Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sometimes it's better to quit while you're ahead

Don't get all excited, I'm not going to quit blogging.  As Charlton Heston might have put it, when they pry my cold dead fingers from the keyboard.
Also understand, I have nothing against old people, I am one.  I think that it's great to keep going.  Sometimes, however, continued endeavors can ruin great old memories.
In 1964 Eric Burdon and the Animals had the greatest version of House of the Rising Sun - ever.  Hey Eric, 1964 wants its song back!


  1. Jim, that was just lovely. Really.

    I made it through the first 1:22 even without crying. Gwaaaaa! I think I'm gonna have to "amen" ya' on the some things better left unsung.

  2. In the precise terminology we use in engineering, this is an excellent demonstration of "Quit while you're ahead."

    What an indictment of us older folks...

  3. I agree Jim, the older version is much better.

  4. alexcenla@wordpress.comJuly 25, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    The same apply's to a lot of "older" singers. What did they have that they don't have now?


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