It's Mick Jagger's Birthday!
I wonder what the man who has everything, and has done everything, does for his birthday... Maybe he works. Mick Jagger's doing another project with Martin Scorsese, the amazing award winning director who did a killer job on the concert documentary of The Rolling Stones called "Shine a Light." We saw it on the IMAX screen and it was fantastic!
The new project is a dramatic mini series for HBO tentatively called "The History of Music" which will follow two friends through 40 years in the music business. I wonder if Mick will be acting in the show, or if he's just a money man and creative mind behind the project. I guess we'll be finding out in the weeks to come.
Amy blogged about The Stones upcoming world tour to commemorate their 50th anniversary. It kicks off in 2011, and goes through 2012, when the world is supposed to end or something. I wonder what they had to do to get Charlie Watts to agree to touring again? Before the last tour, he said he wouldn't do another one. Money talks.
Meanwhile, happy 67th birthday, Mick. I can't believe that man is 67. Dead sexy, and he still moves like a feline on stage. He defies time. I think there must be a picture of Mick somewhere in one of his mansions that is getting old and ugly, like in the Oscar Wilde book "The Picture of Dorian Gray." I love this quote from the book: "How sad it is that I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June...If it were only the other way. If it were I who was to be always young and the picture that was to grow old! For that-for that- I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world that I would not give! I would give my soul for that!"
Does "Sympathy for the Devil" come to mind when you read that passage?
Happy Birthday Mick! Stay well and beautiful and keep rockin' because Portland would sure love to see you in the Rose Garden again!!