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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday with Guns N' Roses & Blind Melon...

This weekend has been a mesh of side effects of a med increase, struggling at doing some writing and resurrecting the 80s/early90s chick in me. Guns N' Roses has helped me do the latter and despite the strangeness (stranger than normal) that became Axl Rose, I still love the band, the music, his awesome voice, his plaid shirts and his wiggly hips.
I'm also still crushing on Gilby Clarke again since I saw him on Rockstar Super Nova a few years back. ☺(sorry there's so big - the size down seemed so tiny :/)

Hope y'all are having a good weekend.

 Sweet Child of Mine – no explanation needed – pure Axl and GNR.

Paradise City (another one most people know)

Welcome to the Jungle (starring Axl's very teased – Bon Jovi – hair)

Live and Let Die starring Axl's kilt (for part of the video anyway)

Patience (starring Axl's whistle and amazing hips) – I love when he slowed it down then brings it back up really fast. The man had amazing vocal range.

November Rain (the weird wedding one – all the ballady-type videos told some sort of story)

Don't Cry (another odd video but I love the rooftop setting and the other singer in the other plaid shirt on the roof is Shannon Hoon from Blind Melon who OD'ed a few years later – when I watched it after all these years, it still made me sad to see him. He was so full of energy and talent)

Knockin' on Heaven's Door – live version from Tokyo. I love this video. The intro is a little long if you don't like guitar solos but you can fast forward over that if you want. Axl in a long fringed coat and his undies with his little soldier pretty clearly displayed – jumping, dancing and singing is a definite must see if you're a fan. Lol. Despite his underwear, Slash's body was still the killer one in the vid. ☺

No Rain – by Blind Melon - just because I wanted to listen to some more of Shannon Hoon – live version– the video's a little dark and just ignore the annoying chick at the beginning)

Change – acoustic version with no video but it's so beautiful and the picture matches how Shannon lived his life. He was a creative, talented, old soul 28 year old who was taken too soon. Beautiful but sad and ironic lyrics – take a listen. ☹

I don't feel the sun's comin' out today 
It's staying in, it's gonna find another way, yeah, hey 
As I sit here in this misery 
I don't think I'll ever no long' seen the sun from here 

And, oh, as I fade away 
They'll all look at me and say and they'll say 
"Hey, look at him", I'll never live that way 
And that's okay, they're just afraid to change 

Ah, when you feel life ain't worth living 
You've got to stand up and take a look around 
You look up way to the sky 
Hey and when your deepest thoughts are broken 
Keep on dreaming boy, 'cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die 

And as we all play parts of tomorrow, oh, no, no 
Some ways we'll work, in other ways we'll play, yeah, yeah 
But I know we can't all stay here forever, oh 
So I want to write my words on the face of today 
And then they'll paint it up 

And, oh, as I fade away, yeah 
They'll all look at me and say, they'll say 
"Hey, look at him and where he is these days" 
When life is hard, you have to change 
When life is hard, you have to change

1 comment:

  1. Hi K-lee!

    Hope you are feeling better. :)

    I've always been a huge Guns N' Roses fan, too. I remember when Appetite for Destruction was released. I bought the cassette right away...lol (now I'm really showing my age). Surprised I didn't wear that thing out. I probably still have most of the words memorized to every song. At least now I have them on my iPod. :) I also had a thing for Axl Rose. ;)

    Take care and hope you have a good day!