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I'm Officially Old

Sad day. Programmed the oldies station into the car radio presets today.
 
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do those oldies include oh, say, Aerosmith or do they include Frank Sinatra?

I listen to "classic rock" all the time yet I do not consider myself old.

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Chuckle I have classic rock preset also. Are they considered oldies? I think of 50's music as the oldies
 
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This isn't the classic rock station, they literally call themselves "the oldies station."
 
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that is why my first question. who are you listening to that you consider "oldies"?

so let's turn the radio up and listen to the mellow sounds of the oldies. radio WOLD where we play all the moldy oldies. If you are younger than 55, you aren;t going to have any idea who is on the radio so all you youngsters might as well turn your dials to your favorite rap crap station.

WOLD, where we play music your kids have never heard.

how old are you Mitch? I just shy (like 10 months) of 50 myself.
 
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WSRZ, Sarasota. Best station around. They've recently stopped referring to themselves as "Oldies 108", although there are still some references to the old name. The 60's & early 70's - doesn't get any better. Ummm, minus Sinatra.
 
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Have you noticed how "old" keeps progressing to an older age? As a young hippie I thought 30+ was old now it's hard to remember being that young
 
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I remember as a kid thinking that 50 was old. A long time ago I hit 34 and realized I was more than 2/3 of the way there. After that realization, 50 didn't seem old anymore.
 
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I don't know why it hadn't hit me before, but I just looked at the ages of everyone in the MLB playing baseball, and now I feel crazy old.
 
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I knew I was in trouble when I heard a Musak version of a The Cure song in a department store

(The Cure; a genre-defining, proto-goth alternative band popular in the '80s)
 
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Any body remember a pretty awful movie from the seventies called Wild In The Streets? The story was based on a futuristic world where any one over thirty or thirty five, ( can't remember which ), had to submit to being euthanized because they were over the hill, of no further imaginable use to society, and just in the way. It was all about how all these "old folks" were trying to stay alive. I can hardly remember what thirty was like.
 
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Last week we found ourselves listening and enjoying music that our parents listened to. A couple of days ago we discussed how good the brussels sprouts were with our dinner. Today I submitted my application for Social Security. All three make me officially old.

On the other hand, I excercised today to the new Daughtry CD, walk 18 holes twice a week carrying my bag, I can still pound a nail and the important equipment is still functioning.
 
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well i don't know. it all depends on how you look at it. i'm from massachusetts and i've always liked country music and some of my friends used to say it's 'old people music,' whatever that means. besides, like tim mcgraw sings, "some say that it's too country, some say it's too rock'n'roll, but it's just good music if you can feel it in your soul."

but i can relate. when they moved full house to nick at nite, i pretty much freaked.
 
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Smokey, that was a cool movie! Think it was late 60's. As I recall the magic age was 35 and then at the end a pre-teen decides to put everyone over -30- "out of business".
 
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Well then I must be older than dirt and dinosaurs. I've got Benny Goodman on my Ipod!

Slickshift, they've been making musak out of cool songs for forever. Funny side story about The Cure. I purchased Disintegration shortly after it came out, the second album of theirs that hit it really big. Some school chums were checking it out and I overheard "Not bad for a first album!" I had to turn to her and point out "These guys have been around since the 70s!"
 
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uhhh.... what's musak?
 
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"the story was based on a futuristic world where any one over thirty or thirty five, ( can't remember which ), had to submit to being euthanized"

See also: Logan's Run

"uhhh.... what's musak?"

Sometimes called "Canned Music" or "Elevator Music"
...maybe Very Easy Listening Music is a good description
It's songs re-recorded with instruments only
The vocal melody is still used, but replaced by an instrument so there's no words
The instrumentation is usually made more milder also
If it's a heavy guitar song, the guitar could be replaced by strings or piano to make it more "palatable"

It also has no ads
Good for retail store who wouldn't want a competitors ad heard on a radio station if it were playing in the store

Originally a service sold for elevators, Musak found it's way into stores and businesses rather quickly

The Musak corp is still around
Though many businesses use other popular satellite music services
 
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DIY, ever been in an office, store or elevator where you keep hearing music playing with no commercials? That's muzak! It's background music that's been selected for it's environment, IOW, different types of music that's supposed to affect people in a positive way.
 

