Hit ‘m hard. Fire away. Dankjewel. | 3 December | Bon Jovi 3 December 1986 | Hannover, Germany

credit photo to 80s Bon Jovi specialist, FighterBJ (also on YouTube), who posted them on the Dry County forum

Saturday 3 December
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
3 December 1986
Eilenriedehalle
Hannover, Germany 🇩🇪
🏟️ Slippery When Wet Tour

If you do your research on this concert, of even if you don’t, because truth be told there are few sources on it
– in particular if you are someone who is not willing to go deep into the fan forums for what is a daily habit of posting a Bon Jovi concert “On this day”-
even then!
You will have a high chance of finding praise for Hannover 1986 for being an amazing recording, being hailed for having Livin’ on a Prayer with the original key change, and just in general for being of a beyond-Bon Jovi fandom -recollection quality, even for that time.

A show so good, that even the other fans of late 1986 shows- which I think we can all safely agree on was the absolute best and most epic time to see Bon Jovi live- 
that even those other fans would envy the lucky ones who got to see Hannover 1986, because the quality was even higher than the rest of the European leg of the tour.
Stunning show of stunning musical quality.

But I will remember this show for it’s highly erotic nature.
And a language twist.

Hit ‘m hard. Fire away. Dankjewel.

👩🏼‍💻 the story 3 December

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credit photo to 80s Bon Jovi specialist, FighterBJ (also on YouTube), who posted them on the Dry County forum

Language twist first!
And I heard them at least two times, but it’s possible the 10 year old (!) upload sans timestamps in the description box (these are all signs something is antique on YouTube!) carries more Dankjewels, to be excavated by future generations.

But I heard the first Dankjewel at 23:00, closing Bad Name and the other one at 1:31:45 closing Get Ready and the concert.

The rest of this post will take a deep dive into two songs in particular, and Get Ready is one of them.
So more on that song in a moment.

But first, for those not German or Dutch, context to why Dankjewel is such a remarkable thing to say for Jon Bon Jovi!
The Dutch or German will know, because dankjewel is not German!
It is Dutch.

Logically speaking, dankjewel should have been in the 27th of November Arnhem show. But not in the French, Swiss or German shows after.
But from Arnhem we only have Livin’ on a Prayer YouTube, and that one doesn’t contain any dankjewels.
In all probability, the whole Dutch Arnhem show didn’t contain any Dutch.

A concert I should have written about, in the three weeks between my last post here and this one, is Rotterdam 21 November 1988;
Also a Dutch show, two years later.

I would have told you many things about it, but what I want to refer to here is that Rotterdam 1988 is interesting because there is so much story telling going on.
Jon clearly whitelisted The Netherlands as a country where people spoke English, and he didn’t need to hold back.
I don’t recall if he threw in a Dutch word here and there, but I can imagine he didn’t and that he wouldn’t have used Dutch in Arnhem 1986 either.

If he had used dankjewel in The Netherlands at the Arnhem concert 27 November 1986, he would probably not have thought dankjewel was German, on 3 December 1986 in Hannover.

Dankjewel is a Dutch way to say “thank you”. I say a Dutch way, because there are multiple ways to do it.
You can say “dank je”, which is the literal translation of “thank you”.
You can say “dank u”, which is a very polite way of saying it.
And then there is the third option, “dankjewel” which is informal, but also a disarming, almost childlike way. 
When you say “dankjewel” there is nothing standing between you and the person receiving, it’s a very intimate way of acknowledging the other person.

Unless that other person is German!
Then your dankjewel just pulled up a tremendous language barrier.

But I am certain that in 1986 no one noticed, because next to the impeccable renditions of songs all sung in their original key or even higher, there was simply so much full-on Bon Jovi magic going on, that this show will be remembered for its high energy!

And it’s difficult to grasp into words. A lot more difficult than knowing what thank you is in German (Danke).
But I’m going to try.

Because Hannover 1986 is electrifying.
It’s layered, it’s conflicting, it’s like a lover who makes little scratches in  your flesh, because he needs the challenge of making you forget the pain.
And remembering only sweet surrender.

It’s as if Jon Bon Jovi chose Hannover 1986 to unleash his full sexual power, and teased, shocked, pushed, pulled and stretched, a hell of a lot more than his vocal cords.

The Hannover show opens with Slippery When Wet’s (unnamed) intro Pink Flamingos, followed by the B-side of the album’s opener Raise Your Hands;
Immediately confusing the audience from the get go, because they would have been expecting the A-side opener Let it Rock, at this point.
With Raise Your Hands the concert makes a steamroll-entry, running all the way up to its first dramatic full stop.
The first of many!
And smacking down into a final “Raise Your Haaaaaaaands!!!”

Without missing a beat, the electric guitar opens Breakout; 
A song from the first album that was removed from the setlist in future years, just like all other songs from the first two albums (bar Runaway).
And it is here Jon starts playing with our hearts.
The music slows down to a beat where the audience is just dying for some singalong! 
Which is often granted, but not tonight! 
(“No, no not tonight
You gotta let me go”!) 
And instead of “Whoo-hoo Breakout!”-ing with the audience, he does not respond in any way to their singing, and instead uses the intermezzo for a creative interpretation no one can predict.

Guttentag Hannover Germany how are you?!”
Finally! Jon Bon Jovi greets the audience and promises a long and sweaty night. 
After asking the audience for permission for the musical debauchery this night is going to be, and them of course yelling “Yes!!!!”, he concludes that this thing is then settled;
“Okay then! Take me back to Tokyo Road!”

And no slow Japanese folk song/ music box intro either; Tokyo Road hits it off, straight from the bat.
And the bridge, the talking bit, is cut short too. No frills, keeping the Jovi train , Hannover steamroller, whatever they have moving forward here, firmly up to speed.

“You guys sound like you’re ready to have a good time tonight, is that true?”
Jon takes a moment to inform the audience the next song is from the new album, and that they probably know this song because it is the first single in Germany.
“Tico give me the beat!”
You Give Love a Bad Name, commences.
And closing with the aforementioned dankjewel, while in the background drummer Tico Torres has already picked up the beat to Wild in the Streets.

After Wild in the Streets we hear a melancholic tune on the electric guitar,  that resembles Prince’s Purple Rain intro.
It will move into Silent Night, where Jon Bon Jovi always uses the same story as an introduction. A moment where I (and I imagine others) always hope he has decided to change it, but he never does.
But Hannover does get a slightly toned down version…. Fans of the 1986 period know we’ve had worse.

And so on a melancholic, Purple Rain like foot, and with an audience that has just had any ideas of being gently handled effectively slapped out of them;
Silent Night sets off.
Starting slowly, yes, but in the finale Jon’s singing reaches a crying your eyeballs -out intensity!
And Richie Sambora takes over the “lead”, when Jon has sung his final deeply emotional words;
With a few chords, guitar only, the song ends.
Leaving you emotional, unsteady, but also wanting more.
And you have totally forgotten, you were hurt by that same man, just 10 minutes ago.

“Thank you!” the man says.
“This one is for Gina, wherever she is. This is called Livin’on a Prayer.”
And in the final months where this song could technically still be omitted because it was not the staple song it would very soon become!
Livin’ on a Prayer begins.
With fireworks after the first chorus.

In the break between songs, we hear Jon making little screams (quite sexy to be honest!) which together with other 80s experiments will evolve into the Keep the Faith “jungle” noises, which will be added to the live renditions of the song.
Some of the 80s tours have early examples of these future Keep the Fiath intermezzos, but I’m not familiar enough with the tours to say exactly which one.
It may be just the 1986 concerts, I don’t know.

“God damn, you guys are good tonight, good tonight, good tonight!
Let me hear you make a little noise!”
* yeah! * 
“A little more than that!”
* yeah! * 
“A little more than that!”
* yeah! * 
“A little more than that!”
* yeah! * 

“Alright!
This is something of the Slippery album, and I’m going to need. your. help.”

After the crowd solemnly swears to help, Let it Rock begins. 
“I’ve got a story to tell.”
Jon Bon Jovi adds, just before the first verse.

Let it Rock sounds strong, convincing, there is an extra scream, a “huh!”, a “yeah!”. A whole array of sounds added in and invented on the spot.
And then we go!
The question, answer, Jon playing the audience-game, to the BEAT! of Let it Rock.
To the BREATH!
Of Let it Rock.
To the very FIRE!
Of perhaps the most underrated Bon Jovi song in the history of Bon Jovi, and under the threat of Jon Bon Jovi losing 100 Deutschmark to Ritchie if they don’t sing louder;
The crowd is forged into an allegiance, with Bon Jovi.

This is the point of No Return, where Jon knows he can now do with them whatever he wants, and they’ll not just say yes;
They’ll be begging for it.

So naturally, he gives them time to cool off.
He breaks the connection, and introduces Richie Sambora, for a guitar solo that moves into a guitar and drum solo- but without singing.
Without a recognizable melody.
Until the guitar-drum combo brushes against a predicable beat, where the crowd enthusiastically starts to clap “Hey! Hey! Hey!”.
Only to be cut off within seconds.
Silence.
Drum solo.
Guitar joining.
But still…no predictable tune. Nothing, to hold onto. Until?

“In and out of love.”
In long wails, and on repeat, the title of this second album song is sung on top of the incomprehensible music. 
Four times total, before the music adapts to the words, and we recognize In and Out of Love.

“Everybody put your hands up in the air!”
Jon addresses the audience again, with In and Out of Love dropping back to give him space to play with the audience. 
Or so you think! Because a few second later he says something like:
“Come on players. Let’s take them out.”
Leaving the audience unsatisfied and sidelined.
“Bang bang baby,” Jon adds later.
Which is also a reference to the song Bang, Bang, which he sung in harmony in 1984 and 1985– as a wonderful intro to Shot Through The Heart.
And if you have never heard that, you will not regret clicking that link.

But in 1986 the casual “Bang bang” was nothing like the thoughtful cover of earlier tours;
It was a spoken word Bang Bang, that was a push, not a pull!
Followed by a powerful improvised verse, and another invitation to “Sing!”;
But without giving the audience a chance to do so.

In and Out of Love is constricting the audience, giving them so little room to “move”, that they have no choice but to hold back their love, their appreciation;
Their desire to join and become one.
They have no other choice, but to hold themselves back.  
They do get a chance to sing along, 6, 8 times “In and Out of Love”; But it’s not in a question/answer fashion, and the crowd seems to miss the window of opportunity.
And then Richie’s solo begins, the starting sign of the song’s closing sequence.

