MI Spy

MI Spy’s ‘Sticker Shock’

Welcome to Northampton, “where the coffee is strong and so are the women.” This saying, which I saw posted on stickers and signs throughout Northampton MA, ...

The MI Spy Is Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

You probably think you know what hot feels like…but, unless you’ve experienced a summer in Phoenix AZ and the surrounding areas, you might want to reconside...
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MI Spy: Next Stop, Emerald City

Seattle has produced many well known musicians over the years. Members of bands like Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains have called Seattle home. The city was al...

Bass Hunting In ‘The Big Apple’

I did such a good job on my last spy assignment that The Chief, head of The Organization, decided to send me on a trip back to New York City. My mission? To...

MI Spy Plays 20 Questions

It was a great day for a drive to Silicon Valley, burgeoning hub of the modern technology boom and the location of massive, world-renowned headquarters that...

A Spy Mission Nearly Thwarted

When The Chief called to send me to Seattle, I packed heavy, bought my plane ticket online and got ready for a wet weekend. At the airport, I went straight ...

MI Spy: Greetings From The Garden State

New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state in the U.S. But, yet, the Garden State occupies an outsized place in the rock ‘n’ roll world. Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Spri...

The Little Drummer Boy

After several recent missions spent looking at guitars and accessories for them, I’d started feeling too much like that proverbial kid let loose in the candy st...

All About That Bass

So…we meet again. It wasn’t all that many months ago that I was searching Long Island NY retailers for solid, reasonably priced, mid-range basses, with some ...
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MI Spy: Give This Man A Cigar!

As if the revival of acoustic instruments weren’t enough, we’re also in a bit of a do it yourself (DIY) renaissance regarding homemade instruments. Not only...