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Mick Jagger: Romney a mensch and a hard-working man.
NBC / youtube ^ | 19-May-2012 | Saturday Night Live

Posted on 05/21/2012 5:44:23 AM PDT by bagadonutz

Great blues number by Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck with SNL band.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blues; jeffbeck; media; mickjagger; rock; romney
This is amazing. The media is reporting this as an anti-romney performance. But listen to the lyrics. No mention of Obama. Mick Jagger refers to Mitt Romney as a mensch. Jagger knows something about socialist governments - he fled the UK in the early 70's to avoid a tax on 'millionairs and billionairs'.
1 posted on 05/21/2012 5:44:28 AM PDT by bagadonutz
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To: bagadonutz
mensch: The term is used as a high compliment, expressing the rarity and value of that individual's qualities.

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?

2 posted on 05/21/2012 5:52:32 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: bagadonutz

at least Romney can support himself and his family in good fashion


3 posted on 05/21/2012 5:52:48 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bagadonutz

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.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 5:54:16 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: laweeks

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.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 5:57:18 AM PDT by bagadonutz (knuckledragger)
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To: bagadonutz

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.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 5:57:38 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: circlecity
Beck is to a guitar what DaVinci was to a canvass and oils. Beck tears it up! I hope a better quality version gets posted to youtube soon.
7 posted on 05/21/2012 6:00:35 AM PDT by bagadonutz (knuckledragger)
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To: SamAdams76

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.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 6:01:52 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (hViva Christo Rey!)
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To: bagadonutz

But he did show up at some WH event not that long ago.


9 posted on 05/21/2012 6:03:03 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks bagadonutz.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 6:07:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: circlecity

Definitely — there are virtuoso guitarists (Steve Vai for example), but Jeff Beck is the top.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 6:09:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bagadonutz

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.


12 posted on 05/21/2012 6:09:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

He has finally become an “Old” blues man.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 6:09:58 AM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: circlecity

Jeff Beck was great. I haven’t heard him in years but he hasn’t lost a step.


14 posted on 05/21/2012 6:18:05 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: circlecity
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.

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!!!!!!!

Mark

15 posted on 05/21/2012 6:24:44 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: bagadonutz
I saw SNL and MJ and I heard him say “mench” but I am not quite sure what it means. He grinned when he said it. MJ has never been plump but he is so skinny I am worried about him.
16 posted on 05/21/2012 6:30:54 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: bagadonutz
http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/05/video-mick-jagger-arcade-fire-and-foo-fighters-on-saturday-night-live/

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

17 posted on 05/21/2012 6:32:50 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: bagadonutz; Travis McGee
This is amazing. The media is reporting this as an anti-romney performance.

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.

18 posted on 05/21/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: bagadonutz

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.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 6:39:32 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 6:42:49 AM PDT by thepoodlebites (and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.)
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To: bagadonutz
I watched SNL and when Jagger said he had written a song about the Presidential race I groaned expecting it to be a love song to bammy. It wasn't a good song - but did say Romney was a good man, then said something I thought about not letting him cut your hair????

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."

21 posted on 05/21/2012 6:45:14 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: bagadonutz

> “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.


22 posted on 05/21/2012 6:47:52 AM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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


23 posted on 05/21/2012 6:52:03 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

So true Ditter - I was surprised that Kristin Whig was leaving - were you aware of that before the show?


24 posted on 05/21/2012 6:54:57 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: circlecity

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.


25 posted on 05/21/2012 6:57:29 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: circlecity

You’ve gotta love the Internet - here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uwvBizKAwc

Now to find the SNL show at NBC.com, I suppose.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 7:00:53 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: bagadonutz

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.


27 posted on 05/21/2012 7:05:59 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: MarkL

I saw where Tal toured with Haerbie Hancock again, but
I think Jeff Beck’s style allows her to shine through
better.
Like you, glad to see she is playing bass with Beck again.
I’d like to get her newest solo disc.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 7:06:16 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: bagadonutz

Wow, that is great! Thanks for the heads up. Excellent rockin blues!


29 posted on 05/21/2012 7:07:32 AM PDT by .30Carbine (God bless you with the spirit of wisdom and understanding)
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To: Freestate316

Both Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck look fabulous - take it from this much younger woman (:


30 posted on 05/21/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by .30Carbine (God bless you with the spirit of wisdom and understanding)
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To: mquinn
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.

yes - i'm sure the SNL producers wanted something anti-romney. the liberal main attack on romney is that he is an evil out-of-touch capitalist. Jagger didn't play along and only made the cutting hair comment which is very mild and non-political.
31 posted on 05/21/2012 7:10:41 AM PDT by bagadonutz (knuckledragger)
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And they sound even better!


32 posted on 05/21/2012 7:11:24 AM PDT by .30Carbine (God bless you with the spirit of wisdom and understanding)
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To: bagadonutz
Jagger didn't play along and only made the cutting hair comment which is very mild and non-political.

and very funny, too!

33 posted on 05/21/2012 7:13:03 AM PDT by .30Carbine (God bless you with the spirit of wisdom and understanding)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


34 posted on 05/21/2012 7:13:03 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Mick was very funny in the Password game show spoof as an action-movie tough guy who is an over-the-top fairy in real life. He gushed "I'm just FULL of crazy secrets!" as he pats the hand of the male contestant.
35 posted on 05/21/2012 7:19:32 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: bagadonutz

I was wondering if Mick would have reprised his Keith Richards imitation like he did the last time he was on SNL.


36 posted on 05/21/2012 7:21:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oratam

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.


37 posted on 05/21/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: bagadonutz

Jagger ought to give Beck a referral to his wig maker, however.


38 posted on 05/21/2012 7:31:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: thepoodlebites
Beck and Clapton are true virtuosos. Beck strikes me as maybe a bit more artistic while Clapton leans toward commercial productions.

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)

39 posted on 05/21/2012 7:47:39 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: bagadonutz

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.


40 posted on 05/21/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT by dmet
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To: bagadonutz

Jagger and Beck could make taking a dump sound like musical art.


41 posted on 05/21/2012 8:16:31 AM PDT by moovova (OBAMA: The first US President to come out of the closet.)
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To: bagadonutz; laweeks

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?


42 posted on 05/21/2012 8:47:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: circlecity
Guitar players ... I've got something for you here . BB King born in 1925 and Buddy Guy born in 1936, still living the music that was the soul of their world and the foundation of their friendship.
43 posted on 07/13/2012 10:14:43 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Baynative

Yep. He sure do make Lucille sing.


44 posted on 07/14/2012 1:52:36 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity
The song was written by Buddy expressing his love for music and basically saying, "Thank you Lord" for the life he's enjoyed.
45 posted on 07/14/2012 8:55:43 AM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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