Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Forever Young – In My Mind

May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young

Bob Dylan (singer/song writer), lyrics to “Forever Young”

It’s amazing to me that Bob Dylan is 65 today. Not that I knew him personally when he was younger, but all my rock idols are truly elderly now. Paul Simon in an interview mentioned that Paul McCartney, who turns 64 June 18th, called him up and sang “When I’m Sixty-Four.”

Now at his advanced age, when Dylan sings “One More Cup of Coffee” it takes on a completely different meaning.

There is nothing wrong that they are older, except that it makes me older. I used to be cool driving around playing the Stones, Dylan or the Kinks (at least I thought I was), now it’s a sure sign of old age. It’s akin to when someone was listening to Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra when I was a kid. Now I like Martin and Sinatra too.

I don’t like this getting old stuff, but what choice do I have?

5 comments:

alice, uptown said...

Dylan's 65? What's happened to us? And how could he be only five years younger than my mom, who has never in her life listened to what used to be called folk songs? This does not compute in my mind --I see Dylan representing a completely different generation than my mom's, and yet the chronological age is so close.

Oh, we are getting older. Dylan would ask "how does it feel?" And I don't know how to answer that, or I'm too shocked to think about it.

I can't say I want my misspent youth back, but the aging process -- no one told us it would be such a bitch.

S. R. said...

I am not old, except to 20 year olds.

But all three of those gentlemen are musically brilliant. No reason for age to stop them. It's not like hitting a baseball. George Brett can't hit .350 at 65.

Chandira said...

I think it's more a sign that Britney Spears and Ludacris are CRAP, to be honest. I love the Stones, Dylan etc.. and hey, I'm pretty cool.. ;-)

I love Forever Young, great song. A regular on my iPod.

dusty said...

I love the oldies..

and no, you can't turn back time..suck it up and deal :p

Janet said...

My dad turned 65 just a few days after Dylan. For some reason it's not so weird for me to think of Dylan as 65, but it is weird to think of my dad.:(