Rock Band skills

In which I R, Y, R, R, R, G, B, G+B,G+B, WHAMMY!

The Beatles Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band album cover

I am, was, maybe still am,  a master of the green, red, yellow, blue and orange. I could play almost any song on expert as my fingers flicked across the clinking buttons of my ersatz Gibson Duo Jet. I used to be able to rock out like all the great fake guitarists; I was the British Kill3rzQu33nz or xxx2tasteexxx.

Then I realised that despite my ability nobody really cared, in fact I would get more derision than admiration from my fingering ability. Plus it took up too much time, cost far too much and other interests came along to distract me.

This left me without a skill I excelled at. I was a normal again. If only the Matrix was real and I could have new abilities uploaded at will. What would I choose?

I could go for something practical like the ability to learn any language but I am going for something more romantic, and that would be to be able to play any music instrument. I have tried to learn the cornet and keyboard but I have great difficulty in marrying up the movement between my fingers and reading the notes on sheet music.

Considering my aptitude on the fake guitar you would think I should be able to step up to a real Fender. Although if you are a real guitarist I am sure you know the difference between six strings and five buttons is a big leap.

As it is I can barely string together a few notes from any instrument. The only tune I can play from memory is Ode to Joy on the piano, and that is only with my right hand (let’s not get started on chords). I would say I would give my right hand to be able to play the chords but then I couldn’t manage the melody.

Still this weekend I will be a rock god again, tonight for one night only (this weekend) I’ll be breaking out the plastic Fender to reunite ‘Eclectric’. We shall rock fake Shea Stadium one more time to the greatest hits of 80’s hair bands and the songs I know by Weezer.

My biggest distraction in life will be at her Grandma’s and the other one enjoys playing ‘band’ with me (if not the other chippies in the band). I will be playing make believe and that’s terribly exciting.

Tell us about the most exciting big night out you had recently.

Source: Saturday Night

Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

Think inside the box, feel free to leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s