Tuesday, June 10, 2008

On the downside, the Eagles are touring again; on the upside, we're all going to live to be 120

"Long Road Out of Eden" is, in its way, an honest album. Reclaiming, sometimes imitating, the sound of the 1970s Eagles, the album is the wistful and bilious work of middle-aged songwriters -- [Glenn] Frey is 59 and Don Henley is 60 -- who are thinking about fading possibilities and angry at the state of the world. --The New York Times

7 comments:

TwoBusy said...

Mojo Nixon had it right: Don Henley must die.

Jim Donahue said...

But, apparently, not for another 60 years.

Jay Jordan said...

anybody that fires Don Felder (guitar player extraordinare) should suffer the death of a thousand enimas....

punkinsmom said...

The closer I get to 40, the less it seems like the middle. I suppose, once one is 80, it feels like the end.

al in la said...

I was at a trade show and the entertainment for the closing night dinner was "The World Classic Rockers." The band included Randy Miesner (best known, perhaps, for the lead vocals on "Take It To The Limit") He looked and sounded great. Later, when I had a chance to meet him, I asked why he was not touring with his old band. He said, "It just didn't work out." I asked if I could buy him a beer and he "I don't drink anymore."

Just thought I'd share.

(Nice site, BTW. I'm anti-cap spill over.)

Jay Jordan said...

a friend used to work for Lynyrd Skynyrd, my boyhood idol band....

so they played close by and I got to go over and hang out with them and had front row seats...

so after the show everybody filters off except Billy Powell, the piano player, and asked him could I buy him a drink......he says "sure....."....

and I went home flat broke...

Jim Donahue said...

Heh heh. I think there's a lesson in there somewhere.