Well, of course I had to watch the Old Boys in their live stream interview with Jimmy Fallon this morning. Luckily for me, it was on at 9:30 in my particular time zone which is perhaps a little early for the Rolling Stones but I'll take 'em when I can get 'em.
It was filmed in an old theater in Hackney which is a borough in London. The name of the new album they are promoting is "Hackney Diamonds" which I take is slang for the sparkling bits of glass that spill everywhere when a window is smashed in a smash and grab. Now. Why they chose this is beyond me but they are the Rolling Stones and I am not. The stage was all quite red, crimson, scarlet- all those things. And there were three smashed chandeliers on the stage as well and I wish I could find a picture of that because it was pretty cool. The Stones do have a good art director, whoever it is.
The interview was fairly short and a bit cheesy. Jimmy Fallon asked them the usual stuff- how long did it take them to make the album (eighteen years, basically), do they enjoy being in the studio together (yes), do they miss Charley Watts (what do you think?) and so forth. A few questions sent in by fans were asked and my favorite, not because of the question which was pretty silly but because of Keith's answer, was "Do you ever see someone in the audience and think that you could marry them?"
Ronnie said, "Yes! In my dreams."
But our Keith boy said, "I could marry 'em all, man."
I was pleased to see that they all looked spry and not bad at all for men their age and they all seemed as coherent as twenty-year olds. I believe what impressed me most was the way they all got up from their chairs when it was time to leave the stage. Not a one of them needed to push up with their arms and in fact, Mick leaped out of his chair.
I think that this observation says far more about me than it does about them. I also think that Mick Jagger is an ageless pixie who absolutely must leave his body to science although I am not at all sure that whatever deal he signed with the devil doesn't include immortality.
They showed a video of the first song on the new album. It is titled "Angry" and well...I'm not sure what I think about it.
It's a catchy tune with a good riff and Mick sings the hell out of it. As to the video itself, I will tell you what I wrote my kids after I watched it which was, "The Rolling Stones are still the Rolling Stones." To which Hank replied, "I can't imagine they'd suddenly be someone else."
If you want to watch the video, you can find it here.
I would embed it but I am afraid that many people will not be able to see the subtle tongue-in-cheek humor of it but will concentrate on the voluptuous Sidney Sweeny's writhing on the back of a red Mercedes convertible and deem it perhaps a little un-PC.
The rest of the day was pretty meh. Since this IS the month where I will have my annual physical, I am already freaking out and anxiety is like a black wet sheet separating me from the world.
No need to tell me I'm crazy. I know that.
I worked in the garden for a little while, weeding and pulling sweet potato vines. I got a few nice potatoes and I think I will be getting more.