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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Gimme Shelter 

This is funny: You may be aware that the new Rolling Stones album is in the news because it will feature a song called "Sweet Neo Con," which includes lyrics such as these:
You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite
You call yourself a patriot, well I think you're full of shit

Now, I will grant that this is not the height of poesy. Maybe Keef got some bad methadone or something. Personally, I'm not sure that the term "neo con" could ever be used in a lyric without sounding a bit clunky, but what do I know? I would have advised Mssrs. Blackmore, Gillan, et al. that the phrase "some stupid with a blowtorch" sounded dumb, and then the world would have been denied the sublime pleasure of "Smoke On the Water." Anyway, here's the funny part (via Needlenose):
Here's the ticket: a private evening rockin' the night away with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during the kickoff of the Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang'' U.S. tour on Aug. 21 at Boston's Fenway Park.

Here's the bottom line: $10,000 a pop to get in on a private preconcert reception and front-and-center seats to watch the show -- or $100,000 to sit with the governor in his luxury box.

Der Gropinator will probably be arrange to be off in the little boys' room when "Sweet Neo Con" comes up - but no doubt he'll be up and shaking his Aryan booty during "Sympathy For the Devil."

 

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