Now that AARP (stands for the Association for Associated Retired People) has already used the Buzzcocks' "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" for their commercials, it's time to think about more appropriate material.
Songs that convey the real truth of the situation.
Songs that drive home the point that this is about retirement, people. This is about giving up hope. This is about admitting to yourself and to others that you are old and that you have only one final chapter worth accomplishing and that is the final act. It's not about being happy. It's about living on food stamps and cat food. It's about yelling "Help, I'm fallen and I can't get up" and meaning it! It's about wondering why the grandkids don't come visit.
It's about wondering what your name is. It's wondering if sitting in your own urine is a natural occurrence or something worth looking into. It's about being institutionalized against your will. Finally, it's about progress. Out with the old and in with the new. The Times TheyRead More »from Five Songs For The AARP To Use In Their Next Commercial