I was thinking about how guitar hero is the easy way to fake guitar, to get a small taste of what that experience might be like...and how people are getting all up in arms, 'You should just learn guitar.' Sure, of course, if it were that easy. It's a gateway experience. If you like that, or get inspired by music or the songs then take it to the next level.
I think that guitar hero functions in the way the Unwound Live 9-11 show does and the 'Re-Living new years eve' does. We want to reenact these experiences...what would it be like to be there, to play guitar...we are playing audience hero. What would it be like to be in the audience for a rock show. We get as close to the original location and listen to as close as possible live show from that time. What's our score?
How do you play this?
I kind of wish that was the name of the piece.