Hello fellow Jovi-ites. Well, its Monday. Its raining. And I have had a lousy day ...
So, I woke up this morning with severe back "issues" ... couldn't move at all, tremendous discomfort -- even breathing hurt. I have had problems before due to extensive radiation on my lower back, but it's never been quite this bad. Of course, the first thought that goes thru my mind (after the initial "how the heck am I going to get to the bathroom?") ... was but I'm going to Vegas on Thursday!
Off I crawled to my doctor. The medical staff at Sloan-Kettering is fabulous and to their credit, they totally put up with me. I used to come into the treatment room and yell "Is there a doctor in the house?!" ... at which point several of the staff would start singing Bad Medicine.
After a considerable amount of them twisting and turning me, you can guess what I said ... "Can you give me SOMETHING FOR THE PAIN!" ...
Damn, love that song. Here's one of the few performances I know of it caught on video ... I think the shirt Jon Bon Jovi is wearing fits the venue in Johannesburg, South Africa. And, I love the accordion, David (don't worry, it didn't suck the cool out of you, like Jon once said).
If you've never seen the whole show, I highly recommend it. Jon's introduction of the band is hysterically funny. There's also a great version of "These Days" (oh ... has there ever been a bad version?) and during "This Ain't A Love Song" at the end, he almost takes out Huey accidentally with his mic stand toss.
Added later: Oh and I forgot ...there's also a kick-a$$ version of Helter Skelter. War paint and all!
Now, as for Vegas and my back ... well, I have three days to hopefully rehab it enough to be able to stand Friday night. Fingers crossed! But, regardless ... you know I'll be there even if I have to crawl. LOL
PS Thanks to my friend B in Germany, who got the great picture posted in the Image of the Day (upper left) ... from the soundcheck at the O2. Is that not perfect for me today?