Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Guitar Moron: I'm Really Not Surprised

Just about a year ago, I posted a healthy-sized rant on the absurdity of Guitar Hero and its potential negative repercussions. I talked about what a waste of time and effort it is, how it's a false sense of accomplishment, how people could be learning a real instrument instead, how it's the perfect manifestation of our instant gratification-based society. You know, the usual stuff.

Well, it looks like someone forgot to chain up the idiots again this morning. I saw this on Rolling Stone. Yes, that's right. There's a teenager who is dropping out of high school to become a professional Guitar Hero. So much for ambition. If he were an actual guitarist trying to drop out of school, I still wouldn't approve, but the fact that this amounts to playing video games for a living is about the most pointless and uncertain quest anyone could set out on. When will people realize that they're pushing plastic buttons?

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