Friday, December 16, 2005

New keyboard

Steven's dual-keyboard attack will include a Yamaha DGX305, a budget keyboard with a tone that's better than some digital pianos. The RadioShack keyboard, in service since 2001, will now enjoy a much-deserved retirement.

Steven: "Making music is a lot like knitting. You can ruin a good song by recording it with an obviously fake piano tone, just as you would ruin a good sweater by knitting it with cheap yarn that you found in the bargain bin at Target. If you're going to spend weeks knitting a sweater, you should be using the best quality yarn possible, such as mohair, merino wool, cashmere and angora, from fine makers like Anny Blatt, Berroco, Brown Sheep, Plymouth, Rowan, Sirdar, and Trendsetter. Conveniently enough, I happen to know a good place in Pasadena where you can buy all this stuff, and more. Such as quality bamboo needles that you wouldn't find at Michael's or Jo-Ann's. Anyway, this store is called Skein and it's where the Poobah record store used to be. Oh, they even offer classes for people of all ages and skill levels. How fantastic. Okay, some people might say, I'm endorsing this place because I work there, but no. It's really that good, folks."

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