Sympathy for the devil? They ARE the devil!

Nobody — especially the Rolling Stones themselves — would have believed let alone predicted that most of them would survive long enough to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. For years at a time, making it to next week seemed like an improbability. Yet here they are, still among us, and from I’m told they proved this week at Bobby Dodd Stadium that they remain the Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band on the Planet.

But as amazing as they are in their current incarnation, it’s even more amazing to see them back in the early days, when you can appreciate just how revolutionary they were, and how threatening they must have been to the staid establishment of the day. If you read Keith Richards’ highly entertaining autobiography or watch the HBO documentary “Crossfire Hurricane,” you get a real sense of how reviled they were by the authorities.

And in fact, a lot of the attention that they drew was thoroughly deserved. That was kind of the point. They weren’t Justin Bieber bad boys, they were bad boys on a completely different level, and it was a miracle that none of them did hard time.

So … enough of the blah blah blah. Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones!

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Surelyyoujest
Surelyyoujest

I LOVE the Rolling Stones - always have, always will.

BUT, if you think there wasn't about 400,000 watts of pre-recorded music added to Mick's struttin' and Keith's strummin' at last weeks show at Bobby Dodd then I got a wrasslin' match on TV I want y'all to believe in, too.......

MiltonMan
MiltonMan

Rolling Stones - sympathy for the devil


Jay - sympathy for the muslims

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@YouLibs @MiltonMan

His first edit probably read "sympathy for the Terrists."

And then he asked himself, "how can I make this sound even more ignorant?"

MiltonMan
MiltonMan

@YouLibs


Yet you see fit to respond.  Impressed with your APS-education there clown.

MiltonMan
MiltonMan

@Visual_Cortex


You are the epitome of ignorance there chief but keep them coming. I need some good humor this Monday AM.

JamVet
JamVet

@Visual_Cortex @YouLibs @MiltonMan 

One of the biggest bigots and brats to be found on this blog - that's our Uncle Miltie.

(I think his underwear is several sizes too small...)

YouLibs
YouLibs

@MiltonMan


Boy, it's the excellent trollery such as yours that gives this blog its value. Well done, sir, well done.


(eyeroll)

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

And from Fairport Convention came this great one who's still out there making it happen. Maybe you've heard of him – Richard Thompson – and this is one of his greatest in every way, in my opinion, a dark song about fame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt8hSC_YQvE

Gmare
Gmare

Does anyone remember what musical featured the song/dance "It's a Grand Old Flag"? I watched a great show on PBS the other night: Classic Hollywood Musicals. That song was in YANKEE DOODLE DANDY, starring Jimmy Cagney. The others were SINGIN' in the Rain, my fav, THE WIZARD OF OZ, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS - meh, and VIVA LAS VEGAS, which I have not seen. Oh, it was hosted by Nick Clooney, George's father, still a handsome man at 81!

Gmare
Gmare

FYI, everyone, today is Flag Day.

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

From back in the day, the great Fairport Convention, a highly talented British folk band (speaking of British Bands) that not only broke new higher ground in much of what they did, but one which still has cuts out there considered among the very best of both genre and era.

Here's “A Sailor's Life,” one of the very best of even their very best! (Guess you can tell maybe I was in the Navy, huh? ...lol.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrGtFxtWXU

elgrunir
elgrunir

@TomMiddleton 


Nice tune!


Good mood music.


Thanks :)


aaaaaannnd... ee-yup.  Fox-saaay.....

elgrunir
elgrunir

HASTA LUEGO LIMERICK

This thread’s gone down in the bog

Or early drink's causing my fog

I’m about out of stock

And not on the clock

Time for another egg nog

elgrunir
elgrunir

TOM MIDDLETON SPECIAL

I used to wonder if Tom was Middle

But I see that thumbs he won’t twiddle

His comments have thought

I doubt he’s been bought

Oops!The dog needs to piddle

elgrunir
elgrunir

Ah, why not one more for Tom Middleton?


Comin' up soon...

elgrunir
elgrunir

DEAD THREAD LIMERICK

Seems that the thread has once again died

Resuscitation failed; I tried

I thought this was the way

To resurrect on Sunday

Maybe my brain is just fried

elgrunir
elgrunir

FANCIFUL M.E.S. LIMERICK

SingsElizabethMary today

Go backwards? Oh, what the hay

The edubumacation

Of this great nation?

