Staff from Progressive Music Center’s Raleigh and Wake Forest locations will be attending NAMM January 12 – 20 in Anaheim, CA and providing updates direct from the show floor. Progressive founder Billy Cuthrell (pictured below with Gene Simmons and Mitsuru Umemura/President Yamaha USA) will present two sessions at NAMM’s Idea Center for the NAMM University series. Progressive will also launch a new website while in LA, askourmusicians.com with clips and footage from Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Fender, Gibson and Marshall artists.
Archive for December, 2009
We know it’s only December, but believe it or not we start preparing for our summer camps in October. We also start receiving camp registrations for our summer camps in January, and our first camp does not start until June. We love early registrations, so send em’ in (you even get a discount for doing it early!). Registration opens for Progressive students only January 2, 2010 and to non-students on February 15, 2010. Early bird registration discounts will apply through March 20102. Registration forms will be available on our website www.ppdsonline.com.
The 2010 Camp dates are as follows:
June 14 – 18 – Raleigh Location (finale concert @ 7PM on the 18th)
June 21 – 25 – Wake Forest Location (finale concert @ 7PM on the 25th)
July 12 – 16 – Raleigh Location (finale concert @ 7PM on the 16th)
July 26 – 30 – Wake Forest Location (finale concert @ 7PM on the 30th)
Aug. 2 – 6 – Raleigh Location (finale concert @ 7PM on the 6th)
Aug. 16 – 20 – Wake Forest Location (finale concert @ 7PM on the 20th)
Invented in 1967, the Dübreq Stylophone is a small synthesizer played by touching a built-in stylus to the metal keyboard. It was famously used on David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and Kraftwerk’s “Pocket Calculator.” $20 at thinkgeek.com. Check out the below video of Brett Domino performing a “1980s Hits Medley” on the device.