December 10th, 2003

ronin

The Boulder Weekly had a good issue a couple weeks back.

Boulder has always had free newspapers floating around - a fact that almost every college student in this town who has ever had to attend a boring lecture probably appreciates. In the last couple of years, I've been increasingly reading The Boulder Weekly in preference to The Colorado Daily. (Which, let's be honest here, just hasn't been as good since Pam White left.)

I found a story in the November 26th issue that I thought was actually pretty cool, so I thought I'd post it. It is, unexpectedly enough, about how to learn to play the guitar. I can't find the article on the Weekly's website (looks like it wasn't ever posted, alas) so I'll try and type in a good exerpt here:

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Pretty cool stuff eh? I went to Kent's website, http://www.myndflyte.com/, and checked it out. Total Power Guitar is only $9.95, which is pretty damn good even if it is only HTML files on a CDROM and some guitar tuning and metronome freeware. I think I will probably acquire a copy. I'm sick of my $800 fender strat sitting, unused, in its pretty tweed case on my bookshelf...

Also, check out the rather amusing "Tanked In Tuxes" piece from the same issue.

Finally, the "People's Republic" column in this week's issue was absolutely hilarious. I'm convinced author Rob Sheely is an unsung literary genius. Clicky, clicky...