Keith Richards, meet Dorian GrayKeith Richards turns 63 today. Happy Birthday, Keith! You're sure looking good!
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray was/remains one of the finest novels ever written about the meaning of human action and morality. The story revolves around a young man and his portrait, taken in the flower of early adulthood. Dorian Gray (the man) remains ever young and beautiful, even as the painting changes and grows grotesque.
This is uncannily similar to the Rolling Stones. Keith Richards et al. project perpetual youth and mastery, all while living debauched lifestyles. Here's what I mean:
The Stones' music is the living Dorian Gray, and the Keith Richards, Mick Jagger et al. are the Picture of Dorian Gray: in their bodies they display the weight of their life choices, while their music remains forever young and irresponsible.
This is an awful portrait. No 63-year old should look like this - at least no 63-year old millionaire, who's never had to work for his bread under the hot sun.