Now that some time has passed since the Live 8 Concerts, I decided last night to look around the Internet and download a few of the performances I missed. Of course I had to find a site that offered really good high resolution movies; and therein lies the problem. Every wrinkle, mid-life bulge, gray hair or balding head was seen in unblinking detail. Of course I’m talking about the older acts who first had their success back in the ’60s or ’70s. Maybe I should have just stayed with the memory of the low definition AOL broadcast I watched live as it happened and imagined them now as they were then.

I’m reminded of lyrics to a song, “I’m Going Down”, originally written by Don Nix and performed my many artists over the years(my favorite is the version by The Jeff Beck Group). Anyway, I was moved to modify the lyrics-

we’re growing old
old, old, old, old, old
we’re growing old
old, old, old, old, old
we’ve got our heads in the clouds
and one foot in the grave


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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  1. cat_wrangler says:

    What will happen when we’re in ‘elder care’
    My better half and a few others were discussing how incredibly hilarious it will be if we have to live long enough to go into some type of ‘assisted living’ facility. Will they let us play Led Zeppelin? Will the doctor prescribe more thorazine for those who get together to perform the Fish Cheer?
    “Hope I die before I get old”

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