Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Punk Rock Guitar Whines of Whiny Upper West Side Punks.

(snapped on Broadway, in the 90s)
For New York City parents of a certain socio-economic set, sending their over-pampered kids to overpriced camps is a rite of Summer.
At Rock 'N' Roll Boot Camp put on by NYCGuitarSchool (look at the cute rebels!), $543 gets their little Slash/Jimi Eight 3-hour "sessions."
Judging by the missing contact tabs on this flier, It's gonna by a heated competition to see who can first learn "Turn Turn Turn" by the Byrds to make Mom & Dad proud at the next Iraqi War protest.
previously in Stupid New York:
1. The four fashionable faces of Williamsburg.
2. The Trans Fat War Turns Childish.
3. The comedy of the NYC Office of Emergency Management.
5. Political Shtickball.
6. I-Banker Boot Camp.
7. TriBeCa Horror Film Festival.
8. It is hard for black kids to fit in on the Upper West Side.


Blogger HighJive said...

looks like the student has quite a hard-on for rock 'n' roll.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need extra cash, so if anyone wants to learn Smoke on the Water, email me.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Brooks said...

That's all well and good, but where are the camps for roadies and groupies? "Surly stagehand demeanor" and "desperate attempts to (briefly) rub against someone else's fame" don't just happen.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the course for groupies?
Spread Your Legs 101?

10:42 PM  
Blogger Matt Brand said...

you found it! THIS is the root of all the bad whiney indie rock!

12:03 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm jelly
but only because I already rebelled
those kids are toast
but only because they never heard a thing

4:29 AM  
Blogger Alan Wolk said...

What's particularly scary is that the flyer seems to have been done by someone with more than a passing knowledge of advertising. (Note the more-clever-than-if-it-were-done-by-an-actual-guy-who-owned-a-guitar-camp headline.)

You know there's a whole school of Hipster Literature ("Alternadad" being the most prominent) about hipster dads who pride themselves on their 4 year olds simultaneous love of Death Cab For Cutie and hatred for The Wiggles.)

11:48 AM  

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