Entries Tagged as 'music'

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Go Ho!

Today, the best thing you can do not to act old is to rush over to my brand new website, Ho Springs. Ho Springs is an online serialized novel that will be updated every day by me, with contributions from fabulous other writers like Benilde Little, who’s writing meth ho Taryn’s Little Black Book, and […]

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Thrilling Dispatch from the Land of the Young

Sometimes I think the young live in a different world from you and me. Not just, you know, one with lots more sex and lots less confusion over how to turn on the television, but a land where they watch, listen to, and know about people and things hidden to the rest of us. For […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Happy 60th Birthday, Bruce. I think.

A funny thing happened when I went to Youtube this morning in search of an early Bruce Springsteen video, to post here in celebration of Bruce’s 60th birthday. I expected to find some rocking footage that would bring back the…..well, yes, the glory days of the Bruce I first saw in Milwaukee in 1975, the […]

Monday, August 17th, 2009

#141: Don’t Mind The Gap

A new study by the Pew Research Group says that, while there’s not that much conflict between the generations, older and younger Americans are very different from each other.  Nearly 80% of those surveyed believe there’s a major Generation Gap now, 20 points higher than said so in the 1970s. According to the research: — […]

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

#140: Do Not Listen To Your Sorry-Ass Old Music

I just got home from a six hour car ride with my daughter, which took place approximately thirteen hours after we ran out of things to say to each other — or at least after she ran out of things to say to me. Having reached the end of other entertainment strategies, she turned in […]

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

NEW VIDEO: How Not To Act Old, Lesson #5

Girls, even old girls, just want to have fun, right? And what’s wrong with rocking out to Bruce? No matter how “mortifying” the Evil Young find such behavior, we’re not going to stop. Another instructional video by Alexa Garbarino, starring Age Policeman Noah Levinson and an overenthusiastic old lady.

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

POP QUIZ: When Did You Stop Being Young?

It was all over for me in 1987 — my youth, that is. At least that’s according to the musical quiz in the Chicago Tribune, which claims to pinpoint the moment you got old by zeroing in on the first year you fail to recognize summer’s biggest pop song. I wouldn’t say not being able […]

Monday, April 20th, 2009

#134: Don’t Cry For Susan Boyle

Okay, Rolf and I barely had a chance to stretch our legs and catch our breath after a grueling winter spent kissing in the hammock writing How Not To Act Old, The Book, when we find ourselves forced back to active duty, covering the international phenomenon of Susan Boyle. You’d think that a chimpanzee had […]

Friday, October 10th, 2008

#129: Do Not Attack Any Stars of High School Musical 3

I know that none of my readers are that middle-aged guy who attacked Zac Efron, star of High School Musical 3 (and also, reportedly, 1 and 2). I’m sure that you would never do anything like that, no matter how badly you might want to. All of you know that beating up rich, famous young […]

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

#121: No Arcade Fire or Porkpie Hats

It’s one thing for an ancient (that’s you, baby) to keep abreast (there’s an old word) of popular culture and stay aware of what the young and deck and hipsterish are doing just to torture you. But it’s quite another to attempt to actually be a hipster. You may think you can deconstruct all the […]

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