(ar-pej-jeo) Music. 1. The sounding of the notes of a chord in rapid succession instead of simultaneously. 2. A chord thus sounded. Also called a broken chord.
Welcome to ARPEGGIO
Our first strip is based on a true story, related by indie musician S.J. “Sooj” Tucker on her album Tales from I-10. Apparently guided by the idiotic misconception that chicks can’t rock, a dude accosted Sooj on the street one day and demanded, “Is that guitar? Do you have a real guitar in there?” Sooj’s response was Meghan’s own. I don’t know whether Sooj actually made the Desperado joke in real life or not, but if things didn’t happen that way… well, they should have!
(For folks who haven’t seen Desperado and its predecessor El Mariachi, the title character carries around a guitar case filled with guns, with which he lays down mega-whup-ass on people who deserve it. Meghan doesn’t go that far, of course… although maybe the world would be better off if she did.)
Because this is a comic about music - and because the author is an inveterate music-addict - each episode of Arpeggio features a musical track for your listening pleasure. Today’s song, appropriately enough, comes from Sooj herself. Check it out… and if you like what you hear, find out more about S.J. Tucker at: www.skinnywhitechick.com
(Grooveshark plug-in required)
The Legal Drill
ARPEGGIO is copyright© 2010 by Satyr, Syme & Sandi. All original contents, characters and images – linked music notwithstanding - are licensed through creative commons: you may link to or share them with attribution, but don’t steal! It’s not nice, and it keeps starving artists... well, starving. Ripping off other people’s stuff is bad juju, and claiming that YOU created what someone else worked on is just lame. Thank you for not being a dick.