Wednesday, April 17, 2019

If You Do This, You Might Be a Geezer: O is for Oldies


Once again, this is a sure sign that you are proudly primed to let your geezer flag fly: love of the "oldies."

Can anyone tell me, with absolute certainty, the specific day in their lives when the pursuit of NEW music took a backseat to the love of the oldies -- those wonderful tunes of yesteryear? Clearly, I remember craving the new stuff, but I don't know when that changed...it did, though. 

I remember thinking that I was going to turn into my parents...maybe that was the clear sign. My Dad and Mom kept singers like Patsy Cline and Bobby Vinton alive like they just cut a new tune. They were the poster children for folks who hang on to the oldies and spin those old discs like it was a religious obligation. 

Now, I'm that person. Pass me that Monkee album, please...
  • If you've played more than three songs older than 25 years in the last week...
  • If you have all the audio mediums represented (LP, 45, 8 track, cassette, CD, mp3) in your home at this very minute...
YOU MIGHT BE A GEEZER.

I'm only mentioning this because I'd like to see your playlist...so I can borrow the good stuff.



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12 comments:

  1. Ha ha, very true! I have all those formats except for 8-tracks (I always knew they'd be fleeting) and mp3s -- because I'm such a Luddite I haven't moved that far into the 21st century yet!

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    1. You know, you're right...I played one or two 8-tracks (Sgt. Pepper and Revolver) because an Aunt had them, but I always thought there was no point to purchasing THAT particular format. Maybe because it just seemed too big!

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  2. "...three songs older than 25 years in the last week."
    How about today!

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  3. I was turned off (most) contemporary music starting wtih Disco (had a "Disco Sucks" T-shirt) and beyond. (There is still some great music out there, but you have to look for it.) I listen to classic rock radio, so always have a fix of my favourite stuff. ☺ Not to mention CDs, cassettes and vinyl records. (8 tracks are gone, though.) You mentioned playlists. Here's one: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxRUOzoCHQhgJiQi58jwE0V4njWu4YHSf

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    1. And that is why the Martin Era 2.0 ends with the hot 100 debut of How Deep Is Your Love...

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    2. Hi Chris; I'll try and check out your latest on that, soon! Sorry; having trouble with time mangement these days.

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    3. No one is allowed to knock "How Deep is Your Love?" It's a Flipside rule.

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    4. Not knocking- but it WAS the lead single from Saturday Night Fever- which, while I loved, was the beginning of disco overwhelming pop music...

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  4. This week Time Machine features the Beatles- sorta- and my favorite psychedelic hits. I think you and I are winning the geezer game...

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    1. Yeah! We need to win something BIG TIME! I'll gladly be teamed up with you.

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  5. I never owned 8 track tapes but I remember when they were big and I don’t have a MP3 but I love my CD’s and cassette tapes and love my albums. I listen to older music all the time especially classical which makes me Uber Geezer!

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