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I couldn't believe it
ME | 9-17-2010 | ME

Posted on 09/17/2010 12:00:00 PM PDT by Gordon Pym

I just heard Nirvana on the oldies station


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Sigh!
1 posted on 09/17/2010 12:00:05 PM PDT by Gordon Pym
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To: Gordon Pym

Fascinating.


2 posted on 09/17/2010 12:01:00 PM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: Gordon Pym

Depressing.

Damn.


3 posted on 09/17/2010 12:01:14 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Gordon Pym

Still can’t get used to “Golden Oldies from the ‘90s”.


4 posted on 09/17/2010 12:02:05 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Gordon Pym

Welcome to my world.


5 posted on 09/17/2010 12:02:17 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Gordon Pym

I remember back in 2002 I heard Guns-N-Roses November Rain on a classic rock station in between The Doors and Rush. I remember saying to myself “Life is moving way too fast if this is considered classic rock already.”


6 posted on 09/17/2010 12:02:37 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Gordon Pym

Double Sigh!

They are considered a ‘classic’ now.. along with STP, Pearl Jam and others..

I know I’m not that old.


7 posted on 09/17/2010 12:02:56 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Gordon Pym
Call me next year when Lady Gaga is there.
8 posted on 09/17/2010 12:03:20 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: Gordon Pym

You think thats bad... I just saw Robert Plant’s picture on the cover of MOJO.


9 posted on 09/17/2010 12:04:02 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Gordon Pym

“Old age is 15 years older than I am.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes


10 posted on 09/17/2010 12:04:15 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Gordon Pym

Also one has to ask themselves...if a song is 17 years old like say Smells Like Teen Spirit...isn’t the song classified as being OLD? I do.


11 posted on 09/17/2010 12:04:16 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: skeeter

Just saw his new video on VH1 Classic about 15 mins ago...not bad. Still, think his 80s and 90s work is HIGHLY underrated.


12 posted on 09/17/2010 12:05:07 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Gordon Pym
LOL...that same feeling hit me about a year ago when I noticed that Peter Gabriel and Jesse Ventura had become twins:


13 posted on 09/17/2010 12:05:18 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Retired Greyhound

People at my office were unimpressed that Sasha Baron Cohen has been cast as Freddy Mercury.

They have never heard of Queen. ;)


14 posted on 09/17/2010 12:06:41 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: My Favorite Headache

He's into country rock now, I guess.

15 posted on 09/17/2010 12:06:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Gordon Pym
Buck up, youngster. Wait till you see the band you listened to through high school on the cover of Modern Maturity.
16 posted on 09/17/2010 12:07:09 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Gordon Pym

So?


17 posted on 09/17/2010 12:08:08 PM PDT by Grunthor (Name one country with a muslim majority that doesn't have brutal, repressive laws.)
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To: Gordon Pym
The Bug
18 posted on 09/17/2010 12:08:08 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Gordon Pym

Time marches on.

It seemed like just yesterday that stations like WODS in Boston (”Oldies 103”) were playing the doo-woppin’ sounds of the 50s and 60s. Then it became 60s and 70s and anything pre-Beatles was scrapped. Then it suddenly seemed like
WODS was having us shake shake shake, shake shake shake,
shake our booties. Then some 80s songs creeping in.
Then 70s and 80s.

And now it comes full circle: the songs of the late 80s,
maybe early 90s, that were on the pop charts when WODS
went oldies are now _ON_ WODS.

And they dropped that ugly “oldies” word and are simply
WODS.


19 posted on 09/17/2010 12:09:53 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Gordon Pym

If this pushes Tommy Dorsey off the play list, I’ll be outraged.


20 posted on 09/17/2010 12:09:58 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Gordon Pym

No offense mean’t but that was almost 20 years ago. I know, I was there.


21 posted on 09/17/2010 12:09:58 PM PDT by Grunthor (Name one country with a muslim majority that doesn't have brutal, repressive laws.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

When are sixties collections going to be advertised in The Legion magazine?

Or The Military Channel?


22 posted on 09/17/2010 12:10:20 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: raccoonradio

And that old timer Paul McCartney wound up on the cover of
the AARP magazine...When I’m 64, er 68...


23 posted on 09/17/2010 12:10:58 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Gordon Pym

I turned 40 today. Thanks for even more encouraging news. :(


24 posted on 09/17/2010 12:11:29 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Gordon Pym

You should meditate with more conviction and you will see and feel Nirvana, not just the sound.


25 posted on 09/17/2010 12:12:20 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Gordon Pym
If it goes great with pick-up truck on a highway late at night I am all for it!
26 posted on 09/17/2010 12:12:56 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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I couldn't believe it

They still suck?

27 posted on 09/17/2010 12:13:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Red_Devil 232
If it goes great with pick-up truck on a highway late at night I am all for it!

I'll say one thing, it ain't Johnny Cash

28 posted on 09/17/2010 12:14:44 PM PDT by Gordon Pym
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To: Gordon Pym
I just heard Nirvana on the oldies station

Who is she, a singer or something? :>)

29 posted on 09/17/2010 12:15:26 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: BunnySlippers

Ok, that’s just sad. Never heard of Queen? What planet are they on?

I think Cohen is a good choice for the role.


30 posted on 09/17/2010 12:15:53 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: the invisib1e hand

LMAO!


31 posted on 09/17/2010 12:16:05 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: libertarian27
Consarn it you Whippersnapper!
32 posted on 09/17/2010 12:16:52 PM PDT by Gordon Pym
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To: Gordon Pym

Smells Like 42-Year-Old Spirit.


