Thursday, February 18, 2010

iPod Longevity Award

I have a wide variety of artists/bands on my iPod, but I think the band that earns the Longevity Award is Guns 'N Roses.

Going back to the 80's, with Welcome to the Jungle and Paradise City, up to the current album, Chinese Democracy.

In the late 80's and early 90's I was living in Tucson, AZ. The UofA had an amazing basketball program and a star player named Steve Kerr. He was incredibly talented and could hit 3-point shots like no one else. And every time he did, we all had to take a shot. I'm not sure how it worked out, but this song was always playing on the stereo in the background while we watched the basketball games. Just listening to this song makes me feel woozy and drunk!!

Twice a year, there is a street fair - the 4th Avenue Street Fair - in downtown Tucson. One time, I was walking down the street and found myself face to face with Axel Rose and Slash. I was so dumbfounded all I could do was stand there with my mouth hanging open...looking quite dumb, I'm sure!! LOL

My 23-year-old son is a huge Guns N Roses fan - gee, I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that I sang him this song each night...

I was going to post one of the new songs from Chinese Democracy, but opted instead for my favorite G 'N R song...the video is quite depressing but I still like the song...

I have a special request...

Liza is having surgery this morning. I'd like to ask everyone to send her good, healing thoughts and vibes, if you don't mind.

Peace and love,

1 comment:

Silver James said...

I've been holding her in my thoughts since I got up!

Enjoyed the videos and now I'm totally distracted. Must. Work. Really! LOL