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?
“showing Mick and the band from 2021 mixed with Spot robot dogs”
I don’t think those are the Rolling Stones in 2021. If I searched the Internet correctly, it is a reworked clip from 1981.
You may be right — I was fooled by the description to the video in my blog which starts off by saying “‘Start Me Up’ taken from Tattoo You 2021”
Actually, I thought Mick looked less realistic than the robot.
When I look into the future through my secret telescope, I see armies of robots whose primary purpose is to keep the children in the Metaverse and prevent them from knowing of any other reality. Who will be in control of these robots? The AI Supreme Ruler of course.
On a more positive note, after I watched this Mick / Robot dance, the next video on YouTube was one about proving that this dancing robot could not be CGI.
Hi Charles — I’m up to my armpits in alligators work-wise at the moment, but I’ll take a look at the “Not CGI” video this evening.
I have to say, I feel cheated, I thought I was going to see Sir Mick dancing WITH the dogs on stage. Yes, I know you didn’t say that, but that’s the impression I got. Were the dogs activated by an AI setup watching the video, or by some humans backstage? Thinks…. if they were real dogs it would be really impressive…
I think the dogs’ actions were canned — but the overall effect is still pretty awesome