Why old farts in their fifties like the Rolling Stones

Why old farts in their fifties like the Rolling Stones: (From Jon Fine, his four-year-old nephew, Zeke Fine’s take on Mick Jagger): “He looks older than Grandpa.”

As I was watching the Rolling Stones last night, all I could think was how remarkable it is that the Rolling Stones have been big stars since I was in the second grade. Do the math. That’s remarkable. I heard a report that Mick Jagger quipped the group could have played the first Superbowl. By the way, Zeke, Mick Jagger looked older than your grandpa back then, also. To me, at least.

I guess that’s one reason old farts in their fifties like the Rolling Stones. As long as Mick Jagger, someone we can remember from elementary school, is still skinny and bouncing around the stage in front of screaming fans, then we can’t be that old.

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  • Patrick Fitzgerald

    I read this today:

    One of the benefits of being in a famous rock band is you can keep a personal trainer on hand as you tour. Jagger’s trainer is Torje Eike, a Norwegian whose previous clients include Olympic athletes, national soccer teams, and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

    Before a tour, Jagger runs eight miles a day, swims, kickboxes, and works out every other day in the gym, according to a report in the Daily Express. Meanwhile, Eike keeps Jagger on a diet low in fat and high in whole grains. (During the tour, the Stones entourage includes more trainers, dietitians, masseurs, and a physiotherapist, the Daily Express reports.)

    Source: http://www.webmd.com/content/Article/118/112946.htm?pagenumber=2

    (disclosure: I work for WebMD but honestly I just thought this was interesting)

  • Tillerman

    You are right on the money with this observation. As an old fart in his fifties myself, I plead guilty.