Reporter’s Notebook: You, too, can play air guitar like the pros

Eric “Mean” Melin is Kansas City’s hope for air-guitar greatness (read more in this week’s feature, “Air Guitar Hero“). His airness began 19 years ago at Kansas State University. Let’s time warp to 1990 when a long-haired metalhead known as simply Eric Melin demonstrated how to air guitar.

OK. Trust me, he’s a lot more experienced now. He better be. Friday night he’ll serve up a lesson to America’s best air guitarists in the U.S. Air Guitar Championships.

Mean Melin better not forget the lessons of “the late, great Barry Manilow” and “rock on, dude” with his invisible ax.

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