“Well, well well. Hannover I’m afraid we’ve only got time for one more song tonight.”
Jon says at a little over an hour.
The crowd lets out whistles and screams, to express their disappointment.
“Well,” Jon says. “I mean it sounds like you guys are getting a little bit tired tonight.” 
Crowd is having mixed emotions…
“Are you getting tired out there?” Jon now shouts.
“Noooooo!!!!”  the crowd answers! 

“Are you sure?!”
“Yess!!!!” 

“Well alright! Runaway!”
Runaway it is. And at one point you can hear Jon laugh! Something that I have not heard anywhere else in the shows.
So he’s having a good time, or is surprised by something happening.

On the outro of Runaway, Jon thanks the crowd and closes the show.
“Auf wiedersehen! See you again real soon!”
Fireworks + the crowd sings, claps, whistles we want more.

The sound of wind is already audible, meaning that Wanted Dead or Alive will be played, but the crowd doesn’t seem to hear and keeps screaming until Richie has appeared on stage and he starts playing guitar.
A sign their prayers are answered and there will be more.

To be honest, the intro to Wanted Dead or Alive almost sounds too polished, too produced, in comparison to the rest of the show.
Maybe a tape was used.
Wanted Dead or Alive is played to resemble the album, but Jon’s vocals are live, and raw!

After the Emmy worthy power ballad Wanted Dead or Alive, Jon addresses the audience in a very laid back fashion.
Thanking them for being a great audience and announcing a cover song; 
A care-free rock n’ roll song Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy. 
And yes!
Finally.
In question-answer style, with “a little louder!” and “I can’t hear you!” the crowd is invited to singalong.
“Thank you, goodnight!” Jon closes.
With the crowd clapping, yelling and whistling: “We want more!” and “Bon Jo Vi!” all over again.

After inquiring if the crowd is sure they haven’t got enough yet, and are sure they want some more, which of course they do, Jon asks David to give him “some of that sweet soul music”.
A cover song, with piano and sung in harmony again; Drift Away.
With one verse with Richie Sambora on lead vocals as well.

And although the crowd probably has no idea what this song is, Jon gives them some hooks to sing along.
Before announcing what will prove to be a ten minute long, closing song.
“Get Ready!!”

“Put your hands together.”
“When I say Come On Come One, I need you to say “Get Ready”. Can you do that Hannover?!”
After 90 minutes of being teased and pushed and pulled, Hannover is more than willing!

Wait a minute. Hold it! 
Wait a minute. Hold it! 
Wait a minute. Hold it! 
Stop!
Stop!
Stop!
Stop!
Stoooooop!

In an exhausted husky voice:
“Get your hands together!”

*crowd starts clapping rhythmically* 

Suspenseful:
“Come on, come on… Come on come on…. Come on come on…”

Shouting:
“One more time! Hannover! As loud as you can!”

To Tico Torres:
“Hey Animal! Give it to me! Hit ‘m hard! Fire away!”

To us:
“Let me see Hannover Germany. One more time. As loud as you can, yeah! Here we go!
Say: Come on, come on.”

CROWD: “GET READY!!!!!!”

Jon: “Alright! Dankjewel!”

Therefor 

3 december 1986, Hannover, Germany🇩🇪
BON JOVI LIVE FROM HANNOVER, GERMANY 1986 (FULL SHOW)
3 December 1986

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show has been added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at 3 December.

.
 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

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1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
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Just plant the damn flag, already. | 10 November | Bon Jovi 10 November 1986 | 1st European leg SWW Tour | Sheffield, England

“They say that to really free the body, you gotta free the mind.” So far I seem to be the only one hearing the word “that” ….. But I’m going for it! The spoken word opening of Lay Your Hands On Me is now the tagline of this blog.

Thursday 10 November
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
10 November 1986
City Hall
Sheffield, England 🇬🇧
🏟️ Slippery When Wet Tour

One of the few recordings that has a video as well.
A bootlegger filmed it with a camera in 1986, and I’m guessing it took generations of Bon Jovi bootleggers coming after it, to straighten (the audio)  out. 
So although it is a far cry from a pro-shot video, it does mean we can see the dark stage, the indoor venue, the band members, all of Jon’s costume changes and a fan storming on stage. 
“it was common during those days back. ” the uploader Joey Keys dryly ads!
😉 
I don’t know, was it? 
Security was definitely loose, compared to nowadays. So it was possible then to storm on stage, and it is definitely no longer possible now.

I would say you were as likely to be able to storm the stage and hug Jon Bon Jovi in the 80s, as it is for your tweet to get mentioned by the official Bon Jovi account in 2022!
An honor which was unexpectedly bestowed upon me, and that has inspired today’s story.

Just plant the damn flag, already.

👩🏼‍💻 the story 10 November 

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After Japan and North America, the band hit Europe November. It started with an extensive tour of the UK, and then had about half a dozen shows across the continent.

The Slippery When Wet tour had been around the block, or more accurately, around Japan and North America, by the time the Jovi train hit Europe.
And with the album’s first single You Give Love A Bad Name high up in the charts, and the follow-up single Livin’ On A Prayer storming the charts, Bon Jovi had thrown the world the massive two-puncher that put them in pole position for years to come.

Together with their 1988 album New Jersey, and the complementary, massive, way-beyond-breaking point touring, the band would be able to hold on to the success until early 1990, when the Jovi train finally stopped. The band would temporarily fall apart, with band members undertaking different solo projects, and be born anew late 1992 with Keep the Faith.

In that timeline, November 1986 was the moment the mark was made. That the Job of becoming super successful was done. There really was no going back now.  Not that anyone would have wanted to back down because the band had been working their asses off for this since 1983. 
No one was going home now, and no one would be going home for a very, very long time.

But when you look at the setlists of those 1986 shows, they still included many of the first two albums.
Albums which would ultimately be lost in time and indeed, many did assume 1986′ success of You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin’ On A Prayer, and the success of the album Slippery When Wet were the success of a band’s first album.
But it wasn’t.

And the 1986 shows, with their setlists rich in first and second album songs, prove that.
Maybe that is what gives these shows their special charm..

Songs from the first two albums played at Sheffield 1986:
Tokyo Road [6:00]
Silent Night [27:40]
In And Out Of Love [51:00]
Runaway [58:11]
Get Ready [1:21:10]

By the time the decade was over, only Runaway had made the cut.

Fan on stage Sheffield 1986

In the video a fan gets on stage mid-Runaway. They make their way up, hug Jon, before being hurried off the stage by security.

In the Sheffield venue, the crowd is packed directly against the stage.
There is no pathway with security between the stage and the crowd, which made it far more likely to be able to get on stage in Sheffield 1986, than it would be in the years after.

So far this blogpost has been about the 1986 third leg  of the Slippery When Wet Tour (Europe);
About the Bon Jovi account tweeting one of my tweets;
And I opened this post with the Lay Your Hands video. And using the opening lines (to free the body/ free the mind) as the tagline of this blog.

But to bring this baby home, I need to refer to my previous post.
One that seems to have been written a lifetime ago, but it was the 25th of October. A little over 2 weeks.
It spoke of my intense struggle, in the three years that have passed since the 2019 Bon Jovi concert:
About Rock Star Yoga, becoming Rock Star Writer. About #dailybonjoviyoga. About YouTube channels that have been abandoned even though I have made the resolution a zillion times to finally get my weight behind them.

And in that blog I talked about the months before the first Bon Jovi album (1983)), in which the band was formed, and John Francis Bongiovi changed his name to Jon Bon Jovi.
And how he is owning that name, and the JBJ initials ever since.

The blog spoke about how I had things still marinating for a new business. That no domains names had been claimed, no decisions taken. Because I want to do it right this time.

But instead of making any improvements in any of those areas, the past weeks were occupied with two major shifts happening in my personal life, between then and now.
They caused such a big landslide in my sense of identity, in who I am, that I am seriously considering a name change to give myself a fresh start but also for career purposes!
Just like Farrokh Bulsara became Freddie Mercury,  David Robert Jones became David Bowie and John Francis Bongiovi became Jon Bon Jovi, I too, would take on a new name by which I would be known from now on.

Because on social media and on YouTube, your birthname says you are a professional. That you are transparent about who you are. But a new name? A new international sounding name?
That says you rock!

It says you are in control of who you are, and in my case it would also break the line with the past and with having had a profession (yoga teacher) that never quite fit.
It would have put an end to 20 years in which I have not moved forward;
I have moved backwards.
I have not acquired, I have lost.
I have not learned, I have UNlearned the things that used to come natural to me.

In one day two bombs dropped, and I was left feeling not just devastated over the events themselves, but also without understanding of who I was. But I was certain that I was not who I had pretended to be for the last 20 years. A name change seemed to be in order.
The more I thought about it, the more I was certain I would change my name  before the end of the week.

And you know what happened after.
The official Bon Jovi account on Twitter, used one of my October tweets and shared it with their millions of followers.
“After years of being wishy washy about it, I boldly claimed LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME as my favorite Bon Jovi song.
It was on a live chat. There were witnesses.”
I, @SLBeenackers, tweeted on the 26th of October.

“Agreed!”
Bon Jovi, @BonJovi, replied on Wednesday November 9.

Bon Jovi had answered to SLBeenackers- 
if I change my name now, it feels like I lose that.

But then again, Jon Bon Jovi already had a hit Runaway as John Bongiovi, and he changed his name too….
So should I too?

I don’t know.

The first sentences of Lay Your Hands On Me are according to many:
They say to really free your body, you gotta free your mind.
I always thought that would make a helluva tagline for Rock Star Yoga, but because the sentence is  left out on the record sleeve, and it was never spoken again, aside from that recording for the album-
I was hesitant to claim it.

And in particular because I always heard a THAT:
They say THAT to really free your body, you gotta free your mind.

Today, composing this post, I decided that although I am still up in the air about the name change, this “What is Jon saying?” had lasted long enough!
That it is time to start backing myself on that one.

So yeah, my business name, name as a working artist?
All still up in the air. *) 

But the tagline of this blog, and any new yoga endeavors is clear:

They say that to really free the body, you gotta free the mind.
JBJ

Just plant the damn flag already.

Therefor 

10 November 1986, Sheffield, England 🇬🇧
Bon Jovi – Live in Sheffield, UK 1986 [FULL]

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show has been added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at 10 November.

