19th Nervous Breakdown (This Week): An Isolation Photo Journal, Round 2

 

Guess who ended up in English quarantine again? (For anyone that wasn’t around for the last time this happened, you can read/see the beginning of the saga right here).

Because I chose to visit my parents in Massachusetts for three weeks, I got to have a lovely, ten-day mandatory quarantine alone, in my dorm room/flat. In between all of the fun of completing graduate school applications and getting ready for the start of school on Monday (as well as painting, reading, contemplating escape, practicing harp, working on Hebrew, contemplating escape, workshopping recital routines, boxing practice, and contemplating escape), I took a few minutes each day to make a meme about my experiences in isolation for the PiT, through the medium of Keith Richards. So without further a-due, for your amusement ‘The 14 days of Quarantine: Keef Style, Part 2’:

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  1. Mim526 Member
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    Brilliant :-)

    That face, though…a whole little livin’ gone on there.

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  2. HankRhody Freelance Philosopher Contributor
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    I don’t doubt that you have more nervous breakdowns than I do, but it seems that your weeks are longer than mine as well.

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  3. KirkianWanderer Coolidge
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    HankRhody Freelance Philosopher (View Comment):
    HankRhody Freelance Philosopher

    I don’t doubt that you have more nervous breakdowns than I do, but it seems that your weeks are longer than mine as well.

    I did lift that off a song title, but it feels like a pretty accurate description of the last 12 days. 

    Funnily enough, you’re not the first person to say that to me. 

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  4. Percival Thatcher
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    We in the PIT had to endure it for almost two weeks. It is time to inflict it on the rest of the world.

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  5. KirkianWanderer Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):
    Percival Ricochet Charter Member

    We in the PIT had to endure it for almost two weeks. It is time to inflict it on the rest of the world.

    But you guys are pretty used to dealing with me anyways. Mostly with the ‘just humor the mental patient’ strategy. 

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  6. tigerlily Member
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    I wonder who handled the Quarantine better – Keith or Mick?

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  7. Judge Mental Member
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    KirkianWanderer (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):
    Percival Ricochet Charter Member

    We in the PIT had to endure it for almost two weeks. It is time to inflict it on the rest of the world.

    But you guys are pretty used to dealing with me anyways. Mostly with the ‘just humor the mental patient’ strategy. 

    Works with everyone else, why wouldn’t it work with you?

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  8. Mark Camp Member
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    The state placed an innocent person under house arrest for 10 days without cause, under a massive program of human rights violation propped up by a media disinformation campaign, and no one even thinks anything of it, let alone protests. 

    It isn’t funny.

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  9. Manny Member
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    As a big Stones fan, I loved this. Reminds me of one of my favorites of Keith’s songs.

    You deserve the lyrics on this one.

    BEFORE THEY MAKE ME RUN
    (M. Jagger/K. Richards)

    Worked in bars and sideshows along the twilight zone
    Only a crowd can make you feel so alone
    And it really hit home
    Booze and pills and powders, you can choose your medicine
    Well it’s another goodbye to another good friend

    After all is said and done
    Gotta move while it’s still fun
    Let me walk before they make me run
    After all is said and done
    I gotta move, it’s still fun
    I’m gonna walk before they make me run

    Watched the taillights fading, there ain’t a dry eye in the house
    They’re laughing and singing
    Started dancing and drinking as I left town
    Gonna find my way to heaven, `cause I did my time in hell
    I wasn’t looking too good but I was feeling real well

    After all is said and done
    I gotta move I had my fun
    Let us walk before they make me run

    After all is said and done
    I did alright, I had my fun
    I will walk before they make me run

     

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  10. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    You know, I’ve been waiting about fifty years to find time to have my nervous breakdown. Now I have the time, but it just wouldn’t be worth it, to only annoy one other person. Sigh…

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  11. KirkianWanderer Coolidge
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    tigerlily (View Comment):
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    I wonder who handled the Quarantine better – Keith or Mick?

    I don’t think either are massive homebodies (they were actually meant to be on tour when it started), but Keith was in CT and Jagger left London for France. As far as I know, CT was never as strict as France on lockdown, so it was probably an easier experience for him. 

    They did all make a recording together from their respective homes (wherein everyone learned that Charlie Watts prefers to air drum sometimes): 

    And Jagger was in a video on ‘how to quarantine’ for Jimmy Fallon: 

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  12. Arahant Member
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    KirkianWanderer (View Comment):
    And Jagger was in a video on ‘how to quarantine’ for Jimmy Fallon: 

    Okay, that was fun.

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  13. Arahant Member
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    KirkianWanderer:

    Of course they are.

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  14. SkipSul Coolidge
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    Could have been worse…

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  15. KirkianWanderer Coolidge
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    Manny (View Comment):
    Manny

    As a big Stones fan, I loved this. Reminds me of one of my favorites of Keith’s songs.

    You deserve the lyrics on this one.

