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Posted: 7/31/2013 8:02:23 PM
The bagger was talking to the cashier about music...

"Have you ever heard of Iron Maiden? What about Metallica?"

and then

"My favorite oldies singers are Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks. Have you heard of them?"

I wanted to ask if the store was offering a senior discount after that

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Posted: 7/31/2013 8:04:42 PM
I yelled at my car radio when it played Two Princes on the oldies station. Since I know it came out when I was a freshman in high school.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 8:22:24 PM
I figured this out recently:

In the early 90's, I liked to listen to an "oldies" station. It played music from the 50's, 60's, and a few 70's.

Now, I listen to a station that plays hits from the "80's, 90's, and now."

But the 80's songs are as old as the 60's songs when I was listening to the "oldies" station.

THOSE oldies are STILL oldies. My 80's music... no freakin' way is that "oldies."


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Posted: 7/31/2013 8:53:03 PM
OMG! No!!!

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Posted: 7/31/2013 10:27:47 PM
I teach voice lessons at a university and I always have my students prepare something to sing for me at their first lesson.

A couple years ago, a freshman came to his first lesson and asked if it would be okay if he sang some classic rock. I told him that was fine and expected to hear Led Zeppelin.

But what I heard was "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison. After he finished I thanked him for making me feel super old since his "classic rock" song was released while I was in high school!

I did think about it and realized he was born a couple years after I graduated from HS, and Poison to him was about the same as Led Zeppelin is to me--they had albums released a few years before I was born. Crazy!!!

I do NOT like feeling old like that!

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Posted: 7/31/2013 11:17:10 PM
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Posted: 7/31/2013 11:21:25 PM
I'm a preschool teacher, and last year we were listening to a variety of music and talking about how it made us feel. I had a snippet of some classic rock- can't remember which one right now. One of the preschoolers says" Is that rock and roll? My grandpa LOVES rock and roll!" The preschooler sitting next to her, says, "My Grandpa loves rock and roll, too!" I just sat and shook my head, wondering when rock and roll became the music of grandparents!


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Posted: 8/1/2013 1:28:20 AM
DH and DD18 are the music geeks in our house...

its always cute when DD hears a song she likes and DH says "it's a cover, the original came out in 1980-something!"
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Posted: 8/1/2013 6:00:40 AM
My kids were aghast when they "discovered" Queen a few years ago....and I burst their bubble by singing along!


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Posted: 8/1/2013 7:17:40 AM

My kids were aghast when they "discovered" Queen a few years ago....and I burst their bubble by singing along!

LOL. My daughter was singing I Want to Break Free and looked at me like I had two heads when I knew all the words.

The club/bar I used to go to always had retro night. Which was early 80's stuff when I went there. We went by last year for a beer on retro night, and they were playing Nirvana and STP. NOT COOL GUYS! That stuff came out when I was in High School.


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Posted: 8/1/2013 7:25:21 AM

wondering when rock and roll became the music of grandparents!
I remember, as a child, my parents, aunt and grandmother leading my sister and me out of the local fair's grandstand when I was a kid because they didn't want us to be subjected to the music of The Animals. I can still remember my sister and I craning our necks trying to see what we were missing as we were racing out of the building.

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Posted: 8/1/2013 8:16:50 AM
Welcome to my world. It only gets worse.

At least "our" music is still appreciated, I guess.


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Posted: 8/1/2013 8:48:33 AM
And my response would have been "Heard of them?? I've got tickets to Iron Maiden and Megadeth in Raleigh on September 3!!"

ETA - and in defense of the grocery guy, Maiden started in 1975 and they've been kicking metal a** for over 30 years. I'm surprised HE knew about them!!

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Posted: 8/1/2013 10:10:56 AM
We used to have an oldies station around here (it changed to a different format last year). The first time they played a song that came out when I was in high school I was slightly horrified.

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Posted: 8/1/2013 11:04:11 AM
Haha these made me laugh. I'm stopping at age 29!

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Posted: 8/1/2013 12:12:52 PM
I was about to turn my car off and come inside to work this morning when Harper Valley PTA came on and I had to sit there and sing the entire song . . .

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Posted: 8/1/2013 1:41:46 PM

Hahaha! Too funny. I guess WE don't consider our music to be "oldies" music. When I think of oldies I think of musice from the 50s and 60s. Its all a matter of perspective.


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Posted: 8/1/2013 2:54:56 PM
Without a doubt I would have asked for the senior discount after that.


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Posted: 8/1/2013 2:58:12 PM

Without a doubt I would have asked for the senior discount after that.

Agreed. After a trauma like that, you deserve a discount!

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Posted: 8/1/2013 3:23:52 PM
""My favorite oldies singers are Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks. Have you heard of them?" "


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Posted: 8/1/2013 4:43:43 PM
The radio stations I listen to classify those as Retro.
Oldies being your traditional decades 50-60-70ish
and Retro being late 70's, 80 and early 90's.


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Posted: 8/1/2013 5:05:32 PM
When we were moving, I found some old LP's - Beatles - The White Album. Queen - Night at the Opera, . . .

My kids couldn't believe that Queen was *that old*.

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