.
 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
☕️ Buy me a coffee
🥳 PayPalMe 
🇳🇱Tikkie van de week 

*) post script 11 November
I’m keeping my own name!!! 😊
For many practical reasons, but also because I’ve lost enough over the past few decades.
Keeping my own name, is something I can hold onto.

I still think that for all artists, in particular of immaterial art, having a chosen name is preferred though. 
Choosing your identity, your name, is your first fundamental creation, on which all else is built.
So that I’m not choosing a new name, does not mean I don’t still support the idea.

 

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
4. Dutch blog: Suzanne Beenackers

2 Facebook pages
1. Rock Star Writer on Facebook
2. Dutch: Suzanne Beenackers Schrijver Facebook met beertje Puux

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

🌍🌎 📚🛒
online bookshop

NEW: Books!

You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
and White Tigress Yoga Workbook
at the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter

If you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany, you can also order these books from me – just go to the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter
to check out which ones you want, and write me an email at s_beenackers@hotmail.com.
Payment is via PayPal or bank transfer.

This series now has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
Updated daily with the most recent date at the top.

 

You can’t unf. what’s been f. | 25 October | Bon Jovi 14 November 1988 | Rome, Italy

Photo by Theodore Liassi source: https://twitter.com/teodiomio/status/1498223154472398848

Tuesday 25 October 
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
14 November 1988
Palazzo dello Sport
Rome, Italy 🇮🇹
🏟️ New Jersey Syndicate Tour

YouTube channel hAnD90 sternly warned us in the description box;
His new Bon Jovi concert upload and the accompanying live premiere (where fans can chat on YouTube) was only going to be palpable “for the true diehard fans who jump into the experience regardless of the recording’s quality”.
We didn’t just feel seen;
We felt called!

 

You can’t unf. what’s been f.

👩🏼‍💻 the story October 25

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Photo those same months, to illustrate Jon’s beautiful mane. London, 8 December, 1988. 📸 by Duncan Raban/Popperfoto via Getty Images

There is a quote from the movie Atomic Blonde that comes to mind today, that is applicable both to the (according to hAnD90) deplorable state of this recording (not-audio-technicians would shrug it off with “We’ve had worse”);
As well as applicable to the according to me deplorable state of my blogs, YouTube channels, and yoga practice. 
And in particular the state of disarray of my #dailybonjoviyoga practice…

The quote from the movie Atomic Blonde that I am referring to, is:
“A beautiful Italian girl once told me:
“David, you can’t unfuck, what’s been fucked.””

hAnD90 couldn’t unf. it, when he warned us that he had been unable to get this rough recording of Bon Jovi Rome 1988 to a quality that was even halfway decent.
And I can’t either.

There is no way I am going to put together the pieces from summer 2019 when I started a blog called Rock Star Yoga, via renaming it Rock Star Writer pretty soon afterwards;
To starting this Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog this year;
To renaming it to Daily Bon Jovi Live a little over a week ago;

To realizing the mess this time is even bigger than in 2019 with the Rock Star Yoga blog.
Because of things that changed at WordPress.
Because of things that changed in me.
And because of The Universe stepping in and preventing me from taking on a colossal amount of work, if I had actually pursued this yoga to live name change.

So.
Knowing very well that I cannot unfuck what’s been fucked, I ll give you a recap of what happened. And although I cannot unfuck it, I/we can be as thrilled with the result, as an entire Bon Jovi YouTube community was with last Sunday’s upload of Rome 1988.

Recap to what happened almost two weeks ago now:
I decided to rename this Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog to Daily Bon Jovi Live, because I wrote 99.9% about “On this day”-Bon Jovi live concerts, and 0.01 % about yoga.
A percentage that could painlessly be dialed down to zero.

After having claimed the new domain name, I initially explained my inability to change the primary address of this blog to the new url (dailybonjovilive) to there being a 3 day waiting period. Something I had encountered somewhere deep in the WordPress help pages.
But when after a week or so I still couldn’t find the “change primary address” button, and none of the “three dots in the top right corner” led to an option to change those setting either;
I contacted WordPress.

Turns out, it is no longer possible to use this feature for free.
Even if I had considered it worth the €4 a month for the rest of my life, to change the url to dailybonjovilive (which I don’t);
I would still have been too angry and disgruntled about having spent days clicking around my WordPress dashboard and not encountering this information, to make that investment.

I should have seen a Change Your Primary Address button, and then it should have led to a page that said I had to pick a paid plan.
But now?
There was simple no way I was going to pay after having invested days into finding this feature that I had used many times in the past and that a ton of blogs were still telling me should be easily found.
No way in hell I was going to spend money on a url change I used to be able to make for free.

So after having wasted €18 on my domain name dailybonjovilive, which for the remaining 350-ish days will link to our page here-
and after having wasted a few days searching for a functionality that you apparently have to pay for to even be visible as an option;
I was angry, frustrated, and hellbent not to change anything about any blog or YouTube ever again.

All my blogs, channels and Facebook pages too, would from now on just be named whatever I had thought on day one it was gonna be about. 
This would not only ensure all links would stay functional, and save me a ton of work updating website links in YouTube description boxes and so on;
But it was also very likely that in the end, I WOULD come around!
And that the site would be about the very thing, I had first set out to cover.

A few days after finding out WordPress had been keeping me out of the loop, I was called to set up a new business.
Called! Like Bon Jovi fans to a hAnD90 premiere.

But instead of immediately claiming the domain name, registering with the Chamber of Commerce, setting up a new YouTube channel for my business, designing new business cards and renting a space here in Nijmegen;
I have not committed to anything.

I had to sit on my hands and creditcard at times, NOT to do those things, but low and behold, am I happy I didn’t! 
I may not have dotted all the i’s and crossed no t’s for my new business.
But I have also not fucked up anything that is then going to cost me € 18, two days and € 4 a month to unfuck.
I’m still free and I intend to keep it that way for as long as I can.

And I HAVE come around…
Good gracious me.

My initial plans turned out to be so extremely not-me, that I’ve just sent the business model straight back to the drawing board!
Any offered services are to be zone-of-genius only.
I want my work to be such a Hell yes!, I would pay people to let me do that!

Just like Jon Bon Jovi said in the mid 80s:
He loved playing live so much he would have paid people to come see them. 

That’s how much I want to love my work.

And in the process, after I had catapulted my conservative business plan back to the drawing board, I realized how much I love writing, doing yoga and teaching yoga. How much I love all my abandoned blogs, and rejected YouTube channels, that are all in such a deplorable state.
And how much I love the idea of picking up #dailybonjoviyoga, exactly as I intended to, at the beginning of this year.

And I was so happy I had not changed the name of this site, and thanked it to WordPress having changed the feature.
Or had it been the Universe preventing me from making a mistake I would soon regret?

The YouTube premiere of 1988 Rome, was a great one. First off, because there was video as well, which is rare with those old recordings.
You can see the band on a relatively small stage, and there is something raw, and sweaty, a realness to the show.

It opens with Lay Your Hands on Me, including the (recorded) intro where Jon says something that no one, not even Jon, remembers what was said, but it was along the lines of:
They say to free the body
You ‘ve got to free your mind
So come on.

They played Get Ready (from the first album!) and a chilling Homebound Train;
And David Bryan plays a passionate Pink Flamingos and someone in the audience yells “Woo, hoo, hoo!”, indicating he knows it will lead into “Let it Rock”!
And then it really does lead into Let It Rock!
How satisfying.
Bon Jovi does not follow up Flamingos with Raise Your Hands, as they used to do at some point.

Jon declares the Palazzo dello Sport is not small but “intimate”!
And he has that gorgeous extra long hair, all the way down, to halfway his back.

And it is also a show that is Alec John Such’ birthday.
He was a decade older than Jon and David, but no one was supposed to know.
Jon commemorates his birthday saying:
“He’s 21 years old, and he’s almost old enough to drink.”

And not just Alec John Such, the age of Tico Torres who was a similar age to Alec, was also lowered to bring it more into line with Richie and in particular with Jon Bon Jovi and David Bryan, who almost have the same age.

At the same time Alec and Tico’s ages were reduced, John Francis Bongiovi changed his name to Jon Bon Jovi;
A change although pressed upon him, he was very much involved in. He rejected other proposals for a name change.
But ultimately this one was one he stood behind, and he has been using his new initials JBJ ever since, so that was a positive and identity affirming change.
However, to have your age, your year of birth, taken away from you?
That can easily have felt disempowering.

Jon Bon Jovi putting up a fight, and Tico and Alec allowing their age to be tampered with, is a great life lesson;
Don’t go for something you’re okay with.
Go for something you want to fight for!

Because that is the thing you are here to do.
That, is your destiny.

Therefor 

Alec’s 37th birthday concert
14 November 1988, Rome, Italy 🇮🇹
Bon Jovi | Live at Palazzo dello Sport | Rome 1988

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show will be added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
in the upcoming weeks, at 14 November.

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 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
☕️ Buy me a coffee
🥳 PayPalMe 
🇳🇱Tikkie van de week 

 

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
4. Dutch blog: Suzanne Beenackers

2 Facebook pages
1. Rock Star Writer on Facebook
2. Dutch: Suzanne Beenackers Schrijver Facebook met beertje Puux

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

🌍🌎 📚🛒
online bookshop

NEW: Books!

You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
and White Tigress Yoga Workbook
at the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter

If you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany, you can also order these books from me – just go to the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter
to check out which ones you want, and write me an email at s_beenackers@hotmail.com.
Payment is via PayPal or bank transfer.

This series now has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
Updated daily with the most recent date at the top.

 

Not sure what to play | 12 October | Bon Jovi 12 October 1992 | Fast Lane, Asbury Park, New Jersey, first promo concert Keep the Faith

At 12:00 and 12:50 you can hear someone yell”Welcome home!”

Wednesday 12 October 
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
12 October 1992
Fast Lane, Asbury Park
New Jersey 🇺🇸
🏟️ first promo concert Keep the Faith

If it had not been for the continuous female screaming during the opener “With a little help from my friends”, one may indeed have mistaken Bon Jovi’s debut performance to promote their Keep the Faith album, for a run-of-the-New-Jersey-mill bar band.
As several newspapers implied.

But as much as that might have been true, musically speaking, there was one aspect to Bon Jovi playing there, at the Fast Lane venue in Asbury Park, New Jersey’s holy ground for anyone who is anything in the New Jersey music scene, an aspect that was the theme of the whole night, and that aspect was;
They had been away.

