Friday, January 20, 2012


Today I got to go to the NAMM show - which is a convention for all things music. It was pretty cool.

Homemade hamburger time with two layers of bread with CHEESE even in the middle! And we put brie cheese in the middle of the patty too!

You can't just buy tickets and go, its a private event that sponsored, workers, and artists are invited to go. I'm a nobody though - I was just lucky that Tony is sponsored by Vic Firth, Remo and Yamaha and so he pulled some strings to get me in. Hahaha!

It was a great experience! I saw Alice Cooper and Orianthi. Joe Bonamassa was gonna be in tomorrow and Colbie Calliat was yesterday!? Apparently, Alicia Keys did an appearance and so did Kiss last year or so?

Anyway, a lot of the faces I had no clue. I mean I've listened to Red Jumpsuit Apparatus before too but had no idea who the individuals were. It was about 4 levels of intense exhibition. We got to look at all the new stuff that's coming in for 2012!

I saw the new Taylor guitars, custom Gibson and Fenders that were sold for nearly 20,000 dollars and intensely carved grand pianos. It was crazy! I even saw a space ship piano LOL.

Intense double bass head stock

I didn't even know that grand pianos came in electronic styles now. Would we call it a grand keyboard? I don't know..
Never heard of George Lynch but there was a massive line for him. My eye just caught onto the same last name haha!


There were so many of the classic 50 year old rock men with shaved heads and long beards, or long hair and leather jackets. Hahaha! I also enjoyed a lot of the blues guitarists getting their jam on.

I even got enjoyment out of mid Western country musicians, all wearing their cowboy hats and playing banjos, violin, mandolin, double bass and resophonic slide guitars. It was really interesting!

Custom $6,000 Fenders special for the show! HOW PRETTY ARE THEY!

Afterwards, Tony and I went to eat sushi. I had a Sashimi bowl. I used to be able to eat squid and scallops, but at the start of last year I started realising that I developed an allergy to them - so I've added that to my seafood stay away list. It used to only be shellfish and crustaceans but its expanding. There was a white fish in the bowl, I don't know - but I think I can't eat particular types of fish either now. Makes me depressed. UNLESS, its just because they don't wash the knives or boards you know?

I've been trying to go to the grocers and make dinner these days instead of going out to eat to make my money dwindle slower. Okay, my heads feeling crazy from the allergies.

Matte black grando piano!