Musician Life Pro Tip #2 – TV On The Ceiling Hack

The Gear Gods Musician Life Pro Tip #2 is here, and we have a few questions for ya.


Have you ever considered how the so-called other half watches television, with their thoughtless luxuries and frivolous excess? Bastards… Hey, what’s all your expensive musical equipment doing while it’s not serving its (gear) god-given purpose doing expensive musical equipment stuff, anyway? You call yourself a “creative,” but have you ever considered the possibilities of a microphone stand beyond standing up a mic? How it could transform your evident poverty into a blissful entertainment wonderland?

If ceiling-mounted big screens sound like a goddamn fairy tale, and you haven’t got the space and/or cash for a nifty little couch-and-TV entertainment set-up (you don’t—you’re a musician, after all), Gear Gods’ supreme overlord and master bachelor, Trey Xavier, has got you covered.

Whether it’s New Girl or Platoon, stop with the “taco neck,” lying-down-and-watching-a-horizontal-monitor-with-vertical-eyeballs deal. Need some help? Check it out*. We’ve got you covered.

Pretty much any tablet clip will work, but here’s the one used in the video, or this one for your phone (just put it closer to your face!)

*You can even do it while you sleep**.

**Maybe. Probably not…Nope. That’s impossible.

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Gear Gods intern Maxwell studied English at Cal Poly Pomona and has since realized life ain’t all about semicolons and syntax. He’s studying audio now, and will probably judge your music taste before your grammar.

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