Thursday, July 3, 2008

Because Four Fake Guitars Are Not Enough...

We now have six. Six fake plastic guitars for three rockin' games on two different gaming systems.

My husband's in heaven.

First it was Guitar Hero III for the Wii. That proved to be merely an appetizer to the veritable smörgåsbord that is Rock Band for the Xbox 360. (And by smörgåsbord, I mean the addition of a poorly designed drum set and rarely used microphone.)

But, this past weekend, my husband was lured once again by Guitar Hero's siren song. Only, this time, the sirens took the spindly rendered forms of Stephen Tyler and Joe Perry.

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Tramps!

So, we now own Guitar Hero: Aerosmith for the Xbox, which necessitated the purchase of an additional Les Paul guitar controller for our typical epic rock battleage--bringing the count up to a whopping six.

Six fake guitars. Not a single real one.

How awesome are we?

Add to that the money we've recently sunk into transforming his office into a lush den of raucous rockitude, and you'll understand my dismay that my husband appears to have no desire to get past the Medium level on any of the games. Yet he is looking forward with great anticipation for the releases of Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2 this fall.

Great. More fake instruments we don't play.

Is this just a guy thing? A mid-life crisis?

Maybe I should just get him a motorcycle and a hooker. They'd probably take up less room.

17 comments:

Tiffany said...

You don't sing on Rock Band??? What??? That is the best part. I soo totally rock out and I get a perfect score. Not bragging or anything. You are officially the coolest house on your block. A pool and now 6 fake guitars? You're awesome. Rock on!!

Nan said...

Dude, we have about a dozen real guitars, and I sometimes wish they were fake. We have to build a whole bigger house, and it's mainly so we have somewhere to keep all the guitars. And stuff.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Sniff, I want a wii.
How's the book going babe? And is there another book about the lovely Lachlan yet??

Mike said...

The fake drums are the best part! I rock so damn hard!

loveyh said...

Seriously, would you rather him ride a motorcycle..or a hooker? I'd prefer the guitars.

Janie said...

You are hilarious!

meleah rebeccah said...

Guitar Hero is a true addiction.

PS:Happy 4th Of July Weekend. I hope you're having fun!

R said...

This is mildly disturbing.

Foo said...

I suddenly feel very old. The only reason I have any idea what you're talking about is that the young(er) pups I work with spend most of their time talking about their game systems. I've seen a couple adverts with animated bands rocketing down a two-lane highway atop their tour bus (which reminds me of Queens of the Stone Age's trippy “Go With The Flow” video) but I have no clue how one would play a game called Guitar Hero without actually knowing how to play a guitar.

Guess I should stick with riding my bike.

holly said...

we've come a very long way from pacman, haven't we...

still, there are two guitars in my house. i can't play either of them, and one was a gift from my husband to my daughter which he then de-gifted because she didn't learn to play it that day.

that's also what happened to some of the books he gave me.

next year i think i'm going to do my *own* christmas shoppin...

eye in de sky said...

Maybe Nan should get me the bike and hooker, at least one of us'll happy!

Sugar said...

Okay... I have to side with the hubby. Rock Band IS AWESOME! I can see how constantly sinking loads of money can get in the way of fully appreciating the siren that is RB. That's why I mooch off of the neighbor's addiction. No need to compete... just visit!

Avery Gray said...

Tiffany--I totally sing on Rock Band, but it's not much of a challenge. As long as you're relatively close to being on key, you can hum the song and still beat it. Even on expert. But I'm halfway through the hard level on guitar, and I'm struggling with some of the more difficult songs. The drums are an enigma to me. I made it through the easy level, but that damn kick pedal is going to be the death of my illustrious fake rocking dreams.

Nan--they have a new game out (or out soon) that can teach you how to play a real guitar. I'm fairly certain that as soon as my husband gets wind of that, our house will be brimming with real guitars, too. But that's okay. I wouldn't mind a new house. Maybe one with a finished basement...

Jo--you must have a Wii. All the cool kids are getting them! Books going good. Or at least it will be when my husband stops taking so many vacation days and hogging my writing time. Darn him! (Oh, and no, there isn't another book about Lachlain, but there is one about his cousin, Bowen. It's good, but no one can compare to the original!) ;o)

Mike--call me when you get past the easy level, mmmkay?

Lovey--well, if you're asking what I'd prefer, I'd have to say neither. But something drastic must be done to curb this insatiable need of his! He's not an octopus, you know.

Janie--thank you! And you are a great judge of talent! ;o)

Meleah--thanks, sweets! It was lots of fun! Hope yours was, too.

R--mildly? Oh no. It's beyond that.

Foo--that's the opening of Rock Band. I always skip it because I'm afraid it might give my husband even more bad ideas. Happy riding!

Holly--I love gifts that come with expectations! I get that kind from my mother-in-law every year.

Eye--hmmm...let me guess which one that will be... ;o)

Sugar--if only we had neighbors half as cool as we are instead of a tipsy Brit and an unemployed cage fighting plumber. *sigh*

Momo Fali said...

My daughter and I just got done battling on Guitar Hero. I love it! I kicked her butt too. What? I'm old! I need something to be proud of.

M@ said...

Heaven? Sorry about your loss, Avery.

Bee Repartee said...

It could be worse, a pan flute or maybe an accordian. Although, playing Accordian Hero would..how do you put it? Oh, yes...bites whale bubbles.

PS. I did forget your loverly gift. :( Not on purpose though....who would have thought I would visit you WITH my brain. ~shhhh-aaah~

sybil law said...

I am so glad you're blogging again and that I've decided to come back and check in! I was bad and away for a while, but I am back. And soo happy about it. You rock! (With fake Fenders. Hey - at least - oh wait - you said Les Pauls. Well, rock on!)
:)