Guitar Hero to the rescue!
Hey, do you remember the music industry? That thing that we've all got this weird co-dependent relationship with? Well, as you may have heard, it's been sick for a long time - but salvation appears to be on the way, in the form of plastic guitars and drums with brightly colored buttons. It turns out that video games like "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" are not only making money in the form of downloadable songs, they're leading players to dig into the discographies of artists they discovered through the games.
Next week brings us the Aerosmith version of Guitar Hero, which I'm probably more stoked about than I oughtta be. I'm a full-on GH addict, and the thing about it is that while it helps to be a fan of the music to enjoy the game, you don't really have to be - I like Aerosmith as much as the next guy, but even if I didn't it would still be fun. Still, I can't help but pine for a WFPK edition of Guitar Hero - how incredible would it be to stand in your living room in your pajamas, jumping around like an idiot and thumping on your plastic guitar to My Morning Jacket or Townes Van Zandt?