Thursday, March 19, 2009

Very Troubled

So I've been listening to a great song lately:
(warning: none of the songs below are appropriate for Molly Mormons, including myself)

Don't they have the greatest hair? The song came out in 1993, so I guess this is mid-90's former-glam-metal hair.

What troubles me is this --
What on earth does "With an ironclad fist I wake up and French kiss the morning" mean??

How about "This hotel bar hangover whiskey's gone dry"? That's part of the bridge, which strangely enough does not show up in that music video above. Weird.

Apparently, other people have been baffled by the lyrics too, because in this 2003 version, he changes both of them:
"With an ironclad fist, I wake up and French kiss each morning" (Still don't know what an ironclad fist is)
"The hotel bar hangover whiskey ran dry" (makes marginally more sense)

Bon Jovi is one of the acts I would love to see in concert. I remember my first encounter with Bon Jovi songs. In 1986, the Monkees were popular, as it was their 20th anniversary concert tour. They also had a few new songs that year. I was 5 years old and LOVED the Monkees. I desperately wanted to go to their concert, but it was way too much money for the whole family to go to, and I was only FIVE, so it wasn't like I could just hop on down there myself. I would watch MTV all the time, waiting to catch a Monkees song. I have no idea how my mom was OK with this. I remember hearing Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer and thinking that it must be a good song because it was about praying.

If you thought that 90's hair was good, check this out:

I really hope 80's glam metal hair comes back (but for women), because my hair totally looks like that when I wake up in the morning.

The other 80's metal group I love is Def Leppard.

My favorite is probably Pour Some Sugar On Me:

My freshman roommates always used to listen to Love Bites, particularly when love wasn't going so well for one of them:

Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad is probably my favorite Def Leppard ballad:

Other than the brief encounter with Living on a Prayer in 1986, the real reason I got into Bon Jovi and Def Leppard is that I had a boyfriend who liked them. Around 1995, he made me a mix tape with several Bon Jovi and Def Leppard songs on it. (Surely if you had a boyfriend in the 80s or 90s, he made you a mix tape too.) I've liked some of their songs ever since. My husband was a teenager in the 80s, so naturally he LOVES Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. He used to own all their CDs, but after we got married, we decided to throw out all our secular music. Bye-bye Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. Fortunately we now have subscriptions to Rhapsody music service, so we can listen to Bon Jovi all the time. Rhapsody used to have all of Def Leppard's music, but they removed it. Sad.

I could totally rock Karaoke night if I got to sing Bon Jovi or Def Leppard. Sometimes I listen to Bon Jovi to keep myself energized at work (if I'm doing something that doesn't require much concentration), and I have to really watch it so I don't bust out singing at the top of my lungs. It's great to do at home though!


Unrelated question - for those of you using feed readers, do my posts come through several times each? My typical writing method is to write the post, go through it several times, then post it. Then I find more things to change, probably 2 or 3 times, requiring several re-publishes. Do all the versions show up in your feed readers?

1 comment:

alisaterry said...

I've only seen one post of each in my feeder - probably the first version of a post.