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Mick Jagger: Two cheers for an aging frontman
The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2012 | Scott Galupo

Posted on 05/18/2012 7:15:39 AM PDT by Oratam

Mick Jagger will close out this season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as both host and, along with Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire, musical guest. He does so at a moment when his professional reputation is not exactly at its high water mark.

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I will take the admixture of flops and gems that Late Jagger yields over what I'm getting from Late Richards — which is not much of anything.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: jagger; richards; rock; stones
Surprisingly harsh on ol' Keef.
1 posted on 05/18/2012 7:15:44 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam

I saw Keef about 30 years ago with the New Barbarians. We were right on the wall in the old Atlanta Omni, he wasn’t 10’ from me for most of the show.

He looked like death warmed over back then.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 7:20:33 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Oratam

Too bad Gilda’s no longer around to perform this classic on SNL:

Gimme Mick, gimme Mick
Baby’s hair, bulgin’ eyes, lips so thick
Are you woman, are you man
I’m your biggest funked-up fan

Gimme Mick, gimme Mick
Baby’s hair, bulgin’ eyes, lips so thick
Are you woman, are you man
I’m your biggest funked-up fan
So rock me and roll me ‘til I’m sick.”

[Struts up and down the stage]

“Some girls want Travolta
All black and white and slick
But there’s screamin’ hunky mamas yellin’
Gimme Mick

Well my fine performance
Take my wife and all that shtick
Makes me die just ta meet ya

(Gimme Mick, gimme Mick
Baby’s hair, bulgin’ eyes, lips so thick)
Are you woman, are you man
I’m your biggest funked-up fan
So rock me and roll me ‘til I’m sick

You, Mick Jagger, actually continue to perform at a concert where someone got knifed and killed during the 60’s
You, Mick Jagger, are English and go out with a model and get an incredible amount of publicity
You, Mick Jagger, don’t keep regular hours
You, Mick Jagger, have the greatest rock ‘n roll band in the history of rock ‘n roll, and you don’t even play an instrument yourself

(Rock ‘n roll, rock ‘n roll
Gimme gimme gimme rock ‘n roll)
Gimme gimme rock ‘n roll
(Gimme gimme gimme gimme)
Gimme gimme
Gimme gimme gimme gimme

Gimme Mick, gimme Mick
Baby’s hair, bulgin’ eyes, lips so thick
Are you woman, are you man
I’m your biggest funked-up fan
So rock me and roll meeee...
‘Til I’m sick [burps]-Ugh!”


3 posted on 05/18/2012 7:23:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FreedomPoster

He got all his aging out of the way early to be better prepared for his golden years.


4 posted on 05/18/2012 7:24:13 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: dfwgator

Best rock and roll band ever.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 7:28:55 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: dfwgator
John Lennon said in an interview "I think Mick's a joke with all that 'fag' dancing."

He was kinda right. All that prancing and posturing. Mick knows there are dudes in the audience, right?

6 posted on 05/18/2012 7:32:57 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: deweyfrank
Best rock and roll band ever.

They went downhill after "Exile"

7 posted on 05/18/2012 7:32:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oratam

The Rolling Stones brought slime and trash to the Rock and Roll world. Bad enough that the Beatles looked like girls, but these dirtbags brought all the sleeze and filth you could haul to Rock and Roll. That’s my opinion, so . . . there!


8 posted on 05/18/2012 7:33:07 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Oratam

Whose got them moves like Jagger?


9 posted on 05/18/2012 7:36:02 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: deweyfrank
Best rock and roll band ever.

The Who, circa 1970 was the best, IMHO.

10 posted on 05/18/2012 7:36:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oratam
If you want to see Mick the Actor have a look at "The Man from Elysian Fields". A very good movie and a completely different persona from what you see on stage.