Unlike local bands, Bon Jovi had been from New Jersey, not in New Jersey.

The audience to this under-cover club gig, consisted largely of family, friends, people from the music industry, and then there were the few lucky fans who managed to get a ticket.
None of them knew what to expect.

The upcoming album Keep the Faith, had not been released yet.
And what Bon Jovi knew, was that they had a big acoustic production in the wings, coming up in two weeks time; An Evening With Bon Jovi for MTV.
Bon Jovi needed to get their head around their set, including the 60s covers they intended to blend in.
But they didn’t want to lose the connection with the audience either.

To make matters one could say “worse”;
The band were not just transitioning into a new musical style, but they were out of practice and even out of touch, of playing together live.
When in the first months of 1990, touring had finally come to a stop –
Bon Jovi needed to clean house.
For a while they were literally out of touch, and did not even speak to each other. Many, including the band, did not know if there was a future for Bon Jovi.

In October 1992, that was all put behind them and the band had been on the west and in Canada for over half a year, recording Keep the Faith, before they came back to New Jersey and played Asbury Park.

What do you play when after all that time, you are finally home?

 

Not sure what to play

👩🏼‍💻 the story October 12

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In the second half of 1986, Bon Jovi went from being a struggling band, who had been fighting to make their mark in music with two albums whose biggest achievement had been that the record company had allowed them to make another one.
Another one, that would be big.

In 1986, Bon Jovi’s third album needed to go big- or the band needed to go home. It was released in August, and before the year was over, Bon Jovi had attained super stardom.

Yet up until the late 80s, few music journalists bothered to pay attention to any hardrock band who carried Elnett hairspray. There were so many bands behind the veil of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball and Europe’s music festivals for hardrock and heavy metal, that the hardrock bands who did manage to get their songs played on radio, and who did have hits (such as Scorpions, Europe and Whitesnake, and of course Bon Jovi) were still not given attention.
As if they could drop back in line with the other dime-in-a-dozen bands, at any moment.

In particular in The Netherlands, and I believe Europe at large, few hardrock bands were known, and Bon Jovi was scrutinized and made fun of.
In particular after their 1986 breakthrough.
I never dug into it, but I can imagine someone who had seen them opening for KISS, who had been in Tilburg in 1985, and even the November 1986 concert in Arnhem, with Bad Name and Prayer both high up in he charts-the newspaper press would have been positive.

But the music press, the journalists who wrote long articles about bands?
That was a different story.
To this day, I have not found or read or seen, even one interviewer or journalist, who in the 80s was able to hear that Bon Jovi’s albums and their live performances, contained a depth, complexity, and musical richness, that made it blatantly obvious this band was here to stay.

That Bon Jovi would survive not just the decades, not just all the other bands, but that like the Stones before them;
Bon Jovi would go down in history as the biggest band of their generation.

Listening to Bon Jovi albums, and even to their earliest recordings, it is impossible to not know the difference between Bon Jovi playing Asbury Park’s Fast Lane in 1992, cracking jokes with the audience, reminiscing about the past, and all those times the band played there and there was almost no one in the audience-
and a professional local bar band.

So did Bon Jovi struggle, to come up with a proper setlist?
They did.
Were they unsure what to play?
Probably, yes.

But after opening with an XL rendition of Joe Cocker’s version of “Little help from my friends”; 
Cutting straight into a staccato drum intro – 
“Are you ready? Are you willing? Are you able to rock n roll?”
blasting into Wild in the Streets.

Jon Bon Jovi greeting the audience with a “Good evening Asbury Park, New Jersey”, that is satisfying at an almost visceral level, and turning the audience on and the mood up, with casual conversation about reasons to celebrate today.
The crowd, understandably, goes wild! 

They make momentum with a string of three hits, back to back:
You Give Love a Bad Name, Born to be my Baby, and I’d Die For You, which indeed does sound like a bar band has taken the stage!
In the most wonderful, we-all-wish-we-there kind of way.

Jon cracks open the memory box, giving a lively description of New Jersey 1978, the music scene and how he met Tico Torres.
And how Jon played the Stone Pony every Wednesday and almost nobody showed up!

Brave attempt to decide on what to play next through a democratic process with a yelling crowd.
A “New?” “Old?” poll, leads to a cut-short version of Runaway, with Jon saying it’s “not bad for guys who haven’t played together all year” and excusing himself he’s probably more excited about the new stuff.

“You too?” 

Three new songs from the Keep the Faith album, possibly the first time they are played;
Sleep When I m Dead with Jon effectively playing the dance-on-my-bar barman role from intro to outro!
A confession-filled introduction to Bed of Roses;
Going all in with Keep the Faith, and we can already hear the hallmark maracas!

Giving the people what they want, with Lay Your Hands On Me, plugging in anything electric within reach and providing ample sing along time;
The story of how Jon “fooled” David Bryan into playing in Bon Jovi instead of becoming a doctor;
Good Lovin’, best known in the 1966 version from The Young Rascals;  
An upbeat and prolonged Bad Medicine that will seldom have been belted along more enthusiastically; 

An acoustic set with Livin’ on a Prayer and a dressed-down version of the Allman Brothers “Midnight Rider”,  leading into “Wanted Dead or Alive”;
“Kansas City” with New Jersey icon Lance Larson, who gets thanked for letting Jon Bon Jovi play the clubs when he was still underage;
And closing with what was then their most recent hit, Jon Bon Jovi’s solo song, Blaze of Glory.

With all these things in place, everybody left knowing the difference between Bon Jovi and a New Jersey bar band.
Even a professional one.

Looking back, it is unmistakable that 1992 Bon Jovi had not just gone way further than all the New Jersey bands before them; 
And had not just survived an entire decade of hardrock bands, globally, that would get lost in history and never make it back on their feet again;
Had not just proved the critics wrong.

But that the state of New Jersey, a state they had brought into the light by naming their 1988 album after it;
That the state had become synonymous with Bon Jovi.

That yes, all those years touring from August 1986 to early 1990;
The silent years ’90-91 when Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora both made their highly acclaimed solo records, both recorded in California;
And in 1992, with the resurrection of Bon Jovi, and recording their new album Keep the Faith in Vancouver, Canada;
That although all that time, Bon Jovi the band, had indeed not been in New Jersey -Jon tells how he has not been home for eight months, before the show.

But that by that time, Bon Jovi had become synonymous with New Jersey.
And New Jersey would be known, worldwide, because Bon Jovi was from there.
Bon Jovi and New Jersey, had become inseparable. 

And when you’re that big brother that comes home from his travels, to a house filled with family, delighted to see you;
Then it really doesn’t really matter, what you play.

What matters, is you’re there.

Therefor

12 october 1992, New Jersey 🇺🇸
Bon Jovi – Live at Fast Lane | Audience Recording | Full Concert In Audio | Asbury Park 1992
is the soundtrack for today

.
The show is added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at October 12.

 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
☕️ Buy me a coffee
🥳 PayPalMe 
🇳🇱Tikkie van de week 

Exciting news!
As already announced last Monday, this blog #dailybonjoviyoga has been renamed to

#dailybonjovilive
Bon Jovi history, for the world of today 

Where I will share these stories inspired by Bon Jovi concerts.
I really love that tag line! I hope you do too.

On Monday 10 October 2022 – and for reasons that do not have anything to do with how much I love you! – I cancelled all things yoga and business related. 
That is why I had to change the name of this site, to one without yoga.

This also means that Rock Star phase 2, as outlined below, has moved into phase 3. But there are so many moving parts!
I have to set it up in phases.

Today I bought a new domain name, dailybonjovilive.com, and it already refers to this site, the one you’re currently on.
But there is a 96 hour waiting period before I can make that url the main one, to this site.
Which is why you may still see dailybonjoviyoga.com, in the address bar.

All blogs and YouTube channels will be addressed personally, and redesigned or put on hold. 

Old yoga videos on YouTube will stay available, and the videos I still have on private (since a tech problem in 2020) will be updated and unlocked as was planned.
In general, old yoga content will not be removed, just no new ones created.

updated project list soon, this one was Phase 2:

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
4. Dutch blog: Suzanne Beenackers

2 Facebook pages
1. Rock Star Writer on Facebook
2. Dutch: Suzanne Beenackers Schrijver Facebook met beertje Puux

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

🌍🌎 📚🛒
online bookshop

NEW: Books!

You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
and White Tigress Yoga Workbook
at the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter

If you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany, you can also order these books from me – just go to the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter
to check out which ones you want, and write me an email at s_beenackers@hotmail.com.
Payment is via PayPal or bank transfer.

This series now has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
Updated daily with the most recent date at the top.

 

After 20 years, I’m removing all yoga and business from my public life | 10 October | Bon Jovi 24 September 1983 | First Bon Jovi concert ever 

Monday 10 October 
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
24 September 1983
Madison Square Garden
New York 🇺🇸
🏟️ supporting ZZ Top

The correct date of this recording is unclear. Different sources give different ones. But what is agreed upon, is that around 24 and 25 september 1983, Bon Jovi played a big venue for the first time.
As support act for ZZ Top.

There were a lot of technical difficulties, most notably Richie’s guitar amplifier falling out. And the ZZ Top crowd was a tough one, you can even heer the boo-ing at the beginning.
But with the adlibs (improvised lyrics), acapella cover-intros and stunning performances of songs, that had not even been pressed to vinyl yet – their debut album would be released 4 months later- 
A remarkable, and stunning performance for a band who were so new they didn’t even have a record out on the shelves to support them.

And an omen, of great things to come.

A fate my career in yoga did not share!

After 20 years, I’m removing all yoga and business from my public life

👩🏼‍💻 the story October 10

This is not a Bon Jovi story. In fact, it’s not even a story at all. More like a tragedy, a horror story or a dark and twisted comedy.

And there is a short version, a long version, and a version where I change my mind every few months and think that I CAN and possibly even SHOULD teach yoga, write about yoga, coach yoga;
Invent yoga, reform yoga, connect over yoga, revolutionize yoga;

And possibly even save yoga, or save you with help of yoga.
Who knows what I thought!

And replace the word yoga with “doing business”, and an equally true and equally agonizing pathway, will appear.

But those versions of the story would be the historically correct one.

