The 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
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 done it.
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 really like.
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 this site.
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 Crüe.
...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 Crüehead, Em.
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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