Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Kelly Clarkson 'My December'

I know that some of you were concerned about my abilities to play Guitar Hero and I’m here to tell you… You have no reason to be concerned anymore. I have finally gotten the hang of it. I’m still floundering on the easy level, but I’m able to make it through a whole song. I actually feel… Deep down inside… That I do indeed rock.

I desperately needed that validation.

I can now walk down the game aisle at Target with my head held high. I can finally play Guitar Hero without the all pre-teen snickering going on behind me. I’ve even put away the propane torch that I would chase giggling kids with.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am a new man. A new man capable of playing a video game where the control is a miniature Gibson Les Paul.


Yes, but I don’t care. I feel like part of the herd. I feel like I belong.

By the way, I’m talking about the Aerosmith version of Guitar Hero and here’s an odd thing about the game… I’ve been playing along with Cheap Trick’s “Dream Police” because I know that song inside and out. You would think that I’d have the highest score, wouldn’t you?

After all, Cheap Trick is my second all-time favorite band and the song is bitchin’… But my score is only good enough to place me third. I’ve been playing it over and over, but I can’t break through my own barrier. The biggest problem is that since I know how to play the song on guitar, my hands keep wanting to go where the power chords are on the neck. It totally throws off my game.

It makes me wonder if there’s anyone out there giving Guitar Hero lessons.

--I have recently made a change with my Netflix habit.

Watching the films just haven’t been moving me like before. So instead of having 3 movies out at a time with 2 television shows, I now have 2 movies out with 3 TV shows.

I just haven’t been feeling the magic with the movies. I often find myself disappointed with a film. I’ve even put off watching a movie because the description just doesn’t move me… Take for instance the film In The Land Of Elah.

It’s a decent flick with Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon, and Charlize Theron. It moved a little too slow for me. After about 35 minutes I was on the phone sending a text message.

But recently, I found an Australian romance flick for anyone that doesn’t like the genre… Danny Deckchair.

Deckchair kept my attention the whole time. It’s light, funny, and even good for snickering pre-teens. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars and I highly recommend the movie.

Right now, I’ve got the television show Sports Night sitting on my entertainment system. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

I will let you know. Here’s the Netflix friend call out: eugenebsims@yahoo.com


  1. Anonymous7:20 PM

    I looooooove playing Guitar Hero. I'm pretty much stuck at the beginner level, too, but The Boy is still playing beginner too, so we have fun together. Ours is GHIII, so he's getting some great rock and roll exposure.

    Now I'm waiting for some Tom Petty, ha ha.

  2. I'm getting better! I've topped all the scores on the Easy level and now I've started up the ladder with Medium.

    Pretty soon, I'll turn circles around "the kids".

  3. Anonymous5:19 PM

    I have yet to play GH: Aerosmith, but I have a legitimate beef with their song on GH3. "Same Ol' Song and Dance" is officially the bane of my GH existence. Easy? Gold Stars. Medium? Gold Stars. Hard? Can't pass the sax solo to save my life. CURSE YOU ORANGE BUTTON! CURSE YOU I SAY!

  4. Anonymous9:59 AM

    I'd like to "Kelly Her Clarkson"!