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Marvin Weisbord (L) and Alan R. Tripp (R)

Two seniors, ages 88 and 102, release their first album


Getting older doesn't necessarily mean you stop enjoying listening to new music. It's just that, the older you get, the more it feels like the latest sounds aren't for you. Because, well... they aren't! They are made by and for young people, usually. And while that doesn't mean older people can't enjoy what artists of today are putting out, I can imagine it's a lot harder to connect with than music their peers put out decades ago.

Most of the artists that resonate with senior citizens aren't putting out new tunes, though. So Alan R. Tripp, 102, and Marvin Weisbord, 88 decided to put out an album of all new songs with a throwback sound but super modern lyrics that speak to issues they face today. "So we're writing songs that are recognizable, in genres that are recognizable, with lyrics telling stories about what our lives are like now," Marvin tells Hannah Batanson of the Washington Post.