View Full Version : Attention guitar shop SCs

11-28-2006, 03:16 AM
While I am aware that you are allowed to try out a song that you like to play on guitar; please stop playing the following because it annoys me, other guitarists and the clerks:

Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven. Yes it's a great song but when there is a sign up on the wall saying "No stairway to heaven" it means it. They are honestly not joking.

AC/DC -Back in Black, heard it too many times and I don't need to hear your bad tone to accompany it.

Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water, see above.

Other songs I want you to stop playing: Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit, yes Nirvana is great but come on play something that isn't tired. Also, quit trying to show off with your cheesy solos, the guys who run the shop can run circles around you without even trying.

Thank you and that is all.

11-28-2006, 03:57 AM
Stairway denied.

11-28-2006, 07:01 AM
Remind me to come in some time and massacre Freebird for you. You'll be begging for Smoke on the Water in no time :angel:

Fera Festiva
11-28-2006, 02:02 PM
There's a guitar shop I go to that has a sign on the wall with the following rules:

1) No Stairway.
2) No Smoke on the Water.
3) No Smells Like Teen Spirit.
4) No other songs beginning with S.
5) No singing along. This isn't your bedroom.
6) No MySpace haircuts.
7) No playing a bunch of fancy riffs your much cooler brother taught you, then looking at us like you think we're impressed.
8) No humming. See point 5.
9) No playing with a crappy, thin plastic pick and then claiming it "sounds tinny".

I love that shop. :D

11-28-2006, 03:15 PM
Stairway denied.

Woo hoo!!! "Wayne's World" reference!!!!

:ot: "Live in the now!!!!!!!!!!"

11-28-2006, 09:22 PM
What's a myspace haircut?

11-28-2006, 11:31 PM
Are they trying out for a place in Ande Supporting Bands?

11-29-2006, 09:19 PM
No playing the same damn chord over and over again as loud as you can.

No climbing.

11-30-2006, 03:50 AM
Do you hear the riff from Crazy Train much?

11-30-2006, 09:35 PM
Are they trying out for a place in Ande Supporting Bands?

Bah, I like The Band With Rocks In better.

11-30-2006, 10:52 PM
Bah, I like The Band With Rocks In better.

Yeah, but they've got talent. And a roadie. And they play the classics occasionally. All with me now:

Gold, gold, gold, gold
Gold, gold, gold, goooooooooold
Gold, gold, gold, gold
Gold, gogogol, goooooooooold!

12-01-2006, 02:07 AM
We're mean, and turf
We're mean, and turf
And we walk towards you in a menacing way!


12-01-2006, 09:40 AM
You know, I was in a guitar shop recently that also denied patrons the right to play Stairway, so no probs there.
I did see a customer get asked to hold back on the incessant strumming though.
What made my day, however, was the pro who came in having obviously done his research, and asked to try out a Stratocaster (Wayne's World reference there too), and started with Nothing Else Matters.
Now, I already love that song.
But he transitioned from test strum to full-on impromptu performance. He had the whole shop riveted.
Then, after a well-deserved round of applause, a staffer covered the No Stairway sign, and he ripped off a stunning performance of that too.

Wen I left, the sign had been annotated to read
"Performance of Stairway to Heaven is strictly forbidden (Exceptions granted. Ask at desk)"

12-01-2006, 10:53 AM
I've always fancied learnig to play a banjo, after hearing the duelling banjos in Deliverance.

Of course have inconsistant tonal hearing means I'd have no hope.

12-01-2006, 11:38 AM
too), and started with Nothing Else Matters.
Now, I already love that song.
But he transitioned from test strum to full-on impromptu performance. He had the whole shop riveted.

Did you get his name by any chance? Nothing Else Matters is going to be my wedding song. A live performer would be awesome. I am already flying 2 in from Melbourne for the wedding, I can throw in a 3rd from Canberra.

12-01-2006, 06:54 PM
Unfortunately, no. It was back in 2002, in Brisbane.

As an alternative, how about the San Francisco Symphony? I think that their renditions from S&M (1999) are the best ever. I bought it just for NEM and Ecstasy of Gold...

Sorry to go too far off topic here, but Banrion, why not bring the wedding here, to place called Jenolan Caves? One of the caves has a cavern called the Cathedral, and is frequently used for weddings and/or liver performances buy such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Jimmy Barnes, and on one occasion I had the honour of attending, the Sydney Symphony performing film scores by the likes of Ennio Morricone and Jerry Goldsmith. It's absolutely beautiful, and the audio properties mean it has been used as a recording studio in the past. The sound is much more "human".

12-02-2006, 06:40 PM
Nothing Else Matters is going to be my wedding song.

Wow, great minds think alike.

12-03-2006, 02:18 AM
This thread makes me think of the Rays Music Exchange scene in the original Blues Brothers, and the part where the kid reaches for the guitar and Ray Charles shoots his gun halfway between the kid and the guitar, missing both, then says something about kids gone bad.

12-03-2006, 04:13 PM
What's a myspace haircut?

I'd like to know the answer to that as well. :confused:

12-03-2006, 04:23 PM
I'd like to know the answer to that as well. :confused:

If you look at the stereotypical user of MySpace and take a good look at their hairstyle that would be considered a "MySpace haircut". A Google search gave me this: http://www.demonbaby.com/blog/2004/04/first-annual-myspace-stupid-haircut.html

I also told the guys at the guitar shop the famous guitar story, they were in utter disbelief.

Fera Festiva
12-04-2006, 09:53 PM
I think a Myspace haircut is like one of these (http://sydney.diarystar.com.au/userimages/user1078_1149473066.jpg).

(My own hair is currently not dissimilar to one of those, so I'm not entirely sure I agree with the punch-in-the-face sentiment... :) )

12-06-2006, 09:25 PM
Heh....I see kids like that in Portland, and it cracks me up that they spent way more time on their hair than I did on mine, and I possess 2 X chromosomes :lol:

12-07-2006, 09:56 PM
Wow, two of them? I've got very long hair, sometimes it gets caught in my belt when I'm putting my pants on. It looked pretty straight-forward and mid-seventies-style until I started parting it on the side. It looks considerably emoer now, and not only that, but my alopecia's come back and I've developed an attractive blonde shock in my hair, which makes me look extremely emo, and I'm not even trying. This is why I wear the hat.

Casino Jockey
12-10-2006, 01:02 AM
i recently went to see g3 and went to a signing. at the signing John Petrucci picked up a guitar (it was in a music shop) and played the ass off ovature 1812 (one for the dream theater fans). i was in heaven as i love DT and they have never been to australia.