A version where someone who had the best papers, the clearest VISION, and someone who was called to yoga when she heard Madonna say she did yoga, in 1998.
The story of someone who was called to the world of yoga by reading Yoga Journal.
And then called AGAIN, when Madonna played a yoga teacher in the movie The Next Best Thing, and she saw that big hall with 40 or so practitioners who in the reality would have been unlimited-yoga pass holders to the yoga studio (no doubt).
When she saw the incense burning in front of a big Shiva statue, and Madonna talking to students from behind a reception counter (I always believed a good yoga studio couldn’t do without a reception), and knew:
“That’s me. That’s what I want to do.”

When that someone did not fulfil her vision, lost 20 years, and then another three days from Friday 7 October 2022 to Sunday night 9 October 2022, because someone had asked her the week prior if she would continue a yoga video series she had started earlier that year, and she remembered how passionate she had been over it!
Yes, of course she would get on her mat, and film the rest of this yoga series!
Thank you for bringing it up, I m on it!

And then there she was, more than twenty years after Madonna’s call, and a helluvalot of years as a business and studio owner later, and quitting her profession a zillion times already, but instead committing to getting back to shooting yoga videos.
There she was,
paralyzed instead.

Not in a dramatic way, but she did not do anything.
It was a run-of-the-mill, just throwing her life away one day at a time- type of paralyzed.

Days went by watching series, and in secret she wondered if she could just delete all her YouTube channels, social media accounts, and all her blogs and pretend she had never existed.
Get a full-time job in the service industry, or get back to that firm recruiting for technical staff, and own the fact that she had not made anything out of her life.
That it had all been one big mistake.

It was an appealing thought, as in the background Friday’s Rings of Power episode moved into a first season of the Exorcist with Geena Davis. 
And I compared yoga to being the demon I had been carrying around for 20+ years, being unsuccessful to expel it.
Every time I let it back in.

But I think the reason even today, writing this blogpost and announcing this blog will no longer be about yoga in the future – 
I think the reason yoga has been difficult for me to let go, is not the Madonna induced visions I had for yoga, nor all the extra business and marketing training I took and understanding I know how to make ANY service profession hugely successful!
No, the reason it is difficult, is because in 2019, I had a vision of what I called Rock Star Yoga.

A vision to reform yoga, or the way we do yoga. It would transcend yoga into an expression of personal freedom and individuality, where the practitioner would be able to transform their lives, through yoga.

It was that vision, that kept me going.
It was the understanding that Rock Star Yoga was what I had always been looking for. That the 2019 vision would be the yoga I had always wanted to teach, develop, the thing I would be able to talk about and write about, passionately. And for the rest of my life.

Until three days of inertia later, I realized I needed to let go.
I needed to finally acknowledge that I didn’t want to be a yoga teacher, in any way shape or form.
Not write about it.
And never speak of it again.

That being a yoga teacher had turned into my personal version of hell, where all it did was confront me with everything I had failed at.
Late 90s Madonna’s version, 2019 the Rock Star Version, and there is even a 15 year long pathway in between where I had failed the White Tigress version. Because although I had turned it into a book;
The thought of having to teach it, threw me into day long inertia.
Last weekend was proof of that, and there have been entire weeks when I had “commit” to filming yoga for my Dutch or English channel, and instead had done nothing.

If I start counting from the moment Madonna came out as a yoga practitioner, to now;
Then over the 24 years I have turned yoga into my own personal version of hell.

And the short version is;
I am a writer and a speaker, not a yoga teacher. Which is why this blog #dailybonjoviyoga will be rebaptized (we need some cleansing here!) to

#dailybonjovilive

Where I will share stories inspired by Bon Jovi concerts.

Just like Bon Jovi opening for ZZ Top, in 1983 –
this post, is just a start.

Therefor

24 September 1983, Madison Square Garden 🇺🇸
Bon Jovi – Madison Square Garden 1983 (FULL SHOW)

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show was already added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at September 24.

 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
☕️ Buy me a coffee
🥳 PayPalMe 
🇳🇱Tikkie van de week 

.
This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog will soon be renamed Daily Bon Jovi Live.
The cancellation of all things yoga and business related, means that Rock Star phase 2, as outlined below, has moved into phase 3. 
Which I will setup to last for a very long time!

All blogs and YouTube channels will be addressed personally, and redesigned or put on hold. 

Old yoga videos on YouTube will stay available, and the videos I still have on private (since a tech problem in 2020) will be updated and unlocked as was planned.
In general, old yoga content will not be removed, just no new ones created.

updated project list soon, this one was Phase 2:

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
4. Dutch blog: Suzanne Beenackers

2 Facebook pages
1. Rock Star Writer on Facebook
2. Dutch: Suzanne Beenackers Schrijver Facebook met beertje Puux

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

🌍🌎 📚🛒
online bookshop

NEW: Books!

You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
and White Tigress Yoga Workbook
at the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter

If you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany, you can also order these books from me – just go to the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter
to check out which ones you want, and write me an email at s_beenackers@hotmail.com.
Payment is via PayPal or bank transfer.

This series now has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
Updated daily with the most recent date at the top.

 

Not knowing what you’ve got | 1 October | Bon Jovi 11 – 25 August 1986, Japan | First leg SWW tour overview

Tour poster Slippery When Wet Tour, with a photo from the debut album, 2 years prior. Credit photo @jane_jbj Twitter, click photo for original tweet.

Saturday 1 October 
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
11 August 1986 Fukuoka
Japan🇯🇵
🏟️
Slippery When Wet Tour

This story about the first concerts from the Slippery When Wet Tour, right before this album made it big, was originally blogged in August this year (2022).
But this very first concert, in Nagoya, was not included at the time.
In all likeliness, it had not been uploaded to YouTube just yet.
Which is why I am reposting this blog, in an updated version with the Nagoya concert recording included.

And let’s not waste time here lingering!
But haste ourselves to the story as determined as Jon Bon Jovi barging into Mark Weiss’ photo studio without even saying hello.

He was there to shoot the fourth (!) cover for the Slippery When Wet album, 
and the only thing he said was: 

“Garbage bag. Spray bottle.”

Not knowing what you’ve got

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 15/ October 1

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Yesterday (in August) I said Bon Jovi would not romanticize Japan 1986, but I have to eat my words! This beautiful photo was tweeted by JBJ in 2021. “Still staring out the window wanting to go back to Japan. #TBT Tokyo, 1986.” Source Instagram, click the photo for the source.

The recorded concerts of the very first leg of the Slippery When Wet Tour, a leg during which the album had either;
-just been released
-was released in Japan a few days before the international release
or
-was released on the exact same date as Wikipedia will tell you it did;

On THAT leg of the tour, Japan 1986, there are 4 concerts unrecorded (or just a few songs uploaded to YouTube) and 6 concerts are recorded in full.

The recorded concerts of the 1986 Japan leg of the Slippery When Wet tour, are:
August 11, Nagoya (new)
August 12, Fukuoka
August 13, Osaka first night
August 14, Osaka second night
August 16, Kobe
August 18, Tokyo

August 18th was the official release date for the Slippery When Wet album, but when you listen to these concerts you will hear the following:

August 11, Nagoya (new)
“We have a new album, called Slippery When Wet. It will be here next week.”
August 12, Fukuoka
“We have a new album coming out this week, called Slippery When Wet” 
August 13, Osaka first night
“We have a new album coming out in two more days, it’s called Slippery When Wet”
August 14, Osaka second night
“We have a brand new album, it came out today and it’s called Slippery When Wet”
August 16, Kobe
“We have a brand new album, it’s called Wild In The Streets, here in Japan”
August 18, Tokyo
“We have a brand new album, that’s called Wild In The Streets, here in Japan”

Click for the video

The description box of this final recording, the Tokyo concert, mentions:
“Jon thinks the album is gonna be called Wild In The Streets in Japan whereas backstage footage actually shows them signing Slippery When Wet copies before or after the show.”
I looked for this video, and you can find it here:
Bon Jovi One Night Stand 1986, Japan(Nippon Budokan) You Give Love A Bad Name

Perhaps the confusion arose because that 18th, they had been signing copies with a different cover:
A woman’s bust in a yellow shirt.

It had been the third cover idea, and one that had actually already made it to print, when both band and record company decided to pull it.
Although both for different reasons: The record company pulled this already printed stack of album covers, out of fear for the PMRC.

“The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was an American committee formed in 1985 with the stated goal of increasing parental control over the access of children to music deemed to have violent, drug-related or sexual themes via labeling albums with Parental Advisory stickers. 
[…] 
before shutting down in the mid-to-late 1990s.”
wikipedia

While Bon Jovi agreed because they hated the hot pink border around the photo.

This was when, after all the photo sessions that had taken place when the album would still have a cowboy theme (and be called Wanted Dead or Alive);
After the photo sessions with the band and seven women in hotpants and crop tops soaping and hosing down fast cars;

And after a studio photo of women’s hands holding a soapy bar of Slippery When Wet soap;
Jon came barging into Mark Weiss’ photo studio.

From Mark Weiss book, The Decade That Rocked:
“After Jon saw the soap cover, he called me to say he was coming over. I asked him what we were going to do, and he replied:

“I don’t know, but this is our last chance or the album gets held up.””
He presented his two-to-twelve legendary cover idea writing the title onto an oil and water sprayed garbage bag, and the rest is Rock N’ Roll history. 

But the ever changing, costly cover was not the only sign that the band had not found their finite form yet.
Or they had, because their album Slippery When Wet was already finished;
But they were still unsure it would actually “work”.

Credit @FighterSuch on Twitter, click photo for tweet

The summer months of 1986 were a rare time period, where they did not quite know how, or where, to show up or to present themselves.
There is even mention of a private gig for a highschool concert, in June 1986:
14 June 1986, Collegiate Highschool, Passaic (/Newark), New Jersey.
A private concert, months before Bon Jovi would become so famous concert organizers would no longer be able to find venues big enough to satisfy the demand.

And the setlists of these Japan concerts too, display an in-between era. The audience had come to see them based on their first two albums, which would later become almost redundant in their catalog.
Yet, the shows were part of the tour for their new album, an album which had not been released, at the time of the concerts.
Or had it?

Did the Japanese audience know the Slippery When Wet album, or didn’t they?

In all likeliness, the audience was familiar with You Give Love A Bad Name. According to Wikipedia, this single had been released in July, so that was a known song.
But the release date of the album in Japan, remains unclear.

Jon Bon Jovi switches up the dates during the shows, but seems to be more or less fixed on the date being the international release date, August 18th.
But videos show that the album cover, was the original Japanese pressing.
In all probability, Japan getting the original cover was because there had not been time to get the reprint shipped to Japan before the start of the tour.

