Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Here I am, and you're Rocket Queen

If blog titles were tattoos, I'd be heavily inked by now. I was caught in a crossfire of ideas and one raucously bugged me for weeks. Contemplated on the idea long and hard as if I was actually going to have it permanently inked onto my body. So here we are once again folks, another name change. Aren't you glad blog title name-change isn't as taxing as a legal procedure? I sure am! 

Inciting a Rocket Queen Riot this time, in stark contrast to its sequined predecessor, I am not treating blog titles like disposable post-its on a paper. I am still growing, may be not vertically, but intrapersonally, yes, definitely! The say most kids go through a dark, rebellious stage during puberty, I guess mine came in 10 years late. I think I am so over the rebellious stage, I just want to gradually molt from part of my image that I do not need to burden myself with during the next chapters of my life.

From this day until the next brain wave consumes me, I'm adopting the blog name Rocket Queen Riot.   Just because it sounds cool and I've recently inducted Guns N' Roses into my short list of favorite bands, right next to Incubus and Oasis, and bumping off Nirvana to a much much lower position than it has occupied for nearly 20 years. Sorry Kurt, I'm on Team Axl now. I am one to take rivalries to heart.

Sitting at the bottom of the track list, Track no. 13 to be precise, off Appetite for Destruction AKA THE. BIGGEST. SELLING. DEBUT. ALBUM. IN. US MUSIC HISTORY, is an intriguing ear hard candy amidst a selection of more mainstream, pure badassery songs. Here I am, and you're a Rocket Queen ohh yeeeeahh! 

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The Truth behind Rocket Queen 

It had me on the title alone. But may I suggest that you DO NOT listen to the original album recording, you are better off with the Live Era version or Live in Tokyo '92 , you'll thank me afterwards! My first and only Rocket Queen listening experience ended on a bad note. My head started conjuring undesired images. Let's just leave it this way, before Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton gained notoriety, Axl Rose, no scratch that! Axl motha' f*ckin' Rose was apparently, the front runner of this sickening trend. Instead of a staged, premeditated leakage, he exploited the "creative side of it" (if you can even call it that), which frankly, nothing in the likes of it existed before! Another classic Rock N' Roll badassery brought to you by Axl Rose. Which then leaves us with another reason why Axl Rose is a misunderstood, twisted -- if not,  musical genius. Yowza!

But don't get me wrong, apart from a catchy name and an equally kitschy music, I don't want my blog name to be misinterpreted and be taken out of context. I am merely using the name, I am not expressing approval towards the final mix of the song (like anyone gives a shit about this haha), but overall, I like the song. I like it as it approaches the closing chorus. You know, the part where Axl sings "woah no no no no no no no no no no no no woooah ohh ohh ohhh.." THAT lured me. It's about appreciating the song as is, in its raw, demo form, putting aside its volatile nature.

As for the Rocket Queen Riot, well, 'thanks to the lame arse security, I'm goin' home'... 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lady Disick

It's not everyday you find something that suits your taste in the Menswear section (if you're a girl). Apart from the basics, I for one don't think there's anything even remotely possible for me to wear from the Mens section. That all changed one day when I accompanied my little brother to go shopping in Topman. I have always considered Topman fashion forward and groundbreaking in terms of Men's fashion. 

I had no ulterior motive when I asked my brother to try on this pair of tailored aztec shorts, to which he threw me a you-gotta-be-kidding-me smirk, but my little boy complied out of spite to his begging sister. Haha! The outcome was pretty obvious, we exited the store with this pair of shorts tucked underneath his shopping bag. But not for him. Nah-uh
Meet Lord Disick. The only item in my possession that will ever receive a special moniker. Just because I can never pick up the habit of naming inanimate objects. Some thing I can never understand. ANYWAY, ANYWAY.. 

My days of bermuda shorts and baby tees are long gone so I just threw in a button down beach cover up, beaded necklace and studded loafers, in true Scott Disick fashion. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bad Obsession

If like me, you grew up in the coolest decade aka the 90s, then you would probably remember this sweeping, power ballad called Sweet Child 'O Mine, which after its prime mid 80s still resonated through the next decade and beyond! You may remember bits of the chorus, or that recognisable opening riff, and maybe you were even annoyed, at one point, by Axl's screeching high-pitched voice. Whatever it is, the song is registered, somewhere in your memory.

On Christmas day 2012, I woke up to the 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction blasting on the television. Since then, Axl Rose became a bad obsession. Ironic right? I grew up waving the Team Cobain banner since my family has always ALWAYS been solid Nirvana fans, so fangirling Guns would mean fraternizing with the enemy. And we don't want that. The name 'Axl Rose' conjures a hazy image of a long-haired, red-bandana wearing ginger clad in skin tight leather pants and muscle tee.   Googled him for the first time, and fell in love.
See what I'm talking about?!
Of course, this was Axl on his heyday. Did I mention he has some SERIOUS bootylicious he's an ass? 
Did you hear THAT?! I think my ovaries just exploded!

And there's an awful lot more where that came from! If there's one person who could consistently delay shows for hours, beat up fans for misbehaving in concerts, stop a show right smack dab in the middle of a song/set because a fan threw something onstage, run, jump, fly, dance (remember the signature Axl snake dance?) while singing WITHOUT missing a note or skipping a beat, it is definitely AXL ROSE. He is Axl f*cking Rose for crying out loud, 'he can get away with anything'. He makes millions while doing it too.

He is SO bad ass his initials are W.A.R. (W. Axl Rose is his real name), he got arrested over 20 times, is banned from entering St. Louis FOR LIFE, disappeared from the public eye for more than a decade, and the list goes on.. 

Happiest birthday to the man who once ruled the world in 3inch bandanas and booty shorts! Rock God Axl is now 51
There are rock gods, then there's Axl Rose. I'm telling you it should really be Moves Like Axl Rose!
HE LOOKS SO POGI HERE. You can never really tell he's the oldest member of the original GN'R lineup!