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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Kick Start My Heart, for sure!

It's Nikki Sixx's birthday.





He's 49.



Looks pretty good for a guy who WAS DEAD for a few minutes, back in the bad ol days.




He's still sort of got Jethro's 1987 hair...






See kids, it's possible to attempt to completely derail your life, and come out the other side, alive and healthy, crusading to get people off drugs and off the streets.


When I was a kid in the 80s, living on a farm with a social life full of long car rides and loitering outside the main street arcade and sometimes cruising King in the biggish city, his band was ubiquitous. I never owned any Motley Crue records because I didn't have to, everyone else had a cassette in the player. I still hear those songs and think of Dodge Dusters, VW Beetles, Chevettes with hood scoops, and all different colours of Camaro, Firechicken, and pickup truck varieties. I think of long hair and denim jackets and concert T shirts. I think of that fired up feeling of rebellion and that sometimes it felt really good to be young and alive.

I'm thinking about this particular rock star quite a lot lately. I just wrote a scene in which a frustrated musician- specifically, the bassist- yells at the producer, "I AM THE NIKKI SIXX in this band. Without me there IS NO BAND because there would be NO SONGS."

Or something like that.

They're no Motley Crue, mind you. Thankfully.

(thanks to Anita for reminding me of this occasion!)

Way to stay alive, Rock Star.

16 comments:

CindyDianne said...

He's kinda sexy, at least to me. And, well, I am not usually the long hair rock star type! Generally, I would go with Brad Paisley over a rocker most any day. But, Nikki is looking kinda good in his old age!

Heidi the Hick said...

Ooooo Brad Paisley. I am the long haired rock star type and I love Brad Paisley!

I think Nikki looks pretty darn good!

Balloon Pirate said...

So he needs his birth year tattoo'd on his knuckles because he's burned through too many brain cells?

What's on his other hand? The combination to his high school gym locker?

yeharr

Heidi the Hick said...

Exactly!

No, on his other hand it's his phone number in case he gets lost.

I'm thinking of doing that, actually...

Anita said...

You're welcome...
Nikki looks incredible..And it's always a long-hair thing for me... lol Brad Paisley is sweet, nice-guy cute... I'm more of a bad-boy-a-holic myself... ;)

Tod said...

Not heard of this one. Was he the guy in Eurythmics? ;)

CindyDianne said...

What's not to love? http://images.scrippsweb.com/GAC/2006/06/27/bradpaisley5_v1_p.jpg

CindyDianne said...

Gah! Never mind!

Nicole said...

Shout at the Devil was definitely one of the formative albums of my youth. But, Dude, you haven't even mentioned Led Zep's reunion show in London last night, have you? How much would you have loved to be there?

Heidi the Hick said...

IT WAS LAST NIGHT???

I thought it was next week! How could I have gotten that so wrong???

Oh but you know I couldn't go to that show. I couldn't. I would die halfway through.

Heidi the Hick said...

I was at another concert last night. School Christmas concert. My son, Bucky the Nerd, played the host of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader Holiday Edition" and he rocked it. He wore his hideous/awesome green and gold tie and didn't need a microphone to rock the stage.

I think my 11 year old son is the only guy who can make me forget the date of the Led Zeppelin concert!

Heidi the Hick said...

December is a big month, eh?

coffeypot said...

So, when are you going to give us men some eye candy?

Heidi the Hick said...

You mean the chicks in coveralls didn't quite cut it?

terry said...

nikki sixx is HOT. period.

and thanks for all the eye candy for the girls!

The Adult in Question said...

I love Motley Crue. I was born way too late.