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El Chuxter
02-07-2006, 11:58 AM
Mick,

Please stop embarassing yourself.

Seriously. It's time to throw in the towel. I don't mind if you go back into the studio to record new Stones stuff occasionally, but please don't record any of your solo drivel. And, for God's sake, never ever appear in public again.

Your place in history is assured. You will never reach the heights of classics like "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Paint It, Black." And you can rest easy knowing that very few people will attain such greatness.

But when you drag your half-rotting carcass onto stage and give limp performances of that stupid "Start Me Up," which is beyond cliche now, and further make "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" overplayed, you're a Pete Townsend-class embarassment to yourself and humanity in general.

If you must be seen by your fans, please lose the orthopedic shoes and old man sweats. Your British Invasion anthems demand a well-dressed deliquent, and you've been neither for years. Decades, even. We all considered putting you in a retirement home when you recorded "Miss You," and "Anybody Seen My Baby" actually made us go in to sign the papers. But even they refused to have you when you sold out completely and allowed Queen Elizabeth to dub you a knight. Sir Mick Jagger? That's just wrong, man.

So, in summation, please spend the rest of your days as a happy old hermit and don't besmirk the name of the Stones further. If nothing else, by remaining out of the public eye, you'll not have to be seen wearing the inch-thick bifocals you no doubt are wearing to read this message.

Thank you,
El Chuxter, on behalf of Rolling Stones fans everywhere

JimJamBonds
02-07-2006, 12:28 PM
p.s. Mick if you do end up doing a tv gig, please please please wear a shirt that fits you. DON'T wear a short shirt that Britney Spears would wear.

Captain Spoon
02-07-2006, 01:45 PM
ya that was sad, at first I couldn't tell if it was the Stones Halftime Show or the trailer for Cocoon 3

starwarsfan1
02-07-2006, 03:41 PM
How Dare You!!!!!!!!!!!!!:shocked: Mick Jagger is is one of the greatest rock n roll legends of all time. He's better then any lame brain artist of today. He has earned the right to wear any clothes he wnats and doesnt have to take any crap from you. Honestly some people. I realy enjoyed the Rolling Stones half time show and Paul Mccartney's half time show last year. Id rather watch these guys again and again then watch another Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction. As a final word lay off Mick Jagger and let him be who he wants to be damn it.:whip:

plasticfetish
02-07-2006, 04:22 PM
But when you drag your half-rotting carcass onto stage and give limp performances of that stupid "Start Me Up," which is beyond cliche now, and further make "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" overplayed"START ME UP! ...no I mean it man, the old tickers not workin'. Please start me up!"

Me? I love the Reanimator version of the Stones. Gives me some hope for the future... not that I'll be playing the half-time show when I'm 120 years old. (Not that they should have been playing the cra**y half-time show either. What a l-a-m-e gig.) I didn't watch the show actually, did he stop mid number and shout, "Hey eve-bodde! The brains of the living eases the pain of being dead! So get up here and dance! -- I know you're out there, 'cause I can smell your BRA-A-AINS!"

Yeah El Chuxter, leave poor old sensitive-little-bunny Mick Jagger alone! You're bound to hurt his little feelie-weelings and make him sady-wad. :rolleyes: "Sniff-sniff -- all I've got to wipe my tears with is this gazillion pound note, mate. So lay off!"

El Chuxter
02-07-2006, 04:36 PM
Wow. Such hostility.

For the record, I love the Stones. I have a dozen or so of their albums, and they're easily one of the best bands of all time. But they haven't been cutting edge since Some Girls, and most of their work since has been spotty and seems forced. They've redeemed themselves with A Bigger Bang, which kicks all sorts of arse.

But they're no longer an exciting performance to watch. How many times can you hear a mediocre live version of "Start Me Up" before you get bored?

And to watch Mick half-heartedly try to act out the "bad boy" persona now is just sad. Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, they're all old, but they don't embarass themselves the way Mick does.

Blue2th
02-07-2006, 06:02 PM
Please, I would have rather had a funky wardrobe malfunction, or better yet the Verve singing their Bittersweet Lawsuit Symphony an Mick would still get paid. lol

CaptainSolo1138
02-07-2006, 08:37 PM
p.s. Mick if you do end up doing a tv gig, please please please wear a shirt that fits you. DON'T wear a short shirt that Britney Spears would wear.
Any more, I think I'd rather see Mick wear a tube top than that moo cow Britney.

As for the Stones, I've never been a fan (even though I respect the hell out of a group with their fanbase and staying power), and that "performance" at the Super Bowl was a joke. If Keith Richards looked any less inspired he'd be dead, and that that's saying something.

plasticfetish
02-07-2006, 10:16 PM
Wow. Such hostility.
For the record, I love the Stones. I have a dozen or so of their albums, and they're easily one of the best bands of all time. But they haven't been cutting edge since Some GirlsNo, no real hostility... just kidding around, and for the same record, I'm a big fan also. I agree that the Stones are one of the greatest bands of all time, but I don't care much for anything that they've done since Tattoo You.

