Last weekend blew my mind. I don’t know if that phrase is au courant, but I don’t know how else to say it. I realize some of my vocabulary is very 1975. I also realize that if the word “cool” goes out of style, half of my vocabulary will be lost. (The other half is the word “fuck” as noted here).

But I digress… last weekend I attended Ladies Rock Camp, and in three very full days my life was transformed from a person who loves listening to rock music to a person who *plays* rock music. For me this is akin to stepping on the moon.

The women who volunteer at LRC are truly phenomenal. They took care of all my needs, including feeding me and being my roadie. They formed my band for me based on my preferences. They taught me the rudiments of using an amp and playing an electric guitar. And let me tell you, for those who have not done experienced this, playing electric only barely resembles acoustic. Yes, your left hand is doing the same things, but that’s where the similarities end. These are some realizations I had at Rock Camp:

Indeed within two days of attending LRC, I ran out and bought a Fender Squire so I could experience rock euphoria at will.

Well, except when I am at work. At my desk I dream about my beautiful guitar. I think my next song will address that.

And now, my favorite defunct band:


4 Responses to “ROCK!”

  1. E on April 17th, 2010 12:15 pm

    do you have any video of your band? I would love to see you in a band.

  2. the nerger on April 19th, 2010 8:47 am

    Coming your way shortly…

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