Wednesday, November 30, 2005

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

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Driving in to work today, I was fiddling with the radio dial to find some music I liked ( so many of my blog posts start that way, it seems). I stopped when I heard a classic Rolling Stones song.

Okay, I like some of their classic songs, and yes, they manage to put Toronto back on the map every couple of years before they start a new tour, and yes, they are rather talented for having passed through several decades of music while still remaining on top of the charts.

But I cannot stand to look at these guys...these 60+ year-old hipsters who still shake their butts and fly across the stage and live hard. Guys, haven't you heard? It's time to sit back, relax and let those old age pension checks roll in. You should not be doing what you're doing...even if you've still "got it," doesn't mean you have to "use it!"

As I drove in, I was mentally telling Mick Jagger to: "Check out a retirement village, start playing bridge or cribbage with the boys in the band, head out to the all-you-can-eat dinner buffets that feature a 4:30 p.m. early bird special, have a glass of warm milk and catch up on your Reader's Digest reading before going to bed at 10 p.m. Mick could organize the retirement village's talent shows once a month, and also teach dancing between his games of shuffleboard and weekly outings to the jai alai games. (did I mention the retirement village is in Boca Raton, Florida?)

I think Stephen Tyler from Aerosmith could maybe check out the same facilities for his planned retirement (if I have anything to do with it) in the near future. Maybe he and Mick could even room together.

See, I think Mick took these lyrics to heart:

"If you start me up
If you start me up
I’ll never stop..."

Please, somebody, make him stop!!!!


Pearl said...

Whyever for? He's heroic, busting down notions that older is dead. Live every day you're alive I say.

cruisin-mom said...

Gotta disagree, Pearl...having hit the big 5-0...I say "Baby Boomers" unite...sing, dance, long as you can move...keep going! (I hope you don't think the same about Paul McCartney...could mean the end of our friendship)

Jack's Shack said...

I am hopeful that I have as much energy when I am 60.

David_on_the_Lake said...

They're singing at the Super Bowl this year...
You can be assured no one will be looking at their chests

BrooklynJewishGuy said...

I'm with you crusin' mom... I just passed 50 (a few yrs ago) and I ain't gonna slow down. It's only getting better now.

bring on the Beach Boys!!

MC Aryeh said...

The notions of what old age looks like are changing. The Mick Jaggers, Tina Turners, Chers and Paul McCartneys of the world are at the forefront. Let them sit in a rocking chair when they have to, but while they can still prance around on stage, why not? They are LIVING life, not giving up on it. More power to them!