Monday, May 25, 2009

Bang a Drum

I have always had this dream of learning how to play drums. The closest I ever got was playing the crash cymbals and the triangle in the high school band. I did have a huge crush on a drummer in said band, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't count.

I finally got the opportunity to live my drummer rock-God fantasy on Thursday night when Kiki and Randy had me over for dinner. After a few glasses of wine it occurred to us (okay, I sort of insisted) that it would be a splendid idea to play Rock Band 2. I didn't really give either of them the chance to pick the drums--look, I'm the guest so don't I get first pick? I've played with My Honey before, but I was always too intimidated to attempt the drums. It's amazing how wine will turn that kind of thinking on it's head!

Now I have a good sense of rhythm, but I'm not very coordinated which probably helps to explain my complete lack of success in activities requiring the ability to do one thing with one body part and a different thing with another--like basketball or the "sixty-nine" position. So imagine my surprise when I turned out to be not only competent but, dare I say, moderately talented! I managed a score of 87% on my very first song! Okay, so I was on the "easy" setting but still--87% That's not sucky at all! Especially after 3 or 4 glasses of wine--hey, I'd like to see you try it!

Next time I'm at their place I'm totally making them play with me again so I can see if it was a fluke. If I can master the drums in Rock Band I can do anything! Maybe I'll even try walking-while-chewing-gum again...

9 comments:

Logical Libby said...

Wine makes everyone more coordinated. Either that or it makes people care less.

psychsarah said...

Props to you on 87%-drums are the hardest instrument on Rock Band! Good luck at the walking and chewing gum thing... BTW-will your lack of coordination influence your roller derby career at all?

kendall said...

Oh, probably :)

Guy Hosenpeter said...

I think you, me and Katie will have to arm wrestle for the drum sticks next time we all play rockband!

Katie said...

i think you bitches (guy and kendall) need to join me up in medium-difficulty land, then we'll talk skill.
c'est une challenge?

psychsarah said...

oooooh-a throwdown!

kendall said...

I need to defend my besmirched drumming reputation! Challenge accepted!

Um, does anyone have another Rock Band drum kit?

Guy Hosenpeter said...

Ummm...maybe I'll just switch to the jug or the spoons...does rockband supply those instruments? If not I can bring my own...

Mindy said...

The drums are friggin hard! Kudos to you. You can come practice at our house... Chris is always up for some Rock Band buddies.