Monday, May 28, 2007

Revenge of the Zimmers

A band of OAPs with a combined age of over 3,000 have recorded The Who's "My Generation" for BBC 2's Power to the People programme, which I look forward to watching tonight at 9 o'clock.

The video is amusing and moving, and has created a massive stir. And if you feel that a 90-year old singing "hope I die before I get old" is in dodgy taste, try and remember how you felt the first time you heard Bono's "tonight thank God it's them instead of you". There are more important things to feel uncomfortable about - that's the point of this exercise.

It makes me proud to be a BBC licence payer. If not so proud of being part of a society that regards our elderly as an embarrassing expense.

2 comments:

Roger Lancefield said...

> A band of OAPs with a combined age of over > 3,000

Heh! Best opening clause I've seen for some time ;) I'll be watching tonight.

Roger Lancefield said...

> If not so proud of being part of a society that regards our elderly as an embarrassing expense.

Well said! It's shallow and profligate youth culture we should be embarrassed about.