Still relevant. That is Eminem. Of course he established himself at around 27 years old. But he currently has the # 1 single in the Country…
So when Nashville, Los Angeles, Hollywood or life in general thinks everyone over 30 is washed up and too old to have a career I say to them they can kiss my ass…Do you agree? Don’t put an age or a limit on your dream or your life for that matter. I am 48 and I see so many people my age literally just dry up and die but go on just “existing”. They have no ambition, no desire. They are stuck in the matrix. They sit at home like elderly people and don’t live. We all know too many people that have already died and I bet if they could talk to them they would say “Just live”. Run another mile, play kick the can, go to the park, let your hair down a little and most importantly of all, get your ass in gear, life is too short. Chase the dream. Chase life. I see on Facebook over and over, people that are my age or at least close to my age barely living and looking like they are 100 years old. They are beaten…Some on disability and don’t need it. Some taking Xanax,Vyvanse or Lartabs just to get up or to go to bed or just to deal with life in general. I gotta say WTF…Where is the kid in you? Did you kill it? Did you let someone else kill it?What the hell you gonna do ten years from now? Look worse? Still have a flat spot on your ass from sitting? Be on what ever hot website at the moment still talking/whing about “dealing with it”…What ever “Dealing with it” means???
Anyway…I get depressed but I snap out of it. and on my own I might add. I am not taking meds “to get by”…Medical meds are one thing, meds to get you “going” is a totally different monster…Dye your hair if you have to..put some paint on the barn… Live..Chase your dreams…As Morgan’s Freeman’s character “Red” in the “Shawshank Redemption” said…”Get busy living or get busy dying”…Most of you have been dying long enough…
And back to my original theme… Eminem is over 40 and making music and has a #1 song in Country…He is still kicking it so why can’t you…or me???
Here are a few more examples.
Toni Basil. The “Hey Mickey” song. Almost 40 when that song hit big.
Meredith Brooks. The “I’m A Bitch” song from 1997. Was 40 when that song hit it big.
Susan Boyle. At 48, she changed how the world saw her and people like her. I still get chill bumps as I watch the video of her singing “I dreamed a dream” on “Britain’s got talent”. All the judges including Simon Cowell thought they would have a laugh at her expense. In stead, she dropped them dead in their places with her magical voice. Clearly showing you cannot judge a book by its cover …or age.
So… I just kicked the can into your court…What you gonna do about it? Get busy living or get busy dying????
Here is Eminem’s new video featuring Rihanna.