Oldies of My Generation


I still listen to local broadcast radio. What is transmitted from my hometown radio stations keeps me connected to my community, I guess its just a generational thing.

Now on the way home from going out tonight we were listening to an oldies station that was playing music from the 1980’s. This was the era we came of age. When groups like Hall and Oates, Simple Minds, Queen, Blondie and more are playing on these stations it hurts a little. It’s a admission that we are further removed from our youth and life is moving on.

Hearing your generations tunes on a oldies station is like instant nostalgia. Every generation has its own unique music that defined the era. It is like a auditory time machine that takes you back to a simpler time. It triggers memories of prom, dances, hanging out at the pool with friends and other great events that one experienced from their youth. 

I enjoy hearing oldies from my parents era because that connects me in a way to their experiences in the 50’s 60’s and 70’s.

So as we start to hear tunes from the 90’s and eventually the first decade of the 2000’s on an oldies station/channel this will give all something to listen to and talk about.


1980’s Teenager Reminded Of The Good Old Days


I was a teenager in the 1980’s and this show “The Goldbergs” on ABC is taking me back. The music, the dancing, the clothes, all of it. This family on this show are a little over the top but they remind me of what it was like back then. My parents are reserved people, I don’t know what happened with me.  I miss that era of my life a little. Growing up in the 1980’s shaped me to be the person I am today.

I Miss The Eighties


I came of age in the eighties. This was a time of colorful personalities, interesting relationships, fun and complex issues. I guess its like any time but we had the great music, the amazing movies the fashions and all the teen angst one could stand. We focused on relationships and less on technology. We enjoyed greed and getting ahead no matter what.