Sat. Night Open Thread: Mick Jagger Turns 66

Happy birthday to Mick Jagger, who turns 66 tommorrow, July 26. "What a drag is it getting old."

He sure doesn't look 66 to me. [More...]

Some favorites below:

"War, Children, is just a shot away." Other cool versions: here and with Lisa Fisher here.

Here's live footage of Sympathy for the Devil and the Hells Angels from Altamont in 1969.

Ruby Tuesday: ("Lose your dreams and you will lose your mind.")Another version here.

You Can't Always Get What You Want:

If I don't stop now, I'll be adding songs all night. Without a doubt, he's my favorite rock star of all time. Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger. Many, many more to come, and may you stay forever young.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    I think kdog has had the (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Anne on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:02:41 PM EST
    Augmented Reality App for years...definitely times when I'm augmenting my own, lol...vodka and tonic workin' pretty good tonight, as we get thunderstorms after a day of high humidity and sun.

    Sorry, couldn't help myself!

    Someone at DK has a diary up (none / 0) (#5)
    by oculus on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:06:08 PM EST
    about a single malt scotch unknown to me.

    try it with some (none / 0) (#6)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:30:43 PM EST
    Bailey's on top. It was one of Hunter Thompson's favorite drinks, he called it a "Bif."

    Jeralyn, I love you, (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by TChris on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:34:57 PM EST
    but you have some of the strangest ideas about alcoholic beverage combinations I've ever encountered.  Call me a fuddy-duddy, but shouldn't scotch be consumed with just a hint of water to release the flavor?

    You kidding? (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by gyrfalcon on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:37:27 PM EST
    Scotch and Coke was the Beatles favorite drink! (Obviously, one uses cheap scotch, not single malt!)

    Started out as (none / 0) (#17)
    by gyrfalcon on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 09:32:10 PM EST
    a Scotch drinker, but then read in some political book that Scotch was a Republican drink (imported, expensive, aristocratic) and Dems. drank good old American bourbon, so I switched (hey, I was young) and haven't gone back.  There are a few very drinkable inexpensive bourbons, not so scotches, IMHO.

    How about this one? A friend who couldn't (none / 0) (#10)
    by oculus on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:38:18 PM EST
    pronounce Glenfeddich always asked me to order him one with 7-Up.  Needless to say, this was highly embarrassing to moi.

    I wouldn't be able to drink scotch (none / 0) (#18)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 09:33:59 PM EST
    by itself, it's too awful. I think it's ok with the Bailey's. (I'm a vodka, tequilla and gin person. And Grandmarnier.)

    Most scotch tastes like cognac (none / 0) (#24)
    by vml68 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 10:20:42 PM EST
    to me. I like the taste and would not dream of mixing it with Bailey's.
    I have never been able to stomach gin and tonics.
    Anyone here care for Disaronno? Someone gave me a huge bottle and it makes me want to hurl. Any suggestions for what I can do with it...besides pouring it down the drain?

    On the rocks; (none / 0) (#31)
    by sher on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 03:08:42 PM EST
    macerate berries; use it as an extract/flavoring in baking; or flavor coffee or whipped creams...some people like amaretto sours as a cocktail

    Have you tried Hypnotiq? (none / 0) (#28)
    by TChris on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 11:18:38 PM EST
    It's a blend of vodka, Cognac, and tropical fruit juices.  Tastes great by itself on ice, but if you like carbonation it mixes well with Sprite.  And best of all, it's blue.

    "Bif" would probably be the sound (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by Anne on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 09:39:51 PM EST
    I made right before I made a beeline for the porcelain god, but then I think scotch tastes like medicine - bad medicine - and cannot imagine adding Irish Creme to it.

    Who knows, though, maybe it tastes like nectar of the gods...

    By the way, does "Bif" by any chance stand for "Blimey, I'm F**ed?" 'cuz that's the likely state I'd be in if I drank that combination.   :-)


    "... he called it a 'Bif.'" (none / 0) (#11)
    by Jacob Freeze on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:39:28 PM EST
    Or "bif" was some meaningless syllable he muttered, after seventeen "Bifs."

