Saturday, and Guitar Hero


So, a whole mess of people came over to watch the Sox’ losing effort against the Yankees this past Saturday, and it was a good time. For the record, I highly recommend the “Hot and Spicy” varietal of Johnsonville Brats. After the game was over and most of the folks left for some crazy party in Sullivan Square, us remaining individuals sat around watching the tube and drinking some of Anne’s friend Craig’s very fine home-brew (thanks Craig!).

The topic of Guitar Hero came up, and how I was thinking about picking up a copy for my PS2. Now, here’s where living across the street from a Best Buy comes in handy, and is somewhat dangerous. About 5 minutes later, we had the goods and were off and running with the game.

Several hours of pure awesomeness ensued, and Amanda has some photos up of us rocking the joint. So, by now I’ve got everything beat on “medium” level (and I must say that my “Free Bird” is coming along quite nicely), but I want to get some more playing time in and really master the rig before moving up to the next skill level. Wish me luck.

An interesting footnote to this story is the Joel Zumaya story. Apparently Joel, a fire-throwing pitcher for the Tigers, missed a few games of the ’06 ALCS due to “soreness” from playing the game too much. I suppose it’s something to keep in mind, but then again I’m not a major league pitcher.

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  1. #1 by amanda on April 30, 2007 - 12:59 pm

    i’ve definitely developed soreness from marathon jam sessions, so be careful!

  2. #2 by amanda on April 30, 2007 - 3:06 pm

    also, laurie had some very negative things to say about the way we spent our saturday night, so don’t let her play, ever!

  3. #3 by MRhé on April 30, 2007 - 3:36 pm

    A) My fingertips hurt the next day and I couldn’t figure out what it was from until about five minutes ago – the beginnings of blisters from those fret buttons. I also had an incredible headache, which I think it directly related to staring at that moving fretboard for hours on end.
    B) Perhaps if LB hung out with A-Side once in a while, she wouldn’t be traveling on the L-Train so much.

  4. #4 by benoc on April 30, 2007 - 3:41 pm

    Hey, you’re just jealous because you missed the “debauchery party” in Sull Sq. Also, who’s calling who “A-Side”?

  5. #5 by A-Side on April 30, 2007 - 7:19 pm

    A) No.
    B) A-Side here is being self-referential.