Reverse-engineering’s the way

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@elgrunir


Thanks, I guess, elgrunir.  ;-)  I assume you mean that I don't like going backwards in educating.  Evolution of the people of this nation (and world) must continue forward, in other words, in the thoughts of Mary Elizabeth.  If that's what you meant to say, then you nailed me a second time.  If that's not what you meant to say, let me know what you did mean, please.  I'm curious!


Whatever, thanks for the attention!

elgrunir
elgrunir

HOMELESSNESS SUCKS LIMERICK

Of the spirit, it’s all quite damping

And Toyota sleeping is cramping

If by some bless

I get out of this mess

I doubt that I’ll ever go camping

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@elgrunir


Elgrunir - thanks for the laughs.  I have no idea if you are tall or short or middling, but I can't help visualizing you as tall, with your knees down through your feet hanging out of the backseat window of your Toyota as you snore in peace, all through the night!  ;-)

elgrunir
elgrunir

FRUSTRATING LOG-IN LIMERICK

Why is it so hard to log in?

My patience is wearing quite thin

My ideas are corked

I feel like I’m Borked

What will be Jay Bookman’s spin?

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

From back in the day when some hit songs just weren't long enough, here's one that could have used another 10 minutes or so – yeah, it's that good. Knew someone like this once, and I'll never forget what's-her-name. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efu8CMyfgSA

elgrunir
elgrunir

@TomMiddleton 


Thanks, Tom, and I'm glad to be back--it's been fun and good for my soul.


Agreed about the AM radio and advertising; it used to drive me nuts, too, when the DJ's would talk over the beginning and the end of the songs, to boot.


I love that youtube has it all, including extended cuts.  Yes!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BDV32UjS48

SFM_Scootter
SFM_Scootter

Well,looks like things are back to normal around here.Only had to sign in 7 times before being able to post.Whew!

hamiltonAZ
hamiltonAZ

Bill Clinton is still the wordsmith. His take on the 2016 GOP Presidential field rom his Jake Tapper interview. "They still believe trickle-down economics works better than investment and their convictions are so great that they're undeterred by evidence and that's always amazing."

SFM_Scootter
SFM_Scootter

@LeninTime @hamiltonAZ I just saw a snippet of Hillary and she was railing against "secret" money going into campaign funds and she would end that if elected.Yeah right!

LeninTime
LeninTime

@hamiltonAZ 
LOL. That's quite something coming from a man who is as big a believer in trickle-down voodoo economics as anyone!

Bruno2
Bruno2

Santana is definitely an artist who I appreciate separately from his politics.  While I respect his passion for his views, I thought he was out of line to try to shame Arizona and Georgia while being honored in Atlanta a few years ago at Turner Field. Not good manners to insult the ones honoring you.....

So smooth.  I'm needing a jump start to get going on my laundry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_UsFT1Btb4

skydog12
skydog12

@Bruno2


Sounds right to me.

***********

I have crystallized all my religion into no religion—into spirituality. Religion is finely designed to divide and separate; spirituality brings unity and forgiveness and compassion. Carlos Santana


This one too.

**********

The people of Arizona, and the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves. It’s a cruel law, actually…This is about fear. Stop shucking and jiving. People are afraid we’re going to steal your job. No, we aren’t. You’re not going to change sheets and clean toilets.

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

@skydog12 @Bruno2 

Aren't you talking about "organized religion," Bruno?  "Religion" to me is the same as spirituality, deeply personal and all about God, not something brick-and-mortar.

Bruno2
Bruno2

@skydog12 As I've said before, I separate my appreciation for an artist's work from my personal feelings about them.  Otherwise, I would miss out on a lot of great music.

Per a musician's political views, I don't go to a rock concert to be preached at politically, whether I agree with the political view or not.  It may have made sense in the 60s since a good bit of the music was based on current events, but not so today.  Quite frankly, I think musicians and actors who use their fame to try to advance their political views are simply narcissistic.  Not smart from a business standpoint, since you're bound to offend 50% of your fans whatever your view may be.

skydog12
skydog12

@Bruno2


There is no list of banned con groups, because no con group has ever had any real significance. Lee Greenwood and Nugget never really "made it".


Charlie Daniels had some good tunes, but he lost his mind along the way.