Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Nigel Tufnel Day

"It's one louder."
Today is Nigel Tufnel Day - Eleven Eleven Eleven.

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...

Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?

Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.

Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?

Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?

Marty DiBergi: I don't know.

Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?

Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.

Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.

Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Don't point at it!

Don't even look at it.

smalltownme said...

The sustain.

Hamish Mack said...

When, oh when, are we going to get a proper choral arrangement of Nigel's "Lick my Lovepump"???

Anonymous said...

This one goes to eleven!

My college kids cannot, absolutely cannot, understand why I love that mockrockumentary. Even my husband thinks I'm a little nuts. I blame their lack of experience at heavy metal rock concerts.

cactus petunia said...

Another holiday? Today's full of them!