Add Tim Robbins to the long list of actors who have tried to be musicians. He recently told Kirsty Young of BBC Radio's Desert Island Discs that he has been writing music since breaking up with longtime partner Susan Sarandon, and plans to release his first record later this year. Tim also explained how the breakup and his age made him start re-examining his life:
A mid-life crisis - I think we all go through something, it's inevitable, it's unavoidable. You're staring some kind of frightening thing down. It's when you pass 40, inherently we double our age when we think about life. At 40 you can imagine 80. You start thinking about how many years you've got left, and you start thinking, 'What the hell am I doing here?' [Source: Wonderwall]
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Apparently, after asking himself what would make him happy, Tim came up with the answer: rock out.
Actually, scratch that. There may not be much "rocking out" on Tim's album, judging by the tentative title, "Songs of Love and Misery." Perhaps he's going for an Elliott Smith vibe? We're just thankful he decided against calling it "The Midlife Crisis Album." Eegads.
When Ms. Young asked Tim if he hoped to find "post mid-life crisis" love, Tim replied, "Let's hope it's out there."
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We really like Tim, so we hope love's out there for him, too. And we hope his foray into music is successful.