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Am I really getting that "old" . . . .

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by DaiLun, Nov 28, 2016.

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  1. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    So, I was watching a PBS pledge event On TV yesterday and they were playing "The Carpenters, Close to You". I had already seen it, and if you're a Netflix subscriber and a Carpenters fan, I think it's a "good watch".

    Anyway, they were showing the year of their hits as they played Karen singing them. 1970. OMG, that's 46 years ago. How did I get so "old"?

    So,I realize that by today's standards, 60 isn't that "old", but . . . .

    What is the first oldies" song that you listened to when you realized I remember this when I was in High School/College. Am I really getting that old??
     
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  2. Snidely

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    Stairway to Heaven
     
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    Neil Sedaka, or Led Zeppelin? (just kidding)
     
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    unfortunately for me it would be Neil
     
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    Neil Sedaka Stairway to Heaven - 1960

    Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - 1971
     
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    When I was in high school, Madonna was at her height of popularity. To my parents' generation, she was shocking. When she rolled around in a wedding dress, singing "like a virgin...", parents were outraged. She was explicit and sexual.

    Some years ago, I was in a grocery store and caught myself humming to the "muzak". It was Madonna's "La Isla Bonita". That's when I knew I was old. From here, all I have to look forward to is shoes with velcro straps and eating dinner at 5 o'clock.
     
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    Hey, I resemble that remark . . . . shoes with velcro straps aren't that bad, and at 5PM you get the "early bird special".
     
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    :wave:i was happy to see the Carpenters show at HARRAHS, Lake Tahoe. That was in 1977?? very good show. cubby from the original mouseketeers was their drummer. Karen was very, very thin.:angel:
     
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    Won't catch me me having dinner at 5:00.

    I don't like going to bed on a full stomach.:snore:
     
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    I saw The Carpenters at the original MGM (now Bally's) '75 or '76? I teared up on some of the songs. That same night, I played on a Craps table with Gabe Kaplan, when Welcome Back, Kotter was a top rated show. That same trip, I saw Jeffrey Tambor sitting at a bar alone, drinking a cocktail and lost in thought.

    I realized I was old in '79 when one day they started playing songs on WMMR in Philly to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Woodstock.

    I really, really felt old when my local classic rock station started playing Guns n' Roses.
     
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    Ha! I'm too young for Neil's. Never even knew about it until now. Will to have to go listen to it on youtube.
     
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    I know I never smoked weed to Neil's.
     
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    Yup. That's the moment. I can't remember what the song was, but it was a high school favorite that had been turned to muzak in a store elevator.
     
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    Yes, we are all getting that "old". So sad because many actors of our time are getting older and starting to pass away.

    I saw some special on the challenger disaster this past weekend, hard to believe that happened over 30 years ago. And I forget but some channel is showing some specials on the 80's and 90's, so hard to believe I grew up with pac man. Wish that I could go back knowing what I know now, I would have invested a lot of stock in Microsoft and google. it's so funny because those shows talk about the fads of their time but I was never into many of those fads even in those days.
     
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    Chronological aging is required, getting older is a choice. Sure, sure, "our" tunes hit Muzak, hindsight will always be a moot talking point across generations, body parts start to fail, the damn kids run on our respective "lawns" and the insolent whelps start calling us "ma'am" and "sir," but old? No thanks.
     
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    Gotta remember, life on the rural route ensured that you were not plugged into mainstream pop culture. We subsisted on whatever filtered out of Charlotte via "WROQ. 95Q. Your Album Station" and the occasional few minutes of American Bandstand and Soul Train. To the OP, it was "Beast of Burden" (from the album "Some Girls) played on the local 'classic' music station, and me remembering....that came out in June of '78...school was out and we were storming the beach (Myrtle Beach, SC). Damn.
     
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    Besides the others mentioned here already..sometimes a Jim Croce song will come across the supermarket muzak..so many hits he had in his short life. Time in a Bottle,Operator.etc.I'm right back to the 70's like it was yesterday.
     
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    I want to say it was a song by Rush, Styx or REO Speedwagon on the classic station was used to hearing the 60s or 70s classics and the dong popped on.
     
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    Getting old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

    I think I read that on a T-shirt somewhere.
     
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    Jimmy gets it:

     
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