Monday, October 26, 2009

Shameless

I curse Gizmodo for bringing this to my attention...

I don't even know where to start with this one. I'm not going to mention the name of the company, although you can probably figure it out, but an amazingly gutsy group of d-bags have decided to try and market "audio grade" power outlets for the oh-so-reasonable price of nearly $150 a pop. Because, you know, what's keeping your band from sounding like U2 is the quality of your power outlets.

Seriously, if you're thinking of outfitting your studio with these, please just send the $150 to my PayPal account and then punch yourself in the groin. I guarantee it will have just as much effect on your music.


8 comments:

David said...

Not really needing 'audio grade' power points, I took your advice, and punched myself in the groin. The effect on my music was dramatic...I now sing soprano! Thanks Tom!

mangadrive said...

Brought to you by the makers of Snuggie, the slightly modified bath robe.

Now we just need to resurrect Billy Mays and get this party started.

-bee/mangadrive

MPS said...

I have more sonic firepower at my disposal in my Macbook than the Beatles had when they recorded Sgt. Pepper. The fact that I have never recorded an album that was as innovative (or even ...good) is not the fault of my gear and certainly not down my power plugs.

There is one born every minute however, so...

Paul Seegers said...

I saw this this morning on FARK. I think we should put these in the new
A23 tour rider.

vortex said...

I did one better and wired my two nipples to either leg of the poles and then whenever I need a reality check I just throw the switch and bam...
I realize I'm just that idiot trying to act like he knows it all.

Derek said...

They have no shame, but I don't feel sorry for the suckers who buy this stuff.

rayzr said...

There was an Australian guy on youtube speaking on behalf of all of this gimmicky stuff, mostly regarding these "high quality" audio cables. He coined a special term for it as well.. if I come across it, I'll make sure to post it here.

line of control said...

what Monsters they are...