For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Dec 23

Your Questions About Gardening

Sharon asks…

When is the cost of beer going up?

I’ve heard that the cost of beer is going to skyrocket due to the cost of hops, a main ingredient. Which batch is going to be the one with a hefty price-tag?

GardenersCardiff answers:

It has been slowly raising over the past 6 to 9 months. Most common beers are up about $.50 from where they were over the summer. A good deal of what you’ve been hearing is “fear mongering” by the media. There is a real crisis in the brewing industry… But they aren’t going to change the price of your beer over night. It will happen slowly, much like the price of gas.

“I asked the guy at the beer distributor I go to. He told me that only the very small brewing companies will have a problem. Most of the big companies grow their own hops and won’t have a problem. The small micro-breweries have to buy their hops so they’re prices should go up soon.”

This isn’t entirely true. The latest issue of All About Beer magazine has a good article all about it. Guess who they interviewed? Annhiser-Busch’s* growers. It will end up hurting Micro brewers more… But the Macro brewers will feel it as well.


Thomas asks…

I want to start doing my own music production at my home and I wanted to know what equipment that I would need?

I am into mostly hip hop

GardenersCardiff answers:

Once you get started buying equipment, it’s hard to stop…

Here are some basics:
• A reasonably powerful computer and external hard drive.

• An audio/Midi interface to allow you to connect a microphone, music keyboard, synthesizers, speakers, etc., to the computer.

• Some type of DAW (digital audio workstation) software such as Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Cubase, etc. This will allow you to record, edit, mix, and work with Midi.

• Monitor speakers

• Headphones

• Microphone

• Sound sources – These can be actual hardware synthesizers, sample libraries, loops, or softsynths. Softsynths are growing in popularity as computers become more powerful, and allow you to use the power of the computer to create and manipulate all sorts of sounds within your DAW environment. Most of the DAW software packages come with some softsynths, but once you get started you will want more.

These items will get you going, and give you plenty of stuff to learn about. Have fun doing it.



Daniel asks…

How and why do you think the hip-hop and rap generation have been allowed to commercialize , marginalize, and?

How and why do you think the hip-hop and rap generation have been allowed to commercialize , marginalize, and trivialize the persistent problems resulting from systemic and institutional racism in the Americas?

I know i should do my own HW but this is just 1 of 12 questions I need to do and I am stuck on this one. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Because greedy record label CEO’s can see the millions of money they can make from the growing S’hit Hop culture (I am referring to lamestream Hip Hop here).

This unfortunately is still projecting a negative message about Hip Hop only being about cars, money, sex, drugs etc… To society.

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