Battle of the Air Bands tip

By weeklyvolcano on September 21, 2007

Jonauer_2 As a public service to those bands participating in Battle of the Air Bands competition Saturday at Cans the Weekly Volcano contacted Tacoma native and Posies guitarist Jon Auer for his opinion on a winning air guitar move.

“I don’t think it’s guitar moves themselves that actually convince people you are a champion air guitarist," explains Auer. "More important are the ‘guitar faces’ you make and how much you move around. If you want tailor-made examples of good guitar face, I would suggest smelling some moldy Bleu cheese in front of a mirror and taking notes on your expression. Then try dropping a small television on one of your feet and see what your face decides to do next. A hundred to one, you will end up looking like you’re playing the solo from ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ by the Scorpions. It’s a winner every time.”

Good luck to all the participating bands.  It be a fun night. â€" Suzy Stump

Pictured is Jon in Singapore, July 2006. Photo by Bum Ariffin