Skip

Fake Plastic Christmas Tree (with a Fake Plastic Guitar)
December 14, 2009 5:25 PM   Subscribe


 
best. dad. ever.
posted by ubermuffin at 6:04 PM on December 14, 2009


The song is: Ah Via Musicom
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 6:09 PM on December 14, 2009


The Song is actually "Cliffs of Dover" off of Ah Via Musicom, and is flat-out one of the most fun Guitar Hero songs to play ever, though you have to jump through some hoops in the game to play it on easy the way that they're doing here. (Not judging - arranging those lights for Medium or Hard would be insane, and also involve finding orange Christmas lights.)

This is amazing, by the way.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:13 PM on December 14, 2009


Me, about 30 seconds in: "Huh. Is that all it does?"

Me, about 45 seconds in: "Nope. It does more. A lot more."
posted by FishBike at 6:33 PM on December 14, 2009


When I have a house, I want to be this awesome.
posted by FritoKAL at 6:42 PM on December 14, 2009


Me, about 30 seconds in: "Huh. Is that all it does?"

Funny, that's the same thing I say every time I see Guitar Hero.

Seriously, Pacman had more gameplay than this. It's like Simon Says, only without the hard memorization stuff.
posted by DU at 6:51 PM on December 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hmph. It's a guy and his kid and an obsession. I think it's a lovely gesture.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 7:01 PM on December 14, 2009


Any ideas on how they did that? I have a couple of far flung ideas that would create a ton of work, but there's got to be some sort of hack I'm not aware of.
posted by geoff. at 7:04 PM on December 14, 2009


There's Eric Johnson in Guitar Hero? Damn... I might have to expand beyond the Rock Band verse for my non-hard-memorization Simon Says.
posted by kmz at 7:05 PM on December 14, 2009


Great, but come on, this is an ad. A cool ad, like the Guitar Hero one that was done on a bicycle, but an ad nonetheless.
posted by fungible at 7:19 PM on December 14, 2009


I don't think it's an ad, but it's not an amateur either.

Apparently it's a guy who once worked at Disney Imagineering. He provided some technical details to Make.
posted by CaseyB at 7:35 PM on December 14, 2009




and also involve finding orange Christmas lights.

You get those at Halloween.

Gator's fan
posted by dirigibleman at 7:53 PM on December 14, 2009


Gators. Oh hell
posted by dirigibleman at 7:54 PM on December 14, 2009


I'm...dreaming...of ANNOYED NEIGHBOURS
posted by Sys Rq at 8:35 PM on December 14, 2009


I feel very inadequate as a father and guitar hero player right now.
posted by davejay at 9:29 PM on December 14, 2009


If you think that is cool, you should see the BioShock house down the street. The Little Sister animatronic chorus is hella creepy when they all raise their syringes during "Silent Night."
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:43 AM on December 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Okay, then, correction. It's an ad where the makers of Guitar Hero covered their tracks a little better this time. Eventually it will be found out.

I hate being cynical but it usually pays off in the end.
posted by fungible at 6:13 AM on December 15, 2009


fungible, I'm usually pretty cynical myself, but I doubt it is an ad.

We have a ham radio operator here who sets up his Christmas lights to a radio station so that you can drive by, listen to the music on the radio and watch the lights change in unison. He is basically just a big geek.

I think this guy is the same way, and tied his skills into his son's Guitar Hero interests.
posted by misha at 9:17 AM on December 15, 2009


Seriously, Pacman had more gameplay than this. It's like Simon Says, only without the hard memorization stuff.
posted by DU


Funny, you probably haven't tried it on Expert, or completed a FC, or played an instrument you are unfamiliar with, or enjoyed mastering new songs with old friends at high volume. I love it when people review negatively based on first impressions instead of, you know, actually trying something first. HAMBURGER.
posted by HyperBlue at 10:34 AM on December 15, 2009


This didn't seem to sync up to me. It looked way off, in fact.

Nice idea, but the timing was meh.
posted by marble at 4:00 PM on December 15, 2009


« Older What's in a name?   |   Is Racism Alive and Well in China? Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post