you'll never guess what i'm digging the most in this period. she comes in colours. they have it in some ad and every time i switch on the tv it's playing (those marketing guys have nailed me yet one more time). and what a fucking great tune it is, right?
it reminded me of a classic glenn cripes post over at manholand:
this is what the prescient fat cunt said about the song:
"This is one of the great songs of the hippie era. String arrangement by future Zepster J. P. Jones. John and Paul would've knocked over a couple of spastics to have written this one. They tried to duplicate it with songs like All You Need Is Love and Hello Goodbye, but She's A Rainbow hits it with a flower."
check it out. it's a bit of xmas nostalgia if you like but there's fuck all wrong with that.
My wife gets pissed off when one of her special tunes gets used in an ad. I understand and all, but it doesn't make my top 10 irritations. Some company used an obscure Buddy Holly song ('Take Your Time') for a TV ad and I thought it was cool...like, 'hey, budy on da tee bee--kewl'.
So I guess we have a Stones thread now. I used to think that The Stones' shit didn't stink, but lately I've been feeling differently. Their music doesn't mean as much to me now, whereas The Who and The Kinks still get my dick hard. Keith isn't as cool to me either. Onstage he never seems pissed off anymore....kinda boring.
I can pretty well dig Rainbow now (then too, then being when I first heard it in the 70's). I bought a cassette of Satanic Majesties at a flea market for a buck a couple of months ago, been listening to it for the first time in at least 15 years, and the whole thing is much better than the knee-jerk critism it usually gets now gives it credit for.
Anyway, Rainbow kinda hits me like a souped-up Ruby Tuesday, minus the suckiness. I grew up digging Ruby, but in recent years that one pretty much leaves me cold.
Maybe they could use On With the Show in a Viagra ad? (I always thought it went "On with the show, to hell with you").
Steven Morris and Simon Trump Thursday December 6, 2007 The Guardian
The mystery of what happened to one of the legendary instruments of rock music, Brian Jones's first electric guitar, appears to have finally been solved: it was given to a dentist to cover a bill.
Jones, who died aged 27 in 1969, used the Harmony Stratotone on the first Rolling Stones hit, Come On, and is also said to have taught Keith Richards on it.
The guitar vanished in the early 1960s and remained missing until earlier this year when the family of a dentist called Basil "Tug" Wilson, who used to practise in Ealing, west London, said he had been given the instrument by one of the Stones' entourage. Bought for £30 in 1959 by the Stones' original manager, Dick Hattrell, the guitar is now thought to be worth £250,000 and is being loaned to a new museum dedicated to Jones at the Wheatsheaf pub near Cheltenham, where the rock star first took to the stage.
Hattrell said: "Brian was brilliant on the acoustic guitar, but what he really wanted was an electric guitar. I knew he needed to further his career so I offered to buy him a guitar. Brian almost snapped my arm off and he knew exactly what he wanted." Jones's girlfriend, Pat Andrews, remembers "seeing Brian sat on our tatty sofa with Keith cross-legged at his feet. He was teaching Keith how to play because he only knew three chords back then."
The Stones entourage member who gave the guitar to the dentist was accountant Eric Easton. Basil Wilson's son, Robert, said Easton used to visit the surgery. "They became friends and one day he turned up with this guitar. He assured us it was Brian's and it followed another gift of a drum kit. The Harmony has remained in the family ever since, and me and my three brothers all learned to play on it too."
Post by Cat Stevens on Dec 9, 2007 15:37:37 GMT -5
"Steven Georgiou was the third child of a Greek-Cypriot father (Stavros Georgiou) and a Swedish mother (Ingrid Wickman). The family lived above Moulin Rouge, the restaurant that his parents operated on Shaftesbury Avenue, a few steps from Piccadilly Circus in the Soho area of London. His whole family worked in the restaurant."