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Apr. 29th, 2006

Oh my God. I am really knackered, partly because I was out late(ish) at a gig last night and then woke up really early this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. In fact, I didn't go out tonight because I wanted to have an early night. And yet there is no point in my going to bed. Why? Oh, just guess. Yes, Mr Next Door and his youthful ladyfriend have sailed off on (snerk) "Air Nautique" again, and his unsupervised offspring have got their mates around.

But! It's even worse than usual. Because one of the party has got hold of an electric guitar and an amp. And she or he has been playing the intro to 'Smoke on the Water' for about two hours. Very, very, very badly. In fact s/he hasn't actually managed to make it through the opening notes yet. Remember that amazing Freaks and Geeks episode where Lindsay persuades Nick that the band needs to practice and they end up playing the intro to 'Smoke on the Water' for hours on end until they all hate it and the band splits up? Well, that's what this sounds like. Except in this case it's neither funny nor entertaining. In fact, it's torturous.

Oh God, now the phantom crap guitarist is playing 'Axel F' on the guitar, with typical skill. I shudder to think what horror I'll hear next....

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jeejeen
Apr. 29th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
HAAAA HA HA AXEL F.

I just died a little.
stellanova
Apr. 30th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
There were times last night when I wish I'd died, just to escape the hideous musical nightmare.

Also, back in the '80s I could play 'Axel F' on the piano. Treble and bass parts. Awwww yeah!

Doo-doo, doo-da-doo doo-doo....
jeejeen
Apr. 30th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
Lucky for you I"m listening to Superstar and can't get the evil Axel F in my head! EVIL!
spookycat50
Apr. 30th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Sorry to snoop, but I found myself laughing at your predicament. I've been there, too. And the fact that you name-dropped Freaks and Geeks makes you fabulous.
stellanova
Apr. 30th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks!

And luckily my neighbours seem to be weary today after their night of noise. It's all very quiet....so far.
seriouspenguin
Apr. 30th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
I recently learned that "Air Nautique" is actually a brand name for a boat. So either your neighbor has this brand of boat, or he's engaging in not-very-witty trademark infrigement. heh.

The guitar thing, though, I can't explain. Doesn't s/he know that s/he is supposed to master the lame guitar covers in the basement before inflicting them on the neighbors? You see, this way hopefully they get sick of it and the bad cover never sees the light of day. And there's just no excuse for "Smoke on the Water." No imagination whatsoever. Next thing, this stupid person will be playing "Stairway to Heaven" and then you'll have no choice but to kill them all.

OK, I just talked to the Penguin Consort, and he claims that the guitar-annoyance progression goes this way: If he's only at "Smoke on the Water," then there's still time. If he gets to "Smells like Teen Spirit," then go buy a gun, because "Stairway" is on the horizon and there's no turning back from there. The PC sold guitars for ten years and once they get to "Smells" then they're off to buy effects pedals and you are utterly doomed.
seriouspenguin
Apr. 30th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
The PC would like to know if this guitar-playing person has a mullet haircut and drives a Camaro. Because in the States, then it would be considered a justifiable homicide.
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