Thursday Thirteen: The Guitar Hero Version


1. Why do I stink at Guitar Hero, I ask myself? I am musically inclined, after all. I was in marching band! Yes, I played the flute. It's not guitar. But it's an instrument. Isn't music like playing a sport? You can play one, you can play them all? Didn't someone say that?

2. My tone-deaf husband (sorry honey) is already on level whatever-hundred and is amazing! How is that possible? Although, if it's a video game, he can beat it. So maybe that's it. Maybe it's not the music. Maybe it's the video-gameness.

3. My character girl has pigtails. If I were in my 20s again, I'd wear pigtails. And a backpack with stripey thigh highs.

4. I have carpel tunnel from messing up over and over again on "Talk Dirty to Me" by Poison.

5. They booed me off the stage. Again.

6. My husband snickers from behind me and says things like, "Maybe there's a lag between the tv and the guitar" to make me feel better. But really he riles me up because he's always better than me at everything. Why why why!

7. I named my band "Moolay". That's French for Mullet.

8. The guitar yells at you when you mess up the notes.

9. My husband holds his ears and yells things like, "Yikes!" when I mess a bunch of notes up in a row.

10. I want to learn how to play the real guitar. I tried to teach myself guitar using the Guitar for Dummies book when I lived in a way overpriced studio apartment in New York City. A friend of mine gave me a kid guitar. It was a real acoustic guitar, kidsize. I could read the notes and make them and my fingers got all calloused. I gave it up after a while but I'd like to try again only have a real live person teach me this time.

11. My husband just got to play a Killers song. I love the Killers. I just get to play things like "Talk Dirty to Me" by Poison because I can't get past the stupid song to open up funner ones.

12. In about five minutes I will try "Talk Dirty to Me" a few hundred more times until I beat it.

13. Until then, my husband who's character looks like CC Deville from Poison is beating every single song! He even does that back-arching pose when they hold the note for a long time and completely rocks out. You'd never believe he was this much of a rockstar. He's not the rockstar type. You also wouldn't believe he does a dance to the opening song of American Idol. He'll deny that one to the grave. But it's true. I laughed so hard from it during my first pregnancy the jury is still out on whether or not it sent me into labor. Anyway, Guitar Hero is fun even though I stink. Gotta go! It's my turn! You're going down, Poison!

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  1. At least you've tried it. I just watch my son and it scares me. I dont understand how you can look at the scream and know which color you're touching. Happy TT:)

  2. I've never played it, but the guitar yells back when you screw up? Aw, hell no. That is the last thing I need in my life - I prefer silence when I make a boo boo... :) Very fun 13!

  3. Go for the pigtails. I'm in my thirties and I say what the heck and wear the pigtails anyway. :) I started out wearing them when I was working in the woods and it was easier to keep my wool hat on with pigtails than a ponytail. They made me so happy I didn't want to give them up so I didn't.

  4. Ok..
    first of all..
    I played the flute. The coincidences are just killing me.
    This is hands down my fav Wii game.
    I had to play it for three hours straight before I finally got it.
    The song I played over and over was Talk Dirty to Me.
    In fact, my kids also now can sing it verbatim. Not sure that is a good thing.
    Can't wait for the 80's version for the Wii.
    I can't beat stinking Tom Morello.
    It ticks me off.
    My character is the pink ponytail girl. I do wear my hair like this. Not sure that is a good idea, either.
    Lastly, my band is called MILF.
    I did not name myself that, it came from my husband.
    Rock on sister...

  5. I so shouldn't admit this, but I'm going to. I'm so busy writing about my own guitar heroes that I haven't given the game a whirl yet!

    (and yes, I think it's more of a video game thing over a musical thing.)

  6. Fun list! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great Thursday!

  7. ROTFL!

    Honey, I get paid to play guitar and I totally stink at Guitar Hero. My 11y/o boy, who is musically inept, has beat the game several times over. (And has developed quite an appreciation for Classic Rock music, so it's all good!)

    Love your T-13!

  8. I want hubby to get this. Cool list and I love your blog..Theres so much here to exlore!

    Mines up as well!
    Hubbys having a give away at his blog at

    Hope you will visit us both!

  9. Hey, I played the flute in high school too. Never tried guitar hero though.

  10. Interesting 13. Mine is Eat, Drink and be Merry - 13 Last Words, Excerpt: Judaism instructs us to enjoy the simple gifts that God gives in the present world. Eat, drink and be merry. Enjoy this life, on this Earth, in this time. I have collected for your enjoyment the last words of some of our more famous fellow human beings involving food or drink before they died.

  11. I love it, I love it, I love it!!! I have yet to play guitar hero but my PARENTS?? have it so hopefully I will play one day soon!

  12. I've been meaning to comment on this one for a few days! I don't have this game but my brother does and he is really really good at it! Me....not so much! But I like to think that with practice I'd get better, it is just soooo very frustrating that I give up and thrust the guitar back in frustration!


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