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A bit of musical silliness

 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqfFrCUrEbY
 
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I'm NOT a video person, I flicked to a couple of bits of it, and got the gist of it, apologies if I didn't understand it.

What I saw wasn't silly, it was people attempting to make others aware of serious problems with how the elderly are not supported in this society. If you are interested, we have at least a couple of threads on the issue.
Where is permaculture for the elderly?
How can we rebuild the extended family?

 
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Pearl, I think this is the one first posted and for some reason it won't play it now?  It's the group of folks singing/playing the Who's 'my generation' ...they are really good I'll try to attach again.....

edit...looks like we just have to click on the 'youtube' link as it won't play here...it really is a fun video!  there are things interspersed with the music that maybe are where you landed?  It's really a cool thing and they've done concerts around the country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqfFrCUrEbY&feature=emb_err_watch_on_yt
 
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Oh, Pearl!  I am so sorry that you misunderstood me.  I know that humour and colloquialism doesn't always make it across the big pond.  I didn't mean for one moment that the all thing was silly or absurd.  I just love the video so much, I just wanted to share it.  "Just a bit of silliness" in the UK is an expression that often means something that will make you happy or make you smile.  I love that those people are having fun and I am old enough to remember the Who singing my generation, Keith Moon bashing his guitar and the famous Abbey road zebra crossing made famous by the Beatles, all of which is referenced in this video.  I guess it must be a very British sense of humour.

If you read below the video, you will find that and I quote: "BBC documentary-maker Tim Samuels set out to make a film about how badly the elderly are treated in Britain - and decides to form a band with the lonely old people he finds in care homes, tower blocks and bingo halls."
The original award-winning documentary film which formed the Zimmers is now available to see at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t_3Py...

Please forgive me if you felt that I was not taking old people's plight seriously.
 
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So on a lighter note...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDr4B90Knx57w&v=r4B90Knx57w
 
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I reread my post, it came out wrong, I was trying to say "that's awesome" maybe it'll make it's point to more people.
My apologies, I blame lack of tea!

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Olga, I remember a documentary filmed about this group of folks or another one in that age group? I think it was on Netflix but not sure.  I do remember hearing a lot more songs from them that were equally fun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zimmers

The Zimmers are an English band formed in 2007 and are thought to have the oldest members of any group in the world.[1] The oldest member, Buster Martin, claimed to have been born in 1906, although some sources indicate he was born in 1913. Martin died in 2011. Former lead singer Alf Carretta died on 29 June 2010, aged 93.[2] The group takes its name from the Zimmer frame, the UK term for a mobility aid known in other countries as a walker.

The band was created as a feature in a BBC Television documentary which aired on 28 May 2007.[3] The feature of forming the band and recording a single was intended to give a voice to the feelings of isolation and imprisonment suffered by the elderly. The Zimmers' logo is a parody of The Beatles' logo, as is the image of them walking across Abbey Road.  

 
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Hi Judith,

You are absolutely right, they had quite a few numbers that were equally fun. They had a mild success with their career.  I guess "My generation" wast their first hit, I suppose to emphasise the age thing.  I did hear it when it first came out and I remember thinking "What a brilliant idea".  What a cool thing to do, don't you think?
 
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Hey, Pearl.

After spending 38 years in the UK, I can assure you that not having my cup of tea in the morning makes me feel like I haven't arrived yet!
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