About Me

My photo
I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Hope I die before I get old: The Zimmers

I think I want to adopt these guys! Old people are pretty cute.
Heres some blurb about the Zimmers posted on you tube:

www.myspace.com/thezimmersband
The oldest and greatest rock band in the world - meet The Zimmers and their amazing cover of The Who's "My Generation".
Lead singer Alf is 90 - it's quite something when he sings "I hope I die before I get old". And he's not the oldest - there are 99 and 100-year-olds in the band!
The Zimmers will feature in a BBC TV documentary being aired in May 2007. Documentary-maker Tim Samuels has been all over Britain recruiting isolated and lonely old people - those who can't leave their flats or who are stuck in rubbish care homes.
The finale of the show is this group of lonely old people coming together to stick it back to the society that's cast them aside - by forming a rock troupe and trying to storm into the pop charts.
Some massive names from the pop world have thrown their weight behind The Zimmers... The song is produced by Mike Hedges (U2, Dido, Cure), the video shot by Geoff Wonfor (Band Aid, Beatles Anthology), and it was recorded in the legendary Beatles studio 2 at Abbey Road.
Look out for the single being released from May 21 - with proceeds going to a good cause.
And check out more photos and info at:www.myspace.com/thezimmersband

12 comments:

Sober Chick said...

I have the hugest smile on my face. I adore the video. Alf rocks!!!!

Syd said...

Nothing like a bunch of geezers rocking out. I hope that I can still be having some kind of happy times when I'm that age.

Sober Chick said...

I emnailed some of my loved ones this video, how they loved it. Thank You!

Trudging said...

(:

Syd said...

I've missed your posts. You always have something great to write. Hope that you are okay and enjoying life.

recoveryroad said...

"I think I want to adopt these guys! Old people are pretty cute."

Lmao - quote of the week! Made me smile anyway.

I hope you're well today and have a Happy Monday!

:-)

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

They're great. Love the video. Is that a Rabbi who's giving me the finger?

Christine said...

How wonderful!
And I was just complaining about getting old---I needed to see this today!
Thank you
Can't wait to send it to some of those I love included in this generation!

Shannon said...

LOL old people are so flippin cute I loved this :)

vicariousrising said...

Age is a state of mind. I'm going to be a goofy old biddy if at all possible.

I just got a copy of Thich Nhat Hanh's "True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart" from your suggestion on my blog. On Amazon.com I read that this was a good primer to some of his other works. I'll let you know how I like it. Thank you so much for the suggestion. I love reading :)

Hope all your work and studies are going well. I think you mentioned you had quite a lot going on this month.

~Judith

Sober Steve said...

Thanks for the laugh this morning...

peace
Steve

johno said...

fab, old people are often so overlooked & underestimated. Good luck nextwek