This selection contains everything needed to keep the rocker in your life busy until next Spring, including a little something for her make up bag, her wardrobe, her fandom and her Kindle. My favourite from this list is Rocksmith 2014.
If you know a woman who has been trying to learn guitar for years *ahem* and always gives up after just a few days *ahem!*, then they really need Rocksmith in their lives. I know because I’ve been learning on and off for 15 years now! Rocksmith 2014 is an incredibly intelligent game… well, it’s not really a game. It’s more of a full on education, but in the funnest sense of the word. I recently bought the PC version and I’m amazed at how effective it is and I can already see an improvement in my playing. Setting up is simple. Just one cord that turns your electric guitar in to a controller and your TV in to an amp. From there you can choose your career mode – do you want to be a bassist, lead guitarist or rhythm guitarist? – where you learn to play familiar songs from bands like Nirvana and Queens of the Stone Age, or you can select arcade style games that teach you how to play scales and more. This is a gift I would of loved if I didn’t already own it, especially 15 years ago!
I hope this list helps some of you! What are your favourite items? What kind of gift ideas would you like to see next? Let me know below and I’ll include some ideas in my next post.
Different Creatures | Circa Waves:
An upbeat but powerful album filled with thunderous bass guitar riffs and pounding drums that'll make you want to jump up and dance.
Different Creatures has filled the indie-shaped hole in my music collection. It's the kind of album you need for the morning commute to a job you hate. I'm having trouble listening to this album at a sensible volume (Track 6 in particular). Not great news for my tinnitus :/
"Over the years, I've spent a worrying amount of time consuming science documentaries, lectures and podcasts on YouTube. Some lessons stick in my brain easier than others, but I've always struggled with the quantum world. I decided to knuckle down and learn the very basics of quantum gravity with Rovelli's book - written for those who (like me!) may not have a scientific education - to gain a solid understanding what science says reality is made of. "