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5 Shows After Dark: There Is Nothing That Appeals to Me in This Photo

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | November 15, 2012 | Comments ()


"Thursday Night Football: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills" on NFL Network at 8:00pm ET. Awww, I always feel sorry for the Dolphins when they have to go play somewhere that gets real winter. From my own time in Miami, I know that you adjust to 70 degree weather straight through to the middle of December alarmingly quickly. Should be amusing to watch, though.

"Crossfire Hurricane" on HBO at 9:00pm ET. This is a documentary about The Rolling Stones featuring unseen historical footage and commentary from current and former members of the band, as well as an interview with Brian Jones. Things like this are where I realize that there are vast swaths of people out there that I have absolutely no awareness of, because I don't know anyone who's a huge Rolling Stones fan. Not one. I know a bunch of people who like some of their songs, but no one who would be enthralled by a new documentary about them. Is this a generational thing or just a weird coincidence? Any of you out there big Rolling Stones fans? Maybe I can close this little gap of cultural knowledge with help from Pajibans.

"Parks & Recreation" on NBC at 9:30pm ET.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" on FX at 10:00pm ET.

"Children's Hospital" on Adult Swim at 12:00am. Fourth season finale.

Genevieve Burgess is sort of hitting the mid-season slump.

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  • reanalyst

    I'm very interested in the Stones documentary. The Stones exist as a rock and roll band with no equal. They were so good in the late 60's and early 70's. If you don't like that music you don't truly like rock and roll.

  • bleujayone

    I'm astounded they don't promote Rolling Stones concerts something like this; "Get your tickets now! Maybe this will be the night that Mick is finally called to the great jam session with Janis, Jimi and Jim. Who knows? Maybe you'll be able to claim you were there when Keith finally met a drug he didn't like. Maybe Charlie Watts will lose the beat because his ticker seizes up. Maybe Ronnie Wood snaps more than his G-string. Perhaps Bill Wyman will make a reunion appearance and his bassline flatlines. Seats are going fast for the Rolling Stones: The Dead Pool Tour. It's their farewell sendoff.....unless they all survive in which case reserve your tickets now for next year's One Foot In The Grave farewell tour.

  • ,

    I love the Stones.

    I can't believe they're still together after all these years.

    Fred and Barney.

    *--Shamelessly ripped off from Steven Wright

  • $27019454

    Hi. I cannot account for vast swaths of people, nor for their taste, but I am a huge Stones fan and I hold them up as a benchmark of greatness in music...not just rock and roll. They improve with age, that is-- listening to their stuff years later, they are even better than you remember them to have been. I am interested in any documentary about them and so is my foreign-born husband and so are my children. So are all my brothers and sisters (6). If you do not care or do not like them or are not interested, I will find it hard not to pigeonhole you as maybe...uh...young, way too young, taste-challenged, injured by the droning stuff that is put out now, or just one of the many many many kids on my lawn I wish I would just get fucking off. I am not being stubborn or intransigent, I simply and firmly believe that they are empirically great and that they transcend age or dates or etc. I put them in the same bin as Mozart or Bach...and I fucking LOVE Bach, OK? I know they have been around forever and I know the young are easily distracted but I do think that if one has the balls, one can give a dedicated listen and come away enriched. That is all.

    My son is playing the electric guitar in the other room and I am in love with rock and roll in all its many forms, but I do believe the mold was formed with the Stones and while many have come close, none has eclipsed.

    Am I interested? Yes. I am interested. THese were gifted funky people and the world need more of them.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I think you're overdoing it a bit with the comparisons. I really like the Stones, but their musical imagination is far too limited to be put in the same category as Mozart.

    But then again, I'm a huge Queen fan, and consider Mercury to have been the foremost musical genius of the 20th century.

  • $27019454

    I'm upvoting you just because you love Queen, which makes you good people.

  • Mavler

    They weren't as good as the Beatles or sold as many records as Led Zeppelin (in the 70s anyway), but you can't not appreciate their place in history. Any music fan would/could probably enjoy this documentary and I wish I had HBO so I could watch it. If only there were some way to see it ...

  • Devil Child

    I'm a gigantic Rolling Stones geek who doesn't need prostate exams. I even created my own guitar tuning in their honor. It was the only thing that kept me from dying of shame during years with multiple Nickelback #1 singles.

  • Geoffrey Wenzlau

    I am a huge rolling stones fan, and I have every one of their albums... I have a bunch of friends who also love the rolling stones, but we are nerds and there aren't many of us (21m)

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