Another purchase from the car boot sale of April 9th 2017. I purchased a tub of Bisto Rich Gravy Granules full of miniature Noah's Ark animals. The tub looks like it comes from the 1970's, the toys possibly older than that. My grandson loves them and at 15 months old he should know. Anyway I'm about to pay and I see the book. I'm not sure if it was the ruler attached to the front of the book or the look of a serial killer of Dan Wieden on the cover, showing some musical ruler techniques. So I picked it up and found myself asking the price. 'You can have it for 50p' he said. Now stop me if I'm wrong but you can't buy a ruler for 50p these days so it was incredible value and I had to have it, and it plays music as well! What's not to love? On top of that it is a 'FIRST EDITION' from Wieden + Kennedy Entertainment and SUCK UK Products. Brilliant.
It was earlier today that I bought it so I've no actually tried to play yet, but i've had a quick squint at the book. The front has 'Discover the secrets of modern ruler playing with Dan Wieden'. I'm now fascinated because that suggests that there is an earlier set of secrets waiting to be discovered! In the back of the book there is a page of 'Also available from 'Play for Pleasure' and it shows three other books in the series! 'The Jazz Kings play for pleasure Jazz Ruler Guide', then 'Blind Wolf play for pleasure Heavy Metal Ruler Guide' and finally, 'ELECTRIC METRIC play for pleasure Electro Ruler Guide'. Who knew? Certainly not me.
The plastic 30 centimetre ruler has, 'A Suck UK product designed by Wieden + Kennedy' printed on it. It is a ruler with some printed designs on it and some circles with letters of the alphabet representing musical notes, what is there to design? I've just noticed on the front of the book it says, '2012 Revised Edition', so how can it be a 'FIRST' edition? Whatever happens I've always got a ruler, and that has to be the point. Check out Youtube by typing in Musical ruler and become a maestro.
I've checked Ebay today and the book and ruler is available from £1.50 to £11.99 + postage of course. So my 50p purchase was inspired.