I had a fun time playing a gig at the local retirement home (how the mighty have fallen!), playing acoustic guitar with my clarinet player. I'd say the average age of the audience was close to 90.
We played a set of Klezmer tunes straight out of his song book, and I'm happy to report that my sight-reading skills are improving (well, we're just talking chords here). They seemed OK with the Klez stuff (one guy actually requested a few tunes by Dave Tarras).
Then we thought we'd try to get in some Passover stuff, so I sang "Dayenu" (went over well). Then I did "Adir Hu", which was less well received. Actually I saw one old lady wave her hand in front of her face, in what was, I believe, the universal "Feh" sign.
Desperately struggling for a "hit", we played a few Carlebach songs. They didn't know them. It gradually dawned on me that Shlomo Carlebach, who's been dead for more than 10 years, was too new for these guys!
The big hit of the afternoon? "Hava Nagilah." That would have gotten us a standing ovation. That is, if any of them could stand.