Skip to comments.Mick Jagger: Romney a mensch and a hard-working man.
Posted on 05/21/2012 5:44:23 AM PDT by bagadonutz
Great blues number by Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck with SNL band.
I assume, therefore, that Jagger was complimenting Romney? Why am I confused about this posting.
Is the theme that Jagger was saying something nice about him or not?
at least Romney can support himself and his family in good fashion
When I heard I’d missed Jagger on SNL I didn’t think twice, but JEFF BECK was on too? Man, I hate to have missed that. Beck is to a guitar what DaVinci was to a canvass and oils.
yes - my point is that he was actually complimenting romney. it is political satire in a blues song but it is hardly anti-romney as reported in the media outlets. A mensch is yiddish and the highest compliment you can give a man.
I watched the beginning of SNL but was so depressed to see Mick Jagger looking so old that I fell asleep. I think Mick is turning 70 next year but I’m old enough where I can’t stay awake after midnight anymore.
Mick always looked worse than his age. And I find it hard to find any pity for him. He’s such a low-life. And I was a fan, back in the day.
But he did show up at some WH event not that long ago.
Definitely — there are virtuoso guitarists (Steve Vai for example), but Jeff Beck is the top.
Apparently the SNL writers asked Skinny Mick to come up with something biting - one thing I’ll say to his credit he always kept his nose out of American politics. Unlike, say, Paul McCartney.
He has finally become an “Old” blues man.
Jeff Beck was great. I haven’t heard him in years but he hasn’t lost a step.
Me too! But it's good to see that Tal Wilkenfeld is playing in his band again. She was off doing other things for a while, but her groove with Vinnie C on the drums is just SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!
Here is the Beck/Jagger video plus Foo/Jagger doing "19th Nervous Breakdown" plus a version of "Last Time"
I'd like to see ol Mick doing his down and dirty song "Memo From Turner" but I don't think it has ever been done live...only on record
Of course they are. They are now the Soviet American Press Surrealists (S.A.P.S. is the acronym).
Should Obama lose in November, I expect them, in unison, to congratulate Obama on his victory, speculate on the Obama second term agenda, and call Mitt Romney a sore loser who just happened to get a few more votes than the winner, Obama.
They the THAT bad, these days.
I don’t think “always says his prayers ...but don’t ever let him cut your hair” was exactly a compliment.
Could have been worse, of course.
Jeff Beck, in my top five still alive, along with:
Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Eric Clapnor (sic).
Definitely there are virtuoso guitarists (Steve Vai for example), but Jeff Beck is the top.
So I waited for the next verse to be about The One and it never happened. I didn't hear anything about bammy. The song sucked but I was just speechless at the end.
The Weekend Update also did a joke about the magazine (Newsweek/Time?) showing obama on the front as the First Gay President. Seth said something like, "just because he keeps in shape, spends a lot on clothing, likes to party and takes extravagant vacations doesn't mean he is gay....oh wait, he IS gay."
> “This is amazing. The media is reporting this as an anti-romney performance. “
Er, that’s because it was actually was anti-romney. “Mensch” was used sarcastically, and the “cut your hair” line was a jab at the prep school story.
I watch SNL every week and have since it’s beginning. I was surprised last Sat. that I heard no anti conservative jokes. Usually the first skit is anti conservative and Seth Meyers always has something nasty to say about Bush or some Republican. I figured that I had just nodded off and missed it. :D
So true Ditter - I was surprised that Kristin Whig was leaving - were you aware of that before the show?
Tom Petty played Beck’s instrumental version of the Beatles’ A Day in the Life on his Buried Treasure radio show on the Sirius/XM Deep Tracks station last week. Highly recommended, the song, the show, the station, all of the above.
You’ve gotta love the Internet - here it is.
Now to find the SNL show at NBC.com, I suppose.
SNL is still on? People still watch it? If Jagger was going to do a song for Obama, I would have expected Wild Horses or Lovin Cup, or even Let’s Spend the Night Together. He will be 70 on July 27th of this year. I saw The Stones a couple times eons ago, and he looked old then. He hasn’t aged gracefully like Keith has.
I saw where Tal toured with Haerbie Hancock again, but
I think Jeff Beck’s style allows her to shine through
Like you, glad to see she is playing bass with Beck again.
I’d like to get her newest solo disc.
Wow, that is great! Thanks for the heads up. Excellent rockin blues!
Both Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck look fabulous - take it from this much younger woman (:
And they sound even better!
and very funny, too!
No I did not know she was leaving. I hate that because she is one of my favorites. We just figured it out at the end of the show.
I was wondering if Mick would have reprised his Keith Richards imitation like he did the last time he was on SNL.
I missed that! Have to admit I’ve become very easily distracted because I play spider solitare while watching tv..... apparently I’m not as good at doing two things at once as I thought I was.
Jagger ought to give Beck a referral to his wig maker, however.
Something I admire about both of them is that they are complete nuts for American hot rods.
Jeff Beck collects them and is a genuine motor head who builds and maintains his own machines -
Clapton has an affinity for tooling around in custom built Ford Victorias that he personally designs and styles in collaboration with Roy Brizio of San Francisco.
Clapton is less likely to be found with grease under his nails but his vision for creation can be seen in this 33 Ford Vicky 4 door. A model that never really existed - notice the wiper position. This car was built with right hand drive to be used in England.
(Of course money helps, too)
There was also a Rev AL skit. The actor playing AL was alluding to spare time on his hands now. The closed captions had the line to the effect that “...since the George Zimmerman thing settled down...”, but the line was never spoken. Apparently the line was edited out on the cue cards, but not the closed caption.
Looks like everyone knows it is a dead controversy, but not ready to admit it.
Jagger and Beck could make taking a dump sound like musical art.
As near as I can tell, Jagger is saying that Romney is a “mensch” who always plays it straight and tells the truth, but don’t ever let him cut your hair. Furthermore, whoever wins will have to raise a lot of money, or find himself in deep s...t. And, whoever wins in November will find himself wanting out in 6 months.
Did I miss anything?
Yep. He sure do make Lucille sing.