What We Do With Our Gear When We’re Not Playing

It doesn’t matter if you are in a classical orchestra, you are a solo artist, an electronic DJ or in a rock band like us; you require a good quality space to store your equipment for future use. We needed to find a self storage Edmonton location, and we found Place For Your Stuff. It can offer you the space to keep your decks, your instruments, your amplifiers, and your lights. This guarantees that your stuff is kept in one place for the purpose of comfort so that when you have another gig or another studio session you can make it effortlessly.

I’m sure you’re wondering now, would it be a good idea for you to look for a place to store your band’s equipment?

First and foremost, you should consider the security of your gear. You do not want to store your gear in a place that is shady and does not guarantee safety. You obviously do not want to get your gear stolen, so make sure you choose a facility that is safe and secure.

securityIn terms of security, an Edmonton storage facility such as Place For Your Stuff has cameras all over the place. The word “surveillance” gets a whole new meaning here. You and your stuff are on camera from the moment you walk through those gates. Also, the lockers in this place are made of durable steel that will hold your equipment nicely and safely. There are also bright LED lights inside each storage locker so you will definitely see everything you placed in there when you go looking for it.

Secondly, you have to consider how convenient the location of the storage facility is to you (where you live and where you play). So, if you are in Edmonton, you will want a convenient facility.

Thirdly, you need to consider the cost of storing your gear in a facility such as this. Place For Your Stuff, for example, charges us $16.50 per week for their storage Edmonton facility. This is the price for a standard five-foot locker. It is an incredible price that you probably won’t find anywhere else.

Place For Your Stuff Self Storage Edmonton allows you to book a locker and pay for it physically or online. If that isn’t convenient, what is?

You can access your equipment at any time of the day and on any day of the week. After all, it is your equipment. This is one more reason why this self storage Edmonton facility is perfect for your band’s equipment. This is why we store our equipment here.

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When Our Music Gear Was Destroyed

Christopher Parker said, “Procrastination is like a credit card; it is a lot of fun until you get the bills.” My next door neighbors were the coolest musicians I  knew. Listening to their angelic voices from my place was the most beautiful thing I could ever fathom. I came to realize that they were a group of friends who came together to form a musical band. They would practice in Mike’s house ( one of the band members who was my neighbor) because it was spacious enough for them to keep their awesome instruments when they were done. I had been stalking them, so every time they entered and left Mike’s house, I’d wave to them with much anxiety just to say ‘ hi .’

basement floodedOne day as I was doing my ‘hi’ rituals and Mike called me over to meet his band members. Afterward, we got closer and as they say, ‘the rest is history.’ Mike once requested me to help him set up the band instruments in his basement before the guys arrived for the usual practice. When I was done admiring their beautiful bassoon, I placed it in its’ rightful position and reached out for the adorable flute. ‘ May I play it? ‘, I asked vividly. Mike gave me the green light waiting to hear how I sounded. I was doing well until I noticed a big dump patch in the ceiling. ‘ Whoa! That can create a big mess,’ I told Mike. His response was rather reluctant. ‘ That has been there for quite a long time,’ he said.

After a lengthy discussion advising him on why he should fix the leak with immediate,  he assured me that the next time I’d visit, the leak would be fixed. However, he broke his promise and the leak, though not dripping water was still there. Being more worried for their instruments than they were, I asked my mom what we could do about the leak. She directed me to a local Leak detection London company she used saying they were the fastest and most reliable for that kind of job. I visited the site, and I had a flash back of Mike complaining of his high water bills. One fine day as we were enjoying the music, water came pouring down like heavy rain. The music suddenly stopped, we tried rescuing the instruments and the band gear, but it was too late. The gear was wet with water. Everyone sat down in regret. Mike finally told me to call the ADI, luckily enough their service number was online. It was late, but they didn’t hesitate to come out right away to help us out!  The professionals managed to fix the leak. They managed to use their four methods of leak detection and found the source of the leak. They were even gracious enough to do an internal and external leak detection of Mike’s house. Their pricing was constant, and we paid nothing extra but had the most value for our money.

