On a melancholy Friday, ‘Paint It, Black’

Watching the Hurricane Sandy relief concert this week, I was reminded again that a rock band that survives more or less intact for 50 years, as the Rolling Stones have now done, is simply outrageous.

Their record becomes more remarkable still when you consider that for much of that time, surviving just one year as a hard-partying Stone was like living 10 years in most other bands. Brian Jones didn’t make it through alive, but somehow the indestructible Keef Richards did. And they really don’t show many signs of slowing down.

Here’s Mick and the boys doing one of my favorites, “Paint It, Black.” Jones plays the sitar on this song, an instrument that he first saw played by George Harrison, who of course learned it from the great Ravi Shankar, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, and who was the father of Nora Jones.

– Jay Bookman

244 comments Add your comment

josef

December 14th, 2012
5:38 pm

Thank you…and, if I may make a suggestion, folks, let’s remember why we come here on Friday. Despite it all, life is good…it may be hard to remember that, but it is…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

December 14th, 2012
5:39 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

December 14th, 2012
5:39 pm

godless heathen Christmas has declared war on me

December 14th, 2012
5:39 pm

here, here! josef and Jay.

josef

December 14th, 2012
5:40 pm

godless heathen Christmas has declared war on me

December 14th, 2012
5:41 pm

Good linkee, Kam. That gal will sooth the mind.

josef

December 14th, 2012
5:42 pm

K’chak

Good choice!

Jerome Horwitz

December 14th, 2012
5:43 pm

Jerome Horwitz

December 14th, 2012
5:45 pm

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
5:46 pm

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
5:48 pm

josef

December 14th, 2012
5:49 pm

getalife

here’s the one I thought about you I mentioned the other pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv3wmvXNxL4

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
5:50 pm

Most of us are sad
No one lets it show
I’ve been shadows of myself
How was I to know?

Tell me scarlet sun
what will time allow?
We have brought our children here
Who can save them now?

Weeping woman try to smile
Like the coming dawn
Most of us are sad it’s true
Still we must go on

Love was here today
Oh the sun was bright
I will sing you faraway
Love is here tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI5dJEjDwHo

Look before I leap...

December 14th, 2012
5:50 pm

indigo

December 14th, 2012
5:53 pm

This is an old song which, unfortunately, is all too relevant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntLsElbW9Xo

Soothsayer

December 14th, 2012
5:54 pm

getalife

December 14th, 2012
5:57 pm

I was shocked to see Paul McCartney rock out with Nirvana (did not see that coming).

It was a surreal spectacle and the song is pretty good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnI96ILENrg

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
5:58 pm

I’m not a religious person but dedicate this song to the victims and their loved ones……… May you find peace and solace in the upcoming days and weeks………….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JXFg5KEoXg

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
6:11 pm

Yes Jay, that concert was exhilarating! A night of rock royalty!

Did you catch the unedited Pete Townshend tell the crowd to “have a f&cking beer!” after they ended their set with the song Tea and Theater! And then he told them “You’re doing good work!”

Its only Sandy wasteland…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS1JZOAI-vo

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:18 pm

Jam

Check this one out when you have time to sit back and JAM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTKVq3V6qN

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:19 pm

josef

December 14th, 2012
6:19 pm

josef

December 14th, 2012
6:23 pm

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:24 pm

getalife

December 14th, 2012
6:24 pm

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:25 pm

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
6:28 pm

TBs, love The Seeker. (I can relate!).

Its not that easy tonight, but let the FNM festivities play on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg7HvF3a_Iw

Finn McCool

December 14th, 2012
6:30 pm

Got our first full head of broccoli this week. Maybe this will lighten the mood”\:

Dana Carvey’s audition for SNL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRW27fyvwCs

Dave

December 14th, 2012
6:30 pm

A very appropriate song. I was always a Beatles and Moody Blues guy except for this one and a couple of others. Senior year in high school. Wow am I old; but, I’m alive and too many others aren’t as a result of violence.

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:31 pm

Finn McCool

December 14th, 2012
6:31 pm

Grew our first full head of broccoli would be the correct way to describe it.

josef

December 14th, 2012
6:32 pm

okay, snobs, deep cut the esoteric who all ya want..top 40 and still them at their best, imeoiauo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hje28F-IhLo

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
6:33 pm

Back at ya, TBs.

