Thursday, June 12, 2008
Beyond... Air Guitar Art
All twang and no substance. There’s nothing real about it. Beyond the ability to press the play button on your Sony walkman, air guitar requires absolutely no skill whatsoever.
Air Guitar is a pretence: we pretend we’re doing something amazing when really we’re just larking around. I've been thinking about how sometimes we Christians in the arts play the Air Guitar in creative culture. Sometimes we play air guitar to the creative industries. We see some really cool graphics on a billboard or the cover of an album and we copy it for our mission week publicity. A Christian band like the music of a guys like Coldplay or U2 and copy their sound exchanging but changing the lyrics to be more edifying or more ‘Christian.’