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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.

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.

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.

Fix The Links

One thing that is very frustrating about Youtube videos is that you have to link to the video you like. And then you hope that people who read your blog will be interested enough to click on the link and watch the video. Hopefully, they will like the video and comment on the blog post about it.

But when I went back to some of the old posts that had Youtube videos embedded in them, the links are broken and the videos are gone. That is not cool. I wish they would at least notify people that they’ve taken down the video or changed the links. There was a really cute one about a dog that is gone now, and no way to watch it again.

So now that I know that is happening, I need to find some way to check all my blog posts and make sure all the links are still working. What a pain!