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  1. So be it. If that is what it means to you then that is what it means to you. That is not what it means to me. I agree more with Blackstar. However, it is kind of silly to argue over the meaning slang. Language is living and has different meanings to different people depending on where they grow up, live, and the people they communicate with. If it makes you happy replace biggest with hottest. It does not matter to me as that was not the point of my comment at all.
  2. Biggest/Hottest means the same thing to me.
  3. What do you think would happen when you've got someone who can't handle the stress of being a nobody suddenly have 100x the stress of being in the spotlight as part of the biggest band of the world (whose band and life is falling apart behind the scenes)? They get 100x worse. Is showing up hours late or skipping shows okay? My opinion is no. You should do what you say you are going to do. Is it understandable? Yes. I can understand it.
  4. I find the song to have no redeeming value. I must add, to be fair, that I have only listened to the song once and I cannot swear that I listened to it all the way to the end. I have no plans at this point to listen to it again. Maybe once I quit wincing at the thought of it. I am glad, however, that there are people out there who have some kind of appreciate for it.
  5. And of course these same statements show up in every thread that is based on a comment someone makes about Axl. I hate to tell you this, but the world does not revolve around Axl. People have opinions on other celebrities that have no or little relation to Guns n' Roses. When these celebrities are mentioned in a thread (or have a topic started about them) fans will share these opinions with others. I am not see very many people suddenly praising Nikki Sixx here. There are some comments that it was cool of him to say something nice. Many comments randomly talking about him. A few comments mentioning whether or not they like his music. And some mentioning they are not interested in what he has to say. Not exactly everyone falling over themselves to love him because he talked nice about Axl.
  6. I am pretty easy when it comes to music. I can put up with slightly less than enjoyable lyrics if the music is good and I can put up with slightly less than enjoyable music for good lyrics. However really bad or really repetitive lyrics are pretty much the one thing that can turn me off a song. Fall to Pieces starts great. The end really drags it down for me so I rarely listen to it all the way through if I have the option. I can get it if someone can completely tune out the words of a song and simply enjoy the music that carries it, I am not one of those people.
  7. I suppose it might depend on what the band see this as. Fans are wanting a happy story book ending and the band may not want an ending at all. They could be just moving on to the next stage of their life. Hit it until you fall over the cliff. If they are planning on this being the end then hopefully they give us the storybook ending. If they are just living the next day of their lives with no plans then hopefully a near future day will include Steven and Izzy.
  8. If my ticket said I was seeing the Rolling Stones then I would say I saw the Rolling Stones.
  9. Oh no! He is planning on taking over all the waterways and oceans too! He really has this world domination thing planned out.
  10. I haven't paid much attention to Sixx AM but I heard one of their songs today and it was a pretty weird experience. I felt like I could really like the song but it just fell short. It was just slightly lacking in ways I couldn't quite put a finger on. Music usually catches my attention and makes me listen or it doesn't. I never had a "this is an okay song, but could have been a really good one" before.
  11. He got his Queen II, didn't he?
  12. I don't think it was contrived. I think Axl was kind of like a collector. He heard bits and pieces in music he liked then immediately wanted to incorporated it into his sound. I agree with this. I was trying to find a specific Axl quote and listened to part of a phone interview from '87. My god Axl was dedicated to his art. In hindsight you could see why this was not going to work out in the long term. Axl was about no compromise. The only way I could possibly see the band not falling apart was if they had stayed close when they were touring Appetite and Axl didn't drift away from the rest of the band and started chasing rabbits while they drugged themselves stupid. Even then it is questionable, but at least they'd have a chance to influence him to look in a direction they found more palatable.
  13. I love Mr. Brownstone. It is almost always in my top 5 GNR songs. It is cool to hear Izzy's take on it. Maybe this was more what he had in mind when it was written. I prefer Mr. Brownstone when the lyrics are sang with a swing, though. It is what makes me love it so much.
  14. I wasn't calling for his head, but now that you give me the idea... off with his head! I expect for your to compliance on completing this task to be swift and effective. Really, though, I was just trying to determine where what he says fits into the other things I've learned and how much weight to give it when it goes up on the scale against other things I learn. Like I don't know that I'd give it any more weight than anyone else quoted during the time who didn't know Axl.
  15. I like this turn in the topic. It is giving me more and more things to think about. Deep analytical dissecting and philosophizing is probably my way of dehumanizing. I always want to know what makes people tick. I want to know what they are thinking and why they do what they do. I want to know and understand their view of the world. Most of all I want to know peoples thoughts on things. I want to learn. I probably poke and prod and try to dissect to an uncomfortable extent. I kind of think part of Axl's problem is he didn't have an image. Slash clearly had an image and he (mostly) stuck to it, especially as they got older. He seamlessly emphasized the cool laid-back, leather pants and top hat part of his image when moving away from the druggy image. Cool is always popular. Axl didn't have an image. Bandana and leather pants only lasted a short amount of time. It was ass-less chapter and girl's blouses before that. There were kilts and leggings and little skimpy shorts. Then later on it was baggy clothes and cornrows. Part of Axl's problem was he went with whatever flight of fancy that took him. If a fan became introduced during the Appetite run they were expecting bandana's and leather pants. It is amusing to see how many people reject Gun's glam band origins. Or if they do acknowledge it say it was only Axl who was being glammy. All of them were wearing make up and girl's blouses. Izzy was inspired by Hanoi Rocks. It was what they needed to do to get a foot hold. Sorry... got distracted. Back to my point. Fans who were introduced to the Appetite period wanted the leather pants and bandana. Skimpy little shorts running around like a mad demon is a huge switch from the bandana leather clad snake dancer. So yeah, not an easy pill to swallow if you are into music as much for the image it brings as the music. People don't like their expectations to be contradicted. That gap between expectation and what you get causes discomfort which then generally turns into anger. Angry and unhappy people like to hurt other to make themselves feel better and as you said, the best way to hurt someone is to attack them where they are sensitive. Not only that some people just like to pick on people who they perceive as weak. I guess it makes them feel better about themselves. Axl is clearly sensitive and therefore "weak" in some people's eyes. I think part of it is expectation not being met. People like to put people and things into categories and boxes and when they don't actually fit in the box it causes discomfort. For each person it could be a different thing that bothers them. People have ideas on how people should and should not behave. Then, of course, you also have to factor in clannish behavior. You may have done something to hurt my clan/cause so I have to actively dislike you (whether it is real or imagined). Example. A fan of working man rock may think that Guns n' Roses made their favorite type of rock music have a much harder hill to climb in respectability as people are not a fan of rock at all will clump them all together. I also agree humans do have a tendency to try to devalue others to make ourselves or things we like seem more valuable. There were other things I wanted to say, but I can't remember what they were.