Whew. I am back. I have been away doing beach stuff for several days. Also, I’ve been on a break from Messenger, which is why people haven’t seen me online. I’m alive, I assure you. :-) Glancing at my Bloglines is a bit scary. I am afraid that most of those will go unread or at the very least simply glanced at.
I got Guitar Hero (Wikipedia entry) last Friday so that we could have some multi-player guitar action when we weren’t outside doing beach things. I spent part of Saturday morning beating Guitar Hero on Easy mode and unlocking some of the songs on Medium mode. Contrary to what I had believed when I first played Guitar Hero in January, I am not pre-disposed to sucking at the game because of a mysterious defect in my hands or because the controller is too big. I am actually quite decent at it, and Guitar Hero is a very enjoyable game partly by virtue of me not sucking. Spare moments during the rest of my stay there were spent unlocking most of the songs on Medium mode and buying bonus songs using the cash-money I earned playing gigs.
An interesting thing about Guitar Hero is that if you play it a lot, and you listen to rock music, you start sort of thinking about how that song would play out in the game. One of my friends, who is nuts about the game, told me that this happened to him. He’d hear a song, and sort of imagine the screen and the fret keys and the whole thing.
I need to find some cool stickers for my guitar. The game comes with really crappy ones.
I also need to train my fingers to move independently of each other. Trying to hit the red and the blue fret keys at the same time is so hard without sliding my hand down the bar and using the “wrong” fingers.