Oldies Radio – and I am One!
Me? Listening to Oldies Radio? Say it ain't true!
My father died in 2005 and was housebound for the last two years of life. When I first fell into the role of Caregiver, he asked me to dial in his favorite Oldies radio station.
Some of the music I enjoyed... it brought me back to my childhood days when Grandma played piano and we all gathered around her to sing! Music played on Lawrence Welk shows, Big Band music... REAL Oldies. Those Were the days!!
But other songs I absolutely Loved! They were songs from back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s when I went to Rec Center dances, high school dances and later the bar scene. My memories flood back when I hear certain songs... music does that to most of us! I love remembering old friends and the fun we had.
The reason I'm writing this: when did I become an OLDIE!
Sure, Dad was an oldie in his mid-80s. But me, I was in my early 50s at that point, surely not an Oldie! How did I qualify to enjoy Oldie Music?
Yikes! MY Generation is OLDIE MUSIC!
Are you kidding me?
Time goes on and "Oldies Music" is all forgotten... buried in my dad's apartment when he passed away. Ok,Honestly, I do listen to that same radio station frequently when driving.
Fast forward to yesterday, sitting in the dentist chair, waiting patiently for him.
I hear a song from my past but can't name it... listening intently, I discover it is “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple.
HOW did I remember that bands name? I rarely know who played what songs, or the name of any song. It's just not in my genetic makeup to remember trivia like that... grin!
So, there in the dentist office, I am reminded of Oldies Radio...
Really? This deep rock and roll stuff – this is Oldies Music?
WOW! The Beatles, The Stones, all rock 'n roll Oldies!
p.s. Anyone else remember In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida? That song just popped into my head as I wrote this! It was 17 minutes long and when I just googled it, Wikipedia wrote about it (look at all the newer mentions of this song towards the bottom of the page). Strange world we live in!