Entlewhistle goes dark too…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p0m2E7eQKA

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:33 pm

josef

December 14th, 2012
6:34 pm

BOTH
@ 6:31

Great minds…had it pulled up…beat me to it…

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:35 pm

Jam: “Who By the Numbers” is great stuff

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:36 pm

josef

Great selection at 6:32

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
6:36 pm

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:38 pm

godless heathen Christmas has declared war on me

December 14th, 2012
6:40 pm

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:42 pm

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
6:45 pm

TBs, probably their album I know the least. But it sure is good.

And I agree with jo. That and My Generation were the first two Who radio songs that I remember absolutely loving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uswXI4fDYrM

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:49 pm

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 14th, 2012
6:50 pm

If no one has put this up.

For a very sad Friday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm4LSgFv2VY

They BOTH suck

December 14th, 2012
6:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O1v_7T6p8U

The crowd at the start of this clip will surely give you a few chuckles as you groove on this awesome tune

Everyone have a great night and an even better weekend

Peace out Bookmanites……..

Later

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
6:58 pm

josef

December 14th, 2012
6:59 pm

ZamVet

Well, if we’re going back to that time…saw this one on the sidebar of your @ 6:45…haven’t heard it a long time…I think it was drug related… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QexOuH8GS-Y

Erwin's cat

December 14th, 2012
7:01 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvpoiiBW9bc

I used to think this guy was a flash in the pan…but now, not so much

Soothsayer

December 14th, 2012
7:02 pm

josef

December 14th, 2012
7:05 pm

BOTH
@ 6:57

Live at the Shady Pines Rest Home, eh? :-)

Oscar

December 14th, 2012
7:12 pm

josef

December 14th, 2012
7:17 pm

OSCAR

Excellent…

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
7:17 pm

LUCIFER

December 14th, 2012
7:26 pm

Jay … slight correction. It’s Keith Richards, not Keef Richards. No biggie, just saying.

josef

December 14th, 2012
7:29 pm

and now for something completely different…don’t know why it came to mind…it just did

from the 47% to the 1% :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqF28gsYHks

USA Patriot

December 14th, 2012
7:32 pm

Can’t even imagine…..was trying to come with words…..they don’t matter. God bless those little kids!

Matti

December 14th, 2012
7:40 pm

Excellent choice, Mr. Bookman.

:cry:

USA Patriot

December 14th, 2012
7:56 pm

There you go josef…..make it ef’ing political……jackwagon! Look it up! Merry Christmas to you and yours you……..can’t even imagine your line of thinking…….jeepers!

USA Patriot

December 14th, 2012
7:58 pm

josef – take your 47% ++++ and shove it up your 90% a$% – jackwagon!

Corbin Sharpe, Hugging my Grand Kids....

December 14th, 2012
7:59 pm

josef

December 14th, 2012
8:00 pm

USA

For the love of Pete. t*rd in the punchbowl of a FNM, it was done in JEST…do you know what that is? Jeeze, Louise…lighten up… :-)

josef

December 14th, 2012
8:03 pm

USA

And not to get TOO ancestrally uppity on yo tacky a33, but I’m not in that 47%… :-)

Corbin Sharpe, Hugging my Grand Kids....

December 14th, 2012
8:04 pm

wet wiccan

December 14th, 2012
8:05 pm

beyond the door
there’s peace I’m sure
and I know there’ll be
no more tears in heaven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSbqm7ZK_9s

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
8:10 pm

Corbin, nice calls. I was too young to really appreciate them.

But not this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2WzocbSd2w

getalife

December 14th, 2012
8:14 pm

josef made a con go off with music.

Tip of the hat to josef:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h45WnW0ASFY

josef

December 14th, 2012
8:16 pm

Corbin, Moonbat

Hello…

josef

December 14th, 2012
8:25 pm

getalife

I guess I shoulda been nicer to my waterboy…good help’s hard to find these days… :-)

getalife

December 14th, 2012
8:28 pm

josef,

You are the “evil rich” :)

TaxPayer

December 14th, 2012
8:30 pm

indigo

December 14th, 2012
8:35 pm

josef

but..but..but…but…but…when I did that, you didn’t thing I was just

“in jest”.

josef

December 14th, 2012
8:36 pm

getalife

I may not be that rich…but… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53BJH1XSckE

josef

December 14th, 2012
8:37 pm

indigo

When you did what…?

