Guitar Hero is an air guitarist’s dream come true: It allows you to play like a rock star without having to bother with niggly little details like actually learning to play the guitar. So good is it that it inspired me to pick up my bass for the first time in forever. Since I don’t own the game myself, though, I didn’t have the luxury of watching tablature fly at me through my TV set; I had to do things the old fashioned way, playing along with whatever albums I had lying around.

Anyway, it took me about 15 minutes to remember why I gave up trying to learn the bass:

  1. I have no sense of rhythm.
  2. I don’t need another hobby that exacerbates the tendonitis in my wrists.

Now I’m going to go soak my hands in ice for a while. Or maybe just go out for a walk, seeing as it’s colder outside than it is in my freezer.