It was probably around 1997 when I was shopping with my young daughters at WalMart in Cottonwood, AZ. I saw this beautiful little blue and white lighthouse lamp on a shelf of clearance items. I picked it up, and sighed sadly when I saw the price: $5. I put it back on the shelf, and wanted to cry because I'd determined that I couldn't afford it. My daughters saw and felt my sadness, as much as I tried to hide it.
I have a new PA system that I use at my Open Sessions. It’s really cool. It only weighs 24 pounds, and is super easy to set up. There’s a subwoofer that stands about a foot and a half tall. Then I insert three 5 inch wide by 2 ft long pieces into that. The three pieces are stacked on each other, creating a long tower that stands nearly 8 ft tall.. All three pieces look like they make up one long speaker, but the actual speaker is only in the piece at the top of the tower. The two pieces below that are just spacers between the main speaker and subwoofer. In other words, they have no purpose in delivering sound to the audience.
Or, do they?