I will probably jinx everything by saying this, but i'm pretty excited. A few times, i've mentioned a product called Revolution Drumkit Mutes. They're the first drum muting system for drums and cymbals that really let you hear true drum and cymbal tone at significantly reduced volume [80% quieter]. Well, I'm coming clean and confessing that my boyfriend [and me, somewhat] invented and patented this product, and have been selling it with light success over the past few years. Sept. 11th kinda did us in, and we had to stop production for a while, but we're back in biz now, with a small manufacturing shop in Brooklyn. Anyhow, my boyfriend went to the PASIC convention two weeks ago [Percussive Arts Society International Convention -- 3 days of drums, masterclasses, exhibits, performances -- an absolute drummer's wet dream, and a blast to attend], and got a fantastic response. It's not like we're drowning in orders, but they have been steadily trickling in through our web site. It's so cool. What's even cooler is that 7 very big drum and drum accessory companies are extremely interested in licensing the product. They've been calling us daily -- even the day before Thanksgiving! Also, three VERY famous drummers have expressed a keen interest in becoming endorsers. Naturally, we're excited and nervous and calling our lawyers immediately. But we've got a meeting with one of the big ones [drum companies] later this month, and I can't wait to see what transpires. The suspense is killing us! So, not to gush with vanity or anything, but this is really a big deal for us. We worked really hard for 3 years developing the product, sank a lot of our money into manufacturing and promotion, and almost gave up a few times. But hopefully now something good will come of all the hard work. Anyhow, I hope you'll give us a cyber pat on the back, and excuse me if I'm boasting too much. (Hopefully boasting is not illegal on TB). if you want to check out the product, go to www.revolutionmutes.com it's not a killer website, but it's not really intended to be. there is, however, a downhome video on the site, so you can hear how they sound. i'm psyched!!