Tuesday, April 03, 2007

You Snorted What????

Just when I think that my love for the Rolling Stones has reached it’s apex, I read an interview with Keith Richards in which he states that the weirdest thing he’s ever snorted was his father’s ashes (mixed with a little blow). My god, this guy is probably the most hard-core rocker that has ever lived. Rob Zombie thinks this guy is crazy. Check out the interview here: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8O9AFO01&show_article=1.

Keith Richards has been probably the most outspoken member of the Stones, and if trouble isn’t out to find him, he’s probably out looking for it. But, that’s what endears me (and millions upon millions of others) to him and the band.

I’ll share a few of my favorite Keith stories for ya … just because I feel like it. Probably his funniest “recent” one was after Elton John released “Candle in the Wind” for the umpteenth time after Princess Diana passed away. When asked about this, Richards said something along the lines of, “Well, I hope for everyone’s sake, no more famous blondes die, so we don’t have to hear that song again.” Elton John, upset by Keith’s comments, said something along the lines of, “Why are we even listening to this drug addict.” Richards responded, “This, coming from a drug addict.”

When asked about the death of George Harrison, Richards retorted (again, my own words), “It’s a shame that the wrong two Beatles had to die.” I’m guessing Sir Paul was none too pleased with his assessment. And, I’m pretty sure nobody even bothered to ask Ringo about this.

I found a website that has a bunch of classic Keith Richards quotes – I figure I’d borrow from it (http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/keith_richards/). Enjoy:

1. “I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police.”
2. “If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.”
3. “I never thought I was wasted, but I probably was.”
4. “I only get ill when I give up drugs.”
5. “You've got the sun, you've got the moon, and you've got the Rolling Stones”
6. “Whatever side I take, I know well that I will be blamed.”
7. “Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.”
8. “The king is the man who can.”
9. “Mick has to get up in the morning with a plan. Who he's going to call, what he's going to eat, where he's going to go. Me, I wake up, praise the Lord, then make sure all the phones are turned off. If we were a mum-and-pop operation, then he'd be Mum.”
10. “If you don't know the blues, ... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.”
11. “It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere.”
12. “It's an addiction, ... and addiction is something I should know something about.”
13. “Getting old is a fascinating thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.”


Jeff said...

Sorry for repeating what I said in your other blog ... but Keith Richards' autopsy will be the final episode of Dirty Jobs.

At least he was right about Candle in the Wind. And about the blues.

Lionitt said...

Do you think Keith "ashed" for permission to snort his dad?

-B- said...

Great one Jeff! (love that show)

I also love the quote about the Blues.

Keep on kicking ass, Keith!

El Padrino said...

what a space cadet

Los said...

Jeff - by far the world's greatest rocker.

Lionitt - ba-da-bing!!!

B - His quotes are sometimes strangely true.

ElP - He may be, but his music more than makes up for it.

Superstar said...

Ok so maybe it's the cold meds...But arn't superstars supposed to get BETTER agents, the more famous they get, to cover up these "stupid" comments???
~shrugs shoulders~
Hmmm maybe I am thinking wisdom and knowledge???

The Rev said...

My favorite Keith quote...

the time he was on stage during a concert and said "I was gonna say somethin, but I forgot what the fuck it was."

tkkerouac said...

ooohhh you could post a pic of Kieth, he looks like death walking at times.

mollymcmo said...

oh ewwwwwww, he could have snorted a bit of penis.


minijonb said...

Now that's rock and roll. He's lost so many brain cells, I don't think he speaks English coherently. I can't believe anyone can understand what he says anymore.

Steph said...

I LOVE this guy. I wish he were my dad. What a crack up.