Keeping Boomers In Touch With Today's Music

We connect a song from back-in-the-day to a current hit that has a similar sound/content/style.  You’ll be up to speed in 90-seconds.

Curated by Dave Sholin    |    Written by Lee Wade

Country Music Nostalgia:  Remembering a Past You Never Had

Country Music Nostalgia: Remembering a Past You Never Had

Did you grow up on a tractor? Did your daddy let you drive? Are you whiskey bent and hell bound Even though your mama tried? If that sounds like you, or if you wish it were you, or it used to be you, or if it's someone you know---y'all are in luck, 'cause those lyrics...

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Danceable Love Songs Send Varied Messages

Danceable Love Songs Send Varied Messages

  A  melodic vibe connects The Cure’s 1987 “Just like Heaven” and the current “Adults Are Talking” by New York band The Strokes, and although both are energy driven, their messages go in different directions. When The Cure’s Robert Smith, (a Boomer!), co-wrote...

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Leftovers, Football, and a Movie

Leftovers, Football, and a Movie

Choices Abound for Excellent Music Documentaries: Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You (Apple TV)  Clive Davis - The Soundtrack of Our Lives (Netflix) Keith Richards - Under The Influence (Netflix) Quincy - Quincy Jones (Netflix) David Foster - Off The Record (Netflix...

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Fitz, Without The Tantrums

Fitz, Without The Tantrums

"Persistence!" "Beat the odds!" "Not giving up!" was the theme for British group Chumbawamba, best known for their 1997 top ten "Tubthumping" which was named 1998's "Best British Single" at the annual Brit Awards, which are the equivalent of our Grammys. The song's...

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What’s in a Name if the Name is “Shame Shame?”

What’s in a Name if the Name is “Shame Shame?”

It's been 26 years since Dave Grohl founded Foo Fighters, and in Feb. they'll drop their 10th album, "Medicine at Midnight," a celebration of the band’s longevity with a party vibe, despite the dark and powerful opening cut and first single, “Shame Shame.” While in...

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Sunday Night’s American Music Awards:  Lots & LOTS of Talent

Sunday Night’s American Music Awards: Lots & LOTS of Talent

Award season is in full swing, and these organizations have already made their presentations:  MTV, Emmy, Academy of Country Music, Billboard, and the Country Music Association. The next scheduled gala is the American Music Awards, this Sunday night on ABC (7 pm/East...

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The Sound of a Heart Breaking

The Sound of a Heart Breaking

John Waites' emotional ballad, 1984's "Missing You," was almost too personal and intimate, his voice and delivery aching; it was a painful break up.  He understood a broken heart.  "Missing You" reached #1;  currently, it has over 25 million views on Youtube. 27-year...

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I Hope He (or She) Calls Me

I Hope He (or She) Calls Me

Apparently, lovers are still compelled to converse IRT, which is comforting, is it not--that even the digitals crave a voice from time to time vs. a text, at least in the romance dept.? Which brings us to 21-year old Texas singer/songwriter/producer Sloan Struble,...

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Roy Head and the Enduring “Treat Her Right”

Roy Head and the Enduring “Treat Her Right”

It's been month of loss in the music world: Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals, Helen Reddy, Mac Davis, Eddie Van Halen. Each song and performance left an indelible mark on our collective musical consciousness. While he wasn't as famous as the above artists, Roy...

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