The Definitive Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks–And Yes, There are Some Music Items on This List

Cyber Monday is a crock. Oh, it used to be a big deal when we all had super-slow Internet connections at home that forced us to use the bigger pipes we had at work. But who doesn’t have high-speed at home these days? Still, it’s time to get shopping. Christmas is a mere 24 days away.

One of my many other lives involves a website and a podcast called Geeks&Beats. This year, the massive (unpaid) newsroom staff has put together a gift guide for geeks. Here are some of the music-related products we’ve hand-picked for you.

A microphone used by the Beatles.

Beatles mic


Wine glasses that you can play.



The full list can be found here. Check back frequently, too, because the (unpaid) staff will be adding to it over the coming weeks. Or else. And if you have any suggestions, please send ’em my way:  [email protected]. And if you’re looking for some, um, nontraditional Christmas cards, go here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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