“But if you try sometimes, well you just might find, you get what you need!”—The Rolling Stones, 1968
Many people, not just in America but, all over the world have spent weeks and, in some cases, months living in a world devoid of hopes and dreams. Some people seem to shut down in these troubled times while others put the time to good use, to keep occupied, to stay creative, and to make some concerted effort to bring joy and understanding to the lives of others.
British rockers, The Rolling Stones, are responsible for many musical memories over the last 58 years, but I’m not sure anyone expected this group of septuagenarians to compose the musical anthem that describes what the whole world feels as we live through this pandemic.
The Stones released their original song “Living in a Ghost Town” over this past weekend and it immediately shot to #1 on the charts all over the world. That’s pretty amazing for musicians in their late 70’s. One pundit quipped that the coronavirus would be the one to back down if it ever came in contact with Keith Richards.
I thought some of you might like to give it a listen in hopes that you can take your mind off of your troubles. Mick Jagger is in great form and the harmonica work is both haunting and riveting.
You can’t always get what you want with the weather, either. Today will be considerably warmer than yesterday, with temps in the mid 60’s, and tomorrow may be the warmest day we have seen in a while when we touch 75 degrees. Not bad, but look out for Thursday, because you “won’t get no satisfaction”!
— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) April 28, 2020