* Nick Hornby has seen the future, and it's bleak: "It's hard not to think about one's age and how it relates to rock music. I just turned 47, and with each passing year it becomes harder not to wonder whether I should be listening to something that is still thought of as more age appropriate — jazz, folk, classical, opera, funeral marches, the usual suspects. You've heard the arguments a million times: most rock music is made by the young, for the young, about being young, and if you're not young and you still listen to it, then you should be ashamed of yourself." Hmmm. If the Strolling Bones can still drag their sorry asses across the world to do live concerts, I'm showing up, arthritis in my knee joints notwithstanding.