Thursday, March 19, 2015

If My Generation Needed Proof That the Apocalypse Is Upon Us ...


Oh. My. Goodness. It's Bobby Z., on the cover of The Rolling Stone  the AARP Magazine.

And he's wearing a bolo tie -- the iconic look for geezers back in the Fifties (along with black socks and shoes with shorts at the beach.) 

Lord, take me now. 

I was passionate about Dylan in the Sixties -- back when he was doing great protest songs. I hung with him when he went electric.  But the last time I actually paid much attention to him was when he was part of the Traveling Wilburys.

Now he's got this new album that is a homage to Sinatra. Yikes. In my mind Sinatra was music for my parents' generation. I just never cared about Old Blue Eyes.

Dylan's no fool.  He's the one who offered to do an interview with the AARP mag -- after all, it has 35 million reader over fifty, many of whom are probably  fans of Sinatra and/or Dylan. And it's a terrific article and interview, there amidst the ads for insurance, medic alerts, walk-in tubs, and estate planning.

But the bolo tie. . . that just makes me sad.  


13 comments:

Sandra Parshall said...

Bruce Springsteen has been on the cover of AARP too! Don't these people know they're supposed to stay forever young so we can believe that we are too?

katy gilmore said...

I hadn't noticed the bolo tie - but did marvel at the hair color!

Ms. A said...

Yep, I've got that one. When I first glanced at it, I thought it was Adam Sandler, like he looked in Reign Over Me!

Vicki Lane said...

I noticed that brown hair too, Katy. And it made me even sadder than the bolo tie. Somehow I would never have thought of Dylan as being one to dye his hair. There are other pics in the article that show his hair with a fair amount of gray.

Stella Jones said...

I'm pretty sure that's an old picture. My son bought me the 'Sinatra' cd for Mothers' Day on Sunday last and it's great!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I used to toss out AARP magazine before I even looked at it, but now I look forward to seeing who will appear on their cover next. I was a big fan of Bob Dylan in the days of folk music & some of his lyrics still hang around in my head.

Love Sharon's comment above - "Don't these people know they're supposed to stay forever young so we can believe that we are too?"
Sam

Kath Marsh said...

LAUGHING OUT LOUD! Maybe Dylan has moved to Cowboy country.

Friko said...

Sad but true: it comes to us all.

NCmountainwoman said...

I was such a big fan of Dylan and I still think his music is some of the best written. Then I went to a concert. Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. Dylan slurred the songs and seemed to totally ignore the audience. His arrogance was a huge turn-off. Simon, on the other hand, came out enthusiastic and very much in touch with the audience.

At the end of the concert I felt like saying it was a fantastic Paul Simon concert with a terrible opening act.

Barbara Rogers said...

My humble opinion says Dylan wrote great music, but I never liked his voice. But that poster of his psychedelic hair is great! I'm also of the opinion that getting old is beautiful (even if I missed getting wise.) However, idealism is alive and well and shouldn't become tarnished.

Frances said...

Vicki, hasn't Bob Dylan always been a bit of an ornery old cuss with a certain sense of humor?

The only time I ever saw him perform was ages ago at the big Bangladesh concert organized by George Harrison. It was the first BD concert after The Motorcycle Accident.

I'm not an AARP member. I joined for a year, but it seemed the organization just wanted my name for their lobbying, and to be able to sell me stuff I didn't want.

xo

Jim Egerton said...

I liked Dylan but I liked Pete Seeger
more. I loved Dylan's song writing and his gruff voice. Therefore I liked Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker. Those artist's voices were from people who got drug through a knot whole backwards

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Well, I guess I am going to have to just say "ditto". This is right up there with all of my favorite songs becoming background music for commercials. DANG. (Where's my smiley face t-shirt, and bell bottom jeans?)