Thanks for the Satisfaction

I’ve been griping a lot, and I did say I’d blog about some things that inspire me. On that note…


I Can’t Get No Satisfaction was the number on song on the day I was born. I guess I was destined to be a fan of the Rolling Stones.

I remember one New Year’s Eve in my teens. I was alone at home, feeling very lonely and unwanted. I laid on my bed, drinking a mickey of Lemon Gin and listening to the 45 of Paint It Black on repeat for hours. It helped me to think that I wasn’t alone in my darkness. To this day, if I’m feeling depressed, Paint it Black will help me through my feelings.

The first time I fell in love, the Stones were there too. Wild Horses was the soundtrack to the exact moment that I realized I was, indeed, in love. I was kissing my boyfriend. We both pulled apart, noticed the tears in each other’s eyes and said, I love you.

The first time I drove a convertible with the top down Mick and the boys were there. Route 66 blared from the speakers of my 1971 Cadillac. I felt freedom and joy.

Beast Of Burden was playing the first time I had sex. Ever since, I get randy as all get out when I hear it.

The Stones have been there for all of my most important firsts and many of the moments in between. I was lucky enough to have seen them live once in my life and hope to do so at least once more. I look forward to sharing the rest of my days with the most poignant, fun loving, controversial, sexy, dark, life affirming and satisfying bands in the history of rock and roll.

Thank you, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brain Jones, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor and Charlie Watts for the Satisfaction.

2 thoughts on “Thanks for the Satisfaction

  1. I don’t have any particular songs that I associate with important events in my life. For me it simply seems that The Stones have always been there. You see, my father is\was a huge fan. From as early as I can remember Mick and the boys were there. There was genuine excitement leading up to the release of a new album and my Dad would get it on the day it came out. What would the cover be like? (I still have the promo cover to Some Girls with NOT FOR SALE stamped on the front. The guy in the shop was getting pestered so badly by my Dad because the discs had arrived but not the covers. In the end he gave the disc to my dad in the promo sleeve (later withdrawn for legal reasons – I guess that must be worth a few quid now!) How many tracks would be on it? How would it stand up to the previous one? That album would then get played over and over again.
    I was 5 when Goats Head Soup came out and sat on the floor in front of the stereo for hours on end, drawing and playing while listening to what is still today one of my favourite albums. Happy times that make me well up just thinking about it.

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