    BEFORE THEY MAKE ME RUN
    (M. Jagger/K. Richards)

    Worked in bars and sideshows along the twilight zone
    Only a crowd can make you feel so alone
    And it really hit home
    Booze and pills and powders, you can choose your medicine
    Well it’s another goodbye to another good friend

    After all is said and done
    Gotta move while it’s still fun
    Let me walk before they make me run
    After all is said and done
    I gotta move, it’s still fun
    I’m gonna walk before they make me run

    Watched the taillights fading, there ain’t a dry eye in the house
    They’re laughing and singing
    Started dancing and drinking as I left town
    Gonna find my way to heaven, `cause I did my time in hell
    I wasn’t looking too good but I was feeling real well

    After all is said and done
    I gotta move I had my fun
    Let us walk before they make me run

    After all is said and done
    I did alright, I had my fun
    I will walk before they make me run

    That’s great. I’m quite fond of a lot of the songs he sings lead on, and some of his solo work as well; his voice is a little odd, but when it works with a song, it really works. “Slipping Away” and “Little T&A” are probably my favorite Stones songs with him on lead, and “Just a Gift” from Crosseyed Heart and “You Don’t Move Me” from Talk Is Cheap are also wonderful. He can write a superb love song, which is not something I think a lot of people expect based on his image. 

     

     

     

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  16. Shauna Hunt Inactive
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    I can’t tell you how many meltdowns we’ve had here! Being without working antidepressants for a few weeks is not a laughing matter!

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  17. HankRhody Freelance Philosopher Contributor
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    Shauna Hunt (View Comment):

    I can’t tell you how many meltdowns we’ve had here! Being without working antidepressants for a few weeks is not a laughing matter!

    On the one hand, yeah, I’ve been there. On the other hand, there’s the obvious joke to be made.

    “Quite the opposite, in fact.”

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  18. KirkianWanderer Coolidge
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    Shauna Hunt (View Comment):

    I can’t tell you how many meltdowns we’ve had here! Being without working antidepressants for a few weeks is not a laughing matter!

    I’m so sorry, that sounds terrible. My prescription migraine medication, during the first lockdown in England last year, ran out (because I’m under an American prescription), and then, when I did get it, decided to stop working entirely. It was murder, I don’t think I’ve ever been so consistently miserable in my life. 

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  19. Shauna Hunt Inactive
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    KirkianWanderer (View Comment):

    Shauna Hunt (View Comment):

    I can’t tell you how many meltdowns we’ve had here! Being without working antidepressants for a few weeks is not a laughing matter!

    I’m so sorry, that sounds terrible. My prescription migraine medication, during the first lockdown in England last year, ran out (because I’m under an American prescription), and then, when I did get it, decided to stop working entirely. It was murder, I don’t think I’ve ever been so consistently miserable in my life.

    You have migraine as well? We’re in the same boat (relatively speaking)! I’m so sorry! I have migraine, too. I haven’t really been able treat the migraine since the whole Covid craziness started. 

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  20. Manny Member
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    KirkianWanderer (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):
    Manny

    As a big Stones fan, I loved this. Reminds me of one of my favorites of Keith’s songs.

    You deserve the lyrics on this one.

    BEFORE THEY MAKE ME RUN
    (M. Jagger/K. Richards)

    Worked in bars and sideshows along the twilight zone
    Only a crowd can make you feel so alone
    And it really hit home
    Booze and pills and powders, you can choose your medicine
    Well it’s another goodbye to another good friend

    After all is said and done
    Gotta move while it’s still fun
    Let me walk before they make me run
    After all is said and done
    I gotta move, it’s still fun
    I’m gonna walk before they make me run

    Watched the taillights fading, there ain’t a dry eye in the house
    They’re laughing and singing
    Started dancing and drinking as I left town
    Gonna find my way to heaven, `cause I did my time in hell
    I wasn’t looking too good but I was feeling real well

    After all is said and done
    I gotta move I had my fun
    Let us walk before they make me run

    After all is said and done
    I did alright, I had my fun
    I will walk before they make me run

    That’s great. I’m quite fond of a lot of the songs he sings lead on, and some of his solo work as well; his voice is a little odd, but when it works with a song, it really works. “Slipping Away” and “Little T&A” are probably my favorite Stones songs with him on lead, and “Just a Gift” from Crosseyed Heart and “You Don’t Move Me” from Talk Is Cheap are also wonderful. He can write a superb love song, which is not something I think a lot of people expect based on his image.

     

     

     

    Great stuff. I consider the Talk Is Cheap album to be a great album. It blew me away when it first came out. My favorite song on that album is Struggle. Might be my favorite Keith song.

     

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  21. Manny Member
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    Also, Kirkian did you know the Stones put out a pandemic song this year, Living in a Ghost Town.

     

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  22. KirkianWanderer Coolidge
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    Manny (View Comment):

    Also, Kirkian did you know the Stones put out a pandemic song this year, Living in a Ghost Town.

    Yes, I did. I heard it when it first came out and was pretty impressed, I think it’s one of the better songs they’ve done in the last 20 years. Apparently they’ve got a whole new album that was supposed to be released in 2020, but with everything going on and the inability to tour, it never happened.

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