So, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in theaters today and yes indeed, STL Ocarina wants to get you in the mood for the film with a lovely little tune played by an actual elf. Okay, so it’s NOT an elf, actually… but hey, that video and tune make you BELIEVE there are and that’s all that counts, correct? And yes, you can still snap up that 6 Hole Lord of the Rings Ocarina you’ve been eyeballing. Did you know that people who play any type of musical instrument over time tend to be sharper when it comes to picking up on mistakes? Well, there’s a University of St. Andrews study that says it’s all due to learning how to play an instrument and sticking with it. Who says you can’t learn anything new these days? Now go get yourself or someone else a nice playable gift this year!
Okay, second chances time! In case you missed STL Ocarina’s Black Friday deal, you can still score a discount TODAY in their Cyber Monday Sale! All you need to do is click on over to the official site, stick a thing or eight in your cart and use the Coupon Code: “cybermonday” to receive 10% off everything you buy!
Of course, this is valid on TODAY, Dec 2, 2014 only! And guess what? YOU can STILL get a whopping 40% off these ocarinas:
Okay, my good deed for the morning is DONE. I’m going to sleep – I think there will be an elf blowing a dreamy little tune or something…
Hmmm… You’re still here, eh? Free movie, free meal, my ice cream’s all gone before I got some AND I ran out of jokes to tell. OK, time to get you running out of here with some music. STL Ocarinas is offering up a nice little 15% discount on EVERYTHING on their site PLUS they have a few special 40% off deals on specific items such as this 12 Hole DIY Ocarina and 12-Hole Soprano and 12-Hole Tenor Horn Ocarinas.
Yeah, you know you want to learn how to play the ocarina just to be that person on the subway or bus who stands out among the crowd (and if you get good, you can make back what you spent on the ride to and from work!). So how does this get you out on my place, dear reader? Well, you certainly don’t want to order from my computer and accidentally leave some personal info on it, right? So I insist on gently shoving your now stuffed selves out the door and into the cold night air. Whereupon you will roll home, pass out for a few hours, dreaming of saving money on that new STL Ocarina you’re going to purchase, practice and proudly play for pennies in public places.
Oh yeah, you’ll need to enter the code blackfriday in the appropriate space on the order form to get that discount. Which, by the way, doesn’t apply to the 40% off items because that would be TOO crazy. Alright? Good. Now get lost – I need to get up early in the morning!
While licensed movie swag is indeed cool to buy and own, in some cases, specifically with fantasy films like The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings trilogy it can get you into a good deal of trouble under the wrong conditions. Granted, a nifty T-shirt, cap or other wearable isn’t going to cause anyone grief at all (unless you’re wearing all that to some sort of formal dress meeting), but that replica sword and shield? Yeah, try toting those down the street on a fine day and you’ll be face down on the pavement surrounded by the local gendarme. Fortunately, the fine folks at STL Ocarina has an option that will not only keep you OUT of trouble, it might garner you some local fans in the process.
Their 6 Hole Lord of the Rings Shield Ocarina ($32.99) plays in C5 to E6 pitch and is a perfect gift for yourself or anyone who wants a little more music in their life. Don’t know how to play the ocarina? No worries there, chief. You can actually download free tablatures from STL’s website and learn anywhere you can carry that new tune-maker you’ve just picked up or gotten as a gift. Other than being terminally lazy, you have no excuse not to, I say. With your new instrument (which, by the way is made of high quality ceramic and comes in a gorgeous black and silver) you can soothe a few savage breasts, perhaps charm some rodents to follow you out of town to the nearest body of deep water (whereupon you’ll find that they actually swim pretty well – they’ll thank you for that trip to the lake or beach, by the way) and probably make some new friends in the process.
STl also has a load of other fine ocarina from plastic to video game and comic licensed to collectible artisan-quality models, all of which should please that person looking for something unique this holiday season (or any other time, for that matter). So you know what to do, right? Of course, if you run into any wayward gold-hoarding dragons in your travels, you’d better hope that you’ve learned to playing something really cool on that new Ocarina. I think it will survive the fire blast pretty well, but it doesn’t make much of a decent shield unless you’re just under 3.5 inches tall and can hide behind it…
Whether you’re a gamer or not you probably know someone who’s a Legend of Zelda fan. Trust me, even if you don’t THINK you do, all you need to do is ask around and in under five minutes, it’s like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon (And yeah, I have a weird connection to Mr. B as well – live in NYC long enough and that sort of thing happens). Anyway, if that person or person just so happens to be someone you like enough to want to gently drop a holiday or other occasion day present into their hot little hands, one (or more) STL Ocarinas should make them smile for years to come and then some…