33 posted on 09/17/2010 12:17:04 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Gordon Pym

Teen Spirit just started on ROCK 103 in Memphis. Is your station Clear Channel too?


34 posted on 09/17/2010 12:18:26 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Profit should not be a dirty word in these United States of America)
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To: Gordon Pym

Nirvana’s for Geezers.


35 posted on 09/17/2010 12:19:48 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Gordon Pym

20 years is where the line is usually drawn.


36 posted on 09/17/2010 12:22:09 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Gordon Pym
I heard Metallica on the classic rock station in like 2002. Weird to think about. I wonder how muddied the lines will get.

My roommate is reading Chuck Klosterman's latest book he has an essay in it about time travel and he has an interesting related footnote:

"Before Fox plays“Johnny B. Goode,” he tells his audience “This is an oldie—well, this is an oldie from where I come from.” Chuck Berry recorded “Johnny B. Goode” in 1958; Back to the Future was made in 1985, so the gap is twenty-four years. That’s almost the same amount of time. Yet nobody would ever refer to Back to the Future as an “oldie,” even if he or she were born in the 1990s. What seems to be happening is a dramatic increase in cultural memory: As culture accelerates, the distance between historical events feels smaller. The gap between 2010 and 2000 will seem far less than the gap between 1980 and 1970, which already seemed far less than the gap between 1960 and 1950. This, I suppose, is society’s own version of time travel (assuming the trend continues for eternity)."

full essay here
37 posted on 09/17/2010 12:22:21 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Gordon Pym
I ain't talking Cash.

Dire Straits - Calling Elvis

38 posted on 09/17/2010 12:23:24 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Gordon Pym

39 posted on 09/17/2010 12:23:34 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: Gordon Pym

I stopped listening to new music in the mid 80’s - seriously, who is this Nirvana chick?


40 posted on 09/17/2010 12:24:50 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Gordon Pym

Sigh.....I keep waiting for the Rolling Stones tour to be sponsored by Depends and Viagra.....

They can call it the “High and Dry” tour


41 posted on 09/17/2010 12:25:04 PM PDT by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: raccoonradio
It seemed like just yesterday that stations like WODS in Boston (”Oldies 103”) were playing the doo-woppin’ sounds of the 50s and 60s. Then it became 60s and 70s and anything pre-Beatles was scrapped. Then it suddenly seemed like WODS was having us shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake our booties. Then some 80s songs creeping in. Then 70s and 80s.

And now it comes full circle: the songs of the late 80s, maybe early 90s, that were on the pop charts when WODS went oldies are now _ON_ WODS

I used to be a DJ at an Oldies station and at the time we played only pre-Beatles music (1950s-early '60s Rock 'n Roll), now that station has a playlist like you mentioned and they call it "Classic Hits."

42 posted on 09/17/2010 12:25:50 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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Not sure what your age is, but I felt the same way when Boston, Nugent, Skynyrd, Aerosmith, Led Zep, Eagles, KISS, Frampton, and all the rest of my 70’s favorites made the oldies class. Sickening aint it?

But what about today's kids? What the heck are they listening too? I could not name one top ten song or group from today, unless it's on the country charts.

43 posted on 09/17/2010 12:26:21 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Inyo-Mono; raccoonradio
we played only pre-Beatles music (1950s-early '60s Rock 'n Roll)

Nowadays that's the format of 1000 watt AM stations that go dark at sunset.

44 posted on 09/17/2010 12:28:02 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: NavyCanDo
My son is 14. His favorite band is Slipknot.

They suck. Really. Suck.

45 posted on 09/17/2010 12:29:35 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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Yes...in Boston for awhile WZLX 100.7 used the term classic hits (a bit more rock heavy) though now are “classic rock”.
A diff station, WROR 105.7, has a “hits of the 60s, 70s,
and 80s” format and briefly used the term classic hits, too.

A smaller station in Lowell MA was doing a show called
“Beatles and Before” at night (talk during the day) though
I think they call it “Beatles and Beyond” now.

The “O” word obviously is a downer in radio these days as it reminds people they’re OLD!*

(Those oldies...but goodies...remind me of you)

*—and of course Harry Chapin had a hit around 73 or 74
about a washed up DJ who went around the country from
station to station but now is “the morning DJ,
at W-O-L-D (D, D, D, O-L-D)”


46 posted on 09/17/2010 12:32:16 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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Nowadays that's the format of 1000 watt AM stations that go dark at sunset.

LOL! It was an AM, but we signed off at midnight.

47 posted on 09/17/2010 12:32:59 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: NavyCanDo
I felt the same way when Boston, Nugent, Skynyrd, Aerosmith, Led Zep, Eagles, KISS, Frampton, and all the rest of my 70’s favorites made the oldies class.

More talent, More originality, Less marketing

48 posted on 09/17/2010 12:33:30 PM PDT by Gordon Pym
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To: Retired Greyhound

I think he’s a great choice too. As someone earlier today said, it’s either going to be totally awesome ... or a big bomb.

Gutsy role.


49 posted on 09/17/2010 12:34:03 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Inyo-Mono

The idea behind dropping older music is “if you grew up in the 50s, you’re retired now”. And not a good “demo” for
advertisers. They would rather go after baby boomers (I was born in 62, arguably at the very end of the baby boom generation)


50 posted on 09/17/2010 12:35:23 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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