Wednesday, February 13, 2008

People Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn't Roll Stones

The very picture of health, isn't he?

If you think that Natalie Cole was out of line in her criticism of Amy Winehouse, just check this out.

She's being panned by none other than Keith Richards (see his blog here) and Mick Jagger. Here's the stupidest part:

"When we were experimenting with drugs, little was known about the effects," Jagger said. "In our time there were no rehab centers like today. Anyway, I did not know about them."

Umm, sorry, mooselips. Acid may have been new in the 1960s, but cocaine and heroin were both old hat, and the dangers of both were well known. VERY well known. No excuses for you.

I don't know what's up Richards' ass. He's known for just spouting gibberish, so maybe it's that. Maybe he needs all of his blood replaced again. It certainly is a hypocritical stance for him, considering that it's been less than a year since he made that "joke" about snorting his dad's ashes, a "joke" that no one in the world had a moment's problem with believing. I mean, given his history, why would such a thing be hard to believe?

Jagger's a little easier to figure out. He has to put on this more conservative front now that he's got that entirely meaningless "Sir" in front of his name. I guess we have to expect a bit of hypocrisy from the aristocracy. His claim that they didn't know the dangers is self-serving, however. How could someone be so inspired by the blues without knowing what happened to the old cats that supposedly inspired him?

Now, it would be easy for me to get on my own high horse and say that this will change my buying decisions and I wouldn't listen to the Stones anymore, but what would be the point? I'm not ANYWAY. These guys have been dried-out husks for at least 15 years now. Sheer has-beens. Bill Wyman knew what he was doing when he made the Steel Wheels tour his last. He also knew what he was doing when he kept his mouth shut for all the years before that.

As for Mick and Keith, I have some advice for them, too. Look up Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry. They can teach you how to grow old with grace, and how to hold on to your place in rock history without making stupid, obnoxious, hypocritical asses of yourselves.

10 comments:

Natsthename said...

AMEN, and I love that you called him "mooselips." LOL.

Winehouse is 24, so she's in the Britney age group. How many years past 24 did Richards use drugs? What a moronic thing to say, as if his "not knowing" somehow makes it excusable. He and Natalie Cole are just recovering addicts with a holier than thou attitude and they can suck it, for all I care.

And you're right about Roger and Pete. Well, I'd add Ringo and Paul, too, except that Paul screwed himself over by marrying that blowhard who's trying to take him to the cleaners.

Natsthename said...

And one more thing, that blog that you pointed to is a fake blog. Check it out.

Eden said...

She probably turned him down and he's just bitter.

Natsthename said...

LOL, Eden!

Joe the Troll said...

Blogger shouldn't be allowed to eat your comments when it's YOUR BLOG.

Ahem.

"blog that you pointed to is a fake blog."

I thought it might be, but WTF, anyway.

I REALLY don't get what this Mills chick did that's worth that kind of money. I don't buy that "he beat me" crap, either.

We could add Ray Davies to the list, as well, and a few others I had in that original comment that I can't remember now. Damn you, Blogger!!!!

Cheezy said...

Could. Not. Agree. More.

When I was growing up I absolutely loved the Stones, not so much what they were doing at the time, but rather the albumes they recorded around '68 to '72, roughly 'Beggars's Banquet, 'Get Yer Ya Yas Out', 'Sticky Fingers' through to 'Exile on Main Street'.

It was blistering, heartfelt, rootsy, decadent, real rock'n'roll. Loved it.

I can't listen to this stuff much anymore though.

That's because I find it hard to forget about the embarrassing old sacks of money-grubbing bones that they've all seemingly turned into.

They showed which way they were going a few years ago when they took every last penny that the song 'Bittersweet Symphony' made for The Verve, for an all-but-unrecognisable sample of music.

What, Mick & Keef, you don't have enough money already?

And now Keef's calling Amy Winehouse a bitch for taking drugs? Christ... it doesn't get any weirder than that.

I'm sure that'll help Amy kick her habit so much easier, with some octogenarian guitarist abusing her through the media, right?

Keef: Why don't you fall out of another coconut tree, you sad old git? It might knock some sense into you... and hopefully some hypocrisy out of you.

Miz UV said...

Hah! I love this post and comments. Have nothing to add really, except that hypocrites always crack me up.

Don said...

hypocrites always crack me up

I crack me up too.

So this thing's about music. Awesome. I wrote about Amy Whorehouse and jazz and I dunno what here.

Joe the Troll said...

Hey, welcome by, Don! Way to notice details, I thought that whorehouse joke was going to go completely unnoticed.

EmmaK said...

ha ha, Mick Jagger's just trying to rewrite history. Sure you didn't know about the effects, Mick, sure lol .... I always call Mick these days a jumping scrotum on legs.