I have to enter DJ in this contest:
...a new contest will determine who has the best "guitar face" ... The 20-odd judges range from musicians to producers to rock photographers like Mark Weiss, who has captured everyone from Led Zeppelin to Aerosmith and Ozzy Osbourne in 25 years of taking pictures. Weiss is looking for someone who reminds him of Ted Nugent. "When he plays his notes, it's emulated in his face. He's all over the place. Look at his mouth and you can tell he's playing the guitar; you don't have to look at his hands."A couple of weeks ago, DJ withdrew his hard-earned money from the bank so he could purchase a new amp. When we got to the store, he immediately plugged in a guitar and started testing out the amps. Within five minutes, the staff was gathered around this eleven year old kid wailing away on Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet Ride. When he noticed he was being watched, he went through a little montage of his repetoire, throwing in some Sabbath, Weezer, Dokken and Sum 41. At one point, the manager said "Check out his guitar face! He's doing the face!" And sure enough, DJ had that face on. You know the one where the guitarist looks as if he's built a stairway to heaven with his chords and he's about to experience complete fulfillment and enlightment, which often morphs into a half grimace/half sneer, giving way to furrowed brow and eyes clenched shut tight; an insane look if there ever was one. When DJ puts his guitar face on, I know he's about to tune out the world and become one with his guitar. I'll have to take some pictures of him playing tonight. And you've got to see this amp. It has an insane mode. Which, yes, drives me insane. But no more so than DJ when he's got his game face on.