Thursday, March 30, 2006

'No expectations'

Did you ever have a book, CD or movie laying around the house with the intention that you'll pick it up someday? Months, maybe even years later you finally get to it and it's fabulous. It's a problem when the thing in question has been loaned to you. My friend Scott the Dude loaned Peggy and me a video some months back. Since we plan to see him this Sunday at a beer/food event, we figured we should finally watch it.

The video is called 'The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus' and it is simply amazing. I've never heard of this recording and discovered that it was made in Dec. 1968 and unreleased until 1996. Along with the Stones (including Brian Jones), it features The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithful, The Dirty Mac (John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell (JHE)), Jethro Tull (including Sabbath's Tony Iommi). The show was originally recorded for a TV special that never happened. If you haven't seen this, you're missing something historically significant. It's highly recommended.



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