May 7, 2017

Mick Jagger thinks he's special, thinks the rules don't apply to him.

Everyone loves that 750-year old Royal Oak and might want jump the fence to pose with it, but if everyone did it, it would compact the soil in the root zone.

I do like the photo of Mick with the tree. Both are craggy and gnarled.  

45 comments:

St. George said...

He must have a deal with Nike.

The Godfather said...

When I first read this post I thought you said that Mick was 750 years old. Of course he doesn't look a day over 699.

buwaya said...

No, the rules dont apply.
Look up Melanie Hamrick.

Big Mike said...

So one set of rules for "deplorable" ordinary folks but wink-wink nudge-nudge for the rich and well-connected. See! Britain really is a lot like the US. Except for language of course.

Michael K said...

The first time I visited England, you could walk among the stones at Stonehenge. The last few times I have been there, there is a fence around the site. I suppose there had been vandalism since there are no roots to compress.

rhhardin said...

Rules mostly come from busybodies.

Gahrie said...

So one set of rules for "deplorable" ordinary folks but wink-wink nudge-nudge for the rich and well-connected.

That's kind of the definition of monarchy.......

Bob Ellison said...

In Spinal Tap, you could dance around the stones at Stown-enge! But you had to be really short.

Rt1 Rebel said...

Keith Richards falling out of the coconut tree was more interesting IMO.

EDH said...

I haven't been this upset since Ozzy pissed on the Alamo.

Curious George said...

Mick Jagger thinks he's special? He is special.

Laslo Spatula said...

Know what would be funny?

If you clicked on the link and it brought you to an Eighties video of, say, Rick Astley.

That would be funny.

I am Laslo.

MayBee said...

I bet if it wasn't roped off, people wouldn't be so desirous of getting close to it and getting their pictures taken with it.

There was a tree in a cemetery near where I lived in Tokyo. It was so old I actually doubted it could possibly be that old. But it was just hanging out there, with a little plaque that explained the tree grew where some famous buddhist monk had placed his staff into the ground. But it didn't draw attention to itself, and therefore people pretty much left it alone and left its roots untrod.

chickelit said...

Everybody thinks the Stones were the hard man and the Beatles were the sissies and it's really opposite. The Beatles were from Liverpool and the Stones were from the London suburbs--you know, going to art school and shit and so it wasn't that way at all. And The Beatles--I always thought were the best band in the world you know? Lemmy

MayBee said...

Here it is. The tree is supposed to be 750 years old:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenpuku-ji

Laslo Spatula said...

I bet Mick Jagger will be really mad if he dies before Keith Richards.

I am Laslo.

madAsHell said...

"Mick Jagger thinks he's special, thinks the rules don't apply to him."

Not special, just unsatisfied.

William said...

The continued existence of Mick Jagger and the other Rolling Stones sends a bad message about drug usage to our youth. They should have kicked off years ago like Brian Jones. Lemme also showed some moderation in this regard. That would have made their lives more exemplary. Elderly drug users should not be cavorting with young ballet dancers. That's just wrong......Well, at least she's not a stripper. That shows some restraint.

exiledonmainstreet said...

I'm kind of amazed that Jumpin' Jack Flash can still jump. I tried jumping rope a few days ago and my knees immediately told me not to go there.

When Jagger sings "I was around when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt, of pain" the younger people in the audience believe him.

JLScott said...

He probably thinks that song is about him.

Abdul Abulbul Amir said...

But if everyone did it. BS.

Everyone does not do it. Notice the grass had been cut. Apparently the risk of soil compaction is so minuscule that repeated mowing for merely cosmetic purposes is OK though. Rubbish.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Difference between Mick Jagger and a Scotsman? Jagger says "Hey You get offa my cloud." The Scotsman says "Hey, McLeod, get offa my ewe."

Actually, this joke works only in America, because the rest of the English-speaking world pronounces "ewe" not as "you", but rather "YO".

Laslo Spatula said...

"Mick, it is Time."

"What? You're Death, aren't you?"

"Yes. And it is now your time to leave this mortal coil."

"Did you just get back from killing Keith? Because he HAS to die before I do."

"Ah. Me and him, we toy with each other quite a bit, but no, I have not claimed Mr. Richards as of yet."

"This can't be! He's riddled his body with poisons, and I'm in great shape! There is no way I should go before him!"

"It doesn't work that way, Mr. Jagger. God has a soft spot for some drunkards and fools."

"But if I die KEITH will be the one who represents the Stones! Everyone will talk to him, and forget about me. I'M the Stones! It's not fair!"

"Not fair? Being Unfair is the only thing that keeps my job interesting..."

"Why don't you take Paul McCartney? Hell, take Paul AND Ringo! That'd be quite a day for you, right?"

"Sure. But The Man Upstairs likes the Beatles more than your band..."

"Oh -- this is about "Sympathy For The Devil", isn't it? I knew He'd hold that against me!"

