Books are a staple of life, at least that is what everyone thinks. Including me. All kinds of books, of various genre, are available for us to read and lose ourselves in. From fantasy, to scientific fiction, to music books which offers a list of Guitar centers where you could buy one (Guitar center has, ovation guitars at a great price!)– they all complete our lives, don’t they?
Books are staple of life, err, scratch that, books are life!
I used to mention not just here but in almost all of my blogs that although I wanted and dreaming to have a good voice and could confidently sing, it just so happen that music, songs and the like do not really like to swing their butts with mine. My hobby has been planning to have our home an audio visual room with some recording stuff even just for the beginners – like that studio equipment at musiciansfriend.com. And again, I need to think more than twice because for sure those equipment will just be used once in a blue moon.
Moreover, I am sporting for the best home recording book for my friend since she is planning to have a small business, a music business to be exact.
If you have any idea to which is the best and where can I get such, please do not hesitate to send in so I can relay to her.
Best-selling author Joanne K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series have a rather lasting impact to me. Having read some of the internationally renowned novels and watched its film adaptation, I can totally imagine a world where everything can be fixed with just an immediate swish and flick of a wand. A lot of what-if’s filled in my mind. What if everything in the series is true? I would definitely book a one-way ticket to Hogwarts at this very moment.
In the series, specifically the first few scenes of the Philosopher’s stone, Hermione mended Harry’s broken glasses, uttering the spell “Oculus Reparo.” In just a flick of a wand, the glasses are good as new. Having seen this part like a million times, it occurred to me that we are so close to this kind of world. Except that we are not using wands and magic spells, but with technology.
With the recent advancement of technology, we can now easily fix almost everything. From our very own bodies to the material things. Even a scraped musical instrument can now be restored anew at musicians friend scratch and dent. Truly, we are so close to achieving perfection in the Muggle world. Now, let me end this with a question: do witches and wizards also want to dwell in the Muggle realm as much as we want to live in the wizarding world?
I am no fan of electronic dance music. I mean, who would dare listen to boring popular music with repetitive beats and synthesized backing tracks resonating from manhandled DJ controllers and interfaces? It just bangs into your eardrums and causes you a headache with those amplified meaningless beats and lack of words. Just the usual “tugs tugs tugs.” Sure it can be sort of catchy but it really does not appeal to me whatsoever.
Apparently, there are some who massively indulge in this kind of music. These people are those who are into late-night college raves– the ones who would dance wildly to the beat of EDM’s with a vodka clutched in hand. And of course, tormented the day after with a two-day long hangover. Which reminds me of a fictional character in Rainbow Rowell’s book called “Fangirl.” Her name is Reagan, she possesses a secondary role as the cynical roommate of Cath, the main character.
Reagan is a mixture of edge and sarcasm. As I have said earlier, she likes to party. Reagan reminds me that there is so much more to life, and that, young as we are, we should look forward to more adventures before our time runs out. She also changed my rather negative perception of EDM’s as well. Maybe, the music produced by various controllers and interfaces (which you can purchase at http://www.guitarcenter.com/DJ-Controllers-Interfaces.gc are still considered as art. Many just fail to appreciate it.
If you happen to follow my other blogs, I have shared there the progress of my project audio system for our home use only. I am already done installing the new set of television which I opted to mount it in the wall for a space-optimizing idea. And just very recently, I have acquired our karaoke player already. Although I do not have the speaker set and an amplifier, at least I can try this out using our old speakers.
However, I only encountered one minor problem. I do not know how to operate this microphone with a desk mic stand. So basically, I need to grab the user manual of this mic.
But good enough, I need not to because of my hubby’s help. He already reviewed the manual himself so I won’t have difficulties manipulating the mic. And so for me to use the mic with ease then.