Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dancing with the Stones

There can only be one explanation for the ensuing video: endless mounds of cocaine.  In all seriousness, despite the somewhat sheer ridiculousness of their bouncing around like a group of hyperactive 10-year-olds, it is indisputable that the Stones had an uncanny ability to make the absurd look cool.  And as for Mick, I think it's safe to say he was the inventor of a very, very "unique" style of dance, known simply today as "the Jagger."  Indeed, Mick himself has repeatedly acknowledged this much:

"What I'm doing is a sexual thing.  I dance, and all dancing is a replacement for sex.  What really upsets people is that I'm a man and not a woman.  I don't do anything more than a lot of girl dancers, but they're accepted because it's a man world.  What I do is very much the same as a girl's striptease dance."  -- Mick Jagger, 1966 

Hmmm...

So, if you need a pick-me-up on this otherwise miserable Tuesday morning, fast-forward to 1:55 and watch in awe as the inimitable Jagger performs some of his all-time best dance maneuvers, including the self-spank, the Ronnie Wood chokehold, the discus throw-cum-sumo crouch,  the Kamikaze, and the ice-cream microcone lick.   Classic.

The Rolling Stones, "She's So Cold" (1980)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

so far no mention of Mick at the Grammys doing his tribute to Solomon Burke. 1) it was fantastic; 2) there should be a lot more tributing to Solomon Burke.

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