“Monty Pythonâ€”are they still going? I mean, who wants to see that again really? It was really funny in the sixtiesâ€¦ Still, a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money, I mean, the best one died years ago!”
HuffPo delivered news this morning which will curdle every Baby Boomer’s blood.
Sir Mick Jagger, the 70-year-old frontman for the Rolling Stones, has become a great-grandfather.
Jagger achieved the new status over the weekend when his granddaughter Assisi Jackson, 21, gave birth to a baby girl, the Daily Mail reported.
According to CBS News, the infant is the first child for Jackson and her boyfriend, 25-year-old chef Alex Key. The baby’s name has not been released.
The rock legend, who has been performing since 1962, has seven children with four women, and four grandchildren. Jade Jagger, Mick’s daughter by ex-wife Bianca Jagger, is the baby’s 42-year-old grandmother. The former model and socialite is expected to give birth to her third child in the next few weeks.
Jim Geraghty forwards Jim Lileks’ tweeted comment on a new song titled “Moves Like Jagger” by a group called Maroon 5, and marvels himself that today’s youth sings tributes to the masculine appeal of a (once androgynous) geezer.
You kids know Mick Jagger is 68, right? I’m sure he’s in relatively limber, perhaps drug-preserved state for a near-septuagenarian, but really? Tim Noah’s nephew [Adam Levine] is singing that he can dance like him and Kesha’s only interested in guys collecting Social Security? Did our pop culture get stuck on “pause” at some point?
It seems a bit strange to me that he still performs and that people so young even know who Mick Jagger is. The Stones ought to be, at this point, headlining on Cruise ships and in Florida retirement homes.
Personally, I have a suspicion that on very damp mornings like this, I move exactly like Jagger (before he’s had plenty of meds).