Thursday, March 19, 2009

Je Suis un Rock Star.

Now that Sir Mick and the others are off making big time movies with Martin Scorsese- have you ever wondered what became of the other old Stone?

Here's the answer-

(click to read)

Now I remember that Bill was the oldest so he must be at least 95 by now.

But I don't think he's quite as scary as this!

All we remember about Bill Wyman is his relationship with Mandy Smith when she was just a child.

Then there was the beautifully bizarre follow up tale when Bill's son went off with (and married?) Mandy's mum.

The Spanish can't get enough of old British rockers.

The local station (RAC Sexy?) plays inoffensive pop all day non stop. It's mainly British and mostly last century.

The playlist never changes.

Every single day we get



Robbie (but not Take That)


Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks)

Phil Collins (Steve Gerrard's Favourite)
Fine Young Cannibals

Wet Wet Wet
The Procalimers ???

Crowded House
Black (no need to run and hide is there?)
Terence Trent Derby
Thompson Twins
Early Beatles and Stones

Dire Straits

Culture Club

Spandau Ballet ....... .......You get the picture

Occasionally they make a brave foray into this century and we get Katy Meluah, Coldplay or Rihanna with her bloody umberella ella ella ella ella ella ella ella ella ella ella ella ella ella ella ella - over and over and over and over and over again.

The States are represented by James Brown, REM, Madonna, Percy Sledge, Bruce Springstein (you should hear how they pronounce his name).

But my favourite is Dexy's with - and I quote - "Come on Alien"




Blogger Rog said...

Bill Wyman used to be the rough horrid scowling ugly one playing bass at the back whilst angel faced Keef strummed rhythm at the front.
Now they've changed places - how did that happen? Keith looks like a roadmap of Birmingham and Bil looks about 27. One went the heroin route and one went the heroine root I suppose.
I'll stop now...

Yay...1st etc etc

8:24 am  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

I can't keep up with all of these modern rock and roll bands.

8:46 am  
Blogger Rol said...

"Bruce Springstein (you should hear how they pronounce his name)"

Do they spell it wrong too?

A. Pedant.

8:58 am  
Anonymous NiC said...

I am sorry to hear of your radio tunes.....did you not get your iPod?

Isn't all music radio rather like this these days. In London we used to have XFm but they're on a loop tape these days too.

I am also sorry to say that Steve Gerrard has just been crossed off my list of footballers I think are OK.

But hats off to Bill if he's doing what he likes (musically) rather than just going through the same old moves as the Stones do.

9:14 am  
Anonymous NiC said...

Oh.....and it will now always be "Come on alien" to me....excellent.

9:15 am  
Blogger SSS said...

I never liked Queen. I don't know why. I tried to like them, I really did. It never happened.

I went right off Phil Collins when he 'allegedly' dumped his wife by fax.

I do like Spandau Ballet though. GOLD!

9:26 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

How true about Keef and Bill.
Apparently Bill was a self confessed sex fiend which probably kept him off the hard stuff.
We like what we like (thought for today).

It's difficult I know.
That's why I posted this while Dave was away.
(Tomorrow we'll have garage and techno funk)

Pedant ?
Well you should get on well with Vicus.
I think I've been spelling it like that for 25 years. Sorry!
I checked - and Google entries are about 50 - 50.

iPod - yes but it stayed at home - to be honest I sort of got used to the non challenging sounds in the background.
Good point about Bill - he seems to be growing old gracefully.

NiC 2:
Remember my best mate's called Eileen.
She will have a new nickname.

Queen fans were/are a real mixed bunch.
I could never quite work it out.
Spandau have stood the test of time. Are we due for a New Romantic fashion revival soon?

9:57 am  
Blogger scarlet-blue said...

What? No Blow Monkeys? No Curiosity Killed The Cat? No Haircut 100? They're slipping...

10:13 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

I'm extremely offended by that inoffensive pop.

I thought Bill spent all his waking hours with one of his metal detectors.

1:12 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Bill Wyman is seriously ancient. According to critic Nick Cohn he was the 'most miserable little man' he had ever met. Bill also hates eating because he regards it as a waste of time. Weirdo.

He was always plug ugly, so I don't see why the rest of the crumbly Stones shouldn't invite him for their next tour.

4:21 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I think it was exclusively 'young people' that were into those three.
Even though they were young in the eighties.

Tee Hee - somehow I thought you would be.
But I left Jennifer Rush off the list - I know she would have won you round.

I hear you can buy a 'Bill Wyman metal Detector' rather like a 'George Foreman grill'.

