So after a fantastic evening rocking out at Tanyaâ€™s place with Rock Band (photos to come sometime) D and I decided that we are really going to start a band so we can rock out for real! This time we mean it! We mean so much in fact that the very next day after some fabulous breakfast we fired on over to Tom Lee on Granville and I bought a new Electric Guitar.
Now I do technically sort of know how to play the guitar. I would haul my amp and my cheap/beat-up white electric to school every day and we would practice in the choral room at lunch, our spares, and well whenever I didnâ€™t feel like going to class. Some friends and I even had a band. We were called the Outhouse Poets and our claim to fame was a catchy tune called â€˜This Is What It Is Like To Be On Acid!â€™ (written by John our singer who as far as I know has never done any acid) But I have to say we sucked. We played one gig and one gig only at the â€˜Games Roomâ€™ (the local Arcade where we were living) and we really sucked. After that I started to play less and less and less till well I can hardly play at all. I have always kept my Acoustic Guitar around but my electric has been long been gone. I have been craving playing for the last year and well Rock Band made me realize that deep down I am a rocker and I wanna rock out! So here we are! Itâ€™s one of the cheaper Yamaha guitars that was on sale for 160ish when they normally sell for about 325ish and well it is orange and we all know what I think about orange things! :) I have been playing it a lot and man my fingers havenâ€™t hurt this badly since I was in grade nine! (the last time I was building up calluses like this) D has been looking at drum goodness so we are almost there :) Joy even came up with awesome band names. Shan? You wanna come rock out with us with your new found guitar skills?