Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday End of the Week Music

You know, Rod Stewart is one of the few great rockers I have never seen live.

I regret that.

Because it looks like so much goddamned fun

Also? I love the mandolin. I just really do.


  1. I've seen him a few times over the years, from the Budokan in 1980 to Vancouver not so long ago. And he does wear it well.

  2. I abhor Rod Stewart with the incendiary heat of a thousand suns going super-nova simultaneously.

    Please get back to talking about how we're all going to get rich.

    Thank you.


  3. Nobody hates Maggie May,Nathan.

    What the hell is the matter with you?

  4. Maggie May was a hit the year I turned thirteen, so it was a staple on the juke box at every Bar/Bat Mitzvah party.

    I can't tell you how many times I struck out to that fucking song. No, I'm not over it. Do you have fond memories of the first time you heard some girl say, "Let's not spoil such a wonderful friendship"?

    I think not.

    I abhor Rod Stewart with the incendiary heat of a thousand suns going super-nova simultaneously.

  5. Ahh memories.

    You're dripping teenaged angst all over my blog, Nathan.

    Stop it, or I'll have to wipe a booger on you

  6. Every Picture Tells A Story is just a phenomenal fucking record. I don't care what Nathan says, tho' I finally understand that his animosity is bitterness over striking out as a teen. Dude, I sympathize, but if that were the bar there's not a single piece of music released between 1985 and 1991 I'd be able to listen to ever at all.

    (And before some smartass tries to make an "80s suxx0r joke," that stint of years includes, just off the top of my head: The Joshua Tree, Tunnel Of Love, i just don't want what i haven't got, Appetite For Destruction, Green, Around The World In A Day, The Trinity Session and Music For The Masses, and I already know I'm missing a bunch of stuff, that's just records I remember without looking anything up. So kiss off.)

    I can't watch the video at work, but the freeze-frame reminds me of the old story about Ron Wood being asked about Rod Stewart and him replying, "We have a love-hate relationship. He loves me and I hate him." Ah, the joys of the classic understated put-down!

  7. Love 'im or hate 'im, ole Rod still sells out most every city he tours!!

    Amazingly enough, he never hit the amphitheatre I worked at for 10 summers. He preferred the more sophisticated setting of the intown venue with catered table service.
    [And, well, yeah, we were on the fringe of downtown and still hosting events like OzFest in those days! OZZY!!] Oops...channeling rock festivals! ah, the smell of rancid beer in the morning!

  8. Oh, I'm sorrrrryyyyy. You wanted subjective qualitative criticism!

    Fine! I saw that ugly-ass old fart performing live on some show when he was promoting his recent album of "standards". Fucker couldn't carry a tune if his life depended on it. HE CAN'T SING IN KEY!

    (And he extended my virginity long past when it should have been history. Yeah...it really was all his fault. Asshole!)

  9. That mandolin bridge is absolute genius. Just sayin'.

    Dr. Phil

  10. So, that's like Nathan vs, what? The whole world?

    Bawahahahaha. Loser.

  11. I like Never A Dull Moment one iota better than Every Picture Tells A Story.

    But if he has lost his voice, he hasn't lost his energy. His concerts were amazing.

    Personally, I'm a total sucker for All For Love but I think Sting and Bryan Adams are carrying him.



  12. So, that's like Nathan vs, what? The whole world?

    If that's what it take, then so be it!

    Does the mighty salmon swim downstream just because it's easier? NO!

    Does Orly Taitz give up her looney tunes battle just because the entire judicial system is against her and even her client has directed her to drop the issue? NO!

    Does LeanRight give up on Eric's blog just because he's called out by everyone else present? NO!

    Will Ralph Nader ever stop running for president? NO!

    Does the mule stop chasing the carrot just because it's hanging from a stick and will never get any closer no matter how fast he goes? NO!

    When I'm RIGHT, I'm RIGHT, and I shall battle on...bloodied, but unbowed, no matter the forces arrayed against me! Years from now, your ancestors will see the righteousness of my cause and cry themselves to sleep in shame that you, so publicly allied yourself with those on the wrong side!

    "But, then again", they'll say, "Great-great-great Uncle Jim always was a real asshole!"


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