use your illusion l…

in nineteen-ninety-one, i met wendy and shortly thereafter, we moved into a beautiful loft, in downtown, la mesa, california. we shared an intense love of music and always had in depth discussions about what different songs meant. we loved watching videos and analyzing lyrics. we attended many concerts together and shared many memories.

at the time, i had a nineteen-eighty-four, gold, metallic, honda, elite scooter and the two of us rode everywhere on it. we rode to see ozzy osbourne, nirvana, pearl jam, anthrax, alice in chains, and hole. we both loved guns-n-roses and when they came out with their albums, “use your illusion l” and “use your illusion ll,” we planned a three day, two night los angeles, mini vacation. we were both so excited, because we were going to go see guns-n-roses, at the forum. we were beyond stoked.

guns-n-roses, use your illusion l
guns-n-roses, use your illusion ll

the artwork on the cover was by mark kostabi and he sampled some of raphael’s, “school of athens,” in his work. it was very interesting.   

kostabi question
raphael’s, “school of athens”

Definition of illusion

  1. 1a obsolete :  the action of deceivingb (1) :  the state or fact of being intellectually deceived or misled :  misapprehension (2) :  an instance of such deception

  2. 2a (1) :  a misleading image presented to the vision (2) :  something that deceives or misleads intellectuallyb (1) :  perception of something objectively existing in such a way as to cause misinterpretation of its actual nature (2) :  hallucination 1 (3) :  a pattern capable of reversible perspective

  3. 3:  a fine plain transparent bobbinet or tulle usually made of silk and used for veils, trimmings, and dresses


play\i-ˈlüzh-nəl, -ˈlü-zhə-nəl\ adjective 

***tomorrow i’ll be making a follow up post to this one, called, “use your illusion ll.” it will be about my time in iowa. until then, take good care yourseves!”***


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