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Friday, July 29, 2011

Musical Career Revived!

At last I've found my musical niche!  As much as I wanted to be a vocalist, it just wasn't meant to be, as you know, if you recall my  post, The End of a Musical Career , from June of 2009.  (If it's not familiar, you may want to click on the link and check it out.)

I just heard about the National Air Guitar Championship held in Chicago!  Justin Howard, aka Nordic Thunder, won the National Air Guitar Championship--pretending to play the guitar!  How cool is that?  I am SO excited!

Not really a guitar person, maybe I could compete in the National Air Piano Championship.  I just need to sit, move my feet up and down (like I'm pumping those pedals), and pound my pinkies on an imaginary keyboard!  Of course, I'd have to add facial expressions:

I need to look like I'm really concentrating....like Ferrante and Teicher...

And I definitely have to look like I'm enjoying myself, plus pounding the keyboard with flair and flamboyance....like Liberace!  (Note to self: shop for wild-ass tuxedo.)


Also, I have to look like I'm really into the music.....like Little Richard!  (I might want to consider having my hair done in corn rows...)

(I think the last one is especially convincing.)

  But wait, I don't think you're allowed to have actual instruments, so I wouldn't be able to sit on a piano bench!  I'd have to pretend to be sitting on a piano bench, while pretending to pedal, while pretending to pound the pinkies on the ivories'.  There'd be no pretending  about the back ache I would have after trying to maintain that posture for several minutes to the tune of Ferrante and Teicher's Autumn Leaves.!

Maybe I need to consider a different instrument?  Air Trombone might be too challenging for my arthritic shoulder;  actually any instrument that required me to hold both arms at shoulder level could be problematic.  That Glucosamine Chondroitin I take has it's limitations!

Then, too, it's probably difficult to simulate playing an instrument that you've never played before, so I should probably stick to an instrument with which I am familiar!  Let's see, I never took any music lessons, but I'm pretty good with the kazoo.  That's the ticket!  I'll play the air kazoo!  Now all I have to do is find an air kazoo competition!  In the meantime, I'd better watch Nordic Thunder and pick up all the performance tips I can!



What do you think?  Have I got a shot?
EVA

17 comments:

River said...

Air trombone? Hmmm
What about air drums?
Or just be a spectator. That's what I would do.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Drinking is good, dude, so long as it stays SOCIAL. :)

I thought the last photo was a homeless lady who'd fallen asleep on the bus, but now I see it. CONCENTRATION. Glad we cleared that up. Ha!!! Crazy lady.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I absolutely think you have a shot. So much of it is the attitude. :)

My husband is the only person I know who plays air dobro. I think there's room for one more.

Kelley said...

You DO have a shot! Ha! I was just thinking about how good I can play the air fiddle to "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" the other day and how I wish I could enter a contest for it. I'll keep a look-out for something like that in my town. If there are air guitar competitions, surely there is the air fiddle one!

Brian Miller said...

oh i think you might be perfect for this...air trombone for sure, just puff out your cheeks and...

Al Penwasser said...

Live that dream!!

JEN said...

Go for it....you really do not need to worry about much of a wardrobe [video]......but I would worry about wordrobe MALFUNCTION!!!

Kristy said...

Oh, hilarious! You are full of it, and all in a good way! Love it.

K A B L O O E Y said...

These pictures are hysterical. Oh, oh, I mean deeply moving.

AgingGal said...

Without a doubt, this is your calling! I've always wanted to be a rock drummer, can I be your back-up "air drummer"?

Nicki said...

This is hysterical! The air kazoo is bad-ass! But I would love to see you in a tux with corn rows! And yes, you can still sit on a bench for air piano! I see people do that all the time for the air keyboard!!

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Clipped Wings said...

Go for it, baby! I think you should be all you can be with that smokin air kazoo! Live your dream big!

K A B L O O E Y said...

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The Frisky Virgin said...

Totally think you have a shot to take the title! Loved this! Great pics!

I've never played air anything. I feel dull now.

Eva Gallant said...

ComeatmeBro: Glad you liked it; thanks for stopping by!

ClippedWings: Thanks for the affirmation! lol By the way, I've been reading your blog every time you post, but for some reason, I've been unable to comment. Just wanted you to know I've been there!

Frisky: Neither have I. It's not too late to start! lol

Pat said...

I love those pictures of you. They are hysterical! BTW, we just bought a kazoo at Borders for $1.50. Such a deal that you don't have to do an "air" kazoo.