Wow, 3 blog posts in one day. Aren't you lucky? Nobody does that for me.
I was listening to The Sunday Edition on CBC radio yesterday morning. They were interviewing the leader of Young@Heart, which is a choir composed of old people who mostly sing contemporary songs. It's not silly at all. They sing these songs by Bruce Springsteen, U2, Flaming Lips, and so many others, in such a way that the songs become their own. The more I hear Young@Heart, the more I want to hear them. I'll probably get their cd. Yeah. CD. Get over it.
Here's a brief interview with their leader, Bob Cilman. It gives some pretty good insight into how he approaches leading these folks.
And, a totally different version of "Walk on the Wild Side".
Check them out. You'll be glad you did.