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Topic Started: May 19 2015, 01:04 PM (862 Views)
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((Alessio Rigano, continued from Silence is Golden))

Alessio barely buyed stuff from here, but he knew that it was a good shop. Al was not often here. He preferred to listen songs on the computer - on YouTube, particularly. Sometimes on his cellphone or his MP3-player as well. He didn't want to be in the shoes of the owner of the shop. It almost feels like CDs were dying out.

But this shop had so much good stuff here. From the Beatles to the Gaslight Anthem. Alessio stood in front of a shelf, with an album in his hand.

He thought he found a cool album for his collection. Or rather his father's. They shared it, to be honest. A physical collection of them, instead of some digital collection. Al had no iPhone, didn't need one, but he knew that Apple liked to delete songs. These bastards. And who knows. Maybe his songs get deleted someday as well. Maybe YouTube videos get deleted or blocked. Or worse, like an internet crash.

Owning CDs was definitely cooler. And safer. And more legal. Also, it's good for the artists! Kinda. Or for the company. Whatever.

And the album didn't seem that expensive either. Else he wouldn't have considered to buy it.

Hendrix Experience. Axis: Bold as Love.

27 Club, Woodstock, drugs, Psychedelic rock. And also the national anthem. That was Jimi Hendrix to Alessio. That was what he associated with him. And good songs, lots of good songs.

But Alessio had not heard every song of him yet. Definitely not enough. And not much besides his most known songs, to tell the truth. Out of the album he held in his hand, he just knew Bold as Love. He couldn't recall when he first heard it, probably YouTube, but he recalled it really sounding awesome. So buying this album would be a good way to find more similiar stuff to that. Albums in general were a good way to do that.

But, maybe there was cheaper stuff. Or maybe there's something he'd rather like to buy than that. He had to compare. This album was definitely on his "probably buy" list in his head. He looked around through the shelves. With the album in his hand, he wandered through the shop and-

Cameron.

Instant recognition. The guitarist of Peyote Coyote. Or rather the one that wasn't.

Vanessa.

They were best friends. And both played guitar well, although one had to say that Vanessa was definitely better, with her voice.

Cameron!

The girl was also looking for music, apparently. What should he do now? Ignore her? No way.

"Oh! Hi!"

He waved his hand, with a small smile. Didn't expect her here.

Al considered to quickly put the CD back into a shelf with the other hand. Maybe he wasn't going to buy it. But that'd be awkward.

So there he was, with the album in his hand. What will she think? Is he ignorant for not having heard all of Hendrix' albums? What if she hates Hendrix?

She was into stoner rock, though, that's what he could tell. Definitely. Like, why'd she be in the band, if she did not like it?

Peyote Coyote, the first stoner rock band he heard. They were amazing. Then, he got more interested in that genre and found bands like Soundgarden or Queens of the Stoneage.

But wait, this is the metal section.
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She was smiling, joking about One Direction. And then Alessio reacted by chuckling a little. So she was selective about the album he had with him. Luckily, Hendrix was nothing like One Direction.

Okay, he could lie. Maybe he doesn't have Hendrix, but some awesome metal band in his hand, like...Metallica. No, he shouldn't lie. Especially in case she finds out, which is super probable. Don't risk anything. Tell the truth.

"Nah, I was just picking up the newest Justin Bieber album."

Was that even a thing? Wasn't that dude in jail or so?

But joking back seemed like a good idea. Wait, what if she takes it serious. She'll tell Vanessa. And things will be fucked up. Seriously fucked up.

A quick smile, then Al quickly showed the cover of the Hendrix album towards the direction of Cameron.

"Uh, this. Hendrix. Bold as Love."

Problem solved, hopefully. Unless she liked Justin Bieber, which would be bad. Maybe mentioning him was also a dumb idea. Oh god, that was a bad move.

"And you?"
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Awesome, she smiled!

"Primarly rock! But I don't mind other genres."

Al stared at the cover, it looked interesting. It was drawn in a cartoony style and it had trees. Maybe it was a concept album. No idea what genre Torche was, though.

Alessio was about to ask what her favourite genres were, but it was clear, as they were in the metal section. And it also explained the unasked question what genre Torche was.

So he asked something different instead, while pointing with the index finger at her, with the palms up.

"Uh, you really play the guitar well! Do you have a fave guitarist or so?"

Maybe the Torche guitarist. Who knows.
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She liked the compliment, yay!

That bandanna looked neat. He also heard of Mastodon. And experiencing a live concert that was not local was probably very awesome. He himself never was on one, which was a pity. But he watched some videos of concerts that were filmed live and it really looked fun. Visiting a live concert that was not a local event was something he wants to do some time. Travelling with friends to one would be rad. Or to go to one with the Peyote Coyotes.

"Uh, me? I'm not sure, to be honest. There are many good guitarists."

Deciding that would be hard.

And then Alice came and almost bumped into Cameron.

He knew Alice, a shy girl, they were together in a grade. He wasn't sure about what to say. So he just waited to watch how Cameron reacts.
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Shorty, that was how Alice was called by Cameron. Alessio guessed that some people would have been very offended by that, but Alice did not seem to be angry about it or something. But maybe it did hurt her and she just pretended. Al wasn't sure, and he couldn't tell why he should be bothered by that.

Maybe it was the look on Alice's face?

Alessio was about to ask what Alice searches for, but he did not want to interrupt the two girls talking to each other. Maybe she was searching for metal stuff like Cameron.
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Alice recognised Cameron as a band member.

She did not seem to like the band; it was not her kind of music. Why? Was it because of the stoner thing? Or does she dislike rock? Or was that even an implication that Coyote Peyote did not play well, despite claiming that she heard that they were good?

Well, disliking rock or stoner rock is not something which Al would mind. After all, everybody has their own genre. But, c'mon Coyote Peyote was fantastic.

"What kind of music do you like to listen to?"

When looking at Alice to show that the question was directed at her, he began to switch the hands he was holding his CD with.
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Cameron showed Alice some pics, Al could only assume what they were, but he did not want to interferre.

Alice liked orchestral stuff, Alessio at first thought she meant classical musical like Beethoven and Mozart, but Royal Philharmonic Orchestra covers of rock songs also count as orchestral stuff, so Alessio liked it as well! He also has heard of the YouTube star Lindsey Stirling and country also was cool. Guitars are awesome instruments, Al wished he had continued learning it. He wondered whether he would've been able to join Peyote Coyote or at least spent more time with the members, if he did.

Maybe he'd relearn it one day, maybe. Cameron or Vanessa might be good at teaching how to play some awesome songs!

Alice then asked about The Prodigy and Alessio could identify them as electro band or so, so she'd find it in a different section. Not knowing what to say, he waited for Cameron to response.
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Alessio also replied with a "Bye!" to Cameron and Alice. Hmm, Cameron also knew more about Prodigy and Alice is invited to join the next concert, which would be definitely fun.

And now they were gone.

Going to the counter, he payed the album, however briefly considering to buy a Torche album as well. However, he wouldn't want to waste money for something he wasn't sure if he even liked it. Maybe next time. Alessio would definitely try to listen to some songs on YouTube.

((Alessio Rigano continued in Dearest Creature in Creation))
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