Which bunch of aging rockers is worth it? This summer, prepare yourself for a man older than most wearing clothing he probably shouldn’t. That’s right. In honor of his band’s upcoming 40th anniversary club jaunt, Mick Jagger moved a chair into his upstairs hallway, pried open that tiny door in the ceiling, unfolded the ladder, … Continue reading Forever Since Breakfast: The Rolling Stones vs. Guided By Voices
Brian’s Tiles – purchase a tile from Brian Jones’ swimming pool at Cotchford Farm in Sussex.
We just can’t stop talking (or reading) about this damned song. One of the greatest rock songs written gets another look.
So I actually listened to the songs that Mick’s Web site is streaming from his new album, Goddess in the Doorway: “Visions of Paradise”—Perhaps if Eddie Money had recorded this song in 1988 I might have liked it. “Joy”—Would someone please just kill Bono? “God Gave Me Everything”—At least this song rocks a bit. Would’ve … Continue reading Mediocre Mick
GOD GAVE HIM EVERYTHING HE WANTS And Look! It’s All Here! On Display! Johnny Loftus After mainlining triptophan for 12 hours, it’s likely that the majority of Mick Jagger’s aging domestic fanbase were lying catatonic in their Barcoloungers by the start of “Being Mick,” ABC’s documentary of the legendarily rooster-like Rolling Stone. But even if … Continue reading GOD GAVE HIM EVERYTHING HE WANTS
I’ve just witnessed an ad on ABC for a show that will be on at 10 pm Eastern Thanksgiving night: “Being Mick.” Yep, him. (See him mugging in the studio; see him in exotic places; see him with a toddler; see him just like a regular person who happens to be incredibly rich and consequently … Continue reading Annoyance Alert
On November 20, Mick Jagger’s solo “Goddess in the Doorway” is scheduled to hit the racks. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal (the Rolling Stone for the financial set) by Anna Wilde Mathews, “Virgin [Records] is counting on the Web to help Jagger reach out to a new generation of fans … Continue reading Maximum Cool? or Walt Disney’s Noggin Is Floating in a Vat of Liquid Nitrogen; When Will Mick’s Shriveled Testicles?
Imagine a famous painting. For the sake of simplicity, think the “Mona Lisa.” Now consider an artist. Exceedingly talented. Adept with brush and paint. A mastery at manipulating the latter with the former. A steady hand. A keen eye. And she paints, stroke for stroke, brush for brush, what is, visibly, the “Mona Lisa.” The … Continue reading Thinking Makes It So
“Can vacuous, pre-fabricated teen pop bereft of any substantial musical merit really fill up seventy-nine thousand seats?” an anonymous scribe filling a slot in the “Goings On About Town” section of The New Yorker (June 4, 2001) asks in what is undoubtedly an arch rhetorical tone. The author is referring to ‘Nsync playing at Giants … Continue reading At Least They Don’t Need Walkers
The Rolling Stones documentary film, Gimme Shelter The Detroit Institute of the Arts Film Theater March 19, 2001 So there’s no revolution in this world of lawyers and record companies. Yeah, well, what better to replace revolution than anarchy? How freaked out would you be if you were filming a concert movie and you just … Continue reading Gimme Mayhem