Love when I can make two of my favorite passions collide!

Everything reminds me of Jon Bon Jovi…

Bon Jovi played Livin’ On A Prayer, Wanted Dead Or Alive and It’s My Life.

Goo Goo Dolls performed American Girl and Iris.

…and he did a very nice job.

Two such talented bands.

Coincidence? I think not…

I had a dream once about being out to dinner with these two…now that would be some fun!

Two of my favorite Jersey Boys…

Living with Notoldjustolder...
My Son: There was this amazing guy at the festival. Flying Lotus. He's related to John...
Notoldjustolder: Bon Jovi?
My Son: Nooooooooooooo Mom. Not everything is about Bon Jovi.
Notoldjustolder: Ok. Who is he related to?
My Son: John Coltrane.
Notoldjustolder: Bon Jovi has a song that talks about John Coltrane. It's called...
My Son: Oh My God Mom!
Notoldjustolder: (Everything goes back to Bon Jovi... ;)

Enter at your own risk, mister
It might change the way you think
There’s no dancers, there’s no diamonds
No this boy he don’t lip synch…

I would like to clarify that my posts last night were not to insight hatred for Richie nor were they intended to infer I know anymore than any of the rest of you. I was merely posting about my feelings on the matter.
In recent months I have read several interviews with Richie primarily on the richiesamboranews blog. For the most part I have chosen not to comment on many of them because I agree with many of you, who today made posts stating we should “not believe everything we read.” As a matter of fact, I have taken that stance from the beginning of this whole affair but I am human with feelings and I sometimes fall victim to doubts and question what is constantly being put out here on Tumblr and elsewhere on the internet.
Last night was one of those times. After watching some old Bon Jovi videos I found myself in a rather melancholy mood and I made those posts in response to those feelings. 
I apologize if I upset anyone. That was not my intent. 

But honestly, if I can’t write what I feel on my own blog what is the point of a blog?

I would like to clarify that my posts last night were not to insight hatred for Richie nor were they intended to infer I know anymore than any of the rest of you. I was merely posting about my feelings on the matter.

In recent months I have read several interviews with Richie primarily on the richiesamboranews blog. For the most part I have chosen not to comment on many of them because I agree with many of you, who today made posts stating we should “not believe everything we read.” As a matter of fact, I have taken that stance from the beginning of this whole affair but I am human with feelings and I sometimes fall victim to doubts and question what is constantly being put out here on Tumblr and elsewhere on the internet.

Last night was one of those times. After watching some old Bon Jovi videos I found myself in a rather melancholy mood and I made those posts in response to those feelings. 

I apologize if I upset anyone. That was not my intent. 

But honestly, if I can’t write what I feel on my own blog what is the point of a blog?

(Excerpt from) Interview with “Gitarre und Bass”: Richie Sambora - A New Beginning

RS: In fucking Bon Jovi, it took me and Jon three albums to finally develop chemistry.

Q: Your ex-boss stated that you won’t be playing with the band anytime soon. Is there even still a future with Bon Jovi?


RS: I don’t think so. I was in that band for 30 years. That’s a damn long time. I missed most of my life. I worked myself to death in that band. The last tour alone was 18 months. I was always there for them. I wrote almost all of the songs and produced the records. And guess how many of my guitar parts finally made it on the records? Be honest, how many guitar solos are on the recent albums? Not many. I didn’t have much of a family life either. There comes a time when you ask yourself: Is it even worth it? Who am I? I was like a robot; everyday I did everything for that band. And I kept having to put up with the same old shit…

Q: You sound angry…


RS: As a musician it wasn’t fun anymore. I wasn’t happy. When I had the choice between happiness and money, I chose happiness. I already have enough money…

The thing is, I find it really sad that it seems like he wants to somehow destroy the brotherhood image he helped to create for so many years. 

Bon Jovi is not only a band to many of it’s fans. Not just a group of people making music. They promoted themselves as a brotherhood, a family. They weathered hard times. Stood strong together against their critics. Helped one another through the good and the bad. This made us love them even more. Made us believe in their music. Made them special.

I know that we could debate for hours the fact that Richie owes us nothing more than the music and what he has given us all these years. I myself would agree with this to a point but I still believe there’s one more thing that maybe he doesn’t owe to us, but maybe he could find it in his heart to give to his loyal fans that in numbers name him as their hero or inspiration. 

Please Richie. Allow us to keep the faith in the music and the brotherhood that made the message so strong. Please stop the assault on Jon and the band in the media. Take it to the lawyers. Take it to Jon, Dave and Tico. Take it to the grave. 

Nothing positive is being gained by these comments.

Nothing.

Just my opinion…I really, really, really, really, really, really hated that last interview that Richie did.

really…

hated it…

a lot.