"I’ve never seen Mick Jagger make THAT face"

Awesome surprise of the week: not knowing anything about the season finale of SNL, then watching it and finding out that MICK JAGGER is the host/musical guest. +100000! Mick was great – I was surprised at how many sketches he was in, but he was super funny in all of them. Fred Armisen’s Jagger impression was priceless. Also, I love The Californians, so he just made it even better (plus Steve Martin, yesss).

“Get on the on-ramp to the 405 and get outta here!

And then the ending. I seriously got teary-eyed when everyone started dancing and singing Ruby Tuesday with Kristen Wiig. I’m so sad she’s leaving the cast – she was definitely my favorite. I hope this means she’ll do more amazingly hilarious movies à la Bridesmaids.

Also, just for fun: the REAL moves like Jagger:


Last Who post, I promise

…Just kidding. I can’t make any promises like that. But I do have some other topics I’ve been meaning to write about, it just depends on whether or not I have the attention span to finish the posts. :P

So anyway, Cool Thing of the Day about The Who: each member of the band was basically a soloist. They didn’t bother with rhythm guitar, boring basslines, or a “backbeat” (not that there’s anything wrong with that…but they just had a completely different – and awesome – sound). Everyone in The Who was front and center, all the time. You can isolate any one of the four of them, and the result is totally listenable on its own. As musicians, they had a lot of guts, and that’s what made them great, especially as a live band.

And now a video from the Isle of Wight, because it is my personal opinion that they were all looking their finest at this concert (also, the post-song banter is pretty amusing). Is it weird that I’m attracted to Pete’s big nose and jumper? I have such a strange obsession with that man. Also, gotta admit…Keith steals the show in this video. He’s just so fun to watch. :)

BTW, nice screen cap, YouTube. Roger Daltrey = best abdomen of the 60s??

Crashing by Design

It’s Pete Townshend’s birthday! How appropriate, because I’ve been on a crazy Who high for the past week. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE!



That last one makes me smile. Crazy old Pete, he’s close to 70 and can still jump like he’s 25.

Also, apparently Pete has a book coming out this October??? Is it possible that I didn’t know this before today??? I need to stay more on top of these things.

There once was a note…

So last night I watched Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who on Netflix (which, according to this post, I’d already seen before??), and once again reaffirmed my devout, undying love for The Who. I really need to include them more often in this blog. They were/are a huge part of my rock & roll nerdiness.

I also reaffirmed one of my favorite albums in the process. Like a lot of bands that started in the 60s, The Who have a pretty colorful discography, from mod rock to huge concept albums to semi-embarrassing 80s pop. While I appreciate the quirkiness/innovation of The Who Sells Out, love the fact that Tommy and Quadrophenia are freaking ROCK OPERAS, I must say, without a doubt, that my favorite Who album of all time is…


I mean, seriously, is it even up for debate? Watching that documentary, it kind of felt like the whole thing was leading up to Who’s Next, and then once you hear the intro to Baba O’Riley, it’s like…BAM. Epic.

Pete’s spastic dancing is the best. Also, DAT BASS. Can’t get enough.

I know, I’m not being very original…Baba O’Riley is probably the most well-known Who song out there, but hey, there’s a reason. It’s just that. great.