Sunday, February 08, 2009
What I Missed
As I made breakfast for my kids today, I discovered that I missed what may have been one of the great musical moments of our still-young century.
Recently, we unlocked Motorhead's "Ace of Spades" on Rock Band 2. My kids' and my Rock Band 2 band "Psycho Neighbor" haven't yet been able to play this anthem together yet for various reasons-- last night, it was because I was at work, and my step-daughter has had limited singing due to the tail end of an illness. However, Adam was in luck-- our friends Wendy and Guido were over, along with Mel's best friend Anya and her seven-year-old sister Julia. Adam, hell-bent on playing drums to this metal classic, recruited Julia to sing while he pounded the skins. History will surely regret that nobody got this moment on a camera, when a teenager clad in a Ramones t-shirt beat out the savage rhythm of "Ace of Spades," while a seven-year-old girl screamed:
You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby,
I don't wanna live for ever,
And don't forget the joker!
Since we missed that magic moment on video last night, we'll have to content ourselves with the great clip of Motorhead, when they showed up to play their classic in the living room of "The Young Ones" in 1984.