But even 36 years after, it seems impossible to trace.

I’m going to go with Japan having gotten their Slippery When Wet, 8 days prior to the rest of the world.
On August 10.
Because this is the date on Discogs, the release date for this Japan album.

On Nagoya, they played 6 out of 17 songs, from Slippery When Wet, and other nights were similar.
But Livin’ On A Prayer wasn’t played on either one of the 6 concerts.
Their biggest hit, had not been picked as the first single, and it was nowhere in sight, at the start of their Slippery When Wet Tour.

As the tour moved back to North America and Europe, they no longer had to introduce their new album, and people came to see the hits of that album being performed.
They found their sweet spot of creating a setlist that featured their new album, and a few songs from their first two.

By the end of 1986, the whole world would know Bon Jovi, and the majority of those people would only know the hits from the Slippery When Wet album.
Only fans that dug deeper, hungry for more, would have found these first two albums.
Albums that would ultimately, be lost in time.

As would the short time window, the months in the summer of 1986, when Bon Jovi already had all the right pieces.
Everything was already in place, and their fate already sealed.

They just didn’t know it. 

Therefor

11 August 1986, Nagoya🇯🇵
Bon Jovi – Live at Aichi Kousei Nenkin Kaikan
| Full Concert In Audio | Nagoya 1986

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show is added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at August 11.

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That moment in time Bad Name still required an introduction | 14 August | Bon Jovi 14 August 1986, Osaka, Japan | Festival Hall (second night)

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Starting August 2022, and for about one year I think, this blog is ALL about
Bon Jovi On this day – concerts.
But I will pick up sharing my personal #dailybonjoviyoga yoga on my Twitter

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artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
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2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
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Am I done with the peak experiences? | 24 August | Bon Jovi 24 August 1993 | Kiel, Germany

click for source, tweet from @jane_jbj

Wednesday 24 August
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
24 August 1993
Ostseehalle
Kiel, Germany 🇩🇪
🏟️ Keep the Faith/ Sleep When I’m Dead Tour

Once upon a time, not so long ago, I would suffer a backlash after I had sex. And it was unpredictable what form it would have.
It was very well possible the following day was one of great creative output, where I came up with sales pages, new projects, lengthy blogposts, or otherwise creative accomplishments I would never have had, if it had not been for the fact that I had sex the day before.
.
Or it could be that I woke up in such a deplorable state of neediness and emotional dependence, I had a deep understanding of why couples can’t wait to solidify their coupling, and put some healthy borders around it, so that sex can start taking place WITHIN them.
And you no longer wake up feeling emotionally stretched, taxed and without a clue where to start your road to recovery once more. 
.
But I no longer have that.
I wouldn’t say I just pull up my pants and say: “See you next time!”
Of course it takes effort, from two people, to create a wholesome experience and mentally stabilize you both, before you part.
There has definitely been a learning curve in that one, but I’m confident that I will never suffer a shattered broken heart if things end, and that the awful post-sex feeling will only happen if I wasn’t feeling good in my own skin.
I know what to look for, in myself and the other, and
no longer have to take into account 72 hours of being on a rollercoaster, until I am my old self again.
Or at least;
Not for sex!
.

Because the restlessness, the migraines, the sleepless nights, the anxiety and

the panic attacks seem to have migrated from being an aftermath to sex, to being a social hangover or a backlash from going to concerts.

Jon Bon Jovi the day after Kiel, 1993. He looks like he’s also paying for his peak experiences. Source: @jane_jbj (or click photo for tweet)

For the backlash from social events, I don’t have a solution.
And they also never result in creative outbursts, because I can’t (or won’t) write about my friends, family or any business or work-related events or contacts.
So although one-on-one conversations are always pleasant, and those dates/ friendships/ connections almost always fruitful and satisfying in all ways;
When it’s a group thing it leaves me feeling overwhelmed, small, and underappreciated and it costs me tremendous effort to coach myself out of it. And a tremendous amount of time.
Hardly a surprise then that I limit them.

But the backlash from concerts, or any “occasional” group event where I can come and go as I please and have no ties nor obligations?
That’s a different ballgame!
The dynamic unfolding from that, is much closer to the one I have in my love life. Or used to have since my love life seems under control now.
But I have that backlash, or rollercoaster, or that hyper productive creative outburst that then days later inevitably results into a total meltdown.

By recognizing this dynamic, I am on the path to correcting it, and mastering it. But still it is annoying to be smacked around by emotions you know can be navigated!

This summer’s strongest memories are of Guns N’ Roses concert and this week with the concert from a German Bon Jovi tribute band, Bounce. 
.
Last weekend’s Bounce concert resulted in a long read (and long write!) for my Rock Star Writer blog:
That’s no tribute band; That’s a rock n’ roll orchestra!
| Tribute band Bounce | de Wolfsberg, Groesbeek | 2022 08 21
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Which I was thrilled to be able to write, because based on what happened in the past, in my love life (and with Bon Jovi 2019, after the high of creative outburst had worn off) is that I can also have a meltdown. Something malicious that destroys me from the inside out. 
Exactly like that post-sex feeling, where you’ve been so intimate, and you just need that person to call you and say they love you and everything will be okay.
Except they don’t.
Because you don’t have that type of relationship, or because he is Jon Bon Jovi and the band is on their way to Dublin already.
.

So far I have been able to avoid meltdowns, but this week is absolutely not the emotionally contained, productive, balanced week I would have liked it to be.

From an emotional point of view, both the concert as well as the creation of that long read/ long write, was disruptive.
It was intense.
It was chaos.
It was without having an understanding of how things would be tied up, rounded off, and in what shape I’d be once it had ran its course.
Once it had had its way with me.

Yet I knew, I BELONGED.
I knew being at the concert or being at my writing desk (Sunday 5 hours and Monday 8 hours) that I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
Just like when I am with a lover I know it is exactly where I am supposed to be.
And that means that anything that comes from it, good or bad, is for me as well.

But this morning I woke up, after a night of tossing and turning and 4 hours of sleep (which was already twice as much as Monday-Tuesday, when I slept 2), I woke up broken with a headache.
I felt sick as a dog, and immediately recognized it from the morning after the Guns N’ Roses concert. I had taken a hotel and I have never eaten such a tiny breakfast at a buffet that was delicious and already included in the price.
And at that breakfast, I still had a journey of over 3 hours waiting for me.
This morning I could get a paracetamol and go back to bed.
.
But boy…. did I recognize that feeling.
This morning I knew exactly why I don’t do social events, and also why I limit concerts to the ones I absolutely want to attend!
Because the sensory overload is just a bitch. And it can bite me in the ass days after, because I always keep listening to the music, concert recordings and so on, in the days after.
I keep engaging with the band I saw, just like writing about a sexual experience (under a different name) helps me to process it, and transmute it.
.
Peak experiences start anything between hours to days to even months in advance.
And they can last up to two weeks after.
In 2019, with the Bon Jovi concert, I had missed paying the rent for my yoga space for two consecutive months, before I had “landed” and started paying attention to my finances.
The landlord was very understanding, and no harm was done, but I always remembered that because it was the first time I had “evidence”  that I had really been in a different place, for a week or six.
.
But this summer has been the first time I have these experiences of feeling physically sick afterwards.
I had it after Guns N’ Roses, I had it after my birthday, I had it this morning and although it was handled with a few hours of extra sleep, I don’t know what the rest of this week brings.
.
Having peak experiences is fickle and risky, but it’s also addictive.
It gives you something no ordinary, how did I call it?
Productive and balanced?
It gives you something no productive and balanced week will ever be able to give you.
And from my love life, I do know that you can make progress. That you CAN, ultimately, get better at having a good time, without paying a high price afterwards.
.
But on mornings like this, on days like this, when I can still feel that rawness, that pain, somewhere very close to the surface, I do wonder:
Do I really want this?
Can’t I just be happy with my love life being exactly right, and keep a low-intensity profile for the rest?
.
One of the things I have found fascinating, is that while I was still recovering from Bon Jovi, from Guns N’ Roses;
The band was already on their way to their next stop.
Once I had landed, properly, once all my blogposts were done, all the inspiration was carried on into something else, and once I was back on earth in a way that I even bothered to check on my finance (something I do every day, if I m not in “concert-mode”) those bands had done 6 to 7 shows! 
.
They had repeated the concert, again and again, where it had taken me weeks to recover!
And yes, with lovers too, I think they are out and about a lot sooner than I am.
.
But then I remember the belonging.
The knowing you are in the right place, at the right time, and there is certainty that this is your experience to have.
Or in case of the writing: You know that this is your creative work to do.
.
In 1993, Bon Jovi had what I would call their messiest tour. Their dirtiest tour, that was marked by inconsistent ticket sales, endless rescheduling, a wide variety in locations, indoor, outdoor, big, small;
It would have been enough to drive any rock star crazy, and it probably did.
Just listen to Jon going all in, on this mid-Bad Medicine improv at the Kiel concert
!
.
And when you watch those 1993 shows you can see it.
The wildness, the madness, the unease, the not knowing how you will make it to the other side, and IF you will make it to the other side.
But you know one thing:
.
This is where you belong.
.

Therefor:

24 August 1993, Kiel
Bon Jovi | Legendary Concert at Ostseehalle | Kiel 1993

is the soundtrack for today

.
It is added to the official playlist for this blog
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at August 24.

 ~Suzanne
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But I will share my personal #dailybonjoviyoga yoga on my Twitter
As you can imagine after reading the above post;
My yoga has completely bottomed out, from all the excitement! 

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This series has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
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Now that
– I am consistently blogging 2-3 times a week inspired by Bon Jovi concerts
and
– the decision to take a yoga sabbatical (teaching wise/ video wise) until I can share Rock Star/ Bon Jovi yoga the way I want to
and
– with the Bounce concert 2022 08 21 , being the excellent kickoff to something new!
I am opening a new phase in my umbrella project “Rock Star”.

Therefor:
This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog is an element of “Rock Star” [phase 3]

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – August 2022
phase 3: 22 August 2022 – 

All yoga projects from phase 2 have been dropped for now (yoga sabbatical from teaching/ sharing),
my own yoga practice will be picked up and shared on Twitter,
and otherwise this phase 3 will just be the celebration of projects and dailies, already started and played with, these past years;
All kicked into a higher gear! 

