I went to a Stones concert and now my life is complete

Ok, so a little background… Sometime between 8th and 9th grade, after I’d exhausted all the Beatles albums and found myself searching through my dad’s record collection for more old music, I turned to the Rolling Stones. The first album I remember listening to out in the garage was Tattoo You, a mix of pure upbeat rock (“HangContinue reading “I went to a Stones concert and now my life is complete”

The Pillars of Rock & Roll

This past week I was sad to learn that two Rolling Stones sidemen, Bobby Keys and Ian McLagan, had passed away within one day of each other. Mostly what I knew about Bobby was his rip-roaring sax solos and the excerpts from Keith Richards’ book about throwing TVs out of windows, etc. Honestly, some of the stories about BobbyContinue reading “The Pillars of Rock & Roll”

Christmas break means more posts like this

So here’s a random thing to know: yesterday, Lauren and I realized that the time it takes to listen to the entire Police discography (we’re “studying” for an upcoming concert) is roughly equal to the time it takes to drive from Bakersfield to Oceanside. For reference, that’s 70-something songs over 190 miles, or about 4Continue reading “Christmas break means more posts like this”

Round 2 of Keith Appreciation

So, this song came up on my itunes shuffle on the way home from work yesterday, and after listening to it on repeat several times to drown out the commotion of the packed subway station, I decided that another Keith Richards Appreciation post was in order. The above is from Keith’s tour with his bandContinue reading “Round 2 of Keith Appreciation”

It’s a gas, gas, gas

Before I get too deep into my thoughts on Crossfire Hurricane, I’d just like to point out one thing: Mick Jagger, Accidental Endorser of: ?! So, last night I watched Crossfire Hurricane, the new documentary about the Rolling Stones. I highly recommend it! It’s full of not-so-glamorous glimpses into the rock & roll life, especiallyContinue reading “It’s a gas, gas, gas”

the red light was my mind

While driving up the lonesome I-5 last weekend, I came to realize that my default road-tripping band is the Rolling Stones. Especially the gritty, rootsy Stones, circa 1969-72. Ahhhhh it’s just so good to listen to while driving down a narrow highway in the desert. Perfect examples are the albums Let It Bleed and ExileContinue reading “the red light was my mind”

Mini Keef Vid-Spam

In celebration of Keith Richards’ 66th birthday, here are two of my very favorite Stones songs (I love when they do country!), both sung by Keith. It seems unexpected that such a haggard guy always sings the ballads, haha…but he’s a total softie at heart. :) This next one was recorded in 1969…big difference inContinue reading “Mini Keef Vid-Spam”

and I won’t forget to put roses on your grave

I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for nearly a year and haven’t done a Stones post yet. What is wrong with me?? I also consciously remembered Mick’s birthday and failed to do a celebratory post, so I am going to make up for that right…now. What I love about this band is that theyContinue reading “and I won’t forget to put roses on your grave”