Friday, January 5, 2007

The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday

Hello everybody.

For those of you who don't know me that well I am Colin.

The majority of you have probably heard in one form or another that I have begun a monthly music in review. I take a song that I believe to be important, give you my reasons why I believe they are important, and as well included that song attached to the email so you can listen for yourself.

My motivations for doing this are that I believe music is one of the single most important things in anyone who has a soul's life. Frankly with modern music there really is not a lot of good music out there anymore, or is there? I grew up spinning Zeppelin and Pink Floyd albums over and over again in my bedroom, because there was maybe six bands out during my entire teen years that were worth listening to and maybe only half of them on the radio. So all the brilliant music I have found and love now I want to share with the world. Be it some new song that no one knows about, or some old cult classic that few appreciate.

Now for January's revisited music in review.

The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday.

I thought I would start with a classic, because I remember who brought me to the dance.

Did you go see Children of men? You should have it was a very good movie.

In the scene where Michael Cain's character ‘Jasper’ is introduced the song playing is The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday, only its a cover, and a horrible cover at that. Some Latino Homo is singing the song and he can't sing to save his life. It was horrible, digesting and made me lose a little bit of faith in humanity. It was also the only part of the movie I did not like. So anyone who might have heard this cover I beseech you listen to the original, it is a really great song, in fact it is one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs, which speaks volumes considering how many great songs The Stones have.

Furthermore I have heard that a movie is being made based entirely around Rolling Stones songs, and the title is none other then "Ruby Tuesday". Apparently this movie is going to be an animated feature about a single mom trying to raise her family on her own. This does not sound like my kind of movie, but with The Rolling Stones, maybe that will be enough to make it worth the look I don't know.

Either way, the Latino cover, and the new movie coming out, let them not be the deciding factor of this classic rock tune.

That was a January in a nutshell. Good seeing all the new people on the list, it makes this endeavor all the more worth while.

- Colin Kelly

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