I’ve been playing some Rock Band at various venues, now including my own basement. Upon delivering a compliment to a young lady who had just finished a fine guitar solo at the company Christmas party, she said, “I should have thrown the horns. The machine knows when you throw the horns.”
While I love the spirit of that statement, I wonder about its factuality. However, I do know that The Machine knows I suck at the drums. I can tell by the tips I get between songs. For my vocal and guitar careers, I get interesting trivia. For the drums I get, “If you’re having trouble with a drum part, try starting with just one hand.”
Actually, I’m becoming passable at drums on easy, so I guess I’m officially a triple threat now. Should that be quadruple threat? You can’t practice bass on solo. At least I can sit in on drums and probably not fail.
I hope you’re rocking out with your friends on Rock Band tonight! Happy New Year, everybody!