Sunday, November 9, 2008

To Air is Human

So, I just finished reading an amazing book; the autobiography of Dan Crane. a.k.a. Björn Türoque - cleverly pronounced Byorn Too-rock; get it. The story of Dan Crane is that of a man aspiring to be the world's greatest air guitarist.  "What does that entail," one might ask?  Well, air guitar, an act that can be likened to karaoke but for the hands.  A complete physical display of extreme rockness.
Put it this way: have you ever been walking down the street, iPod headphones plugged into your ears, playing the Stones perhaps, or maybe even AC/DC, it doesn't really matter as long as it's really rockin'.  Anyways, as you're walking down the streets, tunes blaring through your ears, you suddenly find yourself strumming along with Keith, or Angus.  That's what air guitar is all about.
Besides being a story of the drive to become the greatest air guitarist in the world, Dan/Björn's story not only exudes desperation, but also inspiration.  Not only does it inspire the reader to love everything air and rock, but also to wholeheartedly follow any desires you may have.  Check out the book, and see what happens.  I guarantee you'll dig it.

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