MI Spy

Searching for a Guitar in the Arch City

If you want a charming Midwestern city that’s a state capital with a rich college sports history, as well as its own NHL franchise, Columbus, Ohio, situated abo...

Music City Mania

Ah, the NAMM issue of the Music & Sound Retailer. Is there anything better? Attending the event gets me as giddy as entering my favorite candy store, and re...

Seeking Gems in the Emerald City

I’ve traveled to a good mix of locations this year, visiting San Francisco, San Diego and Albuquerque in the west, Austin, Minneapolis and Dallas in the Midwest...

Ukulele Shopping in the Big D

After enjoying my trip to Minneapolis to check out drums last month, I got the call from my boss, M. She said to venture down south this time. “Where to?” I ...

Drumming Up Business in the Twin Cities

Drums are a complicated thing to sell. For one thing, they’re loud. In order for serious buyers to make a decision on a kit, they need to be allowed some volume...

Brotherly Love in Philadelphia?

I’m a spy. No, not just MI Spy. I actually am a real spy. I just haven’t worked in a while. For months now, I’ve been sitting at home waiting for the burner pho...