Monday, August 05, 2013
I am realizing that when it comes to technical stuff I know very little of the art of making music. Sure its a while away when I will need to know this stuff for little E, but I feel I must start trying to pick up information before I feel completely outdated. So I started reading about Amplifiers! I mean just look at this fender vibrolux, it is pretty amazing at what it can do for a musician. They are not like the amplifiers of the old days, these produce clean sounds and are super responsive, and best of all the more dynamic your playing style, the more responsive it will be. This one in particular is perfect for solos, especially in the midrange.
Posted by Shalini at 8:31 AM
I came across an interesting site, called EncycloCentral based on an encyclopedia, where you can find tons of information on a huge variety of military aircrafts. Have a look at this article on A20 Boston aircraft that gives the background as well as lots in interesting information. It's an unusual and interesting site, the first of its kind that I've seen on the Internet.
Posted by Shalini at 8:25 AM
E has always shown a strong interest in music, but now that she is able to actually play some things like the bongos, I think I should plan for investing in some serious instruments for her. Maybe not quite the mixer pioneer djm-800 at guitar center as yet, but something at least. The tools that professional DJs now have are simply amazing. The Pioneer music mixers are known for their high quality sound and for their reliability as well. Club engineers and DJs alike have raved about how the sound produced has raised the bar yet the ease of operating these mixers is addictive. Since there is an analog signal, which passes via the shortest signal route, it reaches the mixing stage at the best possible sound, which makes quite a bit of difference.
Posted by Shalini at 8:21 AM
I change the look of my house so often that I dont like to have things arranged or hung in a way that I find restrictive. I like to swap furniture with other rooms, so switch rooms, to ditch stuff that I dont care for any more and basically create a new look. Art work and fabrics are key to changing the look of a room without having to dish out on expensive furniture, so that's where I focus my energies on. I'm a big fan of large scale art, stuff that you can get printed from your regular print shop, just in engineer print size. ON regular paper, it works out cheaper than a nice burger! But seriously, printing stuff out is high up on my list, and having a good trade printer on hand to do my projects is even better. When it comes to fabrics, it's even simpler. Keeping different cushion covers, throws, tablecloths and rugs for different seasons is the simplest way to go. It's fun to mix it up a bit every few months. Invigorating really!
Posted by Shalini at 8:13 AM
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Long absences seem to unfortunately have become the norm here. It's just that life sometimes takes you to such a hectic pace that it's not possible to keep up with all the stuff that one took for granted earlier. So, here it is, the summer vacations are almost here and that means time for shopping and all the running around that comes with it. Shopping is much more hectic than before of course, trying to coordinate it all in the school hours which means more of a rush, but less chaos with a toddler running around. And as usual, a lot of the shopping is the usual boring stuff, nothing fancy like xikar, but just basic gifts for friends and family.
Posted by Shalini at 10:22 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Long time no see, right! It was time off for me, time away from all things to do with the usual routine. No early morning wake up alarm bells for school, no frantic rushing around to get ready, just a relaxed time with family, some traveling, some shopping for fun things, not exactly like knurled knobs but still a lot of fun. Going away for a while always refreshes me and it's nice to take breaks every so often and come back rejuvenated!!
Posted by Shalini at 10:22 AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
When we go out for walks in the evenings, we are seeing so many dogs in the neighborhood. They're all pet dogs of course, and all dogs in our community need to be on a leash at all times. There is even a new pet accessories store opening up soon, the sign is up and they're finishing up last minute stuff inside. Apparently, one of the biggest sellers these days is the gps pet locator, which I'm sure is handy if you leave your dog open to run around. Here there are so many families with little kids, that it's just not safe, especially when some of the dogs are so large and come out with mesh muzzles. They look scary to me.
Posted by Shalini at 8:05 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013
I simply love to travel and this has been a really great year for it. Now, it's time to start planning for next year and it's got to be the South Western states of the US, especially Arizona, which I have heard so much about but never had the opportunity to visit. Sedona is the place I have set my sights on, for its picturesque beauty, amazing colors and a totally different and new experience. On doing some research, I found a place called Southwest Inn, which seems like the place to stay. The Southwest Inn at Sedona, combination bed and breakfast / Small luxury hotel just the perfect mix of luxury meets privacy and uniqueness. As a testament to its popularity, it has been voted as "the best place to stay in Sedona" by readers of "Sedona Scene" for three years running.
Posted by Shalini at 8:09 PM