Monday, April 24, 2006

Rolling Stones 1; George Bush 0

I have had a thing for Mick Jagger ever since the 2001 Kevin MacDonald documentary Being Mick. I loved the behind-the-scenes look at this mellow dad and slightly old English guy hanging out with his kids, writing music, and still hobnobbing with his pals.. (He was working on his solo album Goddess in the Doorway.) The guy is just not the "larger than life" rock star we're used to in his onstage, lip-flapping, Satisfaction-screeching splendor. He seems to be a well-adjusted celebrity who seems to know how to deal with everything that comes with being a musician, plus he lives the life of a pretty ordinary English rich guy. Which is why I love him for this latest news.

The Sun is reporting that Jagger is refusing to give up his hotel suite in Vienna to US President George Bush. Bush will be in town for a summit and Jagger will be there for a Rolling Stones concert. Jagger reserved the room first which doesn't mean the White House hasn't tried to get him to move so the President and his staff can have the entire hotel floor. (The Stones have most of it now.) Being President just doesn't command all the perks it used to, especially when you've lost so much respect in Europe (not to mention here at home.) What I love about Jagger is that this has nothing at all do with being a rock star (other than that it enables him to afford the suite) and everything to do with the fact that he really dislikes Bush. Sorry, George.


At Tue Apr 25, 08:53:00 AM, Blogger Jason266 said...

heh, heh, you said Mick Jagger dislikes bush...

At Tue Apr 25, 09:04:00 AM, Blogger braingirl said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one that thinks like a 12-year-old most of the time.


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