Friday, December 11, 2009

Hey, That's Not a Scooter!

It has very recently come to our attention that the makers of the RocknRoller® Multi-Cart® recommends Monster Scooter Parts as a supplier of spare tires and inner tubes for their series of carts. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the RocknRoller® Multi-Cart® series, these are rolling platforms especially designed to meet the requirements of musicians, DJs, videographers and other industry professionals who need a sturdy and convenient way to move their piles of gear around.

In designing the RocknRoller® Multi-Cart®, the engineers figured out that the very best size tires and inner tubes for their products were the same tires and inner tubes found on some scooters. For instance, the RocknRoller® Multi-Cart® R12 uses a 10"x3" (3.00-4) tube and tire that is used on a wide number of recreational scooters such as the Razor E-300 and X-Treme X-500. Another example is a smaller 8"x2-1/2" (2.50-4) inner tube that is found on many mobility scooters. RocknRoller appreciates that Monster Scooter Parts is the best place to locate these otherwise hard to find sizes. Likewise, Monster Scooter Parts appreciates RocknRollers' appreciation of us!

Pardon my redundancy, but Monster Scooter Parts sells parts for scooters. (duh!) We offer parts for recreational scooters like Razors and Curries, motor scooter parts for street-legal Hondas and Vespas, and also parts for Pride, Invacare, Rascal and other brands of mobility scooters and power chairs. We sell tires and inner tubes --lots of tires and inner tubes. Now we are suppliers of a minor but very essential part to the music and entertainment industry as well. And we are proud of that.

What goes around...
It has been said by many pundits and philosophers over the centuries that each person is a product of their own times. Meaning of course that we are who and what we are because we live in the times that we do. People today are surrounded by and exposed to early-21st century culture and technology that our ancestors couldn't dream up in their wildest mead-soaked fantasies.

So I kind of bristle at the gall of news and e-zine writers who make rediculous statements drawing parallels between modern events and historical persons of the past. "What would Ben Franklin say about shopping on the internet?" Or perhaps how Alexander the Great might balance the Federal Budget. You know what I mean; we hear and read stuff like this all of the time. Let's be real here, Old Ben wouldn't know how to open a PDF attachment any more than I know how to shoe a mule. We are all the children of our own times and no other.

I mention this because I am of an age to remember when most kids had the dream of growing up to be a rock-star. OK, a lot wanted to be rhythm & blues stars, but R&B and rock & roll were still closely related musical cousins in the 1960s and '70s. That proverbial thin red line of division was even thinner back then, with groups like Rare Earth, the Animals, and Sly & the Family Stone blurring any distinction between the two genres as to make the distinctions utterly meaningless.

Suffice it to say that no kids the I knew wanted to grow up and play the sousaphone tuba in a polka band, but that may have just been our regional preferences. Maybe kids in Milwaukee or Pierre, South Dakota were different from we Virginians.

But kids today all want to be rappers. They can't seem get enough of that hippity-hop music. I visit my old hometown in Virginia Beach, and all the kids want to be rappers. I fly out to California, and all the kids want to be rappers. I try to broaden my horizons a bit by watching the French news network on cable, and what do you think the kids in Paris want to be? (Hint: NOT sousaphone tuba players.)

So times change and the popular taste in music changes right along with it. Another new generation comes along to spend their money according to the fashion of the hour as defined by the marketers and promoters on Madison Avenue and Los Angeles. There has been an almost unbelievable advance in recording technology in the past half-century; everything from 45s and 33-1/3rd vinyl LPs, and on through 8-tracks, audio cassettes, CDs, to the now ubiquitous iPod. But inspite of all this technology in recording and playback, the essential fact of all music is that it must be played first by a real human musician.

Musicians today not only need their instruments, but they also require a plethora of sound systems and ancillary gear to lug around. The folks who make the RocknRoller® Multi-Cart® are doing just fine manufacturing the equipment movers essential to bands, orchestras, news crews, TV networks and even sports teams. We are rather proud that the RocknRoller® website recommends Monster Scooter Parts for spare inner tubes. Although we are a scooter-centric bunch, we now grudgingly admit that there are things with wheels that aren't even scooters!

Like the youth of today, I am a product of my own times and musical tastes. Just when I think I can't stand to hear any more of that hippitty-hop music, my thoughts go back to when I was 14 and grooving to Iron Butterfly playing "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida." To this day I can hear my mother's voice yelling out for me to "turn that nerve-wracking noise off! Are you trying to grow up to be a hippie?"

Andy
andy@monsterscooterparts.com
www.monsterscooterparts.com/
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