As part of his book “Outliers”, Malcolm Gladwell stated that it requires ten thousand hours of training to master an art form or subject. But with guitar (as well as other skillsets) the amount of time you spend training is merely part of the puzzle. You also need to understand what and HOW to rehearse to get the most out of all your guitar practice time.
The Indra Club featured a neon elephant outside the front door and a small cramped stage at the back of the club. The shows usually included strippers and sex shows and sometime nude female wrestlers. The regulars at this venue consisted of a cross section of the Reeperbahns seedy underbelly of drug pushers, transvestites and gangsters, who were not shy about flashing or using their arsenal of weapons when the occasion was called upon and this rogue bunch were not exactly thrilled when these oddly dressed English boys who showed up ready to entertain.
I recently got my hands on a helicopter battle game called Sky Challenger. The packaging stated that it was for those aged 8 and upwards. Since I fitted into the recommended age bracket, I thought I’d give it a go – just for research purposes, as I’m sure you’ll understand!
Five more months had past in Hamburg and if they had not got in trouble they may have stayed another year if the police didn’t throw then out. The problems began when Peter Eckhorn opened a top ten club and Art jamming Singapore began to lure Reeperbahn club employees away including the Kaiserkeller’s fearful bouncer Horst Fasher and most of his thugs. Rosa, the wash room (prelly’s) attendant was also lured away.
People don’t care whether you can produce hundreds of practiced songs on your guitar. The only thing that will make them go “ooh” and “ah” and say “He’s a good guitarist” or “She is a great guitarist” is when you play the song THEY want to hear on the spot.
Koschmider extended the the Beatles engagement only after another group (Derry and the Seniors) from Liverpool where to exhausted to continue there engagement at the Kaiserkeller. It was then the band was moved from “The Indra Club” to this much larger venue.
One thing that I would say is that this is a game best played in a large room. I found the helicopters quite difficult to operate at some points in time and really needed plenty of space, without any obstructions.