dimanche 1 juin 2008

Talk dirty to me

OK. I appreciate that within these pages I've waxed lyrical about Rufus, reviewed the Nana Mouskouri tour and generally expressed a liking for musical theatre.

I've never really covered my penchant for something a bit harder. A bit darker and heavier.

I admit it, I like a bit of classic rock.

And the guys with big hair and tight jeans? Well, if the moment is right....

Anyway, I digress. My hand luggage on my trip to Amsterdam this week was a Nintendo Wii and a copy of Guitar Hero - Legends of Rock. You may think that this is me being very generous and that it was a birthday gift for Amsterdam Friend. Alas no.

Although his birthday is fast approaching, I'm bringing the Wii all the way from France because apparently it's less controversial if I bring it into the house than if he does.

I guess it's the male version of 'Oh this dress? You've seen it a gazillion times before...honestly'.

Having narrowly avoided a divorce, AF picks up the little plastic guitar and nails each and every song. Could this be because he plays bass in a band and knows most of the songs by heart anyway? Apparently not. Or so he'd have me believe.

So, I opt for a slow version, on 'easy' setting, of Poison's 'Talk Dirty to Me'.

Alas, the gay gene kicks in almost immediately and, while AF is rocking his way through levels two and three, I'm still trying to finish this damn song without being booed off stage.

I try 'School's Out', 'Slow Ride', even a bit of Pat Benatar. The crowd don't appreciate me, and I never get that standing ovation that I so obviously deserve.

Sunday afternoon, I finally make it all the way through a song. the crowd goes wild. I go wilder. Lord knows what'll happen when I have to actually play a chord with the bloody thing - single notes are hard enough.

Anyway, I'm waiting for the show-tunes sing-off to be released.

Revenge will then be mine.

15 commentaires:

aims a dit…

From Martha to Poison....OMG!

Honey - I hate to tell you this - but even The Man has mastered all of that version of Guitar Hero. Even came in 3rd in a small competition they had at the office.....

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Aims, you know how to hit where it hurts, don`t you!!!

It`s that darned gay gene....although maybe not. maybe it`s just my lack of coordination....the notes come in quicker than my brain connects with my fingers....

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

I've never tried guitar hero, but it sounds quite hard! We keep discussing whether to get a game console, but then we're afraid we might get addicted to it (like me and Diablo, and my boyfriend and Age of Empires). Besides, we're both very sore losers.

Daryl a dit…

I am SO LOL at the 'this old dress, you've seen it ..' and here I thought I was the only one using that ..

Maybe if you try show tunes .. the gene will work better .. she says back quickly away from the screen ..

:-Daryl

Swearing Mother a dit…

Playing with another boy's Wii?

Don't fret (guitar joke), he's probably had more practice than you.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Marjolein, these things are soooo addictive. i could easily turn into the archetypal teenage boy - sat in my room, refusing to come out for days, playing with my Wii...

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Daryl, we both know that I'd kick his ass at showtunes ;-)

SM, I wouldn't string him along like that - and anyway, he could do with a bit of fine tuning. Hope these awful jokes have stuck a chord with you.

Ok, I'll stop it now.

conortje a dit…

What? You got me a wii for my birthday? Oh my god - oh and I live in The Hague not Amsterdam - easy mistake though :-)

Brett a dit…

Great, I'm trying to avoid it as so many of my friends are addicted to it.

CawfeeGuy a dit…

that's not classic rock! that's "80's Hair metal"...classic rock is that 70's druggy Led Zepplin/Neil Young crap.

80's Hair Metal is timeless :)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Conortje - I got you a Martha Wainwright ticket for your birthday.

Not my fault you were 'busy'....

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Breet, you're right it probably is best avoided - it's incredibly addictive.

Although this weekend it did what a good drug should do - it took my brain away from the more pressing, stressful matters and made it focus on the meaningless....perfect!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Cawfeeguy, well you're right of course. These are most definitely 80's hair bands.

But I hate that expression - it makes me think of those things that girls use to tie their ponytails back....

Anyway, no matter what we call it - it rocks!

Mike a dit…

my hand / eye coordination is much to be desired when it comes to playing video games. bravo to you regardless for even attempting. meanwhile -- i just found out my parents (who live in the east coast and are in their late 60's) are all about playing the Wii bowling game every night after dinner! i can only imagine their discussions trying to get my little brother off the machine so they can play. lol.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Mike, the Wii bowling game is too cool. I can understand why your parents are playing it....you should give it a go next time you head east...!