"No: He actually thinks that song is funny. But He DOES think you guys haven't done anything good since the Seventies. And he HAS heard your solo albums..."

"Well, if God loves the Beatles so much why did he kill off Lennon so young?"

"Ah, that's easy: as you may surmise, The Man Upstairs REALLY disliked "Imagine"...

I am Laslo.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Laslo, ha! No, Death will take Jagger first as punishment for writing a paean to Angela Davis.

who-knew said...

Who does he think he is? A Clinton?

walter said...

Well..he is Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger, after all.

walter said...

Tickling that interracial/slavery itch done him good...arguably royally.

Rick Turley said...

Laslo Spatula said...
I bet Mick Jagger will be really mad if he dies before Keith Richards.


Saw Richards recently at the Merle Haggard tribute. Comes out and says, "I'm glad to be here. Actually I'm glad to be anywhere." Seemed pretty humble. Only played an acoustic guitar. Highlight of the show was he and Willie Nelson singing 'Reasons to Quit.'

"So we keep smokin' and we keep drinkin'
Havin' fun and never thinkin'
Laughin' at the price tag that we pay
And we keep roarin' down the fast lane
Like two young men feelin' no pain
And the reason for quittin's
Gettin' bigger each day."

They managed to sing the song with reasonably straight faces.

walter said...

But his eighth child hasn't reached the terrible twos.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

The continued existence of Mick Jagger and the other Rolling Stones sends a bad message about drug usage to our youth.

The message is just fine: Live like a lifeless fuddy duddy, die like a lifeless fuddy duddy.

The Stones and their venerability are an affirmation of the importance of living life.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"The message is just fine: Live like a lifeless fuddy duddy, die like a lifeless fuddy duddy."

The Stones are my favorite group (hence the nick), but c'mon, heroin addicts without a shit ton of money do not end up like Richard. They end up dead.

The truth is that artists and bohemians can afford to indulge themselves in societies where the dull bourgeoisie buys their art, attends their concerts and provides the backdrop of safety and security. Behind the Stones, there is an army of "fuddy duddy" lawyers, accountants, agents, servants and nannies keeping the show running.

walter said...

Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger will be spared the barroom queens in Memphis.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

The Stones are my favorite group (hence the nick), but c'mon, heroin addicts without a shit ton of money do not end up like Richard. They end up dead.

Even those with his money end up dead. I'm exempting heroin (and cocaine and/or other pills/poisons) from the indulgences that would extend life. There's still plenty of fun to be had without opiates and lethal narcotics.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

The truth is that artists and bohemians can afford to indulge themselves in societies where the dull bourgeoisie buys their art, attends their concerts and provides the backdrop of safety and security. Behind the Stones, there is an army of "fuddy duddy" lawyers, accountants, agents, servants and nannies keeping the show running.

The British and their aristocrats have always seemed to handle the "ravages!" of excess much better than ours ever have. They're pros at it whereas most American celebrities seem to prefer following the "Lotto" model of lifestyle accommodation that follows wealth acquisition.

EDH said...

Here's a very funny impression of Jagger by Bowie.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Of course, they have their Amy Winehouses. But they also have their Adeles.

And Lennon himself kicked off the whole craze of attempting a return-to-the-roots style of using celebrity power for something of a much more humane scale and mission; taking to even bedding in an extended weeklong press conference for his honeymoon.

But that man found it impossible to lie or to get too far away from himself. Celebrities nowadays try to follow that model, but usually fall short - understanding the importance of lending one's name to a cause, but often fumbling in their attempts to live in a way that aligns their daily lives with it.

john said...

"And Mick Jagger, I think that Mick's a prick
with all his stupid faggot dancing.
I always did.
Wiggling his ass you know, it's just a lot of bullshit.
And where does he come off saying all those fucking things about The Beatles
when every fucking thing we ever did he tried to copy

And ALL I got to say is 'Fuck you'
The sky is blue."

Bad Lieutenant said...

TTR:But that man found it impossible to lie or to get too far away from himself. Celebrities nowadays try to follow that model, but usually fall short -



https://www.theodysseyonline.com/john-lennon-hypocrite


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3258235/A-cruel-greedy-selfish-monster-peace-loving-visionary-No-argues-blistering-book-John-Lennon-nasty-piece-work-epitomised-age-self-obsession.html

Paddy O said...

I hear Mick Jagger even buys a plane ticket for one son then tries to put his infant son in that same seat.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Paddy O, Jagger is notorious for being a bit of a penny pincher. he's a terrible tipper by all accounts.

Youthful radical posing aside, he's quite a savvy businessman.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

The Daily Mail is a tabloid and Lennon never claimed he was perfect.

richard mcenroe said...

Keith is on the Royal Oak's private Facebook friends lousy...and it replies to his comments.

richard mcenroe said...

List not lousy. Android spellcheck lousy.

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Earnest Prole said...

Mick Jagger is such a tiny waif of a man that he can't possibly cause trampling damage to the tree's roots.