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Posted on Oct 28, 2012 5:26:04 AM PDT
Steelers fan says:
RE It Was A Very Good Year

Now, William Shatner's version is--terrifying. Admittedly.

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 5:27:06 AM PDT
Steelers fan says:
RE Hope I Die Before I Get Old

Considering the two feeble old men who currently constitute that group, that line is ironic.

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 6:20:29 AM PDT
Grandpa Tom says:
Candle of Life-Moody Blues
I Never Thought I'd Live to be a Hundred-Moody Blues
I Never Thought I'd Live to be a Million-Moody Blues

All the above from To Our Children's Chlidren's Children

Beautiful Racket-Mary Chapin Carpenter
Shades of Gray-Monkees
Time Waits For No One-The Rolling Stones (One of my favorite songs of all-time)
Drivin' Blind-Little Feat
All Things Must Pass-George Harrison (Maybe not directly about getting older, however it speaks about transitions)
My Back Pages-The Byrds, authored by Bob Dylan

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 11:42:15 AM PDT
Bill Mobley says:
"Last Dance"
Donna Summers

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 5:39:31 PM PDT
jazz lady says:
My favorite is "the Remember Song" by Tom Rush

Here is a great performance:

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 5:49:47 PM PDT
jazz lady says:
"Old Friends" by Simon and Garfunkle (several on youtube)

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 6:37:30 PM PDT
Linda Thompson - Weary Life
Richard Thompson - Strange Affair (only available versions by June Tabor and by Martin Simpson)
Grateful Dead - Black Muddy River
Grateful Dead - Touch of Grey
Old and In the Way - Old and In the Way
Grateful Dead - Wharf Rat
The Band - Rocking Chair

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 7:53:16 PM PDT
disclassic says:
100 years-Five For Fighting

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 8:02:21 PM PDT
Fischman says:
74 Years Young by Buddy Guy is a great one.

I also dig Lather by Jefferson Airplane.

And then there's the only Tull album I don't really dig; Too Old For Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 8:23:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 31, 2012 8:40:57 PM PDT
doodah man says:
If one were to take the time to read the first page, one would see that many of these were already mentioned, Time, Hey Nineteen, Too Old To Rock 'n Roll, Touch of Grey, Old Friends, etc., etc..
I'm not saying go through all 5 pages, but page one's pretty easy
But that was 2010, this is 2012, and we're all older now...

Here's one... Living Alone - Loudon Wainwright III

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 9:28:44 PM PDT
J. Hand says:
The opening post concluded with this "Do you have any your really like." so I think repetition is to be expected. ;-)

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 9:35:23 PM PDT
"Living in Reverse" ~ Iain Matthews
"Life Must Go On" ~ Savage Brothers

Has anyone already listed The Who's 1975 album: "The Who By Numbers?" Every song on that record is about being older as Pete Townshend had just turned 30 that year and felt too old to rock 37 years ago.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 10:46:38 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
By Numbers is a fantastic of PETE'S best.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 10:48:06 AM PDT
Steelers fan says:
I'm dreaming, but it's all hot air
Dreaming, back to that rocking chair

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 11:52:28 AM PDT
Everybody says "Quadrophenia" is their favorite Who record and it's fine if you like Pink Floyd. Listen to the lead guitar on "Slip Kid" and that's Pete going bonkers. "Odds & Sods" & "The Who By Numbers" are the two best records that The Who released in the 1970's.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 12:09:27 PM PDT
Fischman says:
I though most folks quoted "Who's Next" as their fave?

Anyway, I second that "By Numbers" is horribly underrated.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 12:21:43 PM PDT
Most corporate rock stations don't know that The Who made records besides "Who's Next" as that is all they will play ("Behind Blue Eyes" "Won't Get Fooled Again" "My Wife" "Baba O'Riley") but, Pete considers that album a failure as it's less than half of what "Lifehouse" could have been. The Who has always been a live band that made records as well and Pete (by 1975) had just about had enough with the whole deal and was ready to retire. Roger, was not happy with Pete wanting to pack it in, Keith was living right next to Steve McQueen on the beach in LA getting fat and John took his own band ("Ox") out on the road and lost a bunch of money doing so. (To Pete) 30 was the new 80 and much too old to be jumping around and smashing guitars and if he only knew back then just what he would be doing in 2012...

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 12:35:23 PM PDT
A. Strong says:
"Goodbye all you punks...Stay young and stay high!"

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 10:39:28 PM PDT
"When I think back on all the crap I learned in High School"
"Kodachrome" by Paul Simon (those are great lyrics!)

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 8:16:00 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
"It's a wonder I can think at all."

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 9:09:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2012 9:21:02 AM PDT
Steelers fan says:
"The Who By Numbers" was, as I recall, the group's first new album since the "Quadrophenia" project, which was much more ambitious. Not as well-received, I believe. The hit was "Squeeze Box", far from the best song in the band's history.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 5:55:07 PM PDT
Where Did The Spring Go by The Kinks

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 5:59:00 PM PDT
The entire album: "The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society" is about looking back and having wisdom of a much older person....Beautiful record that was is!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 6:08:33 PM PDT
Grandpa Tom says:
Philip, Fischman, Vivazappa:

I am with you on the place Who By Numbers occupies in our favorites. I have always believed it's one of, if not their finest, releases, if for nothing than the lyric ..."Take 2-hundred and seventy six, You know this used to be fun".

On another discussion, I even posted Odds and Sods is actually one of my fave Who albums all-time. Admittedly, I'm not unbiased, as I am a major WHO-HEAD.

Anyway, very well stated, friends.

All the best,

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 6:10:30 PM PDT
Rock on, Grandpa Tom!!!

You know your music, Sir!
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