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 


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)


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.

WeightStaff said...

you must not be reading our twitter feed.

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