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(New Musical Express)   Fleetwood Mac's balls sold for # $100,000 at auction   (nme.com) divider line
    More: Giggity, Fleetwood Mac, Rock music, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, artwork of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood, Tango in the Night  
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1340 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 09 Dec 2022 at 10:35 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-09 8:30:18 AM  
Who got Mick Fleetwood's man bun?
 
2022-12-09 8:49:33 AM  
That didn't take long, is she even room temperature yet?
 
2022-12-09 9:00:42 AM  

offacue: That didn't take long, is she even room temperature yet?


That was my first thought as well. But I guess she must have been sick for quite a while and arranged it ahead of time.
 
2022-12-09 10:37:00 AM  
They went under the hammer,

Let me stop you right there.
 
2022-12-09 10:52:28 AM  
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Best I can do is 20 bucks.
 
2022-12-09 11:12:19 AM  
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2022-12-09 11:19:30 AM  
Never a big fan during the 70s, but relistening lately with a new appreciation.
 
2022-12-09 11:36:14 AM  
Huh.  I always assumed they were pom-poms on his vest.  Did not realize they were clunky wooden balls.

//Must have been really loud and annoying when he walked around.
//I guess the coke affected his fashion choices too.
//Sounds like he was trying to compensate for something...
 
2022-12-09 11:45:31 AM  

capacc: Never a big fan during the 70s, but relistening lately with a new appreciation.


I've always found guitarists who can pick out multiple melodies simultaneously with their fingers instead of strumming out one chord at a time to be impressive.

Big Love (Live At Saban Theatre In Beverly Hills, CA / 2011)
Youtube bVsxvoUX9Rw
 
2022-12-09 11:45:35 AM  
Rumours Murray- Flight of the Conchords
Youtube kR3SLhcbcxo
 
2022-12-09 11:51:44 AM  
an old TFette friend who lives in LA, offered to let me crash her house when I was in town.  a modest bungalow just over the mountains, San Fernando valley.  said when she and her husband bought the home, the title chain had one "Mick Fleetwood" as an owner, in the late 70s.  I couldn't but wonder if the band ever stayed there, or if it was a mere coincidence, re the name.

story was semi-confirmed once. a guy said Mick Fleetwood, in that era, bought a shiatload of LA real estate but the market crashed and he got dimes for his dollar for his investment.

/other distant connection to FM;  my wife had a professional acquaintance with Stevie Nicks' brother, within the last 4-5 years.  he said it was the strangest thing, in the 70s, 80s, "to see my kid sister on the cover of, you know, 'Rolling STone', or hear here on the radio, Casey Kasem say her name."  aid they talked about once a month and whenever she played Phoenix, he got the super mega golden ticket VIP experience.
 
2022-12-09 12:01:00 PM  

BullBearMS: I've always found guitarists who can pick out multiple melodies simultaneously with their fingers instead of strumming out one chord at a time to be impressive.


he was on Marc Maron podcast (not that he hasn't spoken of his style elsewhere, for decades) but anyways, 2-3 years ago he was on.  said, of his style, a guitar fell into his hands somehow and he just started pecking away at it. says, basically, he didn't the "right" way to play it, but started playing along to records and his own natural, "necessity is the mother of invention" fingerpick/clawhammer hybrid style developed itself.

something about not learning "chords" until he started playing with local bands.  "theyd be like, 'what are you doing?'  and i'd be like, 'what the hell are you doing?'"
 
2022-12-09 12:07:47 PM  

rickythepenguin: something about not learning "chords" until he started playing with local bands.


Some of the guitarists who have impressive picking skills are said to "know all the chords".  :oP

Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins - Instrumental Medley
Youtube 5wTVLIZaxMk
 
2022-12-09 12:38:16 PM  
If he's so good, why he's not here:
Mark Knopfler, Lemmy Kilmister, David Gilmour o Gary Moore JUNTOS
Youtube QeIxJzdPD0A

? Checkmate, macs
 
2022-12-09 1:22:45 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: offacue: That didn't take long, is she even room temperature yet?

