Paul McCartney on Imagination

July 5th, 2010
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Sir Paul Has Spoken

“Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.”

Paul McCartney

Pat Benatar at 60

June 28th, 2010
Pat Benatar @ 60
Pat Benatar @ 60

Pat Benatar, what were you thinking?

Pat Benatar, who is 57 y/o, said recently in People Magazine that she couldn’t wait to be 60, “because you get to be ornery and salty.” I wouldn’t think that that is how a 60-year-old woman would want to be described. Or did she mean men, too? That everyone over 60 is ornery and salty? That’s even worse, because 1) it’s not true, and 2) it perpetuates a stereotype based on an untrue premise. (See #1, above).

Then she talks about retiring to Hawaii but also says that she’ll be singing “Heartbreaker” as they are closing her coffin.

I’m confused. Is she retiring or is she going to continue to perform, expecting people to pay to see an ornery and salty woman?

It’s a good thing she’s better at singing than she is at clear thinking.

Helen Mirren naked in NY magazine

June 23rd, 2010

The Huffington Post wrote about this and got over a thousand comments!

There is 72, and then there is 72.

April 22nd, 2010
...winners get lots of sex.
...winners get lots of sex.

Jane Fonda was talking about her “frisky” sex life on “Extra” last night. Later, She demonstrated some moves, and she was very impressive. Limber.

Merle Haggard was on today’s “Morning Edition,” and he’s 72, too. Recovering from lung cancer. His voice: it just ain’t the same. Numerous clips of the Hag’s oeuvre were played. At his peak, his voice was powerful, and now it’s wavy, and weaker.

Jane’s just as famous for being healthy as the Hag is for being a hell raiser, so you gotta factor in all that lifestyle, exercise, and diet. But genes count, too, and they are like the Lottery: you won’t know if you‘ve won or lost till they pull the numbers. Same with aging, you don’t know what you’ll be like at 72, till you get there.

Jane won, Merle lost.

How Old is Old, Part II?

April 20th, 2010
...now what?
...now what?

Great article in Monday’s L.A. Times.

“Can We Live Too Long?” by Gregory Rodriguez.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-rodriguez19-2010apr19,0,722257.column

Sigourney Weaver hosts SNL Mar 20th

March 17th, 2010
You Look Fabulous!
You Look Fabulous!

Sure, being the “scientist” who made Avatar possible has its rewards, but 61 y/o Sigourney’s a SNL regular, and was just on in Oct.

When I was 30, the Saturday Night Live hosts were 30; now I’m 60, and the SNL hosts are 60.

Our generation is so big, and so rich, that everybody and everything, has to accommodate us.

Who Cares?

February 8th, 2010
Daltrey & Townshend
Daltrey & Townshend

On behalf of all Boomers, I’m so embarrassed! The Who’s performance at the Super Bowl was so dull and lugubrious that it gives Boomers a bad name. Its not age, ‘cause Bruce can still rock—rather, I think it’s the half-time producer—he probably thought, oh wow, The Who, while the rest of us were, like, ho-hum, who cares?

Another 60+ female news anchor!

February 2nd, 2010
Candy Crowley
Candy Crowley

Jointing the ranks with Diane Sawyer is 61 y/o Candy Crowley, who’s been doing TV news forever and will be the first woman to host CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday talk/debate show.