October 2nd, 2008

Future Plans

I’ve never been able to picture myself as an old man – 70, 80, on from there. I just figure with my poor eating, lack of sun, and lack of exercise, I’ll be lucky to make it to 50.

If, by some chance, I do make it to that point, I know what I want to do: sing pop songs in a choir with other people my own age.

I’m watching the movie Young at Heart, and I’m not even done with it and it’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. It’s a documentary about a group of people in their 80’s and beyond singing songs by The Clash, The Ramones, James Brown, Sinead O’Connor, and Coldplay, and it’s absolutely a fantastic thing to watch. These folks are having a ton of fun, and the movie is funny, encouraging, challenging, and touching. I know it doesn’t sound like it would be, but it really is.

Here’s the trailer, which gives you a pretty good idea of the movie:

So, hey, if we still know each other when we’re that age, care to join me?

One Comment on “Future Plans”

  1. Eric says:

    "How terribly strange to be seventy." Unless your rockin' like that. I'm in with you when we get that old, but I would like to put in a request to sing "Who Are You?" (Who, who, who, who)

    Thanks for the heads up, this is on my to be watched list immediately.

    (ummmm . . . don't look now, but your link only sends an e-mail.)

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