Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Mick Jagger Addresses Investment Bankers

Mick Jagger has a fine attitude for a graduate of the London School of Economics (if my memory serves me well).

All in a Nights Work

Published: July 23, 2007
The Rolling Stones earned $5.4 million when they gave a private concert last week for 500 guests in Barcelona, Spain, Agence France-Presse reported. Citing the British music magazine NME, the news agency said that the party at the Catalan National Art Museum had been organized by Deutsche Bank. Mick Jagger told the audience: “Thank you for having us. The best part is it’s coming out of your bonuses.” The Stones are currently touring Europe.

Funny thing is, the New York Times picked this up about third-hand, and ran it on July 23. By that time, "last week" was no longer true. Others ran the story ten days earlier; and when it was posted on YouTube (July 15th) by someone who had been there (30-seconds of "Under my thumb" recorded on a selfphone, I suspect), it was entitled :

The Rolling Stones secret concert in Barcelona july 07 2007

Oops. At least they included the tasty line.

Friday, July 13, 2007 at 16:45
Subject: /Spain-Business/Entertain/
Deutsche Bank "hired the Rolling Stones for Barcelona bash"

Madrid (dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur) - The Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest banking institution, hired the Rolling Stones to play for 700 people at an exclusive party in Barcelona, a Spanish news report said Friday.


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The Stones are singing "Satisfaction" on the video clip.
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