So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star?


When I was a little kid, about two years old, my mother would strap a tiny toy guitar around my shoulder and play Bruce Springsteen records while I sang into a vacuum cleaner handle. Decked out in OshKosh blue jeans with a red bandana hanging from my back pocket I turned our quiet little living room into wild arena rock show as I tore through blistering sets featuring “Born in the USA,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” and “The Ties that Bind” (my mother has most of my performances video recorded and has promised to play them one day at my wedding).

Later, on the schoolyard playgrounds, when most boys my age pretended to be a Thunder Cat or a Ninja Turtle, I pretended to be David Bowie, Tom Petty, or Eddie Vedder (you can imagine my popularity).

To me, there has always been something incredibly alluring about rockstars.

Now, the Glen Ellyn Public Library is offering you an opportunity to learn all tools you need to become a rockstar. Starting Monday, December 3rd you can take FREE guitar lessons from 7-8 pm. You just have to be 15 or older and have your own guitar.

Keith Richards has set the bar; now it’s your turn…just don’t let your mother videotape your performances.

If you would like to become a rockstar, click here.

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