8.16.2005

Go home, Mick

I am so tired of the Rolling Stones. I've never been a fan (sure I like a few classics but that's about it) and the older they get, the more they make my stomach churn. How long can Mick Jagger keep prancing around like that? You know that episode of South Park where they wheel out Rod Stewart and he croaks uncomprehendingly into a microphone? That's gonna be The Stones soon.

But I guess as long as they don't need wheelchairs, they can charge hundreds of dollars for a ticket to their show. Do old baby boomers have nothing better to do? Is there some sort of deeply programmed genetic pull that requires everyone born between 1946 and 1964 to go to a Stones show? Is their very own March of the Penguins?

Oh and the hype. All the hype! I am tired of it. It's like newscasters can understand the Rolling Stones (not like those crazy Coldplay bands) so they just keep going on and on about them. Liking the Rolling Stones does not make you cool! At least not anymore. Mick Jagger scares me so I'd prefer to not see him on t.v. every five minutes.

Whew, o.k. I'm done. I just had to get that off my chest. The good news is I managed to get out of bed at 10:30 this morning. The mid-morning is once again mine!

7 comments:

Josh said...

Jon made Stephanie and me go to see the Stones when they announced this tour with the free concert at Juilliard. Dude, they were awesome! I swear, they have more energy than I do, even when I'm living healthy. You're crazy, woman.

If it makes you feel better about sleeping late, I didn't get up until forever o'clock today. Or the day before that. Or the day before that. I'm thoroughly useless. I'd end it all, if I were sure the afterlife would be one long, unending slumber. But it's probably not.

Nancy said...

Well.....here's on baby boomer who's never been to a 'Stones concert. Never will either. I LIKE my eardrums just the way they are, thankyouverymuch!

Sleep is gooood. Especially the sleep you get after the hubby leaves for work. Hey... he leaves at 5:30 a.m.!

Xrayeagle said...

Some of their songs are amazing. But the stones are about as dangerous as a flock of disgruntled school girls. I always thought they were a perma-second best to the beatles anyway.

Everyone I know: "You gotta see them at least once!"
Me: "The Stones you love are dead! Gte me a time machine and we have a deal. Until then I am not gonna waste $150 on some geriatric karoke!"

Shawn said...

Yeah, 'cause Coldplay showcases so much more talent than The Stones...

And I guess that one Ray Charles guy was just an okay musician...and Johnny Cash just sang some alright country songs...

Note to the generation without a nickname...rock music didn't start with Grunge and Green Day isn't really punk. And note to old farts...rock didn't die when the Beatles broke up and it wasn't buried with the Ramones.

And I bet Mick has no problem getting up before noon...he probably meets Keith for a bowl of Muslix and a glass of juice before counting all the money they get for sucking so bad...

p.s. -- The Beatles were a bunch of pussy quitters...not at all tough like The Stones.

t said...

Never been to a Stones concert either
- too expensive for one thing - but I still really like 'em.
Just don't trash talk Charlie Watt. He's my favorite of the Stones...how can someone in their 60s still play the drums so well after over 40 years?
Besides, he's recovering from throat cancer or something.

Eileen said...

Charlie Watts is in a whole different category for me, too. Anyone who plays snare underhanded like that is cool in my book.

crallspace said...

Yeah, the stones ain't shit. Why they're as famous as they are, who knows?

I often see female meth addicts that remind me of band members.