To Air is Human: One Man's Quest to Become the World's Greatest Air Guitarist

To Air is Human: One Man's Quest to Become the World's Greatest Air GuitaristThis one proves that a true passion for a non traditional hobby, a lot of liquid courage, and just the right amount of idiocy can get you your fifteen minutes of fame Did I mention that twelve of those fifteen minutes will be spent dealing with the likes of Carson Daly and the anchors at the Fox News morning show I am looking forward to the documentary, unless of course it is already on the shelf at Blockbuster If that is the case, then I guess I just need to start looking. We saw the transcendent movie Air Guitar Nation at this year s Madison film festival Despite the International Air Guitar Championships existing for over a decade, an American had never competed The makers of Air Guitar Nation follow the first two American contenders C diddy the Asian fury and Bj rn T roque The credits mention Bj rn s book, so of course I had to pick it up Sometimes funny, often kind of sad and pathetic, T roque explains his interest in competing in air guitar, his inexplicable burning to win and his dissatisfaction with his real career and life While T roque often comes off petulant and jealous in the movie, his book is very human Anyone reading it can understand the desire to be the best at something, especially when the rest of life seems so tiring and mundane ROCK How An Average Musician Put Aside His There Guitar And Reinvented Himself As Bj Rn T Roque, The Take No Prisoners Future Of Air Guitar The True Story Of How Mildly Successful Guitarist And New York Times Writer Dan Crane Relinquished His Instrument And Became Bj Rn T Roque Pronounced B Yorn Too RAWK , The Second Greatest Air Guitarist In The Nation This Exploration Of The International Air Guitar Sub Culture Addresses The Issue Of Dedicating Oneself To An Invisible Art In Order To Achieve The Ultimate Goal Of Airness That Is, When Air Guitar Transcends The Real Art That It Imitates And Becomes An Art Form In And Of Itself What an interesting book I found this book at Books A Million on clearance for 1, and couldn t resist taking a chance to see what its all about.What a hilarious, genuine, and fun story It s stacked with characters, personality, rock n roll and guitar, all along one man s journey to achieve his surprising, unorthodox, accidental passion for air guitar Beyond that, it s a story about trying to reconcile the adult you are supposed to be with the wacky, fun, truth that often hides inside of all of us This book may be evenenjoyable for older generations or classic rock junkies, but with the sub notes at the bottom of each page filled with interesting facts, references, or witty injections to the story itself, I didn t feel a bit out of the loop on what when who where they were talking about I also really enjoyed his humor and had plenty of out loud, ha moments.Around page 170, I was feeling a little overloaded with the costume persona descriptions and felt that there wasn t much else to say about air guitar I decided to make an effort to finish the book, and within 30 pages I was re entertained Beyond guitarists, musicians, performers, classic rock junkies, or music enthusiasts, this book can reach anyone striving to pursue a passion that is or isn t mainstream or expected. I picked this book out at the library on a complete whim Music is awesome and so is humor so I thought I might enjoy it And I did in fact, really dig this read Dan Crane transforms himself into the myth, the legend, Bjorn Turoque hard air rocker and preacher of peace through air guitar Bjorn thirsts for the world championship title as Dan documents his journey through the world of competitive and highly intoxicated air guitar Surprisingly, Dan also learns a lot about himself through Bjorn as well The book is also speckled with air guitar tips and demonstrative diagrams and a list of the best air guitar songs for budding enthusiasts and competitors alike. After watching the documentary Air Guitar Nation, I had to read this and so far it s not letting me down Dan Crane, aka Bjorn Turoque, is a musician so he knows a lot of great music and the air guitar medleys and 60 second performance pieces he puts together sound great He not only names the bands but he adds side notations about the bands and their history For example he uses a song called The Mole by The Bags His story travels around the word, including two trips to Finland where he not only performs but he learns about the Finnish culture and participates in Finnish rituals such as sauna. Nie h tte ich gedacht, dass ein Buch, das sich um Nichts bzw der Luftgitarre dreht, so viel Spa macht Bj rn T roque macht sich auf, der weltbeste Luftgitarrist zu werden, doch sieht er sich zahlreicher talentierter Konkurrenz besonders dieser mit Asian Fury entgegen gestellt Mit der Unterst tzung seiner Freunde und ganz viel Leidenschaft f r den Rock im Blut, ist das n chste Ziel der World Championshit in Oulu, Finnland Eine sehr am sante, wahre Geschichte, die sich einfach und unterhaltslam wegliest Man ist beim Auslesen fast ein wenig traurig, dass es nicht weitergeht. I knew nothing about the competitive air guitar circuit, which started in Finland, with a semi joking but semi serious mission to bring world peace through air guitar because if everyone is holding an air guitar, no one can hold a weapon Dan Crane aka Bjorn Turoque, say it out loud and you ll get it seems quite aware of straddling the delicate lines between silly and meaningful when are you an artist and when are you just a grown man in spangly spandex His journey is epic, hilarious, and thoughtful than I would have expected. fun to read, similar to Hell Bent for Leather but without the dry British wit slightly heavier American humor and no actual instrument looking back on it, I was surprised at how little actual story there was because I was engaged enough to zip through there could be about the psychology behind his persona.Bonus the little dude in the bottom right corner of the right hand pages does a flip book show I loved so many things about this one Both conceptually and in terms of style Filled to the brim with rock n roll trivia and light hearted humour with just the right amount of personal anecdotes Dan is just Dan Crane and writes in first person for most parts the brilliance of his narrative is in the way he channels his alter egos Bj rn T rocque air guitarist and Jean Luc Retard there guitarist Sure, the book is strewn with all the air clich s imaginable But thrown in at the right moments, they crack you up, bringing out that element of hilarity that envelops everything about T rocque s relentless pursuit of Air Guitar Although he makes light of it, a lot of passion and preparation goes into an air guitar performance and the finer details of the creative impulses that would drive any air guitarist worth his Air name are not lost on the reader My favourite part, however, is how the book has been presented in a mock textbook format, complete with illustrations of air guitar moves and ample footnotes on rock trivia or just the occasional joke.Did I mention the dainty opening quotes on each chapter by stalwarts ranging from Nietzsche to Mick Jagger to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Much fun The back cover lists it as humor I d add a memoir music there and we have a winner

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • To Air is Human: One Man's Quest to Become the World's Greatest Air Guitarist
  • Björn Türoque
  • English
  • 09 December 2019
  • 9781594482106

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