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Gettin’ some satisfaction

“To write a song that is remembered and taken to heart is a connection, a touching of bases.  A thread that runs through all of us.  A stab to the heart.  Sometimes I think songwriting is about tightening the heartstrings as much as possible without bringing on a heart attack.” — Keith Richards, Life

Published inKeith RichardsLit & Crit


  1. That’s it, I’m going to the library this week to look for this book. And I’m not even a fan of the Stones.

    • I was on the waiting list for months at my local library waiting for Richards’ book. It was worth the wait.

      When I was an old teen/young man, I was a big Stones fan. There was one month when I listened to “Gimme Shelter” every day. It was just a shot away.

  2. I loved The Police. “Don’t stand, don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to me . . .”

    • That brings back some mems. Me and the gang at the New Wave clubs, tricked out in our clothes and doos, drinking blind and dancing wild.

      I am so glad I had the sense to be young when I was young.

  3. I didn’t, which may be what’s happened to my life.

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