Monday, March 05, 2007

One For Keith

"Gentile or Jew
O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,
Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you."
- T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land", IV

[Keith, back in the day, was a handsome devil.]

People contemplate the great mysteries of life. Some meditate on the name of God for a lifetime to reach "samadhi"-the total union with the Divine. Some bend their bodies into pretzel-like shapes to find a perfect union between mind and body.
Me? I ask deeper questions. Like" Why is Keith Richards still alive?" Not that I want him dead. No, that would be terrible, but old Keef Riff Hard has laughed in the face of death for sixty four years. He is a medical miracle, a pirate, a rock'n'roll legend, sweet ass rock guitarist and seems like a humble guy.
So, here's one for you, mate. Thanks Keith for the inspiration. By the way, the official web site is a total hoot. Especially, the Ask Keith part. My God, it's gold.


wthii said...

Man, that top photo cannot possibly be Mr. Keef.

I've seen the website, it is a hoot.

You might be interested in this:

It's a guy I've met at the guitar shows who builds, lives in Canada, and recently delivered an instrument to Keith. Pretty amusing.

Anonymous said...




He's a cat. He's a hoot.

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