With the Rolling Stones recently cancelling their Australian Tour, I was reminded of an article I wrote in 2002 about aging rock stars.
Of course, old rockers should keep on rockin’. Mick Jagger won’t be taking up making bedtrays with matchsticks anytime soon. But Bob Dylan, for instance, can’t go on singing ‘Knock knock knockin’ on Heavens Door’ when half the audience is worried that God may answer. So I rewrote some songs for old rockers with age appropriate lyrics:
Walking the Dog
Rewritten for The Rolling Stones
Dressed in black
Silver hair all down her back
Thick hose, bunion toes
She got the pension and she can go
Walking the dog
I’m just a walking the dog
Retirees have time to do it
They’ll show you how to walk the dog
C’mon now C’mon
Rewritten for Ozzy Osborne of Black Sabbath
What you get and what you see
Um..dah..dah..dah…is it me?
Dah..dah..um..dah..dah something. Cocaine?
(What was again it Sharon?)
Published Herald Sun (Groupies! When your 64?) 3 August 2002, The Advertiser (SA). Read full article:It’s a Long Way to the Top when You’re Getting Old