Sunday, February 10, 2008

Air Guitar Nation

Have you seen this flick? It was on VH1 last night. Good god. Watch the trailer.

I have a 3-year old and a 4-month old. I seldom get to watch TV. But the pop culture gods were smiling upon me last night...the kids went to bed early, the wife was organizing the junk drawer or something and I was able to sit on the couch and watch TV...normally there isn't shit on, and last night would have been no exception had it not been for Air Guitar Nation...

From the movie's MySpace page:
"...AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way to northern Finland. AIR GUITAR NATION chronicles the birth of the US Air Guitar Championships and the personal journeys of those talented contestants who are vying to become the first World Air Guitar Champion from the United States...What starts as a friendly contest above a New York strip club becomes a battle of naked ambition played out on the national and, ultimately, the world stage. Full of triumph and disappointment, patriotic spirit and political tension - and of course invisible guitars - this tension filled competition quickly turns very real...AIR GUITAR NATION captures the explosion of competitive air guitar through the eyes of former world champions, fans and media, and through the personal rivalries of those trying to attain the title of "The best Air Guitarist in the world.""

The movie has its flaws, but taking competitive air guitar seriously is not one of them...