The Man From Elysian Fields

11 posted on 05/18/2012 7:39:33 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Oratam

The old Mickster is 69.
“AIN’T TOO PROUD TO WEAR DEPENDS”
“START ME UP WITH MY PACEMAKER”
“I CAN’T GET NO BOWEL MOVEMENT”
“JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH MY PACEMAKER JUST SHORTED OUT”
“LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER SAYING THE SAME THINGS OVER AND OVER”
“RUBY TUESDAY SO IT’S PUDDING AT DINNER”
“TIME IS ON MY SIDE BUT NOT GRAVITY”
YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT AND WHAT I WANT IS THOSE DAMN NEIGHBOR KIDS OFF MY LAWN”


12 posted on 05/18/2012 7:44:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Oratam

At least Mick is a Tory.


13 posted on 05/18/2012 7:45:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blueunicorn6
The old Mickster is 69.

And he still blows people half his age off of the stage.

14 posted on 05/18/2012 7:46:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: laweeks
It's only Rock 'n' Roll but I like IT!
15 posted on 05/18/2012 7:47:14 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: deweyfrank
“Best rock and roll band ever.”

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I'm not a fan of “bests”, but that would be very difficult to argue.

And in continuing my break with not picking favorites, this is the best song from the magnificent repertoire of the legendary band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJDnJ0vXUgw

16 posted on 05/18/2012 7:52:02 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Oratam

Quote possibly the most overhyped band in history. There is no reason, aside from longevity, that they should be mentioned among the rock and roll elite.


17 posted on 05/18/2012 7:53:13 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: blueunicorn6

Hey! (Hey!)

You! (You!)

Get offa my lawn!


18 posted on 05/18/2012 7:54:37 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: InterceptPoint

I’ll try to check it out. My first question to you was going to be did Mick get a haircut for the movie. Looks like he did. Thanks for the tip.


19 posted on 05/18/2012 7:55:24 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: dfwgator

“At least Mick is a Tory”

Sir Michael’s a Tory? Blimey, I had no idea. Thanks for that.


20 posted on 05/18/2012 8:00:48 AM PDT by Stand W (Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: blueunicorn6

The dude’s knocking on 70. Yes, his face looks like a relief map of central Asia but I think he runs 6 miles day. If true, it’s pretty amazing.


21 posted on 05/18/2012 8:01:25 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: laweeks

Listen the the lyrics of “Shake, rattle, and roll” from the 50s. Rock has always been about sex, fun, and rebellion and may it always be so!


22 posted on 05/18/2012 8:03:46 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Is it 2016 yet?)
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To: Lou Budvis
Listen the the lyrics of “Shake, rattle, and roll” from the 50s. Rock has always been about sex, fun, and rebellion and may it always be so!

Yeah, but the Rolling Stones made it "look" trashy and filthy. The Beatles just looked like 4 harmless girls.

23 posted on 05/18/2012 8:06:11 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Stand W; dfwgator
An interesting article about Mick backing out of an event at Davos, Switzerland back in January. Apparently he didn't appreciate Cameron's office using Jagger's presence to promote party rather than country.

It seems Mick has kept his politics quite private, which is wise in the media/entertainment world . . . if one is a conservative. :)

24 posted on 05/18/2012 8:15:03 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Eccl 10:2

LOL! Good one.


25 posted on 05/18/2012 8:16:13 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: exit82

The late James Brown, and, to a degree, Tina Turner, both of whom had the moves lifted by Jagger.


26 posted on 05/18/2012 8:23:43 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Eccl 10:2

You owe me a new keyboard. My old one has coke all over delivered via my nose and your post.

+1


27 posted on 05/18/2012 8:25:36 AM PDT by Stand W (Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: FreedomPoster

“Pirates of the Caribbesn: On Strange Tides”:

Johnny Depp [CPT. JACK SPARROW] to Keith Richard {CPT. TEAGUE SPARROW] “You ever been to the Fountain of Youth?”

Richard: “Does this face look like I’ve been to the Fountain of Youth?”


28 posted on 05/18/2012 8:27:03 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: libdestroyer

Quote possibly the most overhyped band in history. There is no reason, aside from longevity, that they should be mentioned among the rock and roll elite.

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OK. It’s a subjective thing. And knowing you owe us nothing, but when folks suggest as you have, that x band is not worthy of being mentioned among the rock and roll elite, you admit that such a thing exists. Who’s your vote for rock and roll elite?