I'd like to get excited about A Bigger Bang (I'll give it a listen) and I'd like to see them in concert, but with tickets going for $200 it's not likely to happen. It's hard for me to be respectful of greed like that.

I've more respect for someone like Bob Dylan who seems to use his later years for more interesting and experimental offerings.

Kidhuman
02-07-2006, 11:21 PM
I love the stones and all, but I wanted to shoot Mick for that performance.

And yes PF he said "Hey Ev-er-e-bod-eeeeee", but not the part about the brains. If he did, I was comatose from the performance.....

CaptainSolo1138
02-08-2006, 08:26 AM
In case anyone missed it, here's how the Nazi's....errrr...FCC censored (http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=196962006) the Stones.

Rogue II
02-08-2006, 09:52 AM
IT wasn't the FCC, it was the NFL. The same NFL that paid the Stones $2 Million to play.

plasticfetish
02-08-2006, 10:09 AM
I'll bet when Bill Gates gave them 13 million to use Start Me Up they didn't care if that line was cut.

Bacta Beast
02-08-2006, 02:31 PM
According to that news clip, The Stones knew about it and agreed to it. C'mon Nazis?! I sing that song in bars I play in, but I don't want my kids hearing about making a "dead man come"! Does that make a person a Nazi?!! Fine shave my head and tatto me with a swaztika! I'm sorry that's just so stupid to automatically associate concerened parents with Natzis!! Whatever:rolleyes: !

CaptainSolo1138
02-08-2006, 02:47 PM
It was a generalization of how overbearing and ridiculous censorship has become. If you'd like, I can edit my post so it says "Care Bears". Whatever:rolleyes: !

JediTricks
02-08-2006, 03:00 PM
1) That was a lousy performance, Mick's singing was kinda "eh" but it was the guitar work that was downright putrid.

2) The Stones knew about Mick's mic being turned down, they just didn't like it. They still agreed though.

3) I don't think the lyric is that bad, it doesn't explain what it means or is graphic in any manner without knowing the reference, if your kid knows what it means then it's too late to shelter him from it anyway 'cause he already heard and understood it before. It's not like they were gonna be yelling "f*** the s*** in the b*** with a d*****" or something.

mabudonicus
02-08-2006, 03:27 PM
man JT, that is the funniest string of semi-ambiguous profanity I've ever seen here, I believe
And I concur, the 'Stones have truly sucked rocks since maybe 1974 (not a big fan but I know most of their "catalogue" as far as live shows goes dates back to 66-69 or thereabouts)
They are a pathetic example of the classic "beating a dead horse into subatomic particles" method of pop-culture delivery, they are MUCH worse than a parody of themselves and I think that they could easily serve as posterboys for everything that is SO WRONG with mass-produced "culture"

BTW if anyone is thinking of going to a stones show, send me the 150$ (money order, I don't have paypal) and I can send you an audiocasette of a walrus dying from explosive,chronic flatulence and you will ENJOY IT MORE

JediTricks
02-08-2006, 04:16 PM
man JT, that is the funniest string of semi-ambiguous profanity I've ever seen here, I believeNow you know how I talk in real life. :D


I saw the Stones live in '89 (Steel Wheels) and they put on a great show, not just musically but also spectacle, they were a lot tighter than Sunday's performance but we are talking about 17 years ago. Then again, the Stones probably get into tour shape for their live stuff and had no such chance for this Superbowl show. I mean, Mick runs 5 miles a day, I bet not a single one of us here can claim that and we're probably not half his age... :p

Did anybody else notice that someone threw panties up on the stage twice? The first time Mick kicked them back into the audience. Were they granny panties? :D

El Chuxter
02-08-2006, 04:35 PM
They couldn't have been, since no one over 40 was allowed.

Which begs the question: what if someone who was 41 won the contest Sprint was putting on to be in the audience? :confused:

CaptainSolo1138
02-08-2006, 05:13 PM
Which begs the question: what if someone who was 41 won the contest Sprint was putting on to be in the audience? :confused:
Can you say "Care Bear Stare"?!

2-1B
02-13-2006, 01:48 AM
you're a Pete Townsend-class embarassment

minus the kid porn, of course. :lipsrseal


Brian Wilson, they're all old, but they don't embarass themselves the way Mick does.

I take it you didn't catch Wilson's "performance" on the Tonight Show when he was promoting his Xmas album? :(

El Chuxter
02-13-2006, 08:51 AM
Dammit. I thought the old lunatic had actually pulled his act together finally.

scruffziller
02-13-2006, 10:54 AM
Dear El Chuxter,

Stop writing "An open letter to.." letters.:D

Just kidding.;)

El Chuxter
02-13-2006, 11:50 AM
Dear Scruffziller:

Bite me. :p

TheDarthVader
02-15-2006, 03:47 PM
Dear MJ,

You suck! It is time to retire. R-E-T-I-R-E. I changed the channel during the super bowl half time because YOU were performing. I once liked the rolling stones, but now I am burned out. It is time to say goodbye.

B.
TDV