or offline. I had no idea I would be using it as much as I do, or I would have bought it as soon as it came out.

I use it to not only play video games, but to watch Blue Ray movies, check my Facebook, have video chats with friends and family, download music, watch Netflix and so much more. I have recently located a great woodwind brasswind retail store that I have written a bit about on Facebook as well. I can’t imagine life without Facebook.

I honestly can not wait to see what Sony has in-store for the upcoming Playstation 4. What can I say other then I love my gaming! And thank the good lord for all the various types music (old and new) that we have access to with just a few short key strokes!

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.