The other night I had the pleasure of seeing blues legends Buddy Guy and B.B. King perform live at the Hollywood Bowl here in Los Angeles.
For the record, Buddy is the young one of the duo, at 74. That’s because B.B. King is 84 YEARS OLD. Wow. Still playing guitar, still singing, and still touring at that age pretty insane (in a good way of course).
What amazes me almost even more than King’s musical talents, is his “rotundness” at his age.
I gotta say, you don’t see all that many 84 year old men around as fat as him. You don’t see many 84 year olds (male or female) that fat. In general, you just don’t see that many 84 year olds!
If lucky enough to even still be alive, most men his age are way skinnier, even frail. It’s only natural that a person’s appetite decreases with age.
But not B.B. King. He hasn’t lost his appetite for food. More importantly though, he hasn’t lost his appetite for music, and for life itself. I should also note that B.B. mentioned he does see a couple of other medical professionals to keep him “functioning” —- those being “Dr. Viagra” and “Nurse Cialis.” I love it.
I just hope if I’m lucky enough to be around at 84 and beyond, I’ll also be lucky enough to still be doing some of the things I love at that age — which includes playing my guitar, and of course writing blogs about this kinda stuff.