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Re: Who's got Stones

In a message dated 3/30/2004 12:49:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
sschrade@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
There.  I cleared *eleven* songs from the set-list, leaving some choice
"hits."  Now, fill those eleven slots with some rarities & maybe some
*minor* hits & you'll have a fresh, exciting, *new* set-list. 

Good job, Scott.  I agree with you on the set list frustration. I wonder why 
they are playing it so "safe"?  Is it to play the songs that they think the 
largest part of the audience wants to hear?  I like it, but it's too 
predictable.  Maybe they will change it for the US main tour, having finished this in 

I just don't think that the band is as important to Pete as you may like it 
to be.  I remember  reading in Rolling Stone back in '82 where Pete talked 
about the differences in preparing for a tour. The Stones "got into shape" by 
going horse back riding, and Mick was concerned with the logistics of where the 
trucks would be, etc., and Pete said he didn't even care about any of that. He's 
not a businessman.  

Pete at one time held the belief that Rock and Roll could save the world. 
Later, he honestly admitted in true Pete Townshend fashion that it didn't.  Pete 
believed in Rock.  He faced the hard fact. Rock is fun, but it's not going to 
help anybody.  In reciprocation, I don't think that Mick cared much about 
that. Mick isn't a visionary. 

Jon in Mi.