I got my Uzi back.
Also, I did the cardinal sin of a white guy quoting hip-hop lyrics. But that’s how I do.
And that brings me to the subject of today’s entry — Song Pop. If you’re not aware, Song Pop is an iPhone game, kind of like a five-question-per-round Name That Tune. It’s one of the newer games, which means it’s free to play (the way gaming could be going in the future), and it’s addictive.
I used to know quite a lot about music. Or, at least, that’s how I remember it. But my awesome wife Lisa and our friend Lindsay have been eviscerating me at this game. Part of it is that I just panic and hit a button too quickly, realizing I know the tune a half-second after I chose the wrong one. A bigger part of it, though — they’re just better at the game than I am. They know their music better, and there’s no real way around that. (Also, they’re smarter and better looking than I am. It’s kind of unfair, really.)
It’s humbling to see that you’re not as good at something as you thought you were. And it’s a bit disturbing to realize that what you remember (the songs of your youth, for example) is no longer as sharp as you thought it was.
But mostly, it’s a hell of a lot of fun. Even when I lose. And living in the future — where I can play these games with people across the world — is pretty damn awesome.
So, what about you? What mobile games are you digging lately? And should you wish to challenge me on Song Pop, I will happily lose to you.