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28 May 2007 @ 10:26 pm
introducing the zimmers  
Ok, so earlier this evening I saw this article on BBC about a guy who made a documentary about old people's lives in Britain. He met about forty old age pensioners, many of whom were pretty miserable living in care facilities or tower apartments, and he got 'em all together and found a record label willing to take a chance and they recorded "My Generation" as a single. And the video's had 2 million downloads on youtube and the single was released today. Their lead singer is 90. I'm totally downloading the single. :)
Current Mood: ecstaticdelighted
Current Music: the zimmers: my generation
lesley_w on May 28th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
I've just watched that documentary as well. Absolutely heartbreaking how some old people are treated - and the fact that prisoners get treated better than people in old people's homes.

The making of the single though was inspiring. :)
Genistagenitiggie on May 29th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
Tell me about it. I do ministry work in old people's homes, and although the ones I go into are in their own field relatively good, in an absolute sense there's only one I could imagine being okay to live in when the time comes, and no possibility that I could afford it. People stuck in chairs lining the outside of a room with no stimulus just breaks my heart. Sometimes they cry just because we care enough to go see them.
Myles Corcoranmylescorcoran on May 29th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)
A classic song performed with gusto, that's for sure.