I’ve had enough and I’m not gonna take it anymore! That’s right. I’m talking about the new “ism”!
I’ve designed Tee shirts for my Age-Aid concert! All funds will be donated to the fight against ageism!
We older, wiser and more sage beings of this earthly universe have basically been put out to pasture like a pack of old cows!
That’s right my little bovine friends. We are all the same! We’ve been put out to pasture too!
Here’s a good example of older women, in particular, being persona-non-fashionable-grata. I received this Fall style guide by the editors of “In Style” Magazine.
Elle Fanning is a beautiful 17 year old actor. HTF does a 17-year old become an expert on style? WTF do fashion magazines INSIST on ignoring older women?
Apparently “style” is only worth it if you are under 21. Where’s the love for the older women? We don’t buy clothing? We don’t use makeup?
Yeah. That’s right!!! We older women need a spokes person like Helen Mirren! Who needs a MILF when you have a great GILF????
What about the politicians who are all planning their strategies to win the competition to be the next President of these United States of America?
Hillary is 67. The Donald is 69 (giggle). Bernie is 74. All seniors. All should be strategizing to gain the votes of their peer groups as well as the younger votes. What about Social Security? What about better healthcare? What about employment for the over 55 crowd? You are all part of this group–take care of your own!
Most of them are older. But wait!! I have yet to hear ANY of them speak of ensuring a better life for older and senior citizens? How come? They want the vote of youth, but don’t want to acknowledge the needs of their peer groups!
We need a revolution! We need a revolution against Ageism!
That’s right. Keep calm–by having peaceful protests, demonstrations and…a concert!!!
Our revolution woud be a bit more peaceful than Eugene Delacroix’s vision! But hopefully, we would have a change for the better!
We need a benefit concert! Just like Farm-Aid, Band-Aid and the infamous Live-Aid, we need a concert for “Age-Aid”!
Naturally, we would need a Master of Ceremonies…and my vote would be for Mo Rocca. He loves old people—especially very old people. Three words: My. Grandmother’s. Ravioli.
Mo’s gray locks also give him that older, more distinguished look!
If you haven’t seen the show “My Grandmother’s Ravioli”, I’ll clue you in. Mo visits grandparents and they cook meals—just like Mo’s grandma used to make. Too bad I’m not a grandma!
An added bonus is that Mo is only 46 years old—he’s a baby, but he can draw support from the younger adults! Am I right????
Anyway, Peggy, from one of the episodes would be great for organizing the food stands. She volunteers in a local church-run soup kitchen. Plus, she could make a ton of scones and soda bread!
Peggy would be a fine choice to run the food stands at the Age-Aid concert. She helps run the church soup kitchen–she knows how to organize!!!
Just think. I can get the Rolling Stones. These guys are as old as dirt but they be bangin’!!!
Mick can run around the stage without assistance! The Stones would be just perfect for Age-Aid!
Can you picture Mick Jagger singing to the tune of “Satisfaction” a new song entitled “Health Care Action”
I can’t get no-o health care action
I can’t get no-o. Doc reaction
And I tried, And I tried, And I tried, Almost died!
I can’t get no….no no no…….
What about the rockstar love of my life, Ray Davies?
Ray Davies is still a heartthrob. Wait. I just MAY need a defibrillator to calm my heartbeat down!!!
He can change “Lola” into “Olda”
I met her at a bar down in North SoHo
Where you drink champagne and it tastes like fiber filled cola
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
I asked her her name
And in a raspy ex-smokers voice
She said Olda
That’s ’cause I’m just Older
What about BRUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bruce still puts on a great show. I’ll make sure there’s plenty of strong Starbuck’s cawfee for the performers backstage to keep ’em moving!
Here’s a guy who can change the words to “Born in the U.S.A” to this…
Born in the USA
But-I’ve been thrown Away…..
For obvious reasons, it would be of the utmost importance to bring Bob Weir of “The Grateful Dead”.
Bob would bring the “Dead Heads” into the concert. Hey Bob–I’m “Grateful” I’m NOT “Dead”!
And change the “Truckin” lyrics ever-so-slightly!
Truckin’ got my chips cashed in. Keep truckin’, like the ambulance man
Together, more or less in line, just keep truckin’ on.
Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on Main Street.
Chicago, New York, Detroit and it’s all on the same street.
ATYPICAL60 involved in delusional daydream
She doesn’t give up. She sees what tomorrow brings.
Hey man, SOMETHING’S gotta be about ME! I like the new “Truckin'” lyrics. And if the concert is outdoors, I have to wear a protective hat these days. Old People! You know I love ’em!
I can get Joni Mitchel and Judy Collins to team up for a medley of duets. They can sing my FAVORITE Joni Mitchell song of all time!! CAREY!!…but the lyrics can be changed from:
It would be awesome to have Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins sing a few duets!
Carey get out your cane….
Carey throw out your cane!!
I’ll try to book Neil Young. He can do a rendition of “Cinnamon Girl” but change it to “Medicare Girl”!
Maybe Neil Young will use me as a muse for “Medicare Girl”! I can dance around the stage!
Oh I think I’m onto something great and wonderful here!
We will also need songs of protest. Protest against large corporations for not hiring older people. We need songs of protest against health insurance companies!!! Older people DO need better entitlement programs because, dammit—we helped build these corporations and insurance companies and now we are getting a slap in the face and a shovel to dig our own graves!!!!
I’m working on some posters to carry for either protesting or the Age-Aid concert!
We demand the respect and love we do so deserve!!!
Perhaps Jefferson Airplane can come onboard and sing their infamous lyrics. Oh wait. They are now Jefferson “Starship!” Fuggedit. I’ll just have to pry Grace Slick out of retirement and beg her to sing “Volunteers”.
Grace doesn’t want to come out of retirement to sing old rock songs..but I KNOW I can convince her! I think if I threaten her with MY rendition of “White Rabbit” sung at my annoying nasal and high-pitched voice, she’ll agree to perform–only if I shut up!
One generation got old
One generation got sold….
We could get the cast of the great “Grace and Frankie” to make a speech about having more programming about the lives of older adults!
That’s right! We need more great programming geared to Seniors–we should NOT be stereotyped as old farts! Fonda and Tomlin rock their roles! And they look fabulous!
Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston as both the women’s ex-husbands and an attractive older gay couple make the show hysterically funny and touching! Age-Aid could use a speech from this cast!
It would be such a beautiful and wonderful world if we could get together to stop Agesim. It would be great if all of us old people were definitely guaranteed those Social Security benefits that we worked so hard for—even if the tightie righties are trying to stop us from receiving those benefits.
Here’s another poster I created! I AM “Old and Bold”!!!
Let’s DO this! Let’s start an Ageism revolution!!! Old lives matter very much so.
Without the seniors of our country, who would the younger generations turn to for advice? Siri can’t help you with logical, emotional, or sage advice!
Hey. Youth. Siri can’t solve all your problems! Sometimes you need a human who is older and wiser!
Wouldn’t it be great if there was no ageism? It would be a terrific existence if all ages could get along together and work together and not hate each others’ generations…..if only..
Today I’m posting Phil Ochs “What Are You Fighting For?” Still as relevant today as it was years ago. RIP Mr. Ochs. We could use you now!XOXOXOXO!!!