Saturday, February 20, 2010

Future Music & It Might Get Loud


I watched the documentary It Might Get Loud last night with T.
It's about the electric guitar, and it's interpretation as played by Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White.
I thought it might be a bit cheesy (and it is at points), but overall it appealed to my secret desire to be a rock star. It made me really want to learn to play guitar!
I love all kinds of music, and I have to admit I enjoyed seeing footage of these three men before they were uber- famous. The first few minutes of the movie Jack White makes a 'guitar' out of some wood scraps, nails, a wire & a bottle (pictured above). It's pretty cool.
I'm not sure if I can learn to play an instrument. I feel like my brain doesn't work the right way. The gentleman who runs Future Music (a great used vintage instruments shop in our neighborhood- they had a Moog there the last time I went!) has told me on a couple occasions that anyone can learn how to play. That people are wired to play music. I'm not sure I believe him (I'm certain I'm the exception) but it's a nice thought!

Future Music: Vintage Music Store
5112 York Blvd. L.A., CA 90042
(323) 344-0029

6 comments:

cheryl cambras said...

Max and I want to go! That doc sounds good - thanks!

Megan Taylor said...

I wanted to see that movie too, but wasn't sure about it. Now I'm motivated...thanks for the rec!

janis said...

You would make a fabu guitar player - it's in the look isn't it? I think you have it :^)

ah-yi said...

oh my god, how come i never notice such a fun shop on york??
i was forced to play piano, harp and Chinese instruments when i was little,.......
i miss playing music sometimes now....
you should really try something! it will be fun!!
:)

Ritva said...

hi jennifer, my rock star!

Theresa said...

My husband didn't learn piano til he was an adult. He taught many adults for years. He is pretty good! http://garymarksmusic.com/

It's never to late to learn. I hope you get your rock star dream.