Here I sit again... with more little
Mötley things happening and more tales to tell... and it seems some
sort of inspiration has come over me to write another chapter. Is it
that I'm just looking for a break from all these other tasks? A
switching of the sides of the brain I've been using just now, to do
something a little more creative? Perhaps I'm just balancing again...
as I'm always juggling.
I look to and am inspired by Nikki
Sixx in regard this aspect. Can you see that he is good at juggling so
many things? Projects here and there, family, tours, business, studios,
fun... and to be a good juggler you have to be good at balancing. Too
much of one will hurt another, while neglecting one will affect an
other. Balance... Harmony. Notice Randy had the ying-yang symbol on his
kick drum? I tell you... this band just connects with me at every
level, in so many ways - there's really not another like them, to me...
and I hope to you too.
But enough of that Mötley-drug
induced dribble. Tickets for the Australian shows go on sale in less
than 2 days... and so many are freaking out down here... some getting
ready to camp out to give themselves maximum rock. People are asking me
what shows I'll be going to. I don't know exactly yet. I'd say
Melbourne for sure and hopefully Newcastle and Sydney too, if it's
really a full blue moon. I really hope to go to Newcastle to share the
Mötley experience with my mate Adam.
I'd been trying to contact him from across the other side of the
country for a week. Oblivious to my efforts, he rang me last night all
apologetic, for not sending me some Crüe items he saved and said he
would send some months ago. He said he bought New Tattoo and loved it,
and was thinking 'oh well, this is great... I wonder what they'll do
next?' not thinking he'd ever get to see them play on this tour... so
he was looking forward to the next new Mötley thing for him.
That was until he opened his local
paper earlier yesterday in Newcastle and saw an ad for the Crüe show
there. He was nervous at calling me, as he thought I'd think he was
only calling 'cause they were actually coming to his town and that he
didn't care to send what he promised. Well I told Adam to feel free to
call me every time Mötley comes to his town!!! and that his
excited voice on the other end of the phone is all I wanted to hear.
Adam missed the 1990 concert in
Sydney, as he joined the army two months prior, and since then has
thought his dream of seeing the Crüe play live would never become a
reality. So if you see Adam around the Newcastle way on his 150km 2 day
trek in a couple of weeks with his army clothes and pack on his back,
to raise money for his wife's medication as she recovers from leukaemia
- please give generously. He has managed to scrape together enough to
buy his Mötley ticket this special Saturday... and he's over the (blue)
Feeling happy for Adam, I then
emailed Randy Castillo last night, and said I was just so glad that
they were finally returning to Oz. I got his reply today, "Oi Paul, yes
it`s all finally coming together, can you believe it? We are coming on
down to you upside down whackos at last! I am looking so forward to
that I`m counting the days! Keep in touch,& thank you for your
incredible vigilance in the never ending "Cause Le Crüe"! You rock
& I'm looking forward to meeting you in person. Take care &
fight the good fight... RRRRRRRRRRRRRndy"
Well, No Randy, I can't believe that
this is happening... and I'm certainly looking forward to meeting you
too. (You'll have to give me an Ozzy impersonation when we meet!)
You've made so many of us whackos feel just as excited as kids waiting
for Christmas. Yeh, you remember that feeling too, don't you!
For example - Dave. Dave told me
today, "You are gonna love this...I photo copied the tour advert from
the Melbourne paper today 40 times and stuck it around Mitsubishi
Motors with a link to your site. Everybody was talking Mötley Crüe to
me today it was amazing!!!! This will reach about 3000 people very
easily and will help get bums on seats!!" Way to go Dave!! I'd bet Dave
didn't do that when the album came out, but he's doing it now Mötley
are touring. See the effect that these road shows have on people? Very
The tour promoter also emailed today
and said they "checked out your site the other day and thought it was
very cool." In thanks, I replied how proud I was of what I have created
with it, before flicking on a copy of Dave's message, hoping that it
will inspire her and the rest of the team to really go that extra mile
for Mötley this trip... hoping they feel jelly-legs after their race is
over, so they know they really gave it their all.
I bet Adam's legs will feel like
jelly on his trek... and now he can embark upon his journey, knowing
that watching the Crüe play live is soon to become a reality for him,
adding some spark to his life. I'd really like to get to the Newcastle
show to also watch Adam's face experiencing his first Mötley show...
like brothers opening our Christmas presents together. Hey Adam, you're
the toast of the town!
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