I started my new class today. It's called the History of Rock and Roll.
I hope it will be as cool as it sounds, and the first day did sure did start out with a bang. We listened to some music and classified it, and that part was pretty fun. We had a general consensus that hip-hop was not very well liked in there, and that made me celebrate because I do not generally like music designed for progress-impaired dope addicts.
It was kind of strange when the professor gave us out first lecture. He introduces the course and puts on the Powerpoint-which has nothing to do with rock and roll. It talked about the 2001 world trade center bombings and about the (mis)handling of the subsequent war. It was the most liberally biased, anti-Bush, entertaining, and awesome powerpoint ever and I nearly started laughing out loud in class. I had no idea what the hell that had to do with anything, and thought that maybe it had a point when quite abruptly a slide labeled different rap artists. I still do not understand what the World Trade Centers had to do with anything, and I'll probably never find out.
Still, the extreme democratic tilt to that class made me smile and I knew it is the perfect class for me. We then talked a bit about pop music, which was met with some jeers. It is nonsense and fluff, and is generally made to squeeze money out of senseless infants and has no real soul. The professor talked about how the pop industry is filled with fourteen year old girls who sing a bunch of lame songs written by middle aged men about how it feels to be a fourteen year old girl.
It was absolutely hysterical and a little creepy. I closed my legs together for the rest of the night after hearing that one.
We watched a move about the electric guitar, with a bunch of commentary by different greats, including Pete Townshend, Eddie Van Halen, and the inventor of the greatest guitar ever, Mr. Les Paul. It was entertaining and I had tears streaming down my face the end with a newfound determination to master the guitar and become famous. I'll be the world's greatest stilted miming guitar player ever.
Music is tons of fun and I love listening to it. I hope to learn tons in this new class of mine, especially about Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Jimi Hendrix. Even if I am unable to master the guitar and become amputated, I can still became the greatest rock and roll historian ever.