T-9 days and counting. Have you done all your holiday shopping yet? If not, here’s some gift ideas for that music lover in your life (perhaps yourself) that might inspire. I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing some of this booty in my stocking.
Ticket Stub Diary , $12.oo
This journal created by Eric Epstein has special sleeves to protect ticket stubs and pages to write down every detail from that epic Springsteen show back in ’84. Plus, it clears up drawer space.
iDrops , $14.95
iDrops restore the health of your iPod (all models), iPhone, iBook, MacBook (white), eMac, and iMac G5 by bringing back the plastic, polycarbonate, or acrylic’s original factory finish and shine. This two ounce bottle of liquid health will last you many and multiple applications.
FM3 Buddha Machine, $25.00
This ‘Soundbox’ from China is causing a senstation worldwide. The Buddha Machine is a hardware loop player, built kind of like a little AM radio (available in 6 different colors, shipped randomly), but without all the nonsense . It produces nine different looped ambient tones with a pitch control switch (kinda like a whammy bar), volume knob, and 1/8” audio output. Based on handheld soundboxes used for worship all over Asia. Great for music geeks and musician friends—the possibilities are endless.Brian Eno bought eight of them!
Mixa 1GB USB Mixtape, $33
Now you can give the gift of music in style! So novel but oh so fun, I wish I found this site earlier in my holiday shopping adventure. Mixa is 1GB USB cassette tape (with a cool inny outie action), that comes with your own personally designed sleeve. Make a party mixa, holiday mixa, thank you mixa, or a just because I love you mixa for that someone special in your life. They even have a money-back guarantee if the recipient of your love mixa doesn’t fall head over heels with you . (Though they say any love mixa holding a Lionel Richie song will be exempt.) What have you got to lose?
Griffin IKARAOKE V.2-U, $49.95
Just plug iKaraoke into your iPod, cue up your favorite tunes, and you’re on. iKaraoke’s all-in-one microphone/processor isolates the lead vocal track and fades it, giving your voice room to make that favorite tune your own.
Oh please, please Santa I’ve been really good this year. Can I get this in my stocking please?! These nifty new earbuds from Apple offer pro audio performance, impressive sound isolation and a mic and remote, making it an essential accessory for iPod or iPhone users.
InSound’s Indie-Rock-in-a-Box, ~$100 and up (prices vary)
Buy 10 or more CDs from InSounds Top 100 Seller List of 2008 and get 25% off and Free Shipping! A very cool way to give the best in indie music this year. Plus they’ll even package them in a special box and tie it with an Insound ribbon!
Sonos Player, $999 and up
The mac-daddy of all music gifts, this fellatio-worthy piece of music equipment gives you instant acsess to all from your music from any room in your house. Plus it comes integrated with Rhaspody, Sirius XM Satellite, Last.fm and Internet radio. What else could you possibly ask for? I can’t live without it.