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

Kesha Does a 180: From $ to Praying

We humans can, and sometimes do, transform ourselves: the ex-con who become a preacher, some slob who gets buff, a rock star who used to spell her name Ke$ha, but now spells it Kesha, and has a hit out called “praying,” about redemption and forgiveness and facing...

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Nostalgia Just Ain’t What It Used To Be…

  Maybe baseball great Yogi Berra coined that phrase, and maybe he didn’t, but no matter, nostalgia almost always works well in a song. Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ‘69” (from 1985), touched on several key points of youth Americana: the five & dime, high school...

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Carlos Santana at 70. Still Rockin.’ Still Working.

  Carlos Santana turned 70-years old yesterday. Let that sink in. And then note that he’s got a new album out, “Power of Peace” a collaboration with the Islely Brothers that puts a funky, soulful spin on African rhythms, PLUS he’s on tour. Carlos had just turned...

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Joy & Positive Vibes

Sometimes we underestimate our collective need for simple humanity, popularly sloganized into a utopian “Peace, Love and Understanding.” We Boomers have been listening to that siren song for over 40 years, with considerable support from George Harrison’s warm and...

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The Killers Kill It In “The Man”

“Burning Down The House” became a global hit for the Talking Heads in 1983, partially due to its identifiable vocal texture and that funky sound— primitive and persistent--repeated like a slogan, over and over, simultaneously exciting and lulling. “The Man,” by Las...

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Baby Driver: A Hip Movie & A Hit Soundtrack

"Baby Driver," one of this summer’s hottest and hippest films, rates 97% on “Rotten Tomatoes” and the soundtrack is getting enough raves that it instantly became one of the top selling albums on iTunes. The soundtrack’s songs range from oldies:  "Nowhere To Run"...

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Peace, Love & Understanding Redux

Here’s a cool, hip, modern song about about peace, love and understanding:   “Dig Down” by the British band Muse. Like many of their past releases, this newest effort reflects the band's social consciousness and activism.

 Written by the group’s Matt Bellamy, “Dig...

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Bruno Mars Goes Romantic

I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth—and, no doubt about it, a new Bruno Mars release is a welcome gift…but… his newest, “Versace On The Floor" as in… Ooh, I love that dress, but you won't need it anymore is different than his previous high energy,...

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Attention Bob Seger Fans!

Bob Seger is one of the last super-star rockers to join the digital era, and now, finally, his fans can rejoice because his legal and financial issues have been resolved and much (but not all) of his music is finally available for streaming on Apple Music, Amazon,...

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