Thursday, January 15, 2009

I Thought That Music Mattered


Rock Band Drum Kit (99/366)
Originally uploaded by Chealion.
In early December I decided I could not take another second of Mark whining about how he never gets to do any of the things he wants. How he has no time for fun. Blah, blah, blah. And decided to buy him a gaming console to keep him busy, and hopefully quiet.

For weeks he had been going on and ON about some Star Wars game he wanted to play on the Wii. Most of which I ignored, because 1) I'm not a boy and 2) I wouldn't jump up and down like a wee child, gleefully clutching to my chest an invite to Skywalker Ranch. So you could say I mostly just noticed the whining.

So I did what any wife in such a situation would do. I grabbed my credit card and headed to the electronics store. I have to say that upon learning I was looking for a Wii 2 weeks before Christmas the salesman kindly waiting until I left to laugh his ass off. He restrained himself enough to tell me the name of said Star Wars game, which I still can't remember, and suggested that I buy an X-Box instead. Because it appears that you can play the two games Mark wanted on the X-Box, and I could purchase an X-Box that day. So I bought one, the Star Wars game, whose name keeps escaping me, and Rock Band.

Do you know what happens when you buy Rock Band? Well to start off with you lose all sense of time. Your desire to do other things starts to drain away. You find yourself thinking about the game at work. You play it slavishly for hours on the weekend. You absolutely insist that anyone coming into your house must play it as well. You start to worry that you are not unlocking enough songs, and therefore play longer, picking up additional tour staff and a new bus as you go.

And if none of this makes any sense to you, you need to come over to my house. I have a great new game I want to show you.

3 comments:

Squirrelly Girly said...

OMG, don't you just love it! you know I love the drums, what's your favorite instrument?

Derek said...

The games name is Starwars Force Unleashed. I mean what little boy born in the seventies didn't want to be Darth Vader, and this game lets you do that. No wonder he's excited! The game is available on my iPhone too!

I would love to own rockband but I already have too much to do in the evenings and too little time to do it.

Rebecca / Becky said...

I can't believe you succumbed!!! Oh well, I guess I will get to learn Rock Band when I come visit in April.