Thursday, January 05, 2006

Some Things I Can't Make Up


"The Rolling Stones would be too old to watch their own Super Bowl performance, organisers have ruled.

Two thousand people will be invited onto the pitch to watch the band's half-time performance on 5 February but only people aged between 18 and 45 are eligible, US National Football League spokesman Brian McCarthy said.

"You have to attend rehearsal and be able to stand for long stretches of time," he told Detroit Free Press.

The youngest Rolling Stones member is 58."


Hey you, Get off of my colostomy bag tube. And to think, its now 24 years since the only retired Stone Bill Wyman wrote "We could go on the hovercraft across the wat-er, They'll think I'm your dad and you're my daugh-ter" in the fantastic song Je Suis Un Rock Star.

Not as embarrassing as Roger Daltrey singing "Hope I die before I get old", however. Or American radio stations treating classic rock like this as if it was released just this morning.

5 comments:

ChickyBabe said...

Eek! That photo reminds me of Halloween!

weasel said...

Every day is halloween for Keef. I've been trying to figure out what we has spilled down his shirt.

Joe said...

Good god! He really has died, and yet continues to walk amongst us.

Jim said...

I never understood the attraction of classic rock. Over 20 years ago, when I graduated from high school, much of what passes as "classic" was the music of the times; what? No new music since 1980?

I'm not reading the same books, magazines, or watching the same movies that I did in the 80's; why would I want to be listening to the same music?

There are very few post-50 rockers who don't come off as caricatures.

weasel said...

Careful Jim, you are veering towards self parody. "I'm not reading the same books, magazines, or watching the same movies that I did in the 80's" And towns aren't playing the same kind of baseball either, I'm lead to understand...

Kidding aside, I kind of agree- if we are to be spoonfed our entertainment, there needs to be more balance between old and new. Its just a question of timidity on the part of content providers. Or on the part of the listener- we could just find the off button and seek out the music we want independently of course...

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