|March 2010, courtesy of Bing.com|
Was it so long ago that I listened to him and The Who in my room on the farm? Can’t get no……can’t get no……can’t get no…Satisfaction…
I was standing at the top of the stairs, listening to my brother’s radio in his room, humming along. “Satisfaction?” What the heck does he mean? I even looked it up in the dictionary to make sure that I knew what he meant.
State of being satisfied; reaching a point of feeling completeness; satiated
Being all of thirteen or so years old, it occurred to me that the singer should have been satisfied. I mean, after all, here he was, from England! England! And, he had a record that was playing on the radio all the time. Plus, he and his English band had been interviewed on television. The interviewer asked him if he had gotten 'any satisfaction', and Mick said NO. This man, this Mick Jaggers, should have been very happy, very complete.
Years later, when I had learned more about Mick Jaggers and
The Who The Rolling Stones, it again occurred to me that these people should have been satisfied. But, they were not. Drugs, alcohol, lots of sex, fame, money—they had it all. One of their band died from an overdose. Each struggled with addictions of some sort. Why weren’t they satisfied?
Now, at age 68, Mick Jaggers should be able to have a perspective of his life. I wonder how he would answer the question: Am I satisfied?
What do you think? What do you remember about that era? Those songs?