Tuesday 5 December 2023

"TOO Old To Rock And Roll?"

 

What does Walt Disney, Catherine  Tate, Ronnie O Sullivan and me have in common?

We share the same birthday.  

I can't believe I am the big 60.  Unbelievable.  

I remember when I worked on a golf course in my twenties and I said to my work colleague that I was getting an allotment and he said: " When are you getting your purple rinse and bus pass Dave?" 

Above are some cards and presents.  There's 75 Euros in money, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon remastered 50th anniversary vinyl edition and a bottle of Jameson's Irish whiskey.  Not bad presents for a Tuesday.  Thank you very much!

I never thought I would be sixty.  At least I can get 10 percent off at Woodies diy store on a Thursday and 20 percent off new glasses at Spec Savers.  Although I buy my reading glasses from Lidl.

Of course I still plan on going on a roughing it Rock Festival trip again next year.  Lots of Prog Rock, sleeping in a tent and bottles of Newcastle Brown Ale 🍺.

Martin Barre and his band.  I have seen his band and when he was in Jethro Tull.  

Steak and a red wine sauce with sweet potatoes, shallots and Brussel sprouts for tea.  The Brussels are our own growing in the polytunnel and in the veg plot.  I plan on growing more veg again next year.  Must go seaweed collecting.




26 comments:

  1. 🎢 Happy Birthday to you.... Happy Birthay to you .... Happy Birthday dear Da-ave... Happy Birthday to you! 🎢 πŸŽ‚πŸΎπŸΊπŸ₯‚

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  2. Happy birthday Dave ....to you and Me. Just had one too. At least you get some perks for getting old. I'm ten years older and can't even get a taxi boat pass.
    May we both have many more birthdays !!
    Lovely bit of booze!! I got a bottle of NZ s best ... Sauv blanc. Didn't last long πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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  3. Slainte Linda. Happy belated birthday πŸŽ‚πŸΎπŸΎπŸ‘πŸ‘

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  4. Happy birthday πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰ do you get a bus pass now? I make as much use of mine as possible!!

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  5. Thanks GZ. Not until I'm 66. Wish we had public transport near us.

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  6. Happy Birthday Dave. Sagittarius the best like my mum. Lots of good wishes from me.

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    1. Thanks Rachel. I haven't commented for a while but I always read your posts.

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  7. I think that shows even those of Barre's ability don't always get it right. Not anywhere near as good as the original Tull version, perhaps their most overlooked album.

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    1. Dan Crisp sings far better than Ian Anderson these days Tasker. You can't have Jethro Tull without Ian and Martin. They are the salt and pepper of Prog. Seen Tull five times and Martin's band once.

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    2. Ian Anderson ruined his voice years ago. Tull were my favourite band for years. I bought all their records and still know every word of their long 'concepts' albums. They seemed wonderfully subversive. Subtle as well as laddish. These days, on seeing interviews with Anderson on tv, I think how conceited and self-satisfied he comes across.

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    3. Totally agree with you. I loved Heavy Horses and Songs From The Woods in particular. Martin Barre is a modest and humble and a very talented guitarist.

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    4. Totally Rachel. Me and my mates from 10 miles up the road saw JT at Manchester Apollo on their 1987 Steel Monkey tour, One of my buddies shouted out my name and IA replied: "Yes who are you?" Very disappointed. I still watched them a couple of times more. Thanks.

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  8. Happy birthday Dave! It is also my nephew Michael's birthday today. He lives in Lisdoonvarna and he's 32. Katie is his half-sister. I am surprised that you didn't get a walking stick, a flat cap, a pair of racing pigeons and a beige cardigan for your birthday.

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  9. Thanks YP. Myself and my friend saw yourKatie at Doolin Folk Festival in 2017w. She was brilliant and walked passed us and smiled at us. SAGA Holidays next. I would rather see Saga the Canadian Prog Rock band.

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    1. It was 2018 actually. Too much Jameson's. Not really.

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  10. If ever comes the day that I hear Dave say that he is too old to rock and roll, I will know that he has wandered off into dementia.

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  11. And speaking of dementia, I forgot to wish you a happy birthday. I will let you know when you old, whippersnapper!

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    1. Thanks Debby. I still dream of seeing Styx and Saga and other Rock giants.

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  12. Happy Birthday and welcome to 7th decade. That sounds like an all round good way to celebrate.

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    1. 7th decade sounds like the name of a Prog band TM.

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  13. You're never too old to rock and roll. Look at The Rolling Stones! Mick Jagger is 81 and still going strong. I was 60 the year I retired, 71 now and still bop around to my favourite songs, though not every day.

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  14. P.S. Happy Birthday. Free public transport kicks in for us at 60, but passes have to be applied for, not sent out automatically, aren't nationwide and usable only in the city of issue, which I find extremely annoying. I may bring up that issue with my local MP and see what happens.

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  15. At least you have a bus River. They are virtually none existent in rural Ireland.

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