Friday, June 13, 2008

Young in the head

If you're feeling older than your years (or maybe just a year older like I am this week); if you're complaining about your aches and pains and how tired you are; if you think you're too old to [insert here whatever it is you're feeling too old to do]; then get off yer sorry arse and go see a movie called Young@Heart. Trust me, you'll enjoy yourself.

It's funny as hell - I'll warn you, there are also moments that are sad as hell too - but what you'll really remember is how full of life this bunch of 'old fogies' are. This is way more than an "aww shucks feel-good story". I dare you not to have fun watching this film - you will not be able to sit still!

The Young at Heart Chorus is composed of a group of seniors (average age 81) whose performances include an eclectic assortment of toe-tappin' tunes ranging from Schizophrenia by Sonic Youth to Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees. Check out this brilliantly tongue-in- cheek rendition of The Ramones' punk classic I Want to be Sedated:

Growing old is all in your head (and maybe your hip and your back and your hearing) - make the best of it and go enjoy the ride.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hmm.. i wonder if there is a rendition of "Lobotomy" or "The KKK Took My Baby Away"