Loved Him Then, Love Him Now – TOMMY LEE

He’s bad, he’s very, very bad.  You know he does very dirty, very naughty things.  How can you not love the guy? Well I know some of you can help it.  I cannot.  I see him and I get that little oh my shiver of thrill.  I saw Motley Crue in concert in 1984 when I was 18.  I saw them again the year I turned 40.  The concert was a little more high tech 2006 but they rocked it just the same.  The crowd was very much the same.  The big difference was that Mick Mars was pretty stationary.  He had hip replacement surgery before going on the road.  So I feel like I’ve got a long history with Motley Crue and Tommy Lee.  Loved him Then Love Him Now.  Keep on Rockin Tommy.

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And just for fun one of my favorite songs by the Crue back in the day.


Musical Memories – QUEEN

Last week I had the opportunity to go see a Queen tribute band, Gary Mullen and the Works and let me tell you it was amazing.  I felt 18 again.  Music has such an amazing power to take me back.  The amazing thing about this wa it was stuff that had slipped a little into the recesses of my memories.  I usually do one song for Musical Memories but that just won’t suffice this time.  First a song that it took seeing the original video to really trigger the memories now it’s a favorite all over again.

The theme of our Homecoming Float my Senior year, That would 1984 was Another One Bites the Dust

It wasn’t so much the float or homecoming but the boy I hung out with after float building sessions that this always brings to mind.

Here’s one more just to mix things up a little.

The concert was kind of a roller coaster of emotion.  As good as it was to be taken back and feel like  I was seeing Freddie Mercury, there was the renewed sadness of the loss and the wonder of what all we missed by losing Freddie entirely too soon.

Thanks to my friends Seth and Brent who accompanied me to the show and to Gary Mullen and the Works for taking me back to 1980 something.

44 Days and counting

Only 44  more days until I leave for the race in Atlanta.

A quick note on the number 44 as it relates to Nascar.  Terry Labonte drove the #44 car in 1984 when he won his first Cup Championship.   Here’s a picture of Terry back in the day.  On a personal note, I graduated from high school in 1984 and at that time had no interest in Nascar my how times have changed.

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