Matt Pryor’s new music video for “Kinda Go to Pieces”. The video follows Matt Pryor as he goes about his day at home in Kansas while being followed by Eric “Mean” Melin - the 2013 Air Guitar World Champion. Watch HERE.

Here’s the culmination of weeks of work by some 5th grade kids at Delaware Ridge Elementary in Kansas City, KS. They presented a “community circle” (an interactive presentation where classes and parents are invited) at school last week that centered on the design principles of success and failure.

 US Air Guitar

Air guitar was the method for students to explore the idea of risk-taking and perseverance. This video was edited by 5th graders. It includes air guitar routines that were designed, performed, filmed and edited by 3rd 4th and 5th graders using iPads and iMovie.

It also features a video by U.S. Champion Lt. Facemelter (Jason Farnan) and a surprise live appearance by World Air Guitar Champion Mean Melin (Eric Melin) at the end, which was pretty amazing. The kids were so jazzed after it was all over, Melin had to sign autographs and they lined up and all high-fived me on their way back to class. Needless to say, the kids were pumped.

KU Alumni mag: It’s tough to pinpoint the strangest part of Eric “Mean” Melin’s long strange trip to becoming the world champion of air guitarists: Was it selling T-shirts to help fund his last-chance-for-glory flight in late August to Oulu, Finland? Or perhaps it was wrapping up un-Finnished business by winning the “Dark Horse” round at a pub to qualify for the championship competition?
Surely it was toppling the world’s best a day later, then returning home with a custom “Flying Finn” guitar to a mob of his Lawrence and KC pals, who swarmed the KCI luggage carousel to cheer Melin, c’07, a film critic and real-life rock ’n’ roll drummer who won a guitar for not playing one better than anyone in the world.

KU Alumni mag: It’s tough to pinpoint the strangest part of Eric “Mean” Melin’s long strange trip to becoming the world champion of air guitarists: Was it selling T-shirts to help fund his last-chance-for-glory flight in late August to Oulu, Finland? Or perhaps it was wrapping up un-Finnished business by winning the “Dark Horse” round at a pub to qualify for the championship competition?

Surely it was toppling the world’s best a day later, then returning home with a custom “Flying Finn” guitar to a mob of his Lawrence and KC pals, who swarmed the KCI luggage carousel to cheer Melin, c’07, a film critic and real-life rock ’n’ roll drummer who won a guitar for not playing one better than anyone in the world.