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  1. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I saw both Stones (week ago) and Guns in the beginning of summer. The main difference between these two frontmen for me is that Mick is stone cold and blade sharp. Brains over heart. He can shake his tiny ass like 20 years old as soon as he warms up in the middle of the show. He can stir up the crowd. But he maintains untouchable in his heights. If it`s your taste, get it! (Good guy Ronnie, he came and shared with us humble happiness and love with similar vibe like Richard Fortus) Axl onstage is all heart. I don`t remember any frontman being that mesmerizing and perceptive. Even without eye-contact I felt being intensely perceived, like, whoa, this guy really feels the crowd and is capable to get slight discrepancies (and, like, send Gio there). He took me with him through all different emotions, what a ride! As a front row bonus, resting or out of cameras he made me feel immersed in his shiny, soft and humble presence, heart on his sleeve. Nothing meant to be perfect, just authentic and genuine. (This different approach is visible in Salt of the Earth video) Risk of this approach is that you can get messy or sucking performance. But being all heart not so pro is as Axl-ish as possible. Kiss were short of breath and gave 1,5 hour show. Steven Tyler was voice-saving (still sounded good). Other bands are glued to the stage so they don`t get short of breath by running. Messed-up lyrics are common. C`mon, it`s live performance! I can play a tape home!
  2. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I`ve seen many lead singers and Axl seems to be one of the last to not to give a f*ck. He`ll give you all he has. I think the way he performs makes complete sense to him. As far as I know, singers don`t rehearse with band too much, basically because like guitar player is ready when tech says so, voice`s fragile, needs different treatment and can`t be fixed like a string. You always hear that loudmouth assholes who didn`t accomplish anything worthy in their lives. If he changed keys, they will complain, because they want to complain.
  3. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    How to summon some energy: Straighten your back and shoulders, rise your chin up and smile (for a millisecond at the beginning is enough). Repeat like million times a day - chain it with a thought (any frequent topic on your mind). First it feels weird but it`ll start to work. Cheers!
  4. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I don`t think anything can restore his hair to its former soft, shiny glory from 20 years ago and he is a man, hair ages different in them. Still it`s pretty good, I just think it has more of worse moments, so he covers it with all that hats and caps (bad hair day hairdo). He maintains his appearance very good, so why he would skip hair? Other thing is, that Axl could hire some of most skilled guitarists... but the problem is when the musicians are not compatible. He had technically much better (and more) guitarist, but no one was as soulful as Slash. Axl ans Slash need each other to get their best, they complete each other and I think Axl must really enjoy Slash`s ability to immerse into music. Slash can`t front a band (I still think that if there was a nuclear apocalypse in audience, he wouldn`t start noticing anything before the end of the solo). Going below destroys the soul. You see it: that something inside vanishes, person looks older and more fragile, like a shade or a caricature of former self (aka my least favorite Axl look, it hurts my soul). One of best things was watching Axl regain his shine and I swear, seeing him live this summer blown me away the way I couldn`t imagine.
  5. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Sometimes he has a glimpse of agelessness, I love it.
  6. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    You remind me that once upon the time... (I have ticket to The Stones to current tour, yay!)
  7. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Yay! Sit on your asses, take acoustics and make new music! Some pure rock`n`roll, please, please, please! (I drew some inspiration for you)
  8. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Reminds me once I was doing a no-oil fast deep back massage to a friend and Welcome to the Jungle was playing on a big amp in tiny room and he was like: "Whoa, now I`m not sure whether it really hurts or I like it."
  9. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    With quality deep massage that poor stiff critter can make various loud and, ehm, suspicious vocalization . Including some high-pitched notes spots mainly in shoulder area. Roaming away, dreaming about Duff`s long, long neck and lean shoulders and back. Holding the head in my tiny hands and doing my special neck massage . Of course I line up last, because I left them purring, soft and tranquil and ready to sleep. Or at least quality dreaming material for myself.
  10. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    The funny thing is, that if you are outstanding, people will talk shit about you, if they don`t get material, they will start to dig and puff trivia or completely make it up (small town moral is enough to taste this). The more famous you are, the more probable is that you`ll attract some really sick personalities, so being world famous band member or near one of that... That`s the thing that the outstanding person becomes a target of some people`s doubts, insecurities and their way to not to think about their (basically shitty and meaningless) life and mistakes. You can taste the bright lights but that`s the price you pay. Dealing with it is a personality trait. I tend to be fighter, I somehow understand that, sometimes there comes a situation and you fight just to show that there`s something to fight for (I don`t give a ... if others generally think it`s worthy, for me is. Beginning, middle, end of the story). It even may be a kind of fight you do for yourself to feel that there is something worthy and you sill feel it and you didn`t become negligent asshole. Sometimes it`s fight not to win, but not to give up. And my volatility is not any near to Axl`s. When to fight and when just overcome things is an art anyway...
  11. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Putting watermark is a tricky thing to make it not disturbing, but picture ruining, if it`s cropped. You cannot crop this
  12. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    With that hairdo is Axl just few feathers and trinkets from Keith Richards
  13. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    This was 3:15 hrs of intensive goosebumps! They were everywhere, it was so intense! I didn`t know where to look first, the video is great to remember that and see from other perspective. I even found myself in one crowd shot, you made my day
  14. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I think Axl was several times in his life pull out from his roots or anything stabilizing, he was lied in basic things about him... There are certain things that you learn as a small child - that there are people you can trust, who you can lean on, who will love you and protect you whatever happens or whatever you do. If you don`t get this lesson, you have tons of problems in relationships and no clue what`s goin`on. Izzy was one of few his connections and sources of stability. Izzy was level kind of junkie, he had pretty good control over it, being kind of "tipsy", rather then completely out (Slash, on the other hand, was high type, prone to OD, Duff a complete drunk trainwreck, both out of their heads most of the time...) He must have been madly desperate to find some grounding, something which makes sense and gives answers. I can`t imagine how it`s to live in madness of touring band, in constant thread that your comrades, that guys who did Hell Tour, can die of an overdose in blink of an eye... General failure in communication going worse without Izzy, management involved. Dreams of having a family life gone south. Management doing anything to put that goose that lays golden eggs on stage (blind that "spoiled rockstar brat" may have some serious mental issues), media with their appetite for sensations, misinterpretations... Pretty too much even for stable, grounded, not too much emotional personality with background to return to (aka someone normal). Thinking of depth and length of their relationship, when Izzy left, it must have been real lost for Axl, he worked as connection, kind of interpreting Axl to the rest of the world (and maybe rest of the world to Axl - both Duff`s and Slash`s bios...), connection with growing up, home and Indiana roots... Axl is not simple not to search for reason why things happen. Standard religion did not work for him for, ehm, reasons. He found that New Age thingy. I won`t judge if it was good or bad, I had this esoteric period in my life, I even read same books and... in context of Axl and his life and abilities it doesn`t seem any odd to me. The way he describes this and some other situations makes me think they are rather authentic. This kind of memories works like flashback scenes. Some are normal part of personality, if you have have early memories, some can be triggered with some later events (I say hi to my coma recovery patients).
  15. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    Poor kid. Still it`s somehow good to know that his words were confirmed. I was surprised when I found out people mostly don`t have memories to their early age like two years or so...
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