parting of the heavens... the blue moon rising... the second coming...
call it what you will. Mötley Crüe touring the homeland of
Chronological Crue - I'd like to see that! Well, dreams DO come
true... and good things DO come to those who wait and now my time has
come. For years, I've enjoyed reading about all your Crüe experiences
and reviews. Now it's my turn... and I want to share it all with you.
I'll give it to you straight... from the heart, so you can feel a part
of Mötley Crüe's 'New Tattoo Tour' Australia 2000 as well. Come take a ride on
1 - Smell
Some Roses -
25 August 2000. (10,000 Miles - Take 1)
I'm feeling like I should
smell some roses along my way here today. For years I have watched many
'fans' whinge and whine about so many Mötley things...from stuff like 'oh
I liked the 16th time I saw Mötley better than this time because Vince was
slimmer' to 'damn I wish Mötley were playing here on Sunday night instead
because then I could get the night off work.' I just smile... thinking
'well that would be a nice problem for me to have.'
See I put my family first... It's my duty to do the
absolute best by and for them every single day. There's been many times
over the years where Sara and I have had a thought... 'ah let's just blow
a heap of dough and fly to the States to see our first Mötley show' but nup, financially that would be hard (pretty much, impossible) for us as we
already have many commitments. Sure, you have to do what you want in life,
but we need to give our kids the best and not be selfish... so we've never
Besides... perhaps if we had of done it...
Chronological Crue wouldn't be what it is today - since it's probably fuelled
by that mystery, intrigue, and desire... of wondering what a Crüe show is
The biggest irony of my life was also the HUGE
honour in writing that intro in the LIVE CD. How Mötley? How funny? How
serious? How rewarding?
Many have emailed me over the years....everything
from 'f*ck it man, fly over' to 'you should do the official site and they
should fly you' to the most awesome thank you emails in appreciation for
I've always thought and often replied... 'one day,
my time will come' and believed in myself that 'hard work and doing the
right thing in life always pays off.' Well, I've Stuck To My Guns and now
my time is cumming. Not because Mötley are coming to my town.....not
because I have the night off work that night when they play...
I live in the most isolated capital city in the
world... but what an incredibly beautiful city Perth is (yeh, read what Lita
Ford said about it in my interview with her). I seriously doubt Mötley
will come to my town on an Australian Tour. They didn't last time... the
only time so far - 10 Years ago.
I couldn't fly last time because my wife (to be, at
that point) Sara was pregnant with Ben, and I was lost on unemployment
benefits wondering how my life fits into this huge world. I couldn't fly
the shortest distance by affording the cheapest flight to the closest city
they were coming to me... approx 3000kms to Melbourne (5hr
But now I've done the hard yards... into a strong
headwind... in the sand... with bastards pulling at your legs trying to
get to your throat.
Just last night I was up til 1am working on some
Mötley stuff for this site... then off to court this morning with my
shield fending off some Dregs... Cappuccinos with Sara, then back to my
lovely home office for a work phone conference and stuff... and later, off
to the recording studio tonight to do some more vocals with my
band. Yeh, so what's ya damn point, you wonder? I dunno... I'm just
dribbling shit for a change. Is this what happens when you're about to see
Mötley in your homeland??? I don't know - I'm a virgin there.
I guess it's because this time we CAN afford to fly
thousands of miles to the East Coast.... and I'm just too bloody happy.
Shit - I wonder what it'll be like? They won't
disappoint me will they? How much time will I be able to spend with
them... hopefully more than concert time... but if I only see them from
the last row in the arena for an hour - well that's this dream come true.
It'll be totally bizarre if I meet them. I feel like
these guys could be my brothers... I don't have a brother, but I feel I
know much more about them than my only sister. Will it be like catching up
with an old friend that you haven't seen in ages? Or will Mick even speak
to me? hehehe
Anyway... I'm just hoping some dates are announced
soon. The suspense is killing me... but I sit here thinking of and
searching for more Mötley... while some people are revolted by the mention
of a support band they may have to endure, the next time they see the
...and I sit here listening to the very cool CD that
Plache at Mötleyland.com
sent me... a guy that I met some years ago now... and even through his
anti-Swine stance... still admired then and now. Thanks for being a
I've met some amazing Crüeheads online (Gday
Alex)... like you probably all have. Maybe I'd have met some cool
Oasisheads too, if they were my band... but I bet that they wouldn't be
like all you... besides, they would have tried to shut down this
'unofficial' site long ago!
See, to me the 'Crüeheads are the Best' is not a cliché, but a way of
life. Are you doing your best today?
BTW: My name is Paul... and I'm a Sludgaholic.
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