Monday 23 March 2015

Whatever happened to the heroes

Mr auntiegwen and I have very little music we both like. This is due to the fact that I am 4 years older than the lovely mrauntiegwen (if you click on the name it will take you directly to his blog, it's better than this one and he can put pictures on without his laptop having a midlife crisis like mine) and the fact that I listened to nothing other than the wheels on the bus and wind your bobbin up from 1992 to 1999 (when the beautiful baby daughter went to school and I went back to listening to the Sex Pistols and The Stranglers, all this was when mr auntiegwen was listening to The Cramps and the Violent Femmes.  I don't know what's worse.

The one band we both loved was Simple Minds and we found out that Sarah  Cox had Jim Kerr on a tellybox thing, we settled down and prepared to sing along.

You forget that the people you thought were cool and good looking age just like you do. Somewhere in the last 2 decades Jim Kerr has morphed into a mix of my ex husband and Alec Salmond. I haven't put the photos in, because I am a kind auntie, you're welcome.

Best just to remember them in their prime


libby said...

Ooh that must have been disappointing....table booked for dinner..x

auntiegwen said...

Libs - Braw xxx

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Sometimes being very short sighted is a blessing :)

Little Red Hen said...

And most of them, due to hard living, do not age well at all

Nota Bene said...

mmm, yes, well he has lost his hair (I had a Google gander), but hey he's done better than Wendy James, who I had an enormous crush on and am pleased it was reciprocated...I remain 37

London City (mum) said...

Is it not ironic that all the ones we 'fancied' (I use the term very loosely) back in the day now look like they have gone ten rounds with a time capsule (the wrong way) and resurfaced wearing a peculiar mix of Old Spice residue and clothes your children rejected last Christmas?

Plus the fact that the only person who consistently looks like he should be ten feet under but has outlived EVERYBODY THAT MATTERS in the music industry is Keith Richards?

Not a good promotion for drug use, in any sense.


Helena said...

lol....there is a bit Alec Salmond about him now you mention it! He was on Sarah's The Sound Of The 80's, show via the red button?

Looking over photo's of ourselves just 10 years ago is a daunting experience. Cameras and their ruddy honesty!

family Affairs said...

I know - it's all very tragic just how old all my singing heroes are (if they're not dead) Lx