Thursday, 2 July 2009

Mummy, what's a "roué"?

As in "old?" I enquire. This is my best illustrated answer. Check out his introduction of Nora at about 1min 50.

22 comments:

call me ishmael said...

One could almost like the disgusting old degenerate; his backing vocals on lotsa Stones stuff are fragile and haunting, like to listen to this but I hated his leery grandstanding and haven't looked at it here.

The Keef stuff with Chuck Berry is fabulous, Chuck teaching him how to do it right - You may be Keith Richard, sonny, but I am fucking Chuck Berry and I invented you. Wonderful.

Raedwald said...

Bounders, Roues and Cads - ah, the language of a bygone age. Along with 'NSIT'.

I often watched the great Jay Landesman (father of Cosmo and Miles, husband of Fran), late into his 70s, in action in the French House persuading young 'actresses' to accompany him home for a nude photo session. With great success.

And who has not undergone the stifling embarrassment of a dinner party to which an elderly and respected friend has brought his new excruciatingly shallow bimbo?

As a bloke at his half-century, wisdom is knowing the bittersweet truth that beautiful young women are for looking at and admiring not with a lustful eye but as one appreciates a perfect rose.

Philipa said...

Blimey if he wasn't in the stones he wouldn't pay the rent as a singer would he?

His intro was embarassing. Yeauk

idle said...

ishmael - "one could almost like.." Take it from me that if you met him, you WOULD like him. He's a charming, decent, amusing man.

His singing is terrible, though I quite liked 'Before They Make Me Run' on Some Girls.

call me ishmael said...

Thanks, Mr Idle, I am sure that's right.

Elby the Beserk said...

Keef a role model for me in my youth; as he should be for all yoofs bent on pissing off their parents.

Being an old twat, anything after Exiles for me is Late Period Stones. Has its moments, but; of late I have been returning to the first four or five albums - glorious.

And being an old twat, I had the privilege to see them in at least once sensible place; The Lyceum in the Strand, standing downstairs, and no more that 1500 there at the most; certainly, I was stood centre stage about five yards from the stage, with no crush.

Exiles for me is one of the high points of Rock 'N Roll, and seems to constitute essence of Keef. Bless his cotton socks.

Oh and by the way, the Floyd were shit after Atom Heart Mother. Take it from me :-)

lilith said...

Keef makes Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty look like the amateurs they are.

Scrobs... said...

I used to have to put sixpence in the jukebox in 'The Duke of Marlborough' in Ashford, just to here 'The singer, not the song', because nobody else liked it...

I'm going to get right on to Itunes and spend 79p...

Scrobs... said...

I could have said 'Hear', instead of 'here' but I didn't...

Scrobs... said...
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Scrobs... said...

Sorry Lils, 'cock up' on the typing front there, and for the life of me, I've forgotten the quip I was going to post...

I do wish that they'd make Corbieres more sustainable in the remembrance category...

Old Holborn said...

Idle,

I met him at a party in Frankfurt in 1983.

His breath absolutely stank.

Of cocaine

Philipa said...

hmm, cocaine; the champagne of drugs.

Scrobs - console yourself with the knowledge that every woman knows: a lover with too good a memory is unpardonable.

lilith said...

Scrobs, without your thoughtful contributions this blog would cease to entertain me.

OH/Pip, the last time I had cocaine (about 15 years ago) I decided it was for people without a life. I was so horrid to my ex the next day that I have given it a wide berth ever since.

Philipa said...

Best thing I ever took, Lils, and no side effects, mind you I only had it once. It was speed that did my head in.

Tuscan Tony said...

Until seeing this clip I had absolutely no idea Captain Jack Sparrow was such an accomplished guitar-twanger.

I am far too young and poor to be a roue'. Maybe in about ten years' time.

Trubes said...

Letcherous old git is Keef...The poor girl looked grossly uncomfortable.
I did enjoy the song though...It's amazing Keef is still going bearing in mind his history of substance abuse.

Hope all is well with y'all Lils.

Di.x

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Hehehe! What a great question!

reminds me of some of our blogging pals too....

:)

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

PS... Philipa, may I be added to thy blog selection please? :)

lilith said...

Hey Merms :-)

Philipa said...

Certainly, Merms. Forthwith..

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