Topic: "Play Melancholy Baby"
Frodo first saw Mick Jagger after he saw Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells. Frodo watched as the stage was pelted with jelly beans, and he compared it to women handing bouquets of flowers to Elvis Presley. It was a seminal mixture of "American music" and "British rock," and the Rolling Stones were to participate as a catalytic agent over the next forty years.
All of this reflection seems appropriate after watching "the Stones" perform three songs during half-time of yesterday's Super Bowl. With a five second pause between lyric and playback, Frodo remembered, eerily, the first television appearances of Presley, and the apparent absence of the lower portion of his torso.
Frodo made a point of watching "the Stones" when he heard the talking head say that not a single one of the Pittsburgh Steelers asked was able to identify even a single song ever performed by The Rolling Stones.
Let's come back in another forty years and see if anyone participating in the 80th Super Bowl Halftime Show can name a single member of the Pittsburgh Steelers who won yesterday's game. Despite the obstacles of time, Frodo promises to be there and to watch the proceedings even if he has to remove obstructions from his cloud.