I’d have to the Exile era Stones on the list. For who they are today and what they are playing today, likely not.


29 posted on 05/18/2012 8:29:17 AM PDT by dmz
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To: PzLdr

LOL! I’ve never seen that movie, that’s a riot!


30 posted on 05/18/2012 8:42:26 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: laweeks

The Stones went through a very dark period from ‘68-’73. Altamont was the first low point, where the Hell’s Angels beat a black man to death during a performance of “Sympathy for the Devil.”

It’s clear from Mick’s reaction that what began as a satanic pose for publicity purposes, had spun wildly out of control.

Check out this promotional video for “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DeUnPO9qmRuk&v=eUnPO9qmRuk&gl=US

Mick seems to be truly possessed.

The creepiest era was the time around the filming of “Performance.” The debauchery surrounding the filming was appalling. And the single, “Memo From Turner,” associated with the film, is suitably deranged.


31 posted on 05/18/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (hViva Christo Rey!)
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To: Oratam

I read “Life”, and surprisingly, despite all of the drugs, Keith comes across as a pretty sharp guy. I think when he appears in public, for the most part, he puts on an act.


32 posted on 05/18/2012 8:56:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lou Budvis

“Listen the the lyrics of “Shake, rattle, and roll” from the 50s. Rock has always been about sex,....”

Same from 1953 with ‘60 Minute Man’ by the Dominoes.


33 posted on 05/18/2012 8:59:11 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: dmz

“OK. It’s a subjective thing. And knowing you owe us nothing, but when folks suggest as you have, that x band is not worthy of being mentioned among the rock and roll elite, you admit that such a thing exists. Who’s your vote for rock and roll elite?

I’d have to the Exile era Stones on the list. For who they are today and what they are playing today, likely not.”

Fair enough :)
However one could mention the Beatles, Elvis and others whose body of work is above the rest as “elite.”

I am 27 but I’m a classic rock ADDICT! Pink Floyd, Dire Straights, Supertramp, Jeff Beck, Steely Dan, Chicago... I’d put every one of those guys above the Rolling Stones any day. Their music was far more polished, IMHO.

Haven’t listened to the Exile era stuff. I’ll check ‘em out for the sake of fairness :)


34 posted on 05/18/2012 9:16:04 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

The Angels didn’t beat the guy to death. They stabbed him. AFTER he pulled a gun. No charges were filed.

They did, however, whack Marty Balin from the Airplane upside the head with a pool cue. That’s what happens when your security detail is paid in beer.


35 posted on 05/18/2012 9:22:13 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: dfwgator
I read "Life" too, thinking it would be fuzzy, addled half-memories. But Richards even has a quote at the beginning "Believe it or not I remember it all."

And he does. And he pulls no punches about his drug use.

36 posted on 05/18/2012 10:10:23 AM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: boop

And if you want to see another side of Keith, watch “Hail Hail Rock and Roll” documenting when he was the music director for Chuck Berry’s Tribute concert.


37 posted on 05/18/2012 10:14:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PzLdr
They did, however, whack Marty Balin from the Airplane upside the head with a pool cue.

They didn't whack him hard enough, judging by how lame Starship was in the 70s.

38 posted on 05/18/2012 10:15:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oratam

Gosh, I remember growing up listening to Rudy Vallee and Al Jolson and Glenn Miller. Oh, that’s right, the Boomers said they were too old and old-fashioned and you couldn’t trust anyone over thirty.....but you can now. We truly are “a generation lost in space”.


39 posted on 05/18/2012 11:03:04 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: libdestroyer

The Stones were never meant to be polished. They always had a ‘bum notes are Ok’ philosophy. The rawness and energy are a big part of their attraction.


40 posted on 05/18/2012 11:34:31 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Is it 2016 yet?)
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To: Oratam
I Love Keeth's solo stuff. and to top it off, you get Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel in the bargain to boot!

WINOS FOREVER!!!!

41 posted on 05/18/2012 2:38:54 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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