To Air Is Human


A thirtysomething identity crisis can take many forms; Dan Crane’s involved a jumpsuit, alcohol, and simulated six-string action to ”Rock You Like a Hurricane.” He chronicles his obsessive three-year adventure on the competitive air-guitar circuit as the Nietzsche-quoting Björn Töroque in amusing detail in To Air Is Human — from breaking an air string to hitting on air groupies — while seeking meaning in a farcical art form (”It was…the manifestation of nothing, rendered visible”). Devil horns for this reductive takedown of L.A.: ”They got the fake t–s, the fake smiles, and they’ve even got fake air guitars.”

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