Monday, February 8, 2010
When Should They Retire?
Ever wonder when a musician had ought to retire? The sub-par performance of The Who's show at the Super Bowl has got me thinking. As some of favorite classic rock performers are in their sixties, I have noticed their voice ranges have diminished and are moving slower on stage. Thinking about it, some of these musicians are almost my Dad's age. Imagine this, your father or your grandfather strutting around stage in tight leather pants. No Thanks!
No discredit to any musician out there, I understand the passion for music that flow through the veins. Some of these guys are still making excellent music using better wisdom and a broader range of styles. That's what music is all about-to create and explore! Yet, there are some rockers out there that are still spinning their wheels- rehashing their hits year after year. The questions still remain. How long are these guys going to keep it up? Will they continue to create good music? Can they still perform? Are you willing to shell out the big dollar to see your favorite rocker come on stage in a wheelchair?
What are your thoughts about this?