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6 hours ago, Kirk Gallaway said:

I agree with both of you. He's always looked rather ludicrous to me. I've never seen a grace or a sustained coordinated rhythm to Jagger's dancing, but he's more like an actor on a stage.. If you like his moves on stage. You've probably seen every one of them 100 times,anyway. At that stage of R&R, The spontaneous show stealer in dancing was James Brown, and you'd get very simple coordinated moves among backup singers.

In those first 3, Lady Gaga, with her wailing, just eclipsed everything vocally. I liked her outfit, which sort of highlights her dancing., I also marvel how these woman mange to move around in high heels.

Usually when a band welcomes an outside artist, it's one of the final songs, and it's understandable that the crowd will forgive and even love it's looseness because it's sort of a "aren't we having fun now"moment. But every passing Stone song with a guest did get tighter after Gaga, Weinhouse, Sheryl Crow and I believe Aguilerra had the best dynamics. The Taylor Swift thing bugged me because it seems they can't seem to make up their mind if they want to harmonize or sing in unison in different octaves. Of course, none of these are rehearsed, but some real adept vocalists, can just harmonize all the way through a simple song like "Tears go by" even without a rehearsal.. Just my take.

Good summary Kirk.  Mick is no Fred Astaire.  He doesn't dance.  He struts, marches, flings his arms around.  Reminds me of a little red rooster.  Though not so much early on in these confines.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Cliff Varnell said:

 

Yeah, that's the other one that makes me believe one of two things:

* Parsons wrote or at least cowrote Wild Horses and Honky Tonk Women when he was hanging around with the Stones.

* Richards is able to channel the Parsons sound at will - but why didn't he write more like this?  They are a lot different than other Stones country influenced songs -- Dear Doctor for example.  But Richards is really talented and liked Gram so he probably would have given him a writing credit.

If I ever see Chris Hillman, I'd like to hear his opinion.

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7 hours ago, Bill Fite said:

Yeah, that's the other one that makes me believe one of two things:

* Parsons wrote or at least cowrote Wild Horses and Honky Tonk Women when he was hanging around with the Stones.

* Richards is able to channel the Parsons sound at will - but why didn't he write more like this?  They are a lot different than other Stones country influenced songs -- Dear Doctor for example.  But Richards is really talented and liked Gram so he probably would have given him a writing credit.

If I ever see Chris Hillman, I'd like to hear his opinion.

      In the recent Netflix documentary about the Rolling Stones' Latin American tour, Keith Richards talked at length about writing Honky Tonk Woman with Mick when they were both on vacation at a rural hacienda in Brazil back in the 60s.

      Hard to believe that Keith would have invented that detailed anecdote.

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So many Stones references recently.  I wanted to watch my favorite DVD, Hamptons Virginia 1981.  Missing remote, grandkids per wife on phone.  So I'll share from the internet.

And the staged Keith taking down the fan with his axe to save Mick amongst the balloons.  Going right back to playing, only missed a few notes.

 

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      Given the tragic events this month in Atlanta, Boulder, Virginia Beach, and elsewhere, here's a prescient punk/New Wave classic, written by David Byrne, with assistance on the French lyrics from fellow RISD alum Tina Weymouth.

     (I was living in Providence in '77 when the Talking Heads released their first album.)

 

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