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"I grow old...I grow old...

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled."

-T.S. Eliot

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

 

I'm 67 years old today, but behind my eyes I'm still 25.

If you play cool, you are cool.
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Happy Birthday, my friend, and many, MANY more!

 

You're not olde- ;) - you've just lived a long time and had a LOT of experience. :cool:

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

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Happy birthday, Fred. And in the immortal words of Jethro Tull, "You're never too o-o-old to rock and ro-o-oll if you're too young to die!" Not sure how that fits into the jazz world, but let's hope it still applies!

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I'm 67 years old today, but behind my eyes I'm still 25.

 

73 here, and never growed up........ My momma once asked me; "when are you going to grow up"? My answer was, "never". And I never did in the way that she meant it..

 

But I digress. Happy birthday amigo, and many more happy and healthy ones as well.

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I'll be 65 in eight days, but often feel years older, but still act much younger( my wife says TOO much younger ;) ).

 

I know it's belated, but didn't catch this until this morning, so...

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY anyway!

 

Like it's been said here before, ANY day spent ABOVE the dirt is a good one. :)

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I started out with NOTHING...and I still have most of it left!
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Nice literary choice.

Happy birthday Fred!

I hope for a day when we stop talking about numbers, and talk about journeys.

Based on what I see daily, we have a long way to go. But it`s an ideal.

anyway...

PM me for my thoughts on age, I`ll spare the forum.

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Just remember that worn out story about the two horses on a hilltop, one a young Stallion and the other an old Mustang, looking down at a pasture of young mares. ;)

 

You know...the young stallion says to the elder, "hey pop. What say we run down this hill and bang us one of them mares?" And the old horse replies, "What say we WALK down and bang them ALL?"

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Happy birthday, Fred. And in the immortal words of Jethro Tull, "You're never too o-o-old to rock and ro-o-oll if you're too young to die!" Not sure how that fits into the jazz world, but let's hope it still applies!

 

Dan,

 

I don't rock. But I can still lay down a pretty decent uptempo Blues improv.

 

Rock on, Bro.!

If you play cool, you are cool.
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"I grow old...I grow old...

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled."

-T.S. Eliot

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

 

I'm 67 years old today, but behind my eyes I'm still 25.

Happy birthday Fred! Seeing as I turn 62 in September, I can relate. Even though I have my aches and pains and cannot party as much as I could when I was 25, I look in the mirror and wonder who that fat old bastard is standing in front of me.

Bob

 

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:D

 

Yeah, it IS kinda scary when you look in the mirror one morning and see your GRANDPA staring back at you!

 

I still like what my MOM once said about it all....

 

"No matter how hard you try, GRAVITY always wins!" :D

 

The only "thought" I had on aging, and the only "victory" I seek is to still be able to remember my past, be aware of my current surroundings, and to never confuse the two.

 

And perhaps put off the alternative for as long as possible. ;)

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I started out with NOTHING...and I still have most of it left!
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"I grow old...I grow old...

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled."

 

-T.S. Eliot

 

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

 

Just because- the mood of that eloquent couple o' lines o' poetry brought this to my mind:

 

 

Cat

 

The fat cat on the mat

may seem to dream

of nice mice that suffice

for him, or cream;

but he free, maybe,

walks in thought

unbowed, proud, where loud

roared and fought

his kin, lean and slim,

or deep in den

in the East feasted on beasts

and tender men.

The giant lion with iron

claw in paw,

and huge ruthless tooth

in gory jaw;

the pard dark-starred,

fleet upon feet,

that oft soft from aloft

leaps upon his meat

where woods loom in gloom

far now they be,

fierce and free,

and tamed is he;

but fat cat on the mat

kept as a pet

he does not forget.

 

- J.R.R. Tolkien

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

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I remember back in '92 when PBS showed a concert that celebrated Bob Dylan's 30th year in "the biz", I satirically re-wrote the lyrics to "It's All Over Now(Baby Blue)" to be a song about how a man's life had changed over the years. From being a young idealistic "hippie" type guy to now having to deal with middle age. For instance...

 

In Dylan's tune, the last line of each verse was "It's all over now, baby blue." And in MINE, it was, "It's all over now, BABY BOOM!"

 

Lines like, "The music that the elevator plays/ are all the songs from your old rebel days" or..., "Your empty headed Father now seems like a sage/ At times you swear both he and you are the same age!"...."Your flower child bride's long since lost her bloom/And it's all over now, Baby Boom!"

 

And.....just WHO was Caev calling a "fat cat"? :D

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You're just 25... with 42 years of experience at being 25. :2thu:

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You're just 25... with 42 years of experience at being 25. :2thu:

 

I LIKE that! :D

 

My Mother( and my daughter has since picked up her "banner") never celebrated birthdays at a certain point. She mused, "I'm celebrating ANNIVERSARIES of my 29th birthday!" :D

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRED!

 

 

Nice literary choice.

Happy birthday Fred!

I hope for a day when we stop talking about numbers, and talk about journeys.

Based on what I see daily, we have a long way to go. But it`s an ideal.

anyway...

PM me for my thoughts on age, I`ll spare the forum.

 

I love that journeys vs numbers idea!

 

Given the age range in the Forum, I'm trying to picture the retirement home that would take all of us!

 

Now that's a great picture! 'Where did I leave that dang tube screamer?!'

 

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Ummmmmm............Skip.....

 

Journeys?....I dunno.

 

You reach an age(hopefully) where there's only ONE journey left to take, and it's one we all hope to put off for as long as possible.

 

I DO remember a clever minister at a funeral I was at a few years ago or so, He began his eulogy by saying...

 

"William Shatner, at the opening of the old "Star Trek" TV show, says 'Space: The final frontier', but that's not entirely true...."

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