When You’re Smiling

December 9, 2009, by Cathy Fischer

Cathy Fischer shares a music video unlike anything you’ll ever see on MTV.

Meet The Zimmers, a group from the UK with the oldest members of any band in the world. The youngest member is 71 and the oldest 102. They take their name from the Zimmer frame (the British name for a walker). The group records with top producers who work with U2 and David Bowie, among others.

“When You’re Smiling” is a music video that speaks to the young and the old and certainly the young at heart. Jack Beers and Grace Cook wander around their native New York and London and Stalley, the rapper, contributes respect-filled beats and rhymes.

This one warms my heart, especially on this cold winter day. Enjoy!


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10 Responses to “When You’re Smiling”

  1. yolanda Says:

    I’m inspired! Thank you for sharing. It’s raining and this just brightened up my day.

  2. Conz Says:

    My favorite part of that video is when the bus drives by and on the side it says, “The end is nigh…ish”. And that Grace! What pipes. I’m so smiling. Big love everyone.

  3. Nancy F Says:

    Great post. And love those houndstooth trousers on Jack:)


  4. dearpru Says:

    I usually hate thinking about aging. But these two oldsters made me realize that it is the lucky among us to get to do it. And the even luckier ones — like Jack and Grace — do it right!

  5. Christie Says:

    Whoah! Grace and Jack going for it… now that’s something to smile about. As I saddle up the sled dogs and mush my way home to St. Paul, Minnesota tonight, I’ll be laughing, and smiling, all the way. Thanks,Cat, great find.

  6. athina Says:

    what an amazing voice she has!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!my heart smiles

  7. Debra Stokes Says:

    Loved it! Thanks so much for sharing. That’s the stuff of real living!!!

  8. Sonja Roth Says:

    ahhhhh, be happy again, keep smiling! cheers!

  9. Cathy Says:

    This video crosses generations, musical genres and even continents. I do love it so… I’m inspired. I think I have a new goal for my senior years. I’m going to join a rock group. Oh yeah!

  10. mellimel Says:

    As long as we are breathing, the options for living are boundless. A reminder I needed. Very timely.

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