Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Coolest Old People Around

There's been kind of a media blitz about a singing group who go by the name Young@Heart. It's partly, due to the documentary about the gang of senior citizens who belt out alt-rock anthems with real zeal and enthusiasm. You know, kinda the opposite of some of the group's they cover. What I love about this is that it flies right in the face of convential wisdom that once you hit a certain age you stop caring about new music. Record companies and suits assume that the old foggies just want to listen to the Andrews Sisters they jammed in WWII and would never THINK of listening to the Ramones, Lou Reed or Sonic Youth. And here they are, claiming what used to be Sonic Youth's honor with a cover of "Schizophrenia."

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