USA Patriot

December 14th, 2012
8:38 pm

Ha Ha Ha Ha, typical! Gotcha all hook, line, and…..whatever floats your boat! Love it! Y’all are so predictable!

kayaker 71

December 14th, 2012
8:40 pm

One of my least favorite Stones songs but I agree that their resiliency is something to behold.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

December 14th, 2012
8:41 pm

Gotcha all hook, line, and….

Yes.

You are such a master baiter

josef

December 14th, 2012
8:42 pm

USA…

Okay, if that’s what you say…whatever floats YOUR boat… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9xD_sdLeHw

USA Patriot

December 14th, 2012
8:42 pm

josef

December 14th, 2012
8:43 pm

kayaker

I’m convinced they’re the portrait of Dorian Grey on stage….

josef

December 14th, 2012
8:49 pm

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
8:51 pm

Erwin's cat

December 14th, 2012
9:05 pm

was that a sock puppet?

RB from Gwinnett

December 14th, 2012
9:07 pm

We demand there be no Christ in our schools and then we’re shocked when we see what fills the void.

Evil is not the opposite of Christ, its the absence of Christ.

moonbat betty

December 14th, 2012
9:10 pm

josef

December 14th, 2012
9:16 pm

moonbat
@ 9 10

If I had to pick a favorite of his…that would be it…

moonbat betty

December 14th, 2012
9:18 pm

jo, I just happened to stumble across it tonight.

Wasn’t looking for it.

I haven’t heard it in a long time, but struck a chord for some reason.

getalife

December 14th, 2012
9:20 pm

rb,

You have no moral compass with your unhinged behavior this last decade so don’t try that gomer plyle bs here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwfMT7hcF-0

moonbat betty

December 14th, 2012
9:24 pm

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
9:38 pm

AWESOME Johnny Cash clip.

RB, rather than striking out, perhaps you could deal with this tragedy in a healthier way. Your withering animosity of non-believers does not portray your faith in Jesus in a favorable light. It reminds me of Islamic hatred for infidels and the intolerance of cult leaders.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Love is the answer.

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
9:41 pm

betty, the McCarthyites have always been obsessed with the wrong Lenin. (LOL!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5BBEOjUKrI

moonbat betty

December 14th, 2012
9:42 pm

moonbat betty

December 14th, 2012
9:45 pm

You got that right, JamVet – in both posts.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 14th, 2012
10:00 pm

Well, I’m sorta out of my depth with the Rolling Stones and some of these other folks. Heck, I never even heard of the Beatles till I got into Pearl Harbor on a ship from Guam in 1964. So I’ll just stick with redneck songs, like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmPXH_YRV10

Have a good weekend everybody.

josef

December 14th, 2012
10:03 pm

JAY

I know it must have been difficult for you to decide whether or not to give us a FNM thread. I think I can speak for most of us here this p.m. when I say “thank you.” It helped me, at least, to restore some sense of balance.
It was most interesting to listen to what people were linking, knowing that in there somewhere was that horror and humanity at its worst.

AND
Fellow FNM devotees, thank y’all. It was kind of comforting to be able to spend a little time with folks who, well, understand the healing power of music.

GOOD NIGHT

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
10:08 pm

Well said, jonix.

Back at RC with some post Charlie Rich, psychedelic blues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQr-U410JOw

RB from Gwinnett

December 14th, 2012
10:14 pm

Jammie, “Your withering animosity of non-believers does not portray your faith in Jesus in a favorable light”

You are lost my friend. Stop fighting that voice inside you and acknowledge Christ is your Lord and savior. You’ll wake up tomorrow a changed man knowing the full joy of Christ.

RB from Gwinnett

December 14th, 2012
10:28 pm

“It reminds me of Islamic hatred for infidels and the intolerance of cult leaders.”

You are deceived, Jammie. Where the Islamist would have you beheaded for not beleiving, the Christian simply prays for you to believe. If you can’t see the difference in those two, perhaps you have already lost not your head, but your mind.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

December 14th, 2012
10:29 pm

Stop fighting that voice inside you…

Brother AmVet

Is that voice inside you speaking Hebrew?

moonbat betty

December 14th, 2012
10:33 pm

What’s up Kam?

One more and I may be done.

No – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK23GQo7q6E

RB from Gwinnett

December 14th, 2012
10:35 pm

Kammie, “Is that voice inside you speaking Hebrew?”

Mocking God isn’t going to turn out well for you. Laugh at your own peril, kammie.