Thursday, September 14, 2006
YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
The Stones are playing Churchill Downs in Louisville on September 29th.
Now I have seen the Stones plenty of times over the years. The last time being 1989. 17 years ago! It was outdoors, at the UofL football stadium...maybe.
I remember that it took a long time to realize what songs they were playing.
Unlike their SOME GIRLS tour, which was fabulous.
It is unfair to think that something has happened to the Stones.
Something has happened to me.
Steel Wheels was the last Stones album I purchased, if you don't count the SOME GIRLS album with the original cover. I found (at the flea market, natch) and gave to my Brother-in-Law. Somewhere I read they printed only 100,000 of this particular cover before they were forced to stop because of the copywrite infringement laws.
I knew he would love it. Appreciate it.
(Why do I remember a different album cover for Beggars Banquet than I see now? Am I loosing it in my old age?)
In a moment of pure delusion, I checked out the prices for the show in Louisville.
Oh My God.
For a mere $150 I can get a ticket...but I'm not promised a view. How bizarre!!
For $2500 I can have it all. And Alice Cooper.
Naturally I went on a quick hunt for my 1981 ticket. Left hand stage. I could have spit and hit the stage.
Inflation is outrageous.