It was a bummer to see the instruments ruined, but it’s a good lesson for us all. DON’T procrastinate. It caused much more heartache than it was worth. The guys were out of the cost to fix the leak, and it took them months before they were able to recoup the loss of the instruments. Never again!

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Classical Music Helps Curb Patient Anxiety

Dental injury care causes a lot of people to be anxious. Is classical music a way to deal with anxiety in patients? You can learn what music can do to help quell problems in the procedures done for patients in the following paragraphs.

Have you thought about the fact that music can increase good feeling through chemical changes in the brain? Many studies show certain types of music can elicit certain states of mind in people. This has been true since humans lived off the land and had tribes that sang and danced. It’s in our blood to listen to music and that’s why the visceral feel of classical songs can take you out of the dental chair and into nature or wherever else you imagine you are going during a particularly well-written piece.

dentist playing music for scared patientDental injuries are very painful for some people, so being gentle has a lot to do with how they feel. If you are in pain at a visit, you have to communicate it with them somehow. You can ask before you get work done to come up with some way to get the dental professional’s attention if something isn’t working right for you. For instance, you may have music on and tools in your mouth but you can still make a grunting noise or even just move your hand so that someone can see it and alert the dentist.

Anxiety can be something that’s impossible for some people to deal with due to an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. If you have this kind of a problem, then you may want to speak with a psychiatrist or someone similar before undergoing dental care. Getting on medication may be necessary, and you have to make sure you tell a dentist if you’re on anything before they start doing work on you. You’ll still be able to listen to music, but sometimes that’s not enough for a lot of people that have very extreme anxiety that’s not possible to just meditate away.

If you have patients that are anxious during dental injury care, or you’re someone who has the anxiety, there is nothing better than trying music. Classical music, that’s slow and easy to listen to is ideal. You can try different things depending on your likes in music, so try this before turning to sedatives.

Music distraction has been show through studies to drastically reduce anxiety in dental patients. While relaxation was show to be a bit more helpful than music, both are recommended. If you would like to look into research further, have a look at a 2008 placed by some of the leading scientists in the area.

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What To Do When You’ve Lost A Pet

I desired to share this story about our Canine, Baxter due to the fact that I know numerous individuals have actually gone through a similar circumstance and no matter who it takes place to, it is always a terrible thing. I also wanted to share this story because of this excellent business that develops custom stuffed dogs just from their pictures alone.

It was a difficult day when I came house from work to discover that my canine, Baxter, had actually some how discovered his way outside, and got lost. The person who suffered the most during this time was my child, Luke.

Baxter had been Luke’s finest friend from the time we brought him home. Now that he was gone Luke declined to sleep, he would remain up all night weeping for Baxter.

Baxter cuddle cloneOne day, while Luke was in childcare, I went out with a good friend of mine and I informed her about Baxter and Luke. She recommended I check out getting a customized stuffed dog of Baxter for Luke.

“All you have to do is send in a picture of Baxter and they can make a stuffed animal that’s a exact replica of him!” she told me. I thanked her for her tip and then virtually ran house.

I was extremely excited as I typed “custom stuffed dogs” into the search engine. Sure enough, I could order a stuffed canine that looked precisely like Baxter.

When Luke and I got back from a journey to the park a couple months later, there was a box by the front door.Baxter cuddle clone

We opened the box together. His face brightened as I handed him the custom stuffed dog, “It looks exactly like Baxter!” he exclaimed.

“Yes he does,” I said “Now you can cuddle with him until Baxter comes back”.

That night Luke finally slept quietly cuddled up to “Baxter”.

My boy is much calmer and happier now that “Baxter” joined our family. We are still hoping Baxter comes house, but until then, my child has someone to keep him content and safe at night.

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