Now I know what I want to do when I grow up, but first I need to learn how to sing so that I can join Young@Heart when I am old enough.
Last night we watched the documentary about a group of New England seniors who have been singing in a choir for 25 years. But this is not your grandfather's senior choir (or perhaps it is). Despite the average age of the choir being 81, Y@H tackle songs by the Clash, Sonic Youth, Coldplay, Talking Heads, David Bowie, James Brown, the Ramones, Bruce Springstein, and yes, Radiohead. They are quite simply astounding, and yet they don't seem to realise how extraordinary they really are. Their spunk and their zeal for life is just so inspiring, and the grace and pragmatism with which they face the inevitability of death is humbling.
This doc made me desperate to see the choir perform live, or at the very least to give them all a big hug. I got teary three times during the film and I am not given to crying at films.
Be warned, Young@Heart is one of those documentaries which only whet your appetite to know more about the subject. Damn, I just cried again while watching the trailer. Your turn:
File this one under "inspired coupling". Radiohead will be performing with the University of Southern California Marching Band at the Grammys tonight.
You know this little zombie will be watching that award show for the first time in her life.