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Friday, May 09, 2008

long way to the shop...

I was watching a thing on telly and the scene was a nursing home for people who were clearly of the generation which was young during WWII. They were all gathered around a piano, singing a Vera Lynn song of that era.

This got me thinking...

It mightn'd be too long before I end up in one of those places...

What will the staff be organising for us by way of music...

AC/DC? Rolling Stones? Deep Purple? The Doors? The Beatles? The Who? Cliff Richard?

What !?!?!?


Blogger hip said...

The other old farts will pinch ya Ipod.

May 10, 2008 12:37 AM  
Blogger phil said...

John Denver, Mariah Carey, Boyz 2 Men...

Heh heh

May 10, 2008 8:41 PM  
Blogger GreenSmile said...

Dunno what they play in the big department stores in Oz but here in the states, I think we already have the answer: [a] nobody sings although with the earbuds many are not aware of the strained, offtune noises they make to the beat [b] the same musak that is played in JC Penny's :anything from the 60's that is trippy, romantic or exhilarating but devoid of anti-military or anti-authority lyrics. we will get rolled down to the social hall, a blanket over our shrunken legs, to hear musak.

I plan on dying of a heart attack as is the tradition of all the male ancestors I know of...long before I am in a condition of second toddlerhood.

May 11, 2008 12:11 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

I just keep imagining us all in a "home", trying to "get down and dirty" with AC/DC's Back In Black album. In particular Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution, pumped out by a state-of-the-art sound system at the rate of 105dB, vibrating the mortar out from between the bricks.

Jericho !!!

May 11, 2008 9:54 PM  
Blogger phil said...

No, that'll be "And the walls came down" by the Call. Still a good song.

May 13, 2008 10:22 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

"I don't think there are any Russians
And there ain't no Yanks
Just corporate criminals
Playin' with tanks"

Yo dude !!!>

May 14, 2008 8:06 AM  
Blogger phil said...

Damn, that link seems to be busted. I used to have that song on video in the '80s, but now all gone, would love to see it again.

Word verification is cwrmmmyf: you're not Welsh by any chance?

May 18, 2008 6:26 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Try this:

May 18, 2008 9:43 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

No, I'm not Welsh... Nor am I about to recite my lineage... :-)

May 18, 2008 10:56 PM  
Blogger phil said...

Yowza!! You've made my night,man. That still is excellent.

Then 2 short Youtube clicks away - kind of a random process - and I get another of my favourite bands, Human League.

Does life get any better? (well I do need stereo and decent speakers but still...)

May 19, 2008 11:07 PM  
Blogger hip said...

The "Grumpy Old Toddlers" Ward seems to be working out fine... :o)

May 21, 2008 2:57 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

And then there's

"Sanctuary fades
congregation splits
Nightly military raids
The congregation splits
It's a song of assassins
Ringin' in your ears
We got terrorist thinking
Playing on fears"

Profoundly perscient, given that it was written in 1983 !!!

May 22, 2008 12:16 AM  
Blogger phil said...

Nothing changes.

Example in point: Military Madness (we heard CSN do this in Brisbane early this year, prefaced with comments about Bush/Howard.


May 22, 2008 9:14 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Indeed nothing changes. Grrrrrr...

No wonder I'm a misanthrope

May 25, 2008 5:31 PM  
Blogger OperationDemocracyDataDoctor_1 said...

Gerry, I commend the movie "Young at Heart to your attention. It has nothing to do with the Doris Day, Frank Sinatra movie of that name except that all the people in the chorus saw that movie in theaters...when they were in their thirties or forties. It is a documentary.

It is a dollop of hope without any sugar coating and it is precisely about what octogenarians can sing if they put their minds to it.

May 27, 2008 10:47 PM  
Blogger Davo said...

have taken to scaring the chooks with renditions of '20th century schizoid Man' from the King Crimson album which, if memory still serves (not guaranteed these days) was written in 1973 (can't reproduce the hard driving fuzzy guitar riffs though)

May 28, 2008 7:31 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

ODDD_1, I'm way beyond fixing. Just keeping it all together is a constant struggle.

Davo, apt song. Google tells me it was 1969.

May 29, 2008 12:03 AM  
Blogger Davo said...

Yer, and i keep thinking am still 55 .. heh.

May 29, 2008 12:25 AM  

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