Mick Jagger, or Sir Michael Philip Jagger as we mere mortals should refer to him, was born in 1943, which means he’s 78 years old at the time of this writing.
I saw the Rolling Stones live at the Knebworth Festival in 1976 when I was 19 years old and Mick was 33 years of age. The scary thing is that the band are still doing live tours, with Mick bouncing around the stage like Tigger on steroids.
Of course, one of the songs they are now almost obliged to play is (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, which was first released as a single in the United States in 1965. Paradoxically, in 1975 (the year before the aforementioned Knebworth Festival), an article in People magazine quoted Mick talking about the future of the band saying: “I only meant to do it for two years. I guess the band would just disperse one day and say goodbye. I would continue to write and sing, but I’d rather be dead than sing Satisfaction when I’m 45.”
But we digress… The reason for my waffling here is that I just saw an amazing video showing Mick and the band from 2021 mixed with Spot robot dogs from Boston Dynamics.
This video is awesome. It’s also fun to read the comments, like “I can’t believe I was born in a time where I get to experience whatever this is,” and “I can’t believe how fluid the movements are! Bravo Mick!” and “Do not fear us, we are harmless. Look at us dance.”
All I can say is that the folks at Boston Dynamics much be having a ball doing these videos. How about you? Do you have any thoughts you’d care to share?