The charmingly boyish man who refuses to grow up will age just the same as the men who have careers, mortgages and families. He will grow older too, but with much less in his life. Peter Pan at 60 isn't nearly as adorable as at 20.
After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.
On my 47th birthday, I found myself between three bald men in their 60s and a good-looking but trashed guy in his 30s. To be clear, I was standing between two groups on the dance floor and searching for my people, the hipsters in their late 40s with emerging wrinkles.
I've only seen Bob Dylan play live 11 or 12 times. My best friend laughs at me -- he's seen him over a hundred. Bob Dylan's singing and performing shaped my mind and what I believe in. He has influenced anything I've ever sung.
I often get mistaken for being a lot younger than I actually am. It wasn't just about looks ... It was about attitude. Regardless of what happened to me, there are a few things I've consistently done to keep myself forever young.