BY: GURU JAY
The Longevity of Willie Nelson and Tony Bennett
I like Willie Nelson because of his longevity. The man is 83 and performs as if he were still 33. We've got to respect the legends while they're still here. It's just like giving grandpa his respect during the Holidays. Now, wouldn't it be cool if Willie were your grandpa? Did you know Willie was raised by his grandparents?
Imagine snow sledding with Willie on a November night in Aspen, Colorado. We would visit Dolly Parton and paint the town red together. Just because he's an outlaw doesn't mean we'll get into trouble. The outlaw might get us into a lot of fun.
I'm getting older myself and I've been noticing things, you know. I've seen singers turn into legends and legends die. Rest in peace David Bowie. Moreover, I've seen legends live also. Tony Bennett just turned 90 in August. This guy was around with Frank Sinatra.
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Bennett is one of the oldest active entertainers alive. I want to be 100 years old and still blogging. Plus, I want to be rocking hard like Mick Jagger. Right now, I've got them moves like Jagger.
Willie Nelson and Tony Bennett are living legends. When Tony Bennett walks in a room he's supposed to receive a standing ovation automatically. Willie Nelson shouldn't have to go to jury duty or court, even if he shot the sheriff; because in the words of Bob Marley it was self defense.
All I am saying is we must honor the elders of music. They opened the doors yesterday for today's celebrities. Where would Garth Brooks be without Willie Nelson? Doesn't Blake Shelton echo Willie's sound? And don't you see Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. bowing down to Tony?
Tony Bennett and Willie Nelson came a long way. Bennett almost died from a cocaine overdose. Nelson has been arrested more than a handful of times. At the end of the day, everybody makes mistakes. The key is to learn from them and to keep making them. Just don't keep making the same ones.
I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!