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ha ha...thanks you 2. Weird how I've never heard of that before, but now I know what you're talking about.

hey mitch17...not such a sad day. Ya know...I've programmed oldies a long time ago.

Hmmm... and for those of you who *know* The Cure and/or their music...wow. Or...am I aging too?
 
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Some people are ageless.
 
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I really felt old the other night. There was a documentary on television about hippies - on the History channel.
 
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I like to point out that when someone hits 50, they are now closer to 70 than to 30......or when they become 40, they are closer to 60 than 20. I think its hilarious but no one else does, especially my wife!

Arent' you getting a little tired of the oldies? I hear them so much they don't bring back much nostaglia anymore.

Of course you have heard that 70 is the new 50 and so forth? I think its true in a lot of cases. I have relatives that are 60 something and they act and look like they're 40. Don't you?
 
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Talking it's pay back time!

hey mitch! remember this thread????

http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=278672

it's come back to haunt you!!!!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
 
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Maybe, but I'm still not old enough to listen to Carly Simon, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart or Elton John.
 
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Hey, I got my 18 year old daughter hooked on Belinda Carlisle and Journey among others!
 
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I have the Go Gos and Belinda and Journey: Escape was the first CD I ever bought back in 1987.
 
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I love my 60s & 70s music. When I can find a radio station in the car, I have a hard time holding the car in the road. Our motto then was you could do anything as long as you didn't dance on the ceiling. Those were the days! I know no one who shares this energy for our old music where we danced all night, except on the ceiling. My taste in music is eclectic. Everything from classical, blues, jazz, blue grass, reggae, celtic, and more. Except for reggae, nothing gets me cooking more than my old 60s and 70s music that my parents said was so sinful. I want to dance!

Sure, I'm old now. But, geez, I still love the rhythm of my era, especially when cleaning house. But, I have a widely eclectic taste and appreciation for many genres of music.
 
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I was in HS in the early to mid 80's, so my music is now considered oldies or classic rock. I guess that makes me old also.
 
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We're the same age, so yeah, you're old too!
 
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"Classic" means "before disco". Anything after is not, so you're both safe.
 
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I,m 51 so I guess that might be over the hill to some people. I build grain systems and erect grain bins for a living I also have 2 boys in their early 20's another guy just turning 30 and a girl that just had her 35th birthday working on my crew and the only one who never complains about time to go home or can we take a break is (you guessed it) the girl.
I like about any music other than country or rap but since the crew runs the radio I listen to it all. After all your only as old as you feel.
 
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After all your only as old as you feel.

I've never liked that statement - atleast not in the las 20 yrs.

I'M NOT THAT OLD
 
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Toooo FUNNYYYY

lol, I like NOT to think that the music I listen to is any guage of my age... I enjoy selections of Big Bands, Classical, Rock ("oldies"), Jazz, and include music of today (Lifehouse, Nickleback, Howie Day, etc) .
LOL, I like to think my age "sensor" is not music sooo much a women. I finally gave up to the idea I was aging when the "hot" women for me were 40+ years.....
SMILE!!!!!
Enjoy the ride!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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I am 32 years old and half my radio presets are classic rock because I think that 98% of today's music is 99.44% garbage. I wish that Congress would pass a law reqiring that any band or singer on the radio must play an instrument and I DO NOT MEAN a synthesizer. As you can tell from my user name, I am a punk rock fan, but it is never on the radio where i live and I do occasionally get bored with my tapes (yeah, my car doesn't have a cd player, just factory radio with a tape deck). Thank you much for letting me get this off my chest.
 
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Hi,
going back to mitch17's first post,
You know you are getting older when that cheap
5 watt shelf stereo is sounding pretty good!
Or when you use the whirl pool more
for therapeutic reasons than just relaxation!
 
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I was in HS in the early to mid 80's, so my music is now considered oldies or classic rock. I guess that makes me old also.
You're about the same age as me. My kids are into rock and are always changing the station in my car to the local rock station. When Ozzy, Aerosmith or the like come on and they turn it up I scold them and say "You can't listen to that. It's old folks music"
 
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Boo Hoo. You are all a bunch of young whipper snappers.

I've got Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and some Doo Wop on my eight track.
 
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my eight track.

8-Track !! Wow.
 
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Don't you just love it when music you loved when you were young and still like to listen to and enjoy.......is playing on the muzak system at the grocery store?

My first car was a 1972 Galaxie 500....with an 8 track.
 
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