Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Moving Target

I was strolling through the Target Greatland Store on 101 and Highway 7 when I happened upon the electric keyboard section. I looked at the little keyboards. I remember these, they were popular back in the early 90s/late 80s....I thought. - Stevie Wonder overdubbing random sounds and playing techno pop.
I tried the $200 model (that's 199.99 in retail-speak). The keyboard sounded like it was filled with air.
I stepped up to the $499.00 Casio keyboard with 61 keys. Whoa!, it was touch sensitive. It looked like a chunk of a real piano that had fallen off. I started to toy with it; a little bass, a little wandering right lead, I thought it was fun. I sounded like a lounge lizard as I "tickled the plastic".

People began to look at me. They thought "this is not recorded music over the PA, this impromptu concert is some clown playing in the store." Embarrassed, I fled the scene like I had been caught at a minor crime. - Better to be caught perusing the ladies intimates.


Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

You should have just kept on playing, as if you were hired to demonstrate! Better than being caught among the knickers.

10:32 PM  

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