I love music shops.

I can't play an instrument to save my life, but I've long harboured a not-so-secret joy while browsing among the rows of beautiful guitars and drum kits. My sister plays piano very well, and I vividly remember shopping for sheet music at Allans with her and my father when I was a boy. When I got older and got into electronic music and hip-hop, I used to enjoy ogling all the boxes with knobs and pads -- the drum machines, the sequencers, the mixers, the pedals … the lot.