The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 January 2003

It's only rock and roll

Yeah, and a Porsche is only a car.

The Rolling Stones are here. They'll play tonight at the Ford Center in downtown Oklahoma City.

No, I'm not going. In my present emotional state, which may be best described as "insufficiently repressed", I don't believe I could handle it.

And the Stones on the same night as the State of the Union address? Obviously this isn't the situation for which they wrote "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" — but it seems to fit just the same.

Posted at 7:15 AM to City Scene , Tongue and Groove

Hmmm, Stones or Dubya? No contest - I personally would much rather listen to Mick and Keith than Dubya talk about (what else) blowing up Iraq.

Posted by: Martin at 7:27 AM on 28 January 2003

Besides, you don't want W. singing "Brown Sugar", especially with memories of Trent Lott still fresh in the mind.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:00 AM on 28 January 2003

I'll bet Dubya used to do a great rendition of "Honky-Tonk Women," though...

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 8:47 AM on 28 January 2003

Ang and I lucked into some tickets (meaning -- we didn't pay for them) and I will give a review tomorrow.

Posted by: Chris at 12:36 PM on 28 January 2003

You could probably miss both and still not miss much of anything. Same ol same ol I imagine.

Posted by: Marc at 7:43 PM on 28 January 2003

The Stones demonstrate that longevity matters, somewhat. Their music is hit-or-miss (have they done ANYthing since "Miss You"?), but geez...30+ years of nothing but r&r has to prove SOMEthing, doesn't it?

Posted by: DavidMSC at 10:03 PM on 28 January 2003