That was my first thought as well. But I guess she must have been sick for quite a while and arranged it ahead of time.


She did arrange it ahead of time.  The auction happened before she died, and she herself contributed some items.
 
2022-12-09 1:23:33 PM  

kermit the forg: Huh.  I always assumed they were pom-poms on his vest.  Did not realize they were clunky wooden balls.

//Must have been really loud and annoying when he walked around.
//I guess the coke affected his fashion choices too.
//Sounds like he was trying to compensate for something...


I believe they were the end of the flushing chain on one of them old timey toilets with the tank up near the ceiling.
 
2022-12-09 1:27:10 PM  
I saw the auction posted on Insta, and I commented "THE BALLS!" because the balls from the Rumours album were included in the auction.  People took it as, "the balls of [Christine or whoever] to sell all these items." It was so stupid.  If people would scroll through photos, they'd see THE BALLS.  Some folks got it and laughed.

I honestly almost bid on them.  Even though I made my own pair years ago, I'd love to own the originals.
 
2022-12-09 1:30:10 PM  
I always thought the balls in the picture were what Stevie Nicks took from Lindsey Buckingham.
 
2022-12-09 1:32:42 PM  
Funny that I never noticed them on the cover of that album before.

And that when I did see them a couple of days ago, I figured they were sex toys.
 
2022-12-09 1:41:02 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: kermit the forg: Huh.  I always assumed they were pom-poms on his vest.  Did not realize they were clunky wooden balls.

//Must have been really loud and annoying when he walked around.
//I guess the coke affected his fashion choices too.
//Sounds like he was trying to compensate for something...

I believe they were the end of the flushing chain on one of them old timey toilets with the tank up near the ceiling.


Mick reported in his first autobiography that he had a habit of knicking the silver ball pullchains from his local pub's water closet back in the earliest days of FM. He can't recall what happened to the original set but he proudly wore them on his belt for the early years of van touring when the Blues Mac was still relatively unknown.
 
2022-12-09 1:44:08 PM  
Kinda expected a higher sale. That's a pretty big piece of iconic pop culture. Two pieces, actually.
 
2022-12-09 1:58:21 PM  

thespindrifter: ViolentEastCoastCity: kermit the forg: Huh.  I always assumed they were pom-poms on his vest.  Did not realize they were clunky wooden balls.

//Must have been really loud and annoying when he walked around.
//I guess the coke affected his fashion choices too.
//Sounds like he was trying to compensate for something...

I believe they were the end of the flushing chain on one of them old timey toilets with the tank up near the ceiling.

Mick reported in his first autobiography that he had a habit of knicking the silver ball pullchains from his local pub's water closet back in the earliest days of FM. He can't recall what happened to the original set but he proudly wore them on his belt for the early years of van touring when the Blues Mac was still relatively unknown.


That's hilarious.  Mick always struck me as a man with a wicked sense of humor.
 
2022-12-09 3:25:35 PM  

bostonguy: Who got Mick Fleetwood's man bun?


hipsters
 
2022-12-09 3:42:54 PM  
How did I never see those before?
 
2022-12-09 4:01:01 PM  

whidbey: Funny that I never noticed them on the cover of that album before.

And that when I did see them a couple of days ago, I figured they were sex toys.


I'm sure they were. Odds are pretty good that they have been inside of every member of the band.
 
2022-12-09 5:05:33 PM  
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2022-12-09 8:36:28 PM  
The auction had been planned for months. The auction company, Julien's, puts a lot into them. For this one, I received a box with three hardcover books showcasing the lots for sale. The box itself has a screen that lights up when opened and plays a full live performance.

Her untimely death a week before the scheduled auction caused bidding to skyrocket. This was the only item I was able to win (we needed new bedside tables anyway).

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