‘Guitar Hero’ whiz aiming higher, 3 August 2008, WRAL.com, Raleigh, North Carolina
So they made a deal. Blake could leave school but would have to be tutored at home. In one respect, the arrangement is similar to what parents of gifted child athletes and actors have done for years.
This is how he knows he’s good. It wasn’t that long ago that kids who excelled at some activity, say basketball, would only have to go to the next neighborhood to have their dreams crushed by some older, more accomplished player.
That last part amuses me because last night I caught up on Gene Simmons Family Jewels and Gene & Friends failed at Guitar Hero. (yeah, different ‘skill sets’ involved, but if you didn’t think about it much, it was humorously ironic)