Wednesday, October 14, 2009

JBJ on the Today Show

Well, here we go again. It is time for Jon to get out on the streets and promote the upcoming album, The Circle. His latest stop was the Today Show. Ann Curry was a lucky girl with not one, but three hugs from the toned and in tour shape rock star. These little teases are not making it any easier to wait for the album, the documentary and the MSG DVD. As much as I hate ticket stress, I am as ready as Jon is to get on the tour road again.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Maybe Someday and Its Just Me

Even though I have heard them all well more than a million times, most likely. Every once in a while on a particular day, one song will make me take notice again. I can't really pinpoint any reason it happens, it just does. Today, Maybe Someday... and a lovely acoustic performance of Its Just Me from Destination Anywhere, plus a fabulous life performance.

It is official!!!

The new track list is finally blessed by Obie!

Hi Obie!

When are you going to publish Circle setlist and more info?
Asked by andro10 on September 14, 2009 at 10:58am
OK, here goes........
We Weren't Born To follow
When We Were Beautiful
Work For The Working Man
Superman Tonight
Thorn In My Side
Live Before You Die
Love's the Only Rule
Fast Cars
Happy Now
Learn To Love
Answered by Obie on September 14, 2009 at 11:44am

Back in the swing of things

Like many of you, I am a Jovi freak, but also a mom and have even put a few hours into that thing called work. It was a crazy summer and just now I am finally seeing that a routine may be possible once again. Isn't it wonderful how school organizing our lives. At least for me. And in that routine I am scheduling regular time to get back to writing our current Fan Fiction, Pictures and Prose. I tried my own personal blog last year, but failed miserably. Family and friends often commented that there was no update. Well, I gave up. Maybe someday I will get back to blogging. But for now I am kind of stuck in Jovi world. I am impatiently awaiting the new album, the Circle, scheduled for release here in the US on Nov. 10th. Can you say F O R E V E R? That seems like how long it is taking for that date to get here. We got a new song a few weeks ago. And I love it. But I want more! So in the mean time, I am getting my fix by writing once again.

A friend pointed out a new fan fic to me: Stick to Your Guns. Good stuff, check it out if you haven't already. It certainly got my juices flowing and got the writing bug to, well, bug me again.

So that is about it for my mindless rambling today. Here is a link to some new Jon and Dot pictures for your viewing pleasure. All I can say Holy Arms, Batman!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Jon Bon Jovi and Friends

My friend and I were the lucky attendees of a very special private show put on by Jon Bon Jovi and Friends for his fan club. Now being long time fans, as in back to day ONE, it has always been a dream of ours to see Bon Jovi in New Jersey. The Holy Land, as it is known to die hard Jovi fans. When it was announced on the fan club board that Jon was indeed going to put on a private fan club only show in the coming year, well, let me just say we were slightly excited. Little did we know how special of an event it would be.

We waited impatiently for tickets to go on sale. Then waited impatiently for venue information. Finally we found out all the important information, booked our trip and we were ready! Making sure the camera batteries were charged, along with the Jovi pods, and the fun could begin. We were held back just a tad by the fact that Paige was almost 8 months pregnant. But did that stop us? NO! She flew to me on Friday before the concert, I picked her up and we headed to Jersey in the Jovimoble (aka Rav4). Ms. Garmin did not lead us astray, depositing us safely at the lobby of our hotel.

But. Let me just tell you, Jersey is not a place for the faint of heart. Oh no. The roads are a bit challenging on a good day. The state of no left turns and full service service stations was an adventure to be sure. But we braved our obsicales and trudged forward with our plans.

Saturday we were up at a decent hour, not rushed, but with plenty of time to spare. We headed out on a tour of Jovi sights that are a must see for any serious Jovi fan. Ok, mostly they are JON Bon Jovi sights, I will admit. But hey, we are Jon girls, after all.

The first stop was Jon's childhood home in Sayreville, NJ. A modest looking home on a quiet street. We did a quick drive by picture op, not wanting to disturb the current owners. I must wonder, though, if they sat near their front window watching the increase in traffic as numerous Jovi fans also took the same tour.

Next on the tour was the Sayreville War Memorial High School where Jon spent his high school days. I am betting he wasn't the best student, possible jotting down lyrics in the middle of math class perhaps?

The next stop was the pizza place where the famous Pizza Parlor Jury took place. Jon and Richie were rumored to see what the local kids though of new songs at the pizza place. I wonder if they say an increase in business that weekend.

On to Jon's estate in Red Bank we went. Not wanting to be labeled as stalkers, but wanting to see where Jon lived we drove by a few times, finally nailing down the exact house. We decided to find a place across the river as the place for our photo session, managing some nice shots with the trees bare for the winter.

We were then back on the road on our way to the famous Asbury Park where Jon and Bon Jovi played the music circuit at Fast Lanes and the Stone Pony. The Stone Pony is still a hopping destination where some of the hostest local bands can be seen to this day.

Another popular place for Jon to play "back in the day" was Fast Lanes. It is now closed for business, and as you can see, hasn't faired as well as the Stone Pony.

We then took a short walk around Asbury Park, the boardwalk, the old casino. It is an area that has much character, but it is evident that the place has fallen on harder times.

Our stomachs rumbling, we headed back north to find a place for a late lunch, to meet up with some other Jovi friends and finally back to our hotel. Stay tuned for day 2 of our Jovi adventures in Jersey.

The Jovi Joint is open for business!

My Jovi buddy and I thought it would be fun to start a blog documenting thoughts, concert reviews, news bits, etc about our favorite band, Bon Jovi. We are also dabbling in some fan fiction, which you will find to the right. So welcome to our little Jovi world.