Hope I die before I get old? Not so fast……

Posted: August 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

Apparently, rock music is not longer cool, and no young person would want anything to do with it.

I’m going on record as saying that I firmly disagree with this entire article. First off, rock is dead? Says who? No one under 40 listens to rock music? The all-ages show by The Kills that I went to a couple of weeks after this article was published was packed with everyone from teens to people quite a bit older than I.

There are new artists in every genre emerging all the time, rock included. Anyone who fails to notice this is either lazy or wilfully ignorant.

Finally, I think it’s fucking excellent that musicians are continuing to create and play music regardless of what age they are. Leonard Cohen is 77 and has just released an excellent album. I love that the “rules” of aging are being redefined, or better yet, done away with altogether.

And how ironic is it that rules are now being imposed on rock music?

  1. Great piece! I got back into playing, singing and writing not long after I hit 40, after a break of something like 15 years. It’s great that you can challenge convention at any age. And I’m young in this game compared to some.

  2. stephsconcerts says:

    Congrats on getting back into playing and singing! I hope it’s going well for you. Speaking of Leonard Cohen, I saw him perform last week. At 78 years old, he brought a huge stadium to its knees. I also saw The Who for the first time recently, and even though Roger Daltrey joked about it being past his bedtime because he’s a pensioner, he and Townshend were in fine, fine form.

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