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


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!

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