Drummer’s Shoes


Easter gift for the spouse who plays the drum like he is a genius or a true drummer but little does he knows that it is so loud and disturbing at times.  But in any relationship , you just need to learn to live with it and since he is into drumming a lot lately , a  db shoes  for Easter is what I got for him.  I didn’t know that they had drummer shoes until he told me about it.  But I read that all professional players has one of these because you can feel the pedal better and thus control your pedals for maximum sound on your drums.  Interesting but I guess only those who loves playing on the drum would know that and I’m glad I was told about it by the spouse.

LaunchPad Mini


Making music has never been easier with the   launchpad mini  on your PC or even your iPad and Mac .   Now normally folks say that if you can use it on your PC, you can’t use it on your iPad or Mac, but after reading up on the information on what it can do, I might just buy it for my kids.  And because it is so small, you can travel with it and use it anywhere and anytime.  And since it is fairly affordable, I might get 2 , one for each kid.

Ruggie For The Sleepy


A rug that won’t let you oversleep, sounds very interesting right?  So if you have any sleepy heads at home and have trouble getting up, you have to back this kick starter project and get one quickly.  Why?  because the sleeper needs to get up , step on the rug and won’t let you press the snooze button like other alarm clocks.  I like the motivation messages best !  One can also use the rug as a night light when you are up late at night trying to get a drink or to go to the bathroom.  So back this awesome kick starter if you want to get one of this awesome ruggie in September 2016.  I loved kick starters and for only $79 USD , I think it’s a great way to support another person’s dream as well as having a cool gadget.

Get Unstuck During Winter


If you are living in Canada like I am , you will know that winter can be really wicked at times and having said that, it can get dangerous if you are stuck in the cold because you can plow yourself out from the snow in time.   I saw a demo on youtube called the –  Trac- Grabber – a traction device for all kinds of vehicle.  Only $49 for 2 of it for each tire , less than $100 USD to get them for all 4 tires in case you get stuck in the snow in a remote area and you never had to pay someone to plow you out either from your driveway.  I just ordered 2 boxes because you never know during winter , how bad it will get.  Free shipping from Amazon too.

5 String Guitar


I’ve played on a 6 string guitar before but never on a  5 string guitar  , so when the spouse wanted one for Christmas, I had to do some hunting for it at a good price.  Nothing too cheap for the husband, else he would think I don’t appreciate him and it has to be a decent quality one.  But of course, there are so many to choose from , so a lot of reading up is necessary and checking out real reviews for the guitar I want to purchase from other people who’ve bought the same guitar before.  As Christmas draws nearer, I’m just glad that I can find it online to purchase and have them mail it to me before the day.



Everyone wants a hoverboard for Christmas , so I was told in USA after watching Casey Neistat on youtube go on his hoverboard everytime he had to go somewhere.  So what is a hoverboard ?  How much is it and does it really work , I hear you asking.  Some places are selling it for as much as $600 in USA but I know that you can get them from China , the exact same thing for only $300 USD.

But I just read a few minutes ago that the cops in New York city has confirmed that HoverBoards are illegal to have it on the roads in New York City.  So dear Casey isn’t gonna be able to use it on the road no more.  But not to worry he has another skateboard that he uses but that would be for another day and another story.  Note that if you are caught riding it in New York, you can be fined up to $500 USD, also in UK.   But thus far in Canada, no problems and in a small town like ours, I doubt there will be a law about it.  So Canadians buy away for Christmas.

But how easy is it to maneuver this beast?   I think it takes some practice and of course you may scrap your knees and fall flat on your face a few times but overall, I don’t think it should be really hard to learn to use it especially if you were a young person.

Forget pedaling or skating to work or class, there’s a new transportation king in town (and no, it’s not a Segway). If you’ve been out and about in the past months, there’s no doubt you’ve seen these self-balancing scooters popping up like crazy—and the MonoRover R2 is the creme-of-the-crop. Equipped with sensors that detect even the slightest of movements in your feet and ankles, it’s intuitive, safe, and lightweight. This hot two-wheeler can be yours absolutely free of charge–and it’s as easy as a simple entry!

– Go up to 8 miles per hour thanks to the dual motors
– Make sure each micro-movement in your feet & ankles is detected w/ the active sensors under each foot pad
– Easily carry the lightweight scooter
– Seamlessly turn in narrow spaces w/ 0-degree turning radius
– Maintain your balance w/ Gyroscopic technology
– Easily go uphill & navigate over speed bumps w/ 15-degree climb
– Light up the road & stay safe w/ 2 blue LEDs
– Go 10- to 12-miles per charge

Vlogging & Recording


Vlogging is the in thing these days and I myself have been really addicted with watching vlogs on youtube and I’ve seen youtubers use the  sennheiser ew 112-p g3  for their recording purposes and really envy them for spending so much on professional equipment for their passion.  Sure vlogging can make you some money but not all vloggers make big money , yet they want to do it well and produce quality vlogs.  Of course, not everyone would be using such professional microphones for their recording but I think I too would invest in it because it’s light and handy.

Maximizing Your Amp Performance


Since our store deal with some musical instruments, we are often asked how to maximize customer’s amp’s performance.  Seriously, we are no expert but we an do some  tube amp troubleshooting  for them and suggest some solutions.  We also armed ourselves with some knowledge by reading it up on the internet, that way we can always try and help and also not sound too ignorant.  But what we don’t understand is when the customer/s asked for advice but yet comes up with their own “possible” solution.  Some just don’t know when to leave it to the pros to help them, and as for those kind of customers there is really nothing much we can do to assist them.

Lego Big Bang Theory


Geeks Into Trumpets


Yes, lately I’ve noticed that most of my geeky and nerdy friends are quite talented.  Not only are they great with the computer, coding and on top of all new gadgets and games , they are musically inclined too.  I had the pleasure of being entertained by a group of nerdy friends who play the trumpet , of course they didn’t use  trumpets for professionals  but I think they are the above average trumpet players.  You will be surprised with some geeky friends of yours because their talents are not limited to just nerdy and geeky stuff as I found out.