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  • Geezers Club

    My daughter who's 14 and a awesome ice hockey player is Living with me for the summer. At 55 I'm really feeling like a geezer. Can I join (How do you join)? I'm pretty sure I rate :-).

    J.R. Previously jrble

    See my Dog Of The Hair studio at: http://www.dogoth.com/studio/

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    If you think "power is knowledge", you have it backwards.

  • #2
    Don't worry , if you're a legitimate Geezer........your daughter already signed you up.

    A&H GL2800 console, BagEnd Crystals over D-18's, 12"and 15" BagEnd and EAW wedges powered and processed by QSC, Klark, BSS, Symetrix, Valley, Sabine, Peavey and BagEnd INFRA.

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    • dbMontana
      dbMontana commented
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      Hey, welcome to the club guy. Our membership is growing daily! Your card is in the mail.

  • #3

    JR, welcome to the club. If it is any consolation, tomorrow I hit 60 and my son is 10. (I started late, as with most things....) He told me last night that I was about to be as old as God was 50 years ago. My wife told me she was going to plant me in the backyard, until she realized the Beagle would just dig me up. Families are so much fun!

    Download some Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga (or is that gag-gag) so you can really feel your age.

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    • Audiopile
      Audiopile commented
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      Axisplayer wrote:

      tomorrow I hit 60 and my son is 10. (I started late, as with most things....)

      Happy birthday Stuart.

      Hopefully I'm not the only one to offer congrats over the next 24 hours.

      Hopefully Saturday morning you have some new pictures for the scrap book.

      And for what it's worth: I'm 57 and I think I'm still wrestling with some stuff that I think my peers had pretty well figured out in their teens.  Either I was a late starter like you, or I and possibly you too skipped a few steps along the way and now are wondering what was up with that back then.


    • RoadRanger
      RoadRanger commented
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      Axisplayer wrote:

      tomorrow I hit 60 and my son is 10.


      Happy "U" day ! You've got a couple years on me but my youngest will be 6 when I turn the big six oh in a year and 359 days .


  • #4

    You are currently AARP qualified

     

    One more year for me

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    • agedhorse
      agedhorse commented
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      I feel your pain.

      Hire the kids while they know it all... Mine remind me of this all the time. How many of you have heard "oh dad, you don't know anything?"


    • fdew
      fdew commented
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      Pro Sound Guy wrote:

      You are currently AARP qualified

       One more year for me


      Qualified at age 50.  Thank God it is not mandatory.


  • #5

    I hit 60 in a couple of weeks, but I think mental geezerhood set in years ago.

    It creeps up on 'ya. Before you know it, you're no longer a respected older adult; you've crossed the line into Old Fart.

    I'm just glad we're still at a point in the technology where I can understand (mostly) how things work, even with the newer digital stuff. We're not yet at the point where the tech is embedded in our brains. I'll be perfectly happy to check out, before that happens.

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    • #6
      You can order off the senior menu at Dennys at 50
      Can't bring myself to even thinking about it. Wife thinks its funny as hell.

      Off course we BOTH know what kind of meltdown she'll be having when she turns 50.........won't be so funny then

      A&H GL2800 console, BagEnd Crystals over D-18's, 12"and 15" BagEnd and EAW wedges powered and processed by QSC, Klark, BSS, Symetrix, Valley, Sabine, Peavey and BagEnd INFRA.

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      • RoadRanger
        RoadRanger commented
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        Tomm Williams wrote:
        Off course we BOTH know what kind of meltdown she'll be having when she turns 50.........won't be so funny then

        My wife just reminded me that I have two months as of today to plan for her's - or else     .


    • #7

      Happy Birthday to both Stuart and RR. 

      Though I receive mail from AARP, I would never use them. AMAC for me all the way.

      And yes, my wife thinks it's hilarious that I qualify. Just wait, I told her. Her day is coming...

      Just three weeks I will be 51. Sheesh. Where has the time gone? Oh. Right. In bars and festivals. hmmmm.

      Dale Christenson
      Sound4U
      A local sound provider serving Oklahoma and surrounding areas.
      http://sound4u.co
      Presonus: RM32ai mixer, CS18ai control surface, SL328ai speakers, SL16.4.2 mixer
      Peavey: DTH S4 tops
      JBL: SRX728 Subs
      Driverack PA (for tops)
      Driverack PA2 (for subs)

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      • SpaceNorman
        SpaceNorman commented
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        6Imzadi wrote:

        ...Though I receive mail from AARP, I would never use them....



        I got my AARP card a few years ago - more than anything, just so I could pull it out when talking to the 20 and 30 somethings on the adult league hockey teams I play on as a joke.   Nothing like looking a kid in the eye and telling him to come back when he's got one of these - and then flop the ol' AARP card on the bar.


    • #8
      I'm seeing more and more of the over 50 crowd still touring. In fact, generally it makes things easier when there's a little maturity and experience mixed in.
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      Currently product development engineer: Mesa Boogie

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      • Dogoth
        Dogoth commented
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        agedhorse wrote:
        I'm seeing more and more of the over 50 crowd still touring. In fact, generally it makes things easier when there's a little maturity and experience mixed in.

        First chance I've had to check in since the post (that 14 year old is running me ragged :-). Thanks for the reply's. I'd wish you a happy birthday too but I try and forget mine (sometimes I really Do ;-).

        I agree that working with older technicians is usualy better. Unless they're having a cranky day (it happens when you get older) they are mostly mellow and smart. If they made it this far they probably have a clue. They are generaly more respectful and (interestingly enough) more willing to learn AND share new knowledge. There are of course always exceptions.


    • #9

      When I turned 50 it wasn't so bad but through the years strange things happened. I remember slow dancing with a rather nice young lady one night. Asked where she was from and found out she was from my home town. She told me who her parents were and I realized I had graduated with them! Exit dance floor...

       I still feel 25, until the 3am load out that is, but I'm also sure that the 20 somethings see us as old people. Sometimes I bet they are thinking what is the old guy doing here.  

      We are just young people trapped in old bodies!

      Dookietwo

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      • Jules@52
        Jules@52 commented
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        Dookietwo wrote:

        When I turned 50 it wasn't so bad but through the years strange things happened. I remember slow dancing with a rather nice young lady one night. Asked where she was from and found out she was from my home town. She told me who her parents were and I realized I had graduated with them! Exit dance floor...

         I still feel 25, until the 3am load out that is, but I'm also sure that the 20 somethings see us as old people. Sometimes I bet they are thinking what is the old guy doing here.  

        We are just young people trapped in old bodies!

        Dookietwo


        I feel the same as I did when I was in my late twenties, im now 52. Have to agree with you on the early hours of the morning load out. Last night we had a guy in his 80s that danced right thru to the end of our last set, he was celebrating with his granddaughter who just turned 21! What stamina it blew me away.









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