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    In one of Roman Polanski's films, a young wild girl can't stand listening to this song: she urges live band to play something else.

    Is this song really only for old people?
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    Originally posted by vandervelde
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGOcS4YpxW4
    [youtube]PGOcS4YpxW4[/youtube]

    In one of Roman Polanski's films, a young wild girl can't stand listening to this song: she urges live band to play something else.

    Is this song really only for old people?
    'old', is a state of mind I think, one should try to stay 'young at heart', for as long as possible. Therefore to answer your question I would say no, music may be evocative of sometime in youth but to resent it I think is symptomatic of 'feeling' old, but then again it depends upon ones disposition.
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    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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    Originally posted by The Gravedigger
    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
    Ever Been Very Near Death? 12 Mar '14 Thread 158336 (Page 2)

    Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    By Dylan Thomas

    Comment: Though I appreciate literary aspects of this well known poem,
    Thomas' futility and fearful attitude toward death certainly aren't mine"
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    02 Apr '15 20:48
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGOcS4YpxW4
    [youtube]PGOcS4YpxW4[/youtube]

    In one of Roman Polanski's films, a young wild girl can't stand listening to this song: she urges live band to play something else.

    Is this song really only for old people?
    Interesting thread. Thanks.
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    02 Apr '15 20:53
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGOcS4YpxW4
    [youtube]PGOcS4YpxW4[/youtube]

    In one of Roman Polanski's films, a young wild girl can't stand listening to this song: she urges live band to play something else.

    Is this song really only for old people?
    It's just a matter of time. "The More I See You" was a popular song in the 60s -- when we were young.
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    02 Apr '15 21:46
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGOcS4YpxW4
    [youtube]PGOcS4YpxW4[/youtube]

    In one of Roman Polanski's films, a young wild girl can't stand listening to this song: she urges live band to play something else.

    Is this song really only for old people?
    When I look at people around me who are my age and think they are old, then I realize I'm old too.
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    02 Apr '15 21:59
    Originally posted by lolof
    When I look at people around me who are my age and think they are old, then I realize I'm old too.
    Same here.
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    When my granddaughter asked me what a turn table was for.....
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    03 Apr '15 01:26
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGOcS4YpxW4
    [youtube]PGOcS4YpxW4[/youtube]

    In one of Roman Polanski's films, a young wild girl can't stand listening to this song: she urges live band to play something else.

    Is this song really only for old people?
    Someone will cover it...that's the sure sign of old...

    ...but not for me...I'm like Peter Pan...I WON'T grow up!
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    03 Apr '15 06:04
    Originally posted by hakima
    Someone will cover it...that's the sure sign of old...

    ...but not for me...I'm like Peter Pan...I WON'T grow up!
    We get old whether we grow up or not. 🙂
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    It was chain of the assocations… /I am writing this again because of a short power blackout – I lost 15 lines!/; I have just finished watching a movie with Harrison Ford on a film channel, and it crossed my mind that he never was married with sexy women /he was looking for personality, ok/. Than I heard that song in a commercial /coincidence/, and – as another coincidence/ - a film with Emmanuele Seigner began on another film channel. I remembered that she eas Polanski’s wife, and that he always was surrounded by not only sexy but much younger women. And I connected Ford, Seigner and Polanski, because – as a Polanski’s fan – I saw “Frantic” several times in theaters during 1990’s /at the time people still was {or “were”? Where are the dictionaries?! Is people singularium or plural?}going to the cinema. And I remembered that scene - here it is -

    YouTube

    and how Emmanuelle thought everything with Harrison was obsolete and ancient.

    So that was it. But… anticlimax No 1 is following. I had my hair cut last week. While I was waiting for my turn, I remembered /”for no reason just out of blue/ a situation fro manother haidressing salloon a couple of years ago. There was a very, young trainee from a cosmetic school who washed my hair before the hairdresser do the haircut. Hairdresser was a woman who I went til regulary for 20 years. While I was waiting with wet hair, the trainee was standing very close to me and I was wondering if she was flirting… From the radio we could hear a sentimental song from a Yugoslavian songwriter who was megapopular during sixties. Italian type of songs (*San Remo, etc.) The girl got nervous and she jumped and changed the radio station. And then she showed to me the empty chair and said “You can sit, uncle!” For some reason I changed the hairdressingsalloon.

    I analyzed myself /and since I am not living in USA, I didn’t have to pay a frtune to some shrink {and I don’t have any}/ and figured it out; I supressed this memory from the hairdresser, but the song and the film reminded me on it.

    Well, the answer is: you realize you got old, when girls start to call you uncle.
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    04 Apr '15 09:51
    I tend to agree wioth some people writing before me...

    Music can be an indicator of age, but it is not reliable. I introduced my sons to Kraftwerk, a Band with members my fathers age. My sons now are bigger fans than I am...

    I was called uncle at a age of about 22, when my niece began to talk..and it didn't feel old. Wait until they introduce you as greart-uncle (grand-uncle??)
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    04 Apr '15 09:59
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I tend to agree wioth some people writing before me...

    Music can be an indicator of age, but it is not reliable. I introduced my sons to Kraftwerk, a Band with members my fathers age. My sons now are bigger fans than I am...

    I was called uncle at a age of about 22, when my niece began to talk..and it didn't feel old. Wait until they introduce you as greart-uncle (grand-uncle??)
    Or when they offer you their seat on the bus which you thankfully accept.
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    04 Apr '15 23:22
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Is people singularium or plural
    Collective nouns can be singular or plural depending on the context.

    But people is not a collective noun it is simply the plural of person so it is always plural. Contrast that with "crowd".

    The crowd is dispersing.

    The crowd are rioting.

    Both correct.

    Hope that helps. 🙂
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