Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Older Than Dirt

I am beginning to be very happy that 50 is the new 40. I have begun to realize in many small ways that I am getting older. I've started to think more seriously about saving more towards both the kid's college education and my own retirement. I also have those days when I hear people talk about reunions and other people I knew who have moved up in the world, or passed out of it.

The final straw was yesterday.

A news article on Yahoo : "'80s tunes become the new oldies"

From the article :

By ARIAN SMEDLEY, Associated Press Writer Tue Feb 19, 2:43 PM ET

NEW YORK - The music blaring from the speakers of a small pub on a recent Friday night seemed like typical oldies fare: Aretha Franklin's "Respect," the 1970s tune "Disco Lady" and the 1950s surf instrumental "Tequila." Then, "Karma Chameleon" — the 1983 hit by Culture Club — came on. The music was from WCBS-FM, a New York-based station that used to rely on songs from the '60s and '70s, and occasionally, the '50s. Now, like similar stations around the country, WCBS has deemed music from the '80s as the new oldies.


This isn't to say that some things should be buried back in the '80's. Here are a few of them:

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