Friday, October 5, 2012

How to Make a Guy Feel Old (When he is Old Already)

     This morning I was listening to my favorite radio station, CBC,  when a little item came on that caught my attention. Yes, the Beatles released "Love Me Do" on this date in 1962! You could have knocked me over with a feather! The Beatles and fifty years ago! It just didn't sound right. But give my head a little shake and yes it would be fifty years ago. Hard to believe.

     I didn't listen to the Beatles that much when they first came out. I was still listening to country and western mostly.  I did listen to Elvis when he first came on the scene. I also listened to Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, Buddy Holly, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan... I began listening to and appreciating the Beatles long after they had become well established.  I am the kind of music listener who doesn't listen to the new stuff immediately. I discover the music long after it was out and then listen to it. 

    I also find it interesting that I lived in the Arctic for five years and was cut off from all the current music. I had to discover that a few years later.

    So this morning it was quite a shock to have to stop and think how long ago the Beatles became established stars. To any eighteen year old, fifty years ago is something they cannot comprehend. I get fifty years easily because I've lived it. It's just that sometimes it takes a minute to rattle through my brain.

    Keep on enjoying good music.