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1. English YouTube Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor generatie X
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
Headers from the channels have not been changed yet (and may contain the word “yoga”), but you ARE in the right spot!

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The definition of EPIC! | 20 August | Bon Jovi July – December 1986 | Canada, Japan, Monsters of Rock Germany, US, Europe

Rare poster of the Paris show, late November. And will probably be discovered by almost nobody, because it is on ebay as Italy! (click photo for item on eBay)

Saturday 20 August 
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi 1986 playlist
Concerts July – December 1986
🇨🇦🇯🇵🇩🇪🇺🇸🇬🇧🇳🇱🇫🇷🇨🇭🇩🇪🇩🇰🇸🇪🇺🇸
{
all credit to
@FighterSuch Channel}
🏟️ Slippery When Wet Tour

A playlist of an upcoming channel;
And Bon Jovi’s rise to fame!
 
I’ve already written a post about the  1986 Japan leg of the Slippery When Wet Tour, 
but there was simply so much to explore.
So with today, the 20th, being a day where we do not have a pre-1997 full concert recording, but only two single recordings for Yokohama, 1986, both exclusively uploaded by the FighterBJ channel*, I went through the rabbit hole and dived into this amazing time in Bon Jovi history.
 
* later today, FighterBJ uploaded the full concert Yokohama 1986 as well😍
 

 

The definition of EPIC!

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 20

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Arnhem 27th November 1986. Photo via Twitter FighterBJ https://twitter.com/FighterSuch/status/1343489110359609344 – Or click photo

I collected all 1986 recordings from the FighterBJ channel, and put them in chronological order;
Bon Jovi 1986 – A Transitional Year { FighterBJ Channel }
And, mind if I say Oh la la!
This is probably the best, most juicy playlist for the real Bon Jovi fan, who just keeps wanting more!

And you have FighterBJ to thank for it, because this niche channel has been diving deep into forgotten corners of the Bon Jovi timeline.
His knowledge about what happened in lost months, where to find lost recordings, and how to tie it all together to fill in the blanks of pre-stellar stardom Bon Jovi, is expanding every day.

Subscribe to his channel at
https://www.youtube.com/c/FighterBJ
If you’re on Twitter you can contact him at:
https://twitter.com/FighterSuch

Today, I made a playlist of all his 1986 recordings, in chronological order.
And although this was my selection, the year has a place in his heart as well.

He wrote me about Paris 1986:
Paris 1986 is the definition of EPIC!
Great energy throughout and just when you think it couldn’t get better Jon invites Phil Collen on stage for Boys Are Back.

Oh I do love that show!”

But not just Paris.
After crafting this list, in my opinion;
Whole Bon Jovi 1986, is the definition of epic.

This was the year when Slippery When Wet came out in August, and it has “transitional setlists”, moving from July when You Give Love a Bad Name was still played as they did on their demo version;
To August with Livin’ On A Prayer, getting their on stage debut, and new tracks actually needing INTRODUCTIONS!;
To December when both Livin’ On A Prayer and You Give Love A Bad Name, had taken over the world and to selling out venues with ease.
And with fans who belted along.

1986 is a transitional year. A rare and special time, that should not be forgotten.
Because transitional times?
Well, they are the most potent ones.

And looking back on 1986, with Bon Jovi breaking through on a worldwide and absolutely irreversibele scale, we can really say;
And the rest, is history.

Therefor

Concerts July – December 1986
Bon Jovi 1986 – A Transitional Year { FighterBJ Channel }

is the soundtrack for today

.
FighterBJ’s two Yokohama uploads*, that sparked this special 1986 playlist,
are added to the official playlist for this blog

“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at August 20.

+ * later today, FighterBJ also uploaded the full concert Yokohama 1986
which was also added to the playlist

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This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog is an element of “Rock Star” [phase 2]

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

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1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
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You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
and White Tigress Yoga Workbook
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If you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany, you can also order these books from me – just go to the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter
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This series now has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
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Ladies and gentlemen; THIS is Jon Bon Jovi! | 17 August | Bon Jovi 17 August 1985, Donington festival| Monsters of Rock

Click picture for original tweet

Wednesday 17 August 
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
17 August 1985
Monsters of Rock
Donington festival, England 🇬🇧
🏟️
Fahrenheit Tour

A gig that, according to Jon Bon Jovi’s unofficial (but saintly!) biography by Laura Jackson, played a critical part in firing up the band to go for the top.
Donington was one of the earliest confirmations that they were destined to become the biggest stadium band the world had ever seen, as the book says:
“Richie Sambora reckons that it was that show that gave him a glimpse of things to come for Bon Jovi.”

And if it had not been for the @jane_jbj’s photo collage of what I would colorfully describe as a wriggling, humping, on his knees in hot pink Jon Bon Jovi;
Oh well, then this post would have been entirely dedicated to Richie Sambora.

It seemed inevitable. 
Because I recently bought his two 90s cds.
And because a Richie Sambora fan reached out to me to compliment me on a piece I wrote on him, on my Rock Star Writer blog.

And because tonight there is a Richie Sambora premiere on the hAnD90 channel;
And because the fan who complimented me welcomed me to the Darkside!
A name the fans who chose Richie’s side of the stage on concerts gave themselves.

Richie has dark hair, whereas Jon has blond hair.
But the Darkside is a reference to Star Wars.
Since Richie’s departure from Bon Jovi, in 2013, there is no more luxury of such a choice between Jon’s light or Richie’s Darkside of the stage.

But the Darkside in Star Wars has become even more popular, after the sequel trilogy, released December 2015-December 2019.

The Darkside in Star Wars has really come to life since the sequel trilogy brought us “the darkside warrior Kylo Ren”, as one of the official art books  for The Force Awakens (2015) described him.
Kylo Ren, among other things, is the grandchild of Darth Vader both biologically, as well as visually in his black cloacked and helmed appearance.
But his stunning looks underneath the black apparel, are the spitting image of a Disney prince, and have nothing villain-esque about them.

Fans climbing a blind fence to get an autograph by Jon Bon Jovi, Donington 1985. Source click photo, for tweet @jane_jbj

So it was pretty much inevitable, that this post about Donington’s show in 1985, would feature Richie Sambora.
Inevitable, yes.
Until I saw the photos of Jon Bon Jovi on the Donington stage.

And until I saw the photo of fans climbing a blind fence, trying to get his autograph!

And heard the all-in, no holds barred attitude, that Jon Bon Jovi had brought to Donington.
And by now I ve heard enough 1984 and 1985 performances to know that he never failed to bring that.

An attitude that I knew I needed now more than ever!
Today, more than ever.

That was when I knew, not just on which side of the stage I belonged;
But also what this blogpost would be about.
Or more accurately;
About whom.

Ladies and gentlemen;
THIS is Jon Bon Jovi!

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 17

..

click photo for source, tweet @jane_jbj on Twitter

Tonight there is another premiere at the YouTube hAnD90 channel;
A part of fandom that above anything else, is known for its excellent remasters.
Where recordings you thought you’d never hear, can surface overnight.
With a description box so rich in information it would deserve a blogpost of its own.
All the tech specs are in there, the historical context is, and the setlists are pieces of art, with solos, speeches, covers, intros, mashups;
All separately spelled out and timestamped for your convenience.

Where team Bon Jovi is notorious for not being able to deliver live albums, YouTube fans are having one every week, from someone who is dependent on bootleg recordings and his spare time.

But a few years ago, these live premieres on the hAnD90 channel had something else;
Sexy live chats.
And they no longer have that.

Back in the day, we were not just allowed to be in admiration of music, but we were also allowed to let our imagination run wild.
To flirt, to tease, to speculate.
There was someone who would type:
“Ladies and gentlemen; THIS is Bon Jovi!” when the guitar solo was extremely impressive, Tico’s drumming pumped us up, or when Jon Bon Jovi put his entire soul into his singing.
But that no longer happens anymore either, nowadays.

In my opinion, it was the fact that the conversation could go all the way, that allowed us to fully experience and appreciate, the music.
And now that we keep it clean, we, or at least I, no longer feel it, to the degree I once did.

I don’t question today’s chat is a safer space, in particular because some of the fans are very young. So I can’t say I would want to go back, or that there is even an option for that.
But I miss the old days.

The “loose” days are no longer there, and although I have told myself I am okay with that, and still show up occasionally, on the live chat, in particular because I am appreciative of the community and the beautiful work hAnD90 delivers time after time;
Donington 1985, made me realize that I had lost that part in myself.
The loose part.
 

And even typing what I just did, in the paragraphs above:
“Until I saw the photos of Jon Bon Jovi on the Donington stage”  
That was not what it said.
I cut off the second half of the sentence, because I didn’t want to get into trouble.

I didn’t want to be too much.

The past ten days or so, I am researching my options of blogging professionally.
I’ve been writing for a long time, under a different name. Yet I never looked into blogging professionally because professional bloggers are usually NOT making money from their writing.

They make money because they sell online services on the back of their blog, and these are very often their own online services or courses.
So they are not a blogger but an online entrepreneur.
Their WRITING is not making the money; the sale of products is.

But because I believe that in theory, blogging (without selling products or services from yourself or others; and without writing promotional posts)  should be able to make money;
I am investigating my options.
And at this stage the research question is:

Can I make money from the blogging which I already, automatically, and with my full heart and soul in it, do?

And a Plan B question should have been;
“If I can’t monetize my existing blogs, then can I make money by setting up a new, easy-to-read, high-value blog?
Neutral, professional,
family-friendly, and using content I already have?” 

Which were all good research questions.
If I had not gotten frustrated within the first 5 minutes of every How To Monetize Your Blog webinar, and unsubscribed from all their lists vowing I would rather climb Donington’s 1985 corrugated fence in Jon’s pink leopard legging, than to take another professional blogging course ever again.

From now on, I would not touch the subject of professional blogging with a ten foot pole.

But then what to do with all my blog posts and blogs?

This week I got a meaty matter on my plate, regarding book publishing. A matter that may influence how I will move forward.
Which side of the writing spectrum I am choosing, and also, under which name I will be working.
So that was already buzzing in my head, and in my Inbox.
I need to take action, as well as possibly course correct.

If I would describe this week, pre-seeing the Donington show photos, I would say I was leaning towards cleaning up and professionalizing my writing.
Acknowledging the fact that if I want to keep writing these daily posts, they will have to start paying for themselves.

And then I saw those pictures.
The pictures that drew from me a sexy remark that I deleted, because I thought it was too sexual.
Yet Jon’s Donington pictures, were the full-color proof that there was no such thing, as being too sexual, when it came to rock n’ roll!

