Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Air Guitar

There was a bad moment in the gym. An orange, muscled hulk had risen from a bench after struggling with what seemed to me to be fairly modest weights. He was wearing earphones and, as he rose, he embarked upon some alarming, rhythmic convuslions. His eyes were closed so perhaps he had forgotten he was not alone. That can be the only explanation for what happened next. He began playing the air guitar. Now we have all done this from time to time - in private - and it is a more or less unavoidable habit for anybody aged less than about sixty. It is, nevertheless, a pretty comprehensively dorkish thing to do and something of which I assumed one ought to be ashamed. Or perhaps not. What, I wondered idly, if air guitars were visible? It turns out they are and you can buy them. See here. R. "Bud" Philson sounds like an impressive kind of guy.

8 comments:

  1. Funny isn't it how you never see anyone playing air bassoon?
    NCA

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  2. I dont believe this story
    Has this happened to anyone else?
    cmt

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  3. I have actually witnessed someone playing said stringed instrument on the Tube. I kid you not. I'm sure you've also noticed increasing numbers of people singing and dancing in a skin-crawlingly earnest fashion while listening to their iPods. Urgh. R T Firefly

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  4. It is as if, RTF, they have lost touch with reality. No, surely not.

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  5. Or, perhaps, it is we, the observers, who have lost touch with the contemporary version of reality, as experienced by the observed? It certainly feels that way. Aliens. Yes, they are already here. And I am one of them. Dr Hugo Z Hackenbush

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  6. Now look here, matey, it is quite obvious to me, Jimi J-S, that you never seen me biting the ole G string at a Transworld Sales Conference back in whenever it was when it was, man, you dig what I'm sayin'? 'Scuse me while I kiss yo ass.

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