The old man shot him an annoyed look. “Well then, perhaps the hundred and first time I tell you about the band, it’ll stick! Now, I want you to tell me what you see here.”
The boy rolled his eyes and looked at the poster again. “I see the same stuff I always see grandpa. That’s you over there with the microphone, and there’s grandma on the guitar, and there’s stinky Sam on the drums, same as always. Not to say it isn’t cool and all,” he said, noticing his grandpa clenching his teeth, “I just like different music than you guys used to play.”
“You don’t know what real music is kid! Look at the way I’m flashing the ‘rock on’ sign. Or how about the way your grandma had that cigarette dangling from her mouth like she was unaware of how well she rocked that guitar. Heck! Even ol’ stinky is twirling his drumstick in a show boating fashion. We rocked, AND we had to set up most of our equipment ourselves. I tell you boy, until you’ve had to rewire and re-plug in a whole sound system yourself, you can’t possibly appreciate what you’re listening to,” he said as he rolled up the old poster once more.
“I’m telling you, all this wireless technology and over synthesized music makes it too easy on you! And let me tell you a thing or two about the special effects that were used on stage.”
“Grandpa,” the boy said with a heavy sigh, “We have special effects now.”
“Bah,” he waved a hand dismissively,” nothing but a bunch of smoke and lights. And holograms? Big deal! In my day we had fireworks on stage! That’s right, stuff was blowing up right there, inches from you, but you had to play on like nothing was happening!”
“Grandpa, wasn’t it those same types of effects that caused you guys to lose your fourth member? You know, that guy who lost his limbs, what was his name?”
The old man waved a hand dismissively. “Armless Joe? We were better off without him.”
“He didn’t use to be armless,” murmured the boy.
“Stop mumbling and fetch me my tape deck and I’ll play you one of our old albums. I bet if you hear us rock, you’ll finally see how right your old granddad is. Just go over there and fetch me the cassette marked ‘Untamed Lick Demo.’
“Sure Grandpa, just one thing,” said the boy.
“What’s that kid?”
“What’s a cassette tape?”
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