Guitar Girl'd: Hot Girls, Guitars and Balls at ... Macworld?
I know you think guitars and cars have a lock on hot girls, but Mac geeks have to a have a little fun, too!
That’s why my foray into the Macworld iWorld expo in search of some musical fun got a little, shall we say, waylaid.
Did I find some cool music apps, accessories and more as I scavenger-hunted my through the booths filled with many, many iPad cases? You bet. You can read about 'em here. But I know what boys like.
So forgive me ladies, I’ve included a few pix for the baseline readers here at Guitar World as well.
As far as the balls go, well, you’ll have to check out my photo gallery to find out!
Laura B. Whitmore is a singer/songwriter based in the San Francisco bay area. A veteran music industry marketer, she has spent over two decades doing marketing, PR and artist relations for several guitar-related brands including Marshall and VOX. Her company, Mad Sun Marketing, represents 65amps, Acoustic Bass Amps, Agile Partners, Guitar World and many more. Laura was instrumental in the launch of the Guitar World Lick of the Day app. She is the lead singer for the rock band, Summer Music Project. More at mad-sun.com.
Not only did Opena have hot girls and the best iPhone case (including bottle opener), they had the best giveaway. A Fuji bike. They have got it going on!
iBallz Funkiest Display Award
iBallz also won my funkiest display award for their kitschy aqua trailer complete with flamingos and shag rug.
We finally get to the balls! These little balls fit snugly on the corners of your iPad and keep it from getting damaged. The demonstrator tossed it across the room! No harm done.
Blue Mikey Digital
This condenser microphone plugs into your phone or iPad and can swivel around. It has a line in, so you can use it as an instrument interface, too. A built-in, high-quality mic preamp and a CD-quality analog-to-digital converter plus automatic and manual gain control, with an LED clipping indicator that lets users know if the volume levels are producing distortion make this small but might mic worth checking out!
Bang & Olufsen Speakers
These just look so cool. I want some blue triangle speakers on MY desk.
Live art by Rick Alonzo
Rick Alonzo blends martial arts with fine art, as he performs and paints to music. Why was he at Macworld? He’s the brother of the owner of Screen Pro screen protectors! Okaaaay. You can see him in action here.
These were the most gorgeous speakers ever. Check out the etching on the base, plus crystals and hand crafted wood enclosures. These luxurious but useful items were a showcase for the talents of the craftsman who created them, a company with an uncreative name, All Jack.
The MacKeeper girls had messaging on their behinds … and other places, too. What does that company do? No idea!
There’s a ton of stuff from IK for the musician, including the iRig, iKlip, the new iRig Mix mobile mixer, the iRig Stomp stompbox interface ... wowza!
Beats Pro by Dr. Dre
Monster had the most disorganized booth at the show, with some of the coolest headphones ever. My son wants Beats by Dr. Dre, but how many years will it take him to save up the $399? That’s a lot of lemonade stands …
Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones
I put these $1,500 headphones on and was transported to a world where good audio mattered. Needless to say, I wasn’t listening to an MP3. We’re talking full fidelity fit for king. Or a queen in my case!
Tall, hot girls in sparkly purple spandex jumpsuits? Need I say more? These ladies greeted each and every person walking into Macworld…and were hawking a gadget to help you keep a grip on your phone. You see the connection….right?
Use this mount to clip your iPhone right to your guitar. It allows you to angle or rotate your phone for the best view.
Progression by Notion Music
Write, edit and playback guitar tablature or regular notation using real audio samples on your iPad! Get it to go!
These Opena girls exposed a very important new accessory: the Opena iPhone case with a built-in bottle opener. You know you want one.
Opena Phone Case
Here's a close-up of the Opena iPhone case. The bottle opener cleverly slides in and out for easy access.