Monday, February 2, 2009

Better Than Ever - Bruce!

In my last post, I promised to talk about recreational activities that have become more fun in my forties, but I am too distracted by last night's Super Bowl. I don't want to let anyone down, so quickly, here are pursuits that are more entertaining than ever:  Sports, Music and Sex. And while each of those topics is worthy of discussion, here's what I really want to talk about.

Did you see Bruce Springsteen perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show? Wasn't he amazing? The guy is 59 years old and is in incredible shape, not to mention that he and the E Street Band rocked. And that foxy, red-haired guitarist backing him up? That's Patti Scialfa, his 55 year-old wife and mother of his three kids. Springsteen is one of the few rockers I know who left his first wife (Julianne Phillips, now 48) for an older woman.

When Bruce looked right into the camera and told America to back away from the guacamole dip and turn the television volume way up, I did just that. And for 14 minutes there was no denying that The Boss is better than ever. That performance left me feeling pretty good too - cos baby I was born to run.


rn terri said...

It was great, wasn't it?!

Marjie Killeen said...

Much better than Janet Jackson & Justin Timberlake!

Snooty Aunt Cynthia said...

My younger brother is the Bruce man as far as things go. I am not sure if his wife is older but she is a natural redhead ( so is he and no surprise, so are his two sons ). I am 61 and saw Janis Joplin preform when I was 18. I knew then I wanted to be a rock star. I still have that dream and finished writing my 10,000th song on Valentine's Day. And the local senior center is down the street and the director told me I can try and put a band together there but the band members will have to be 50 and over! Whoohoo!

Marjie Killeen said...

Snooty Aunt Cynthia - you sound so cool. Rock on!