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

Ariana Grande: 24-year Old SuperStar

When 24-year old super-star Ariana Grande opened the Billboard Music Awards two weeks age with her hit "No Tears Left To Cry,” she bowled us over with her vocal range and soulful sensitivity that brought the song’s lyrics to life. Naturally, our thoughts turned to a...

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Dear Stevie Nicks, We’re Sorry We Missed Your Birthday.

  In the midst of the Memorial Day BBQs, beaches, and hitting the road, we completely overlooked the legendary singer/songwriter AND Boomer Stevie Nicks' 70th birthday, which was last Sat. (May 26th). Men have had their fantasies about her, and many women have, too,...

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Memorial Day: Brew, BBQ, & Do The Right Thing

Ironic, isn’t it, that the same “Memorial Day Weekend!” that kicks off Summer Surf & Sun! is also a solemn, sad remembrance (not a "holiday") that’s personal to families and friends who lost loved ones in an American war—any war, and that’s also public, because the...

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Peace, Love, & Understanding Redux (Thank You Jason Mraz)

It’s hard to believe that Boomers considered “peace, love and understanding” a viable worldview vs. today, where the choices are far more bellicose. Often, we look to artists to help us focus, to organize our world and express it in a way we can understand, knowing...

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Sad & Soulful Songs by Men With Broken Hearts.

"A Little Honey,” Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats latest top 20 Adult Alternative hit, has a big sound that includes Rateliff’s signature scorching, soulful vocals, reminding us of Solomon Burke's 1963 classic "If You Need Me." Artists like these pack a lifetime...

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We’re Not In Kansas Anymore.

Boomers grew up listening to music made in the great cities of 20th century America:  Detroit, Philly, Chicago, San Francisco, the deep South. So its surprising to note that there are currently three big rock acts from Las Vegas, a relatively new city without an...

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