Friday, October 9, 2009

Still Rollin'

“I’d rather be dead than singing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m forty-five.” Mick Jagger

 “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” “Beautiful Boy” John Lennon

 “It’s good to be anywhere."Keith Richards

 I’m glad Mick changed his mind.  Otherwise we’d have missed the 2006 Superbowl halftime show.

Mick, by my calculations into his early 60s, was a ROCK STAR that night.  He strutted, swiveled, pouted, shouted and exhorted the crowd.   It was miracle enough that he COULD still do it at his age, but that he seemed to be having grand doing it was an awesome thing to behold! All the Stones seemed to be having a good time--even nine-lives Keith.  And why not, they’ve got nothing left to prove.

They were the bad boys of rock, on stage in t-shirts and tight leather pants while the mop-top Beatles were still appearing in their matching uniforms.  And they played the role well for many long years before they mellowed into sardonic icons of debauchery, jet-set anarchists and too-big-to fail grand tourers.  

 The band formed in 1962, and through all its permutations, upheaveals, triumphs, slumps and personal peccadillos they’re still rockin’ closing in on half a century later!  

 Yeah, it’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll, but a lot of people have loved it for a lot of years.

 I’ll never forget the scene in the 1986 movie Jumpin’ Jack Flash where Whoopie Goldberg is dancing around in her animal slippers trying to decipher Mick’s mumbled lyrics to save a spy running from the KGB. It’s silly, but wicked funny!

 What’s your favorite Stones’ album or song? Have you seen them live? 




  1. ^ Agreed - and Exile on Main Street. And the old B-side "Jigsaw Puzzle" may be my all-time favorite Stones song. But I have to admit that Guns n Roses' cover of "Sympathy for the Devil" is better that the Stones' original. Axel just... outstyles Mick on the lyrical delivery.