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It Was 1980-Something

“Flashback Friday” is supposed to evoke a fond memory from our past, typically during our formative years. If a Guns N’ Roses music video from 1987–in front of and behind the camera footage–doesn’t qualify, then I don’t know what does.

Sweet memory of mine indeed, both musically and the time period that’s long gone. The era, the unrestrained rock n’ roll lifestyle on-and-off the stage, the city and the musicians all lined up for Guns N’ Roses for several years for something that was uniquely epic before, well, you know.

But now it’s better again. It’s a flashback that came full circle for a flash forward.

Happy Flashback Friday. 

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Happy Monday!

There are songs that just strike a powerful chord with us. Whether formally written on a sheet of music, scribbled on a napkin or a random riff during a rehearsal break, this sound accompanied by the perfect lyrics is one of the most beautiful rewards of music.

This is that “it” factor people always talk about. When you discover it…wow.

Speaking of which, one of my favorite songs is “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses. Have you heard Slash (its former lead guitarist) play this 1987 rock classic acoustic, with vocals by Myles Kennedy?

Now you have.

She’s got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky

Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I stared too long
I’d probably break down and cry

Sweet child o’ mine
Sweet love of mine

She’s got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I’d hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain

Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I’d hide
And pray for the thunder and the rain
To quietly pass me by

[3x]
Sweet child o’ mine
Sweet love of mine

[4x]
Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Sweet child o’ mine

Have an Awe-Inspiring Week!