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

“A Capitol Fourth” Tomorrow Night

“A Capitol Fourth” Tomorrow Night

Yes, the world and the nation continue to grapple with Covid-19, but the 40th annual "A Capitol Fourth" will broadcast anyway, tomorrow, without a live audience; it's on PBS at 8P-Eastern. Performers include John Fogerty, The Temptations, Patti Labelle, Country stars...

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Weezer Amps Up the Energy!

Weezer Amps Up the Energy!

“Hero” is Weezer’s newest single, and as lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Rivers Cuomo put it, their last album “didn’t have any guitars and this one is just all guitars.” And it rocks, in the way that the Foo Fighters’ top 10, 1998 hit,”My Hero,” rocks:  a driving...

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Let’s Sizzle Together!

Let’s Sizzle Together!

"X," as in "kiss me like your ex is in the room," by the Jonas Brothers is a hot, sultry and sexy dance track a la 1999's "Waiting For Tonight" by Jennifer Lopez. Featured in the Amazon concert film "Happiness Continues," the Latin inspired "X"  gets a boost from...

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Summertime, 50 Years Ago…

Summertime, 50 Years Ago…

Sunday, Father's Day, is officially the first day of summer, and, for sure, it's not going to be like any summer any of us have ever had before. Fifty years ago, "In the Summertime," by Mungo Jerry, was the #1 song in the U.K.; over here, the top slot was "The Long...

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Full Disclosure:  We Love Mt. Joy

Full Disclosure: We Love Mt. Joy

True, it’s trite, but Mt. Joy are almost  “indescribable” (folk-indie-rock)–and "Strangers," their newest song, is almost indescribable, too—we're linking it to Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 “My Best Friend.”  Lyrically the two songs differ but sound wise and melodically,...

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Love: Wanting, Waiting, Falling…

Love: Wanting, Waiting, Falling…

Looking for love, especially after a breakup, is a Pop music staple. It worked its magic in 1981 with Foreigner's now classic "Waiting for A Girl Like You," which spent several months at #2 on the Top 40 chart (blocked from #1 by Olivia-Newton John's "Physical")....

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