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Feb
08

Air Guitar Nation

Last Saturday night, Heather and I were flipping through the channels looking for something decent to watch.  I had just finished watching the end of something like “Top 100 One Hit Wonders” on VH1 and they said that the next show would be a documentary called “Air Guitar Nation”.  It looked pretty entertaining, so I thought I’d give it a try.

I’m glad I did: it was hilarious.  The basic synopsis is this: in 2002 two American guys find out about the World Air Guitar Championships held in Finland so they go – not as competitors – only observers.  They are struck by the fact that there are no Americans in the competition, so they resolve to organize championship events in the US in order to send a US champion to the world championship the following year.  I don’t want to give much more than that away because the story is really good.  Anyway, if you’ve ever pretended to perform a guitar solo in your bedroom, this documentary is for you.

The documentary is out on DVD, so you can get it on Netflix or something.  Or, if you want to watch it for free, it’ll be on VH1 at 1PM tomorrow (Feb. 13th), so set up your Tivo.  The trailer (which I think doesn’t really do it justice) is here.

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2 Responses to “Air Guitar Nation”


  1. February 13, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    You’re a blogging machine!

    I’ll keep an eye out for this one.

  2. 2 Colin
    February 13, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Yeah, I’ve been feeling inspired lately, I guess.

    Anyway, Air Guitar Nation won the Audience Award at SXSW, so I must not be the only one who thinks it’s good. You may appreciate it even more now that you’ve succumbed to the allure of Guitar Hero. Or, perhaps after watching it, you’ll have some ideas for how you can spice up your Guitar Hero performances…


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