Tag: Marianne Joensson-Olm
Rolling Stones News: Stones Urinals pissing some off, Ronnie Wood’s Radio Show now available in the U.S., Classic ‘Goat Head’s Soup’ commercial
Some urinals in a small northern German town are pissing off at least a dozen women. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that in the small German town of Luechow, the new Rolling Stones Fan Museum hasn't even opened, but it's already attracted controversy because of fixtures in its men's room -- specifically, mouth-shaped urinals.
The urinals are based on the band's famous logo, a pair of luscious open red lips with a tongue hanging out. The logo, created in 1971 by art designer John Pasche, was modeled after lead singer Mick Jagger's famously rubbery mouth.
But critics say the urinals convey a misogynistic message.
"There's been an outcry among the people -- about a dozen women have complained to me alone," Marianne Joensson-Olm, equal-opportunities officer in Luechow, told NDR, a Hamburg-based broadcast network. "It's discrimination against women," said Roda Armbruster, a local feminist. If the urinals sported a tongue, "it would have been acceptable," because the identification with the band and Jagger would have been unmistakable, she said. Without it, "it's a woman's mouth, not a man's mouth."
The museum's founder, Ulrich Schroeder, denies that the fixtures represent a man's mouth or a woman's mouth or anyone's mouth. "It’s art," he told the German daily Die Welt. "It's staying." At least he didn't say "piss off."
TMZ reports that in 2004, Virgin Airlines flushed plans to install a pair of these toilets at JFK Airport. These controversial items are marketed as “Kisses!” urinals on Bathroom Mania’s website, and at last check sold for over $900.
Ronnie Wood's radio show is now available in the U.S. You can listen to it on New York Classic Rock station Q104.3 every Sunday at Midnight ET, 9pm PT. It immediately follows Little Steven's Underground Garage. Every week Ronnie digs through the archives and plays the music he loves and the stuff that’s influenced him over the years, as well as welcoming fantastic guests for some great conversion. Listen online at www.q1043.com, or on your smartphone via the iHeart app from anywhere.
Here's a past show with guest Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers:
Check out this classic 1973 commercial promoting the Rolling Stones album 'Goat Head's Soup,' which ultimately went to #1 in both the U.S. and the U.K. Wolfman Jack even voices the ad!