Friday, December 19, 2008

Somewhere in my soul, there's always rock-n-roll

Saw a great movie courtesy of Netflix last night called 'Young at Heart'. So good I managed to stay awake through the entire thing. It's a documentary about a group of seniors (ave. age of the group is in the 80's) called the 'Young at Heart Chorus' who sing all manner of rock songs-punk, alternative, new wave-you name it. The movie starts out with a rousing rendition of The Clash's 'Should I Stay or Should I Go' and showcases the bands live performances, videos and practice sessions as well as their lives. They're not a funny novelty act either, they're awesome and some of their versions kick butt over the original (give me their version of Sonic Youth's 'Schizophrenia' over the original ANY day). They tour (been to Europe even) and sell out huge concert halls. They performed in a prison and reduced a field of inmates to tears with a song dedicated to one of their members who had died that morning.

I hope I'm rocking like that when I'm in my 80's. Heck, I wish I was rocking like that now.

Here's a link
to one of their videos, a cover of The Ramones 'I Wanna Be Sedated'. Not the best example of their singing abilities but I love the Ramones so there.

1 comment:

  1. I loved the documentary. I'm with you; I want to be that active & involved at that age.