Apple has added new "Learn to Play" lessons
to the latest version of GarageBand, including two lessons by Sting and the first one by Sarah McLachlan. Gordon Sumner (a.k.a. Sting, so named by his friends when he wore a shirt with black and yellow stripes) will teach you how to play "Message in a Bottle" and "Fragile" (in my humble opinion, one of the lesser-known but more amazing Sting songs), and Sarah McLachlan, who really likes ice cream
, will teach you how to play her "Angel." I miss Sarah McLachlan -- it's hard to believe we had someone that was even more bland than Norah Jones.
But excuse my musical snobbery -- all three lessons are now available in the GarageBand Lesson Store
for the low low price of $4.99. And lest you think I am anti-McLachlan in any way, think again: I too owned a copy of Surfacing
. If you wanted to hang out with girls in my high school, you pretty much had to have a copy around at any given time. That, and Crash
. Ah, how young we were.