For Christmas this year, we got a copy of Rock Band 2 for the family to play on our PlayStation 3. If you aren’t familiar with the game, it comes with a fake plastic guitar, some drums and a microphone and you “play along” and sing along with songs. But, mostly Cynthia and I found ourselves playing the game ourselves after the kids went to bed. Matthew didn’t seem interested and Samantha is of course too young. A couple of weeks ago, we started up the game and the kids had a great time.
We picked “The Joker And The Thief” by Wolfmother because it is a song which Matthew loves and knows well. I played the guitar and Matthew sang. We setup the drums for Samantha to play with but didn’t turn them on. She didn’t mind and had fun playing. Matthew was part of the game and he did great. We finished the song successfully. Since then, Cynthia gave Matthew a copy of “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor on an old cassette tape which he can listen to in his room and he has learned that song pretty well also. Walking to school yesterday, Matthew started singing “It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the cream of the fight” and I started to laugh, wondering what his teacher would say when he started singing that at some point during the day. We will have to give him a chance to try that song on Rock Band soon.
Check out the video to see a bit of us playing “The Joker And The Thief”.