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Heppy Birfdaze

Mick Jagger is sixty-nine.

Here’s a cool bit from Keif over at Letters of Note (complete with a Goon Show reference in the opening paragraph).


1 bags   ~  Jul 26, 2012 10:13 am

that's a great letter. funny dude.

2 OldYanksFan   ~  Jul 26, 2012 6:00 pm

Zack Greinke is on his way out of Milwaukee.
Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Thursday the starting pitcher will be traded before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, according to USA Today.

3 The Hawk   ~  Jul 26, 2012 6:05 pm

"faraway eyes" is a crime against humainity

4 The Hawk   ~  Jul 26, 2012 6:05 pm

[3] That's what the preview button is for, homie

5 Matt Blankman   ~  Jul 26, 2012 7:05 pm

I love that Keith letter. Happy birthday, Mick.
Here's part of how he celebrated his 29th, here in Noo Yawk


6 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 26, 2012 8:19 pm

I'm pretty sure that letter was in "Life." He details their whole meet up. An epoch-making event if there ever was one.

(Japanese corporations are always trying to say their shit is "epoch-making" in their annual reports and brochures. I've spent 20 years calling bullshit on them and deleting those words.)

7 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 26, 2012 8:25 pm

[3] You kiddn'? It's hilarious.

"Church of the Sacred Bleeding Heart of Jesus, located somewhere in Los Angeles."

8 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 26, 2012 8:35 pm

Yeah, "Faraway Eyes" just cracks me up.

9 The Hawk   ~  Jul 26, 2012 8:41 pm

Unintentionally or intentionally? I could see it being unintentionally, maybe...

10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 26, 2012 9:07 pm

Mick's lyrics are often hysterical. Remember "Dead Flowers"
Well, you're sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac
Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day

"Kentucky Derby Day"??

11 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 26, 2012 9:23 pm

9) I don't know. Mick has always made me laugh. I always had the feeling it was part of his schtick to be a clown.

12 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 26, 2012 11:21 pm

[11] I agree.

"There's some little jerk in the FBI keeping files on me 10-feet high, it gets me doooooown."

"People wearing plastic bags, directing traffic...."

Keith goes into the song writing process a lot in Life. He would give Mick a few words and the melody or a riff and Mick would just go off. Page after page on a legal paid.

13 Chris   ~  Jul 27, 2012 11:51 am

Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots...

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