The Greatest Band in the World!

rolling stonesWell, it turns out I won’t have to kill my neighbor after all. If you remember, I said in my last post that if I didn’t get tickets to the Rolling Stones I was going to kill her but lucky for her, I scored tickets!!! Many of you know how exciting this is for me, but if you don’t, let me try to explain why this is so great. First of all, they are, hands down, the best band in the world. I’ve seen them live twice and not only is their music classic and great, Mick Jagger is still the most entertaining front man in rock n’ roll and Keith Richards, well, he’s…still alive!! My age group is lucky enough to have heard the Stones for our entire lives. They have been around so long that there’s never been a time in my life when I didn’t hear them on the radio. This is their 50th year!  Holy shit! No other band can say that. I could go on and on about how great they are, but it’s not like I have to tell you that. Everyone knows! If you’ve ever seen footage of teenage girls screaming their heads off and crying at concerts, well that might just be me in a couple weeks! And to top it off, my sister is coming with me and she loves the Stones almost as much as I do, but not quite, because I don’t think anyone loves them as much as I do. And I admit it, I’m no different that a stupid Justin Bieber fan when it comes to the Stones. They are the only band I will pay to see (and maybe the Black Keys.)

Just replace Ringo and John with Mick and Keith and this will be me, complete with binoculars even though there are big screens now.

Just replace Ringo and John with Mick and Keith and this will be me, complete with binoculars even though there are big screens now.

Meanwhile, Coachella was last weekend and this weekend. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it’s a music festival where a whole bunch of bands get together for two weekends and play for young people who like sand storms and sleeping in tents.  All of young Hollywood attends, fully dressed in their most hippie-style clothing, and with people like Kristen Stewart, Lindsay Lohan, the Jonas Brothers and Vanessa Hudgens attending, needless to say, it’s a place I wouldn’t want to be.  Besides, the Stones are better than the entire Coachella lineup put together. Whoa!! I just offended people with that statement. But hey, the truth hurts sometimes.

To me, music is the greatest art form of all. I think it’s the most universal because more than even movies, paintings, comedy, etc., no other art can cross all boundaries like music can. It’s one topic that you can go anywhere in the world and start a conversation about it with anyone. I don’t think any other art form can make you feel what music can make you feel either. Sure a movie can make you happy or sad or whatever, but music can completely change your mood within the few minutes it takes to listen to one song, or it can bring back a flood of memories from a specific time or event in your life. It’s just so great, and I’m grateful for all the people that bring good music to the world. However, there are still too many people bringing shitty music into the world, but one woman’s opinion of what shitty music is another woman’s opinion that Rhianna has talent.

Be right back, have to flip the bacon.

Okay, so in summary, the Stones were put on the Earth to make millions of people happy and pop stars were put on the Earth for me to make fun of. No wait, that’s not it. The Stones were put on the Earth to make millions of people happy and pop stars were put on the Earth to make millions (of dollars off of teenagers crappy musical taste). That’s it.

Check out this video of Keith protecting Mick from a crazed fan, which might be me come May 2nd, and then just goes right back to playing. 

This video is hilarious….after all, it was the 80’s.

Have a great day and bow down to the Rolling Stones!

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About Death To Hollywood

My name is Celeste Donohue and I am a writer/comedian who started this blog to tell stories about my life growing up in a funeral home and my adult life which I have spent in Hollywood, California – hence the name, “Death To Hollywood”. Hopefully, you like to read those kinds of stories. If not, go read something serious and boring.....
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13 Responses to The Greatest Band in the World!

  1. Mary says:

    June 1978 and Sept 1981 were my two dates with The Stones – both JFK c0ncerts – that was a long time ago – this time with tickets at $600 a piece I will have to settle for the reviews – have fun!

  2. meg says:

    celeste, i saw the stones here in philly on the tour with when they played 3 venues here … outdoor, the wellsfargo center and the tower. i have never been a big fan, but someone gave me tickets and the pretenders were opening, so i called up kathy walsh and we headed down. everything you say about this band is true. jagger is not to be believed and they put on an amazing show, even though they were the comfort reeboks on their feet! get a bootleg of HAPPY and have a blast!

    • never been a big fan?? omg. Okay, I forgive you for saying that 😀 and since you saw them live you know I speak the truth – they are the best in the world! I can’t wait Meg, thanks for the good wishes.

  3. Kris says:

    Cee, I’ll bring my binoculars…… I knew you would agree:) You can be the crazed fan and cry and all of that!!! I can’t wait…….they are amazing!!!! Music is the greatest art form, I agree.
    “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes well you might find, you get what you need.”

    P.S. I like some Rhianna songs:)

  4. mary donohue says:

    Ditto about GOOD music! It is UNIVERSAL.Have a great time.I don’t know who Rhianna is.I hope you both cry from joy.Love,Mom

  5. Josephine says:

    Have a great time! The Stones are great and always have been and one thing I can say for them too is that they are still together unlike so many other bands that broke up. Even when they get back together it isn’t the same. Some of them are like that ax the guy has for 40 years. You know, the one where the handle was replaced 3 times and the blade 5 times? It ain’t the same ax, dude, get over it. The bands suffer a lot the same way.

    THANK GOODNESS MUSIC IS FOREVER AND I CAN GET ANYTHING I WANT FROM “THE ITUNES!”

    LOL. That is my tech impaired old lady yelling. 🙂

    PS I don’t like Rhianna either.

  6. Jimbo says:

    Congrats on your tix it will be an awesome show. The picture of the girl, legend has it not only did they scream and cry BUT they would also pee thier pants, so the ushers would regularly have to spray cologne on the seats at the end of the nite.

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