    No (5.00 / 4) (#19)
    by CoralGables on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 09:34:36 PM EST
    That seventeenth drink was known as a barf

    Catcerto (5.00 / 3) (#13)
    by gyrfalcon on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:43:21 PM EST
    Any of you guys see this?  It's a 4-minute actually very nicely done piece for orchestra and cat pianist!  It's built around a video of a cat named Nora, who "plays" the piano very intently all the time.  She lives with people who teach piano students in their home, and one day started joining in and hasn't stopped.  This conductor/composer saw the video on YouTube and actually wrote a pretty nifty, and quite serious little concerto around it.

    Excellent! Thank You!! (5.00 / 2) (#15)
    by nycstray on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:54:01 PM EST
    Love seeing animal behaviors :)

    A few years back there was a music teacher on a Dal list who had a young Dal that would come in and sing when she was giving lessons (violin iirc) He was a hoot.


    Love it! (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by vml68 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 09:30:35 PM EST
    A friend of mine was a music teacher and everytime he played certain sad tunes on the trumpet or saxophone his St Bernard would howl along. It was hilarious.

    I'm in love with that cat (5.00 / 2) (#20)
    by gyrfalcon on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 09:34:46 PM EST
    but more than that, I really like the piece of music the guy composed around it!

    If you want more of this amazing cat, you won't be surprised the cat has a Web site, and it's got a number of other videos on it that are really something.


    And... (none / 0) (#30)
    by otherlisa on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 01:41:19 AM EST
    You can friend Nora the Piano Cat on Facebook! (er, I did...)

    To see Mick on stage, (none / 0) (#7)
    by TChris on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:31:22 PM EST
    still strutting his stuff after all these years, is amazing.  He burns more energy in 2 1/2 hours than I use in 2 1/2 weeks, and he's more than a decade older than I am.  A testament to clean living?

    Mick doesn't look 66. (none / 0) (#12)
    by inclusiveheart on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:42:54 PM EST
    Keith Richards looks pretty old in his not old looking way though.  He's doing the aging for both of them maybe.

    I must admit (none / 0) (#22)
    by Zeno on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 10:17:27 PM EST
    I never saw a knighthood in his future. He's turned into an elder statesman (but knows better than to just give in to it).

    hey, give him credit, (none / 0) (#23)
    by cpinva on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 10:20:02 PM EST
    when they're standing next to Keith Richards.

    for a 900 year-old man, keith looks pretty darn good!

    So, Padres/Nationals game in (none / 0) (#25)
    by oculus on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 10:23:32 PM EST
    C is 0 to 2 Nationals in second innining, followed by a lengthy rain delay.  Game resumes with two new pitchers and score is suddenly 0 to 7, Nationsls.  Oh my.

    As a Marlins fan, my brother sd. the same (none / 0) (#27)
    by oculus on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 10:53:44 PM EST
    thing re Halliday.

    Criminal Insane (none / 0) (#29)
    by squeaky on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 11:44:31 PM EST
    Prosecutor Jay Fayette says Judge John Suddock violated the rules when he approached a state commissioner outside the courtroom and talked about a case. He wants Suddock to remove himself from the case, but Suddock is refusing to walk away, saying he did nothing wrong.

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    Fayette has taken removal of Suddock to the Alaska Court of Appeals and any question of Dussault's release is on hold until they decide. Their decision could take up to a year.

    background here

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    Dussault is the only Alaskan found not guilty because of insanity for murder since the notorious case of Charles Meach prompted the state Legislature to make the defense much harder to use. Using an insanity defense, Meach was found not guilty of a 1973 murder. Then, in 1982 while on a day pass out of API, Meach shot and killed four teenagers in Russian Jack Park.

    Meach was found guilty of the four park murders and died in prison.