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Getting Old???

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by eno50, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. eno50


    Jan 31, 2009
    North of Memphis
    Man oh man how time gets away from you...
    I was driving down the interstate the other day ,and some
    discjockys were talking on the radio and they said...
    Birthdays for the month of march and Robin Trower turned
    68 this month... and I just started thinking wow all my rock
    stars are getting Old.... That mean so am I....
  2. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    68 is the new 30!
  3. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Don't worry, all the good rockstars are either ancient or dead. I can barely name any musician with an influence on me who isn't.
  4. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    I turned 60 last week. It's like...?!?!?!?! Blink of an eye, man.

    But I keep hearing how 60 is the new 40. That would be nice!
  5. Unprofessional


    Mar 5, 2012
    Well, I don't know about this "grow old gracefully" stuff, but it beats the alternative.
  6. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    The way some of the folks in my 'scene' are, 40 is the new 18....
  7. wideload


    Apr 15, 2004
    Salinas, CA
    And you know what we said about 30 back in the Sixties... :)
  8. eno50


    Jan 31, 2009
    North of Memphis
    Ya It's better than the alternative alright.....
  9. I'll turn 60 in late October 2013.

    Wife is my biggest fan; ecourages me. She sees old rockers on stage and doing commercials..SEEE? They;re still rockin and older than YOU.

    My typical reply is that they have been doing nothing but music since the 1960's or so..and haven't lifted a cabinet, set-up PA or even tuned their own instruments in decades..sighs..Whereas I did decades at "hard labor" before becoming a desk jockey. Haven't had steady gigs since the '80's.

    Still beats "the alternative"..and long-liveTROWER.
  10. According to me, I stopped being trustworthy 27 years ago. :eek:

    With 2 young daughters, I now feel like Harry Chapin.

    "Feelin' all of 45, going on 15."
  11. Sometimes
  12. Sometimes I feel 17..other times..90 plus.

    I do believe I feel or behave "younger" than my father, as by my age he had been through WWII, smoked 2 packs/ day, married, career and raised 2 sons..only to suffer last 10 years as a stroke victim died in his mid 60's, whereas I have achieved marriage and career; health wise pretty good..fingers crossed.

    Ironically, NOW..I don't trust folks under 30..LOL.. Haven't paid their dues, yet they feel I am in the way of their careers.
  13. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    I turned 64 this month. Got a T-shirt that says, "I might be old but I got see all the good bands!"
  14. madurolover


    May 21, 2011
    Tampa Fl
    Its worse when you see your old favorites dying like Brad Delp. I tend to want to see them before I can't anymore. I will buy a Stones ticket if a tour comes nearby.

    The guys in my band say no one wants to hear a bunch of 50 year olds playing metal (although the originals are in their 60s) so I am stuck with old guy music. Maybe I need a wig and some color to play what I enjoy. At least give me Bad Company (FFDP style).
  15. The perception of time passing sure does accelerate as we grow older.

    I have a theory on how it "works"

    Most of us have our earliest memories from around age 5.

    Growing from 5 years to 10 years old felt like it took forever. Remember how long it took to go from December 1st to the 25th?

    Then from 10 to 20 years "feels" about the same.

    Then from 20 to 40 and you say - "wow, that was fast"

    Then from 40 to 80. (which feels the same as the 5 to 10 year lifetime).


    The silver lining to my theory is that: Even if you die at age 40 (and were expected to live until 80) - you had already lived 75% of your life.

    Feel better?
  16. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    Turned 60 in February, I'm still out there doing 9-1 bar shows every weekend.

    It's actually more fun now than it was in my 20s. I have better perspective on everything and figured out a long time ago that I'm not that important.

  17. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I'm 62. Still love to play; but the load-ins/load-outs are brutal...
  18. Beatlejuice53


    Feb 15, 2013
    I just turned 60 last month. Best advice? Downsize and use wheels.
  19. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I am coming up on 63.

    Load-in and out is much easier with my Genz-Benz Shuttle 6.0 combo...36 pounds. I ditched all the heavy gear two years ago - just no point to it when I can get equal or better performance out of the new micro gear with neo cabs.

    I do more work helping others load in and out than doing my stuff. I have a bass, G-B combo and pedal board. Extra bass and additional cab usually stay in the car.

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