Acts have their consequences, so do likes. When you start loving something you don’t have any clue the way this is going to mark your life.
This thought is a consequence of one of these lists related to music and a friend’s answer to the reason why he bought his favorite album Appetite for Destruction (same as mine). Gonzalo has been brilliant, he’s said: if Guns n’ Roses weren’t in my life, I’d never had the chance to meet the wonderful people I know in the world of rock. You stop thinking of it and he’s got it damn right!
My teenage days are coming to my mind quite often lately. A couple of months ago I was talking about 1991, a year that, I reckon, marked a generation musically speaking. Probably because of that, I’m wondering what would had happened if I didn’t like Guns n’ Roses or Pearl Jam, or rock in general. It wouldn’t be me I guess. All the passion that grew inside of me and features my personality so much, wouldn’t exist.
I’m not saying I’m special or different. Hell! I used to think like that when I was younger, but those thoughts were long gone when I realized most of my problems are the same as ¾ of global mankind, and the way of life I have, same as others’.
What I mean by all this is, if I didn’t get to like Guns n’ Roses I wouldn’t had enjoyed such good memorable times in my life nor wouldn’t got to know wonderful people so close to me nowadays, who otherwise would be complete strangers.
If if if if if… Forget about if only’s. The fact is that I felt on such state of grace, I’m so proud of.
I’m thinking of a list of good things which have happened thanks to rock (and Guns n’ Roses), but that would be too much: friends, gigs, love, hate, pleasure, pain, memories… in short, my life!
Those were the questions (and my answers) related to music I was talking about. Feel free to add yours, I’d love to know:
1: First Album I bought. LIKE A PRAYER (MADONNA)
2: Last Album I bought. THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME (REFUSED)
3: Last Album I listened to. SOME GIRLS (THE ROLLING STONES)
4: Earliest Music Related Memory. TORREBRUNO TOOK ME ON TO STAGE TO SING ROCKY CARAMBOLA, WHEN I WAS 3
5: Favourite Music Video. HOT FOR TEACHER (VAN HALEN)
6: Favourite Genre. ROCK
7: Favourite Band. GUNS N’ ROSES FOREVER, FOREVER GUNS N’ ROSES
8: Favourite Member of your Favourite Band. MOST TIMES IS DUFF, THE OTHERS IZZY
9: Favourite Song. ARGH, WHAT QUESTION IS THAT? CURRENTLY I’D SAY AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (ELVIS PRESLEY)
10: Favourite Album. APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
11: Favourite Music Related Memory. GETTING DRUNK WITH DAVE WYNDORF DURING A GIG OF QOTSA
12: Favourite Album to drive to (If you don’t drive, just imagine one) KING OF THE ROAD (FU MANCHU). I EASILY IMAGINE MYSELF DRIVING TROUGH CALIFORNIA HIGHWAYS LISTENING TO BOOGIE VAN
13: An Album your Parents always used to put on that you weren’t too keen on. MY MOTHER USED TO TORTURE ME WITH DIANGO
14: The reason you bought your Favourite Album. BECAUSE GUNS N’ ROSES WERE THE MOST DANGEROUS BAND IN THE WORLD
15: Ratio of Legal to Illegal Music you own. 95% LEGAL.
As you can imagine, answers to questions 2 & 3 have changed. The last album I’ve listened to was Riff after Riff After Mother Fuckin’ Riff (The Wildhearts), and the last album I’ve bought, via Amazon, is Through a Crooked Sun (Rich Robinson).
I’m so glad I went to the Jungle!