Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Fave Thing #3

Dessicated Rock Stars, especially if they look cheerful. A few examples:

Lou Reed meets one criterion, but not the other;

But good ol' Johnny Rotten steps in to fill the gap (surely that's not his kid he's holding ... is it?);

Roger Daltrey appears suspiciously "well preserved", but methinks the trapped look on his face and his tenuous grip on the water bottle signifies an inner dessication;

Bob Dylan hasn't cracked a smile on camera since he broke up with Joan Baez -- but see if you can't get him to grin when you book him for your next "corporate or private event" here (I've got a birthday coming up!);

Angus Young has, for the past quarter-century-plus, reportedly been a tee-totaller and devoted husband and family man, but any 52-year-old who's chain-smoked cigarettes from the age of seven to the present still qualifies as dessicated;

And finally the all-time champion of dessication and cheerfulness, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, if there's a bustle in your hedgerow, won't you please give it up for...

Mr. Robert Plant!

9 comments:

Jim said...

Dang, I can't see the Plant picture. And after that build up, too. You're toying with us Whisky! Aren't you?

Whisky Prajer said...

Strange. It seems to be working now. You can also try here.

Jim said...

Yikes! I think I liked it better when it wasn't working.

Yahmdallah said...

Dear Lord. Plant looks like the cliched dottering old English goofball in drawing room dramas. If he still does the song, it must be odd to see viking-esque shrieking coming out of that mouth during "Immigrant Song."

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Scott said...

Do the ladies get to play?

Patti Smith seemingly hasn't had a drink of water since 1974 and Marianne Faithfull is my dissolute goddess! When she did the spooky cameo in the Metallica song and video, it was utterly perfect.

Whisky Prajer said...

Pictures, Scott - I want pictures!

Scott said...

Pictures, huh?
How about YouTube?

Marianne Faithfull:

- an amazing John Lennon cover

- her signature song, joined by Johnny Marr

- a Bowie duet stranger than Bing!

- the best thing in an ordinary Metallica video

Patti Smith:

- "Because the Night"...nuff said!

- with the Red Hot Chili Peppers last summer

But no sign of the awesome "E-Bow the Letter" with R.E.M. -- tragic!

Whisky Prajer said...

Well, if ever we needed proofs that the mash-up is hardly "new concept", these links are it. Thanks (though it could be some time before I get rinse that Metallica collaboration out of my brain).

Anonymous said...

Roger Daltrey appears suspiciously "well preserved", but methinks the trapped look on his face and his tenuous grip on the water bottle signifies an inner dessication;

No wonder. It's not me he's with! *lol*