And suddenly I knew that I did not, belong on Richie’s side of the stage.
I was not, the brilliant singer-songwriter, whose musicality and voice have objectively always been stronger than Jon’s.

Instead, I identified with the throwing his full body into it, touching everything he could get his hands on, the sexually teasing and dancing, Jon Bon Jovi, side of the stage!

This week I also blogged about Japan 1986, the first concerts from the Slippery When Wet Tour. An album that had not even been released.

They were playing a concert with songs the audience didn’t know, and doing a tour with a name the audience didn’t recognize. Also because the album was originally scheduled to be called Wild In the Streets, in Japan.
Promotion for this Japan leg of the SWW Tour, had absolutely been less than ideal.
Jon: 

“We went to Japan and we figured, no problem, we’ll do the Budokan.
It was a fucking stiff!
It was going to be a halfhouse.
So I did everything I could to get the kids in there.
You realize you’d give all that money back just to fill that hall.
Money doesn’t mean shit!

It was a humbling experience.”
[ source ]

There was my answer….
I did not aspire to go for the easy business model of getting paid for a half hall. 
I wanted what Jon Bon Jovi described as:
“The high is to play to a sold out arena to people who really enjoy your music.”

More than money, I want to write for people who really enjoy my writing.

People you go the extra mile for.
People you wear pink skinny jeans for.
People you crawl for on your knees, and mount the stage for in a way so sweaty and so glorious, that they can’t help but shout out;

“Ladies and gentlemen; THIS is Jon Bon Jovi!”

Therefor

17 August 1985, Donington
Bon Jovi | Donington Festival | Master Tape | Caste Donington 1985

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show is added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at August 17.

 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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From now on, this blog is ALL about Bon Jovi On this day – concerts.
But for #dailybonjoviyoga, you can check the fully updated page
: Practice materials and schedules

And I will share my personal #dailybonjoviyoga yoga on my Twitter

Blogs and YouTubes
will all soon be updated and rebooted in a yoga-free, and pink tight pants-rich , way 😉

I will keep you posted!!
Subscribe to this blog and I ll see you tomorrow.

 

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This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog is an element of “Rock Star” [phase 2]

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
4. Dutch blog: Suzanne Beenackers

2 Facebook pages
1. Rock Star Writer on Facebook
2. Dutch: Suzanne Beenackers Schrijver Facebook met beertje Puux

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

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You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
and White Tigress Yoga Workbook
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If you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany, you can also order these books from me – just go to the bottom of this page:
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This series now has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
Updated daily with the most recent date at the top.

 

Not knowing what you’ve got | 15 August | Bon Jovi 11 – 25 August 1986, Japan | First leg SWW tour overview

Tour poster Slippery When Wet Tour, with a photo from the debut album, 2 years prior. Credit photo @jane_jbj Twitter, click photo for original tweet.

Monday 15 August 
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
13 August 1986, Osaka, Japan🇯🇵
Festival Hall, 1st night 
🏟️
Slippery When Wet Tour

And let’s not waste time here lingering, but instead haste ourselves to the story, as determined as Jon Bon Jovi barging into Mark Weiss’ photo studio to shoot the fourth cover for the Slippery When Wet album, without even saying hello.
Only: 

“Garbage bag. Spray bottle.”

Not knowing what you’ve got

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 15

..

Yesterday I said Bon Jovi would not romanticize Japan 1986, but I have to eat my words! This beautiful photo was tweeted by JBJ in 2021. “Still staring out the window wanting to go back to Japan. #TBT Tokyo, 1986.” Source Instagram, click the photo for the source.

The recorded concerts of the very first leg of the Slippery When Wet Tour, a leg during which the album had either;
-just been released
-was released a few days before the international release
or
-was released on the exact same date as Wikipedia will tell you it did;

On THAT leg of the tour, Japan 1986, there are 5 concerts unrecorded (or just a few songs uploaded to YouTube) and 5 concerts are recorded in full.

The recorded concerts of the 1986 Japan leg of the Slippery When Wet tour, are:
August 12, Fukuoka
August 13, Osaka first night
August 14, Osaka second night
August 16, Kobe
August 18, Tokyo

August 18th was the official release date for the Slippery When Wet album, but when you listen to these concerts you will hear the following:

August 12, Fukuoka
“We have a new album coming out this week, called Slippery When Wet” 
August 13, Osaka first night
“We have a new album coming out in two more days, it’s called Slippery When Wet”
August 14, Osaka second night
“We have a brand new album, it came out today and it’s called Slippery When Wet”
August 16, Kobe
“We have a brand new album, it’s called Wild In The Streets, here in Japan”
August 18, Tokyo
“We have a brand new album, that’s called Wild In The Streets, here in Japan”

Click for the video

The description box of this final recording, the Tokyo concert, mentions:
“Jon thinks the album is gonna be called Wild In The Streets in Japan whereas backstage footage actually shows them signing Slippery When Wet copies before or after the show.”
I looked for this video, and you can find it here:
Bon Jovi One Night Stand 1986, Japan(Nippon Budokan) You Give Love A Bad Name

Perhaps the confusion arose because that 18th, they had been signing copies with a different cover:
A woman’s bust in a yellow shirt.

It had been the third cover idea, and one that had actually already made it to print, when both band and record company decided to pull it.
Although both for different reasons: The record company pulled this already printed stack of album covers, out of fear for the PMRC.

“The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was an American committee formed in 1985 with the stated goal of increasing parental control over the access of children to music deemed to have violent, drug-related or sexual themes via labeling albums with Parental Advisory stickers. 
[…] 
before shutting down in the mid-to-late 1990s.”
wikipedia

While Bon Jovi agreed because they hated the hot pink border around the photo.

This was when, after all the photo sessions that had taken place when the album would still have a cowboy theme (and be called Wanted Dead or Alive);
After the photo sessions with the band and seven women in hotpants and crop tops soaping and hosing down fast cars;

And after a studio photo of women’s hands holding a soapy bar of Slippery When Wet soap;
Jon came barging into Mark Weiss’ photo studio.

From Mark Weiss book, The Decade That Rocked:
“After Jon saw the soap cover, he called me to say he was coming over. I asked him what we were going to do, and he replied:

“I don’t know, but this is our last chance or the album gets held up.””
He presented his two-to-twelve legendary cover idea writing the title onto an oil and water sprayed garbage bag, and the rest is Rock N’ Roll history. 

But the ever changing, costly cover was not the only sign that the band had not found their finite form yet.
Or they had, because their album Slippery When Wet was already finished;
But they were still unsure it would actually “work”.

Credit @FighterSuch on Twitter, click photo for tweet

The summer months of 1986 were a rare time period, where they did not quite know how, or where, to show up or to present themselves.
There is even mention of a private gig for a highschool concert, in June 1986:
14 June 1986, Collegiate Highschool, Passaic (/Newark), New Jersey.
A private concert, months before Bon Jovi would become so famous concert organizers would no longer be able to find venues big enough to satisfy the demand.

And the setlists of these Japan concerts too, display an in-between era. The audience had come to see them based on their first two albums, which would later become almost redundant in their catalog.
Yet, the shows were part of the tour for their new album, an album which had not been released, at the time of the concerts.
Or had it?

Did the Japanese audience know the Slippery When Wet album, or didn’t they?

In all likeliness, the audience was familiar with You Give Love A Bad Name. According to Wikipedia, this single had been released in July, so that was a known song.
But the release date of the album in Japan, remains unclear.

Jon Bon Jovi switches up the dates during the shows, but seems to be more or less fixed on the date being the international release date, August 18th.
But videos show that the album cover, was the original Japanese pressing.
In all probability, Japan getting the original cover was because there had not been time to get the reprint shipped to Japan before the start of the tour.

But even 36 years after, it seems impossible to trace.

I’m going to go with Japan having gotten their Slippery When Wet, 8 days prior to the rest of the world.
On August 10.
Because this is the date on Discogs, the release date for this Japan album.

On Osaka second night, they played 6 out of 17 songs, from Slippery When Wet, and other nights were similar.
But Livin’ On A Prayer wasn’t played on either one of the 5 concerts.
Their biggest hit, had not been picked as the first single, and it was nowhere in sight, at the start of their Slippery When Wet Tour.

As the tour moved back to North America and Europe, they no longer had to introduce their new album, and people came to see the hits of that album being performed.
They found their sweet spot of creating a setlist that featured their new album, and a few songs from their first two.

By the end of 1986, the whole world would know Bon Jovi, and the majority of those people would only know the hits from the Slippery When Wet album.
Only fans that dug deeper, hungry for more, would have found these first two albums.
Albums that would ultimately, be lost in time.

As would the short time window, the months in the summer of 1986, when Bon Jovi already had all the right pieces.
Everything was already in place, and their fate already sealed.

They just didn’t know it. 

Therefor

13 August 1986, Osaka🇯🇵
BON JOVI | 1ST NIGHT AT FESTIVAL HALL | OSAKA 1986

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show was already added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at August 13.

 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
☕️ Buy me a coffee
🥳 PayPalMe 
🇳🇱Tikkie van de week 

Just like Bon Jovi 1986, I feel on the cusp of making a very big decision for this blog and quit making all yoga related content.
Which is why for the first time on this blog, I will not share anything yoga. But it will stay up on this page:
Practice materials and schedules

I will bite the bullet this week, but in all probability I will cancel all my work and from now on focus on daily: 
– photos from little bear Puux (Dutch and English)
– keep a daily “On this day” Bon Jovi blog, where I connect Bon Jovi concerts to mindset, but we will probably move this series the Rock Star Writer blog, because this url has “yoga” in it.
– reboot my YouTube channel with Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs

I will keep you posted!!
Subscribe to this blog and I ll see you tomorrow.

 

.

This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog is an element of “Rock Star” [phase 2]

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
4. Dutch blog: Suzanne Beenackers

2 Facebook pages
1. Rock Star Writer on Facebook
2. Dutch: Suzanne Beenackers Schrijver Facebook met beertje Puux

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

🌍🌎 📚🛒
online bookshop

NEW: Books!

You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
and White Tigress Yoga Workbook
at the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter

If you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany, you can also order these books from me – just go to the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter
to check out which ones you want, and write me an email at s_beenackers@hotmail.com.
Payment is via PayPal or bank transfer.

This series now has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
Updated daily with the most recent date at the top.