Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mick Jagger Stuck in a Moment?

During his recent appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, Mick Jagger quipped as the number one thing that he learned after 50 years in Rock and Roll is:

Mick Shrimpton's implosion in Spinal Tap.
 Funny stuff. But it contradicts Mick Shrimpton's wisdom from Spinal Tap: "I used to say 'sex, drugs, and rock and roll.' As long as there's sex and drugs, I can do without rock and roll."  Of course, he supposedly spontaneously combusted in concert, so he had no chance to be part of the rock of ageds.

What a drag it is getting old. Guess it's time for Mother's Little Helper or the ilk. But is there more than element of truth in Mick's admission about getting Satisfaction?

Some rock critics identify those immersed in the Rock and Roll lifestyle as being in arrested development. Does that mean that Mick Jagger is Stuck in the Moment? And U-2 (sic)?

This works out well if you are in the pantheon of Rock legends. But if you are not featured in the motorcade of generosity, how do you afford your rock and roll lifestyle?

During the RNC in Tampa, Representative  Paul Ryan (R-WU 1st) noted in his VP nominee acceptance speech:

 College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.

Must we all be stuck in the moment, whether it is at the Mom and Pop Pension or depending upon Uncle Sugar?  Well you can't always get what you want--but if you try sometime you just might find that you get what you need. 

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