Perhaps Mandy cheered him up.
Plug Ugly - perhaps, but according to Wiki he is reputed to have had sex with over 1000 women.

5:35 pm  
Blogger BEAST said...

I am frightened of The Proclaimers
***runs off screaming***

6:19 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Perhaps it's a Latino thing.

In Havana, every cab I got in was playing the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever.

6:44 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

I always thought Kevin Roland was related to ET - they have the same eyes. I've always found the Proclaimers scary. Such dead eyes and lips the same colour as their skin... but the Rolling Stones look like reanimated corpes. Like their skeletons have shrunk inside their skins. Fine Young Cannibals are cool though.

7:34 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

It didn't surprise me to find out that the evil Steven Gerrard likes the evil Phil Collins. That really is a whole lot of evil.

Geoff nicked my anecdote about Bill Wyman and his metal detectors. Damn.

7:50 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

We Queen fans are indeed a mixed bunch....I'm never sure how my like of Queen fits in with The Clash. Ah well....

I bet Eileen will love her new nickname!

8:24 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Come back - no need to be afraid - they are wearing lipstick. And they love each other far too much to bother you.

Perhaps the American Latino likes retro pop from US whereas the Europeans love the ageing Brits.
Either way - you'd never hear an Arctic Monkey.

I don't think I'd invite Kevin or The Proclaimers into my house after dark.

I think The Stones must have spent millions on cosmetic surgery - it can't be cheap to look like a corpse.
I am Roland's no 1 fan - it is sheer lust!

Who do you think Wayne Rooney likes?
Brian Adams and Bonnie Tyler?
No - I quite like Bonnie meself!

Buzzcocks, Clash, Magazine ... and Queen??
You have surprised me now.
By coincidence Eileen's ex boyfriend had a poster of Freddie on the wall of their bedrrom. I used to worry about it - but in the end he left her for another woman.

9:20 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

hmmm, is Fleetwood Mac a representative of the UK or the US?

I suppose the battle is neverending: "You take 'em."
"No, YOU take 'em!"


10:49 pm  
Blogger xl said...

Bill Wyman left the band? The Stones are all so scary looking now that I guess I didn't notice.

Oh Hai MJ!

2:26 am  
Blogger Donn Coppens said...

The Wyman Christmas parties must have been interesting when the Mum & Son thing was on eh? Isn't Bill in the restaurant biz?

I saw a photo of Ronny Wood and his new 17 year old GF..he's bloody well gone right off the deep end...but I suppose that is why he became a Rock Star.

I can't wait for Bill to redo Manilow's Mandy...surely they must play that in Spain!?

4:04 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

We have to claim Fleetwood Mac (whether we want to or not).
I used to go to Fleetwood for my bucket and spade holidays.
I think Mick Fleetwood is still with them - but most Brits of a certain age still think of Peter Green, Albatross and Black magic Woman.

Hi xl:
Strange how they've all become grizzled in the same way.
They should sue their plastic surgeon.

Pity they didn't all sprog. They could have spent many happy evenings round the fire discussing what the'd call each other - If Bill and Mandy had remained married, Bill's son would have been his father's father-in-law and his own grandpa.

That's the redeeming feature of this station - they don't really do the corny old hits like Mandy.
But nothing new either.

10:46 am  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

I'd like to stuff Rhianna's umbrella-lla-lla down her throat. But I suspect her boyfiend may have beaten me to it.

10:37 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Marie Melua and Rihanna?

Kill me, kill me now!

6:46 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Marie? I typed bloody Katie. My iPhone must hate her as much as I do

6:47 pm  
Blogger tony said...

(as we sing in Hebden Bridge Carry Hokey's)
".........Remember Toora Loora Toora Loo-Rye-Aye
Alien............... I'll hum this tune forever. ."

9:26 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Yes but I think she's forgiven him and is still in leurve.
So she'll be OK if it rains.

The choices from last century were better.

Typing on an iPhone - you must be a techno wizard.
But I suppose it's a bit like texting when you get used to it.

I can just imagine you with mic in right hand and pint in left on a Saturday night at the club..
Oh - but wait a sec - it's Saturday night now and you're on the bloody computer just like me.

10:01 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

You were right. I don't understand a word of this post.

4:51 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

You'd like The Proclaimers - nice clean boys!

7:45 am  
Blogger Gordie said...

I've just been listening to Johnnie Walker on Radio Two. Gawd, what a randy, filthy old lot your generation were.

12:22 am  
Blogger Golden retriever de Louisette + chat chartreux said...

Interresting lovely blog, greeting from Belgium

3:28 pm  

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