We all know that the U.S. Supreme Court is packed with aged jurists who stay forever and basically die in office. But as I recently came across an article on the Rolling Stones, I pondered the question: who is older, SCOTUS or the Stones?
Uh oh, rockers. There are nine Supreme Court Justices. Only two are over the age of 80 and there is only one in their 70s. The average age? 67.
The Stones are basically down to four members (Jagger, Richards, Wood, Watts). Guess what? The average age of the four is 73! And if you throw in Wyman, it goes up to 74.
What does this mean? Hell if I know. Maybe these four punkers pictured in front of the Supreme Court building in DC could tell us, but they would probably just say "gabba gabba hey" or something.
I'm troubled that the big rockers who pack the festivals, arenas and stadiums are all aging boomers. I don't think rock is in trouble, and one Low Cut Connie show will prove that, but I do wonder when another explosion of rock fury, ala, grunge, will explode and push back the ever-increasing tide of pop, hip-hop, rap and whatever the heck you call Ed Sheeran's music. I'm ready.
And with these random and useless thoughts, I leave you to your day. Rock on, even if that means in your rocking chair. And hey, Stones? You guys ought to think about those clothes you are wearing these days, haha.
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.