Rock Band

I want to take a moment to brag.  I pulled out Rock Band last night for the first time in more than a month, and, somehow, I was better than I’ve ever been.

My sister was over, and we decided to continue our world tour as The Personal Space Invaders.  She played guitar (as usual), and I played drums (also, as usual).  She is really good on the fake guitar and can play pretty much every song on Hard or Expert.  Typically, I have been able to play the drums for pretty much any song on Medium, but I also have been able to play a number of songs on Hard (only one or two on Expert).

Well, last night, I decided to play all but one song on Hard.  Normally, this would mean that our band would fail a couple of songs due to the fact that I was not able to keep from failing my part more than twice.  Last night, however, we, as a band, did not fail ANY songs.  I did have to get rescued a time or two, but somehow, I played those fake drums better than I’ve ever played them before.  I actually felt like I knew what I was doing.  For a brief moment, I felt like I must know what those Japanese kids who breakdance their way through Dane, Dance Revolution must feel like (seriously, have you ever seen some of those kids work that game???).

For most of the songs, miraculously, I didn’t have to get rescued at all.  This makes me really want to get the really expensive drums accessory for Rock Band 2.  It costs about $300, but it can actually function as an electronic drum kit when not being used with the game.  That would be sweet … if only I could get together the money.

Anyone want to sponsor me?

Vic Firth?  Zildjian?  Pearl?

I’ll be waiting by the phone for your call.  I know it’s only a matter of time.