So if one of your new year’s resolutions is to learn the proper way to rock in 2009, check out The Rock Bible: Unholy Scripture for Fans & Bands presented by Chunklet Magazine. Whether you’re a fan, in a band, in the crew, or a music critic, this book is loaded with humorous “advice” for you.
My particular favorites involved one of my biggest pet peeves: cellphone recording at concerts.
The sages of the Rock Bible instruct:
“Stop filming the band with your cell phone while they’re on stage. The fidelity and picture will be utterly substandard. Try enjoying the moment for once.”
The writers elaborate…
“Just because your phone has a camera doesn’t mean you need to use it repeatedly during the show. Nobody needs to reminisce immediately. Taking dozens of low-quality snapshots only serves to draw attention to the fact that you’re into being a low-budget journalist instead of someone who paid to enjoy a performance.”