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BS: Too old to rock?

Roger the Skiffler 19 Aug 10 - 06:42 AM
GUEST,essex girl 19 Aug 10 - 07:11 AM
olddude 19 Aug 10 - 07:44 AM
GUEST,Gentle Gaint 19 Aug 10 - 07:57 AM
GUEST,Patsy 19 Aug 10 - 08:20 AM
GUEST,bankley 19 Aug 10 - 08:23 AM
Roger the Skiffler 19 Aug 10 - 12:20 PM
leeneia2 19 Aug 10 - 12:41 PM
Rob Naylor 19 Aug 10 - 12:48 PM
Roger the Skiffler 20 Aug 10 - 06:00 AM
Green Man 20 Aug 10 - 06:21 AM
akenaton 20 Aug 10 - 12:03 PM
Ebbie 20 Aug 10 - 02:25 PM
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Subject: BS: Too old to rock?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 06:42 AM

People have been urging me to retire from singing for 50+ years, just after they stopped telling me I was too young to perform. Now most of my musical idols are dead and my contemporaries all look so old (clue, Roger: that face in the mirror isn’t your grandfather).
You know you are too old when…

Mixing drink & drugs means washing your Glocosomine down with Sanatogen
Your rider includes incontinence pads and oxygen
All your roadies are qualified paramedics and your tour bus has an intensive care suite
Most of your sound check is devoted to your hearing aids
End of tour hi-jinks consist of hiding the drummer’s teeth
You have band T-shirts older than most of the audience
Those frequent costume changes are really necessary
Your tour blog has replaced sexual encounters with successful bowel movements
Your concerts start at 6pm because you like to be in bed by 10pm
You have to leave the stage between each number
Your press conference consists of reporters from Saga Magazine and Mature Times.
When they report you live in a “20-bed-room mansion in 5 acres”, they omit to say it’s a care home
Your autocue reminds you of your name as well as where you are and the lyrics of your songs
The laminate round your neck isn’t “access all areas”, it’s your free ‘bus pass
You can’t throw tvs off balconies any more. You struggle to throw the remote across the room
You tried pushing your zimmer frame into the swimming-pool, but you couldn’t get back to your room without it
The lighting man used to complain about the reflection off your National Steel. Now it’s your head that’s the problem
The bass player used to go out looking for bisexuals. Now he’s just trying to find his bifocals
Three in a bed, means you’ve got into the wrong room again

RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: GUEST,essex girl
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 07:11 AM

Hey, you're never too old to rock.I still do & i'm no spring chicken, infact this weekend i'm of to the rhythm festival in bedfordshire. love the poem.


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: olddude
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 07:44 AM

Roger
never listen to other people .. they are just jealous that they are still not rockin ...

keep on keepin on

why trade the guitar for a rockin chair ... no way ... have fun and keep on


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: GUEST,Gentle Gaint
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 07:57 AM

In the words of Ian Anderson, you are never too old !

The old Rocker wore his hair too long
Wore his trouser cuffs too tight
Unfashionable to the end - drank his ale too light
Death's head belts buckle - yesterday dreams
The transport "Caf" prophet of doom
Ringing no change in his double-sews seams
in his post-war-babe gloom

He once owned a Harley Davidson and A Triumph Bonneville
Counted his friends in burned out spark plugs
And prays that he always will
But he's the last of the blue blood greaser boys

All his mates are doing time
Married with three kids up by the ring road
Sold their souls straight down the line
And some of them own little sports cars
And meet at the tennis club do's
For drinks on a Sunday - work on Monday
They've thrown away their blue suede shoes


So the old Rocker gets out his bike to make a ton
Before he takes his leave
Upon the Al by Scotch Corner just like it used to be
And as he flies - tears in his eyes - his mind -
whipped words echo the final take
As he hits the trunk road doing around 120
with no room left to brake
And he was too old to rock'n'roll, but he was too young to die


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 08:20 AM

I'm not in the first flush of youth myself but I will still keep moshing around with the best of them. Why deny yourself of something you love just because of a number? Keep the faith and Rock on!


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 08:23 AM

old rocker ? isn't that a chair on the porch ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 12:20 PM

Don't know what happened to the inverted commas, I cut 'n' pasted from Word as usual & previewed without a problem. Must be my age...

Rts


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: leeneia2
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 12:41 PM

There's a Dutch proverb that says "The tall tree catches the wind."

It means that a person who's famous or important becomes the target of gossip and innuendo. We would call it 'hot air'. And that's what is going on with Roger's list.

Some no-talent nobody is jealous that somebody else is on stage. In this case the notable person happens to be older.

If the person onstage is a different race, gender, or nationality, from the no-talent nobody, the wisecracks will be adjusted to suit.
======
One day, when my mother was about 75, she said to me, "What you see is not who I really am. Inside of me is an 18-year-old girl." I feel the same way myself. Especially when I pick up an instrument.


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 12:48 PM

I think I was the oldest person in the Mosh Pit at the last rock gig I went to...didn't stop me though!


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 06:00 AM

I was really hoping for some more humorous contributions, rather than angst. This is a BS thread not a serious nmusical thread! (Nothing I do can be called musical!).

RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: Green Man
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 06:21 AM

The nail that stands above the rest invites the hammer.

(Confuscious)


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: akenaton
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 12:03 PM

I enjoyed that GG!
Stirred my soul :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Too old to rock?
From: Ebbie
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 02:25 PM

How's it go...? There are old rockers. There are bold rockers. There are no old, bold rockers.

:)


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