Speaking of Music and Musicianship

I was mentioning how it didn’t matter that the Stones weren’t technically perfect and I thought I should post a band that is technically perfect live. Plus the Rolling Stones may be the greatest rock and roll band ever, but this is the greatest rock and roll drummer, ever.

Fun fact: YYZ is the airport code for Toronto International Airport. The beginning cymbal riff is actually Y-Y-Z in Morse Code.

Also: How legendary must you be to play a rock-and-roll instrumental, which is a thinly disguised sped up piece of classical music, to a stadium of close to 100,000 people, and have the crowd “sing” along?!

The Rolling Stones at Browns Stadium June 15th

Those of you who know me know I am quite the music fan and have been lucky enough to see many, many live acts over the years. The Stones have always eluded me. Mostly due to the eye watering cost of the tickets. They have long been on Mrs. Boch’s bucket list as well. I finally agreed to spend the money a few years ago and then COVID happened and the show was canceled. This year our kids went together and purchased the tickets for our birthdays. We had great seats.

Wow! All I can say is 80-year-old guys should not be so energetic. It was an amazing show. Some bands you go to see for their technical skill and musicianship. The Stones are not that type of band. As you can see in the video below, mistakes were made. Mick clearly blows his cue to start singing. It just doesn’t matter. It’s the Stones. It was sort of a Rock-and-Roll religious experience.