Geezers Kick Ass

Singing Seniors Redefine Rock Songs

Current mood: enthralled
Category: Life

I love these people…

“You listen to Fred sing that song and you listen to the oxygen tank as a rhythm box, and you think, `Oh my God, this song is really about something different when this person sings it,'” says Cilman. Watch Fix You

“All we’ve ever had is now.” — Jack Schnepp, 77, singing the Flaming Lips’ “All We Have Is Now.”

“My future is static / It’s already had it.” — Steve Martin, 79, singing Sonic Youth’s “Schizophrenia.” Watch: here

“And we’re not little children/ And we know what we want/ And the future is certain/ Give us time to work it out.” — The Young@Heart Chorus, singing the Talking Heads’ “Road to Nowhere.”

“`I swear that I don’t have a gun’ — I mean, what’s the meaning of that?” Stan Goldman, 77. gripes, quoting Nirvana. “I sometimes ponder the songs that are given to us. I ponder the meaning and I come up with nothing. I figure I’ll roll with the punches.”

My favorite: Covering the Ramones’ I Wanna Be Sedated’

Published in: on June 15, 2007 at 11:00 am  Leave a Comment  

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