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Carol Haynes

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My Generation ...
« on: May 28, 2007, 06:32:53 PM »
Program tonight on BBC Two (UK channel) about the appalling treatment older people suffer in 'residential care'.

As part of the program a group of 40 'oldies with attitude' made a single to try and get into the pop charts.

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Here is the video: http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=zqfFrCUrEbY

and if you want to see them interviewed live the Graham Norton Show at: http://www.youtube.c...6vIqR4WunFU&NR=1

Their efforts have been widely publicised worldwide by the media and press (mostly following the release of the video on YouTube).

All proceeds from the CD single go to charity so if you can stump up the cash why not buy a copy and support a worthwhile cause. You can find the CD at Amazon.co.uk.

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be on the US Amazon website.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2007, 06:42:10 PM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: My Generation ...
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 07:22:54 PM »
I heard the single on the CBC a month or so ago and was impressed! Quite good for a group of people well over 70 years old (if I recall correctly, the lead singer is something like 97!).
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Re: My Generation ...
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2007, 03:35:02 AM »
"I hope I die before get old"

... well, in this case when you consider someone "old"? ;D

And considering Roger Daltrey is singing the same song being over 60...

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Re: My Generation ...
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007, 03:58:50 AM »
I don't know when "old" is, but middle-aged is ten years older than you are yourself! ;)
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Re: My Generation ...
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007, 12:55:39 PM »
NO WAI!

Seriously, nowadays age isn't what it used to be. For example, yesterday my mother was reading about Aung San Suu Kyi in the newspaper, and she said: "Poor girl, so young" and I said: "Mom, is nearly your age!". The photograph was made in 2004 (in Wikipedia photos she doesn't look so young), but that was only three years ago!

And then you have the same The Who, The Police, Paul Rodgers (who everyone knows had an agreement with the Devil)...

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Re: My Generation ...
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2007, 03:34:06 PM »
somedays i feel old, this morning for instance, the other day i felt merely middle aged, just a state of mind  :)

EDIT well until your body starts to break down anyway
« Last Edit: May 29, 2007, 03:44:04 PM by Grorgy »