Welcome To The Party

You will understand when the lights go out at nine now.

Oldies

I would probably recognize the songs they play if I heard them but right off the top of my head I couldn’t name a single one from either of those two bands.

Now if you want to really want to start talking about getting old…

1963 you little bitches.

Now pass me the Ibuprofen and quit whining.

 

42 thoughts on “Welcome To The Party

  1. I am into swing and big band music, and none are played on the radio anymore. So, I listen to my second favorite music genre… late sixties and early seventies music. I know I am a detestable old fucking geezer.

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  2. Damn! and I thought I had it bad listening to GNR, Tom Petty, Journey (cough) Queen, Brian Adams…the hate list goes on with the local San Antonio self proclaimed ‘classic rock’ station. Hell, I never hear of Wheezer..who owns the station? Cox media? rat assholes are changing the definition of classic rock.
    Gimme Zep, Steppenwolf, The Who, Yes, Hendrix, The Guess Who, Cream, Clapton, Floyd, Stones, Badfinger, and so many more,,,and yes Martha and the Vandellas helped others pave the way for the classic rock known only to a few today.

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    • I know, hell the “classic rock” station here doesn’t play a whole lot of your play list and I wish to hell they would! Us old assholes need to rock out to tunes too!

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      • All of you need to quit your complaining dammit.
        I’m so far away from anything all I get is NPR.
        2 minutes of that commie crap and I’m ready to saw through a artery.

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          • Oh yes I am.
            Way North and those satellites are below the horizon believe it or not.
            Had it when I moved here and it stopped working a day and a half below me.
            Inquired about it with them and they said it wouldn’t work here.
            Lucky I stored about 5 days worth on the iPad.

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        • So either saw through an artery, I can even suggest one, stay away from your arm, that is just attention seeking. Or, get a dedicated FM receiving antenna and mount it at least 30 feet in the air with RG-8 coax leading to your receiver and you should be able to pick up a few more stations. I have done that at several places I have lived, most recently in BFE South Dakota and received a lot of far stations clear.

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          • Started playing around with some of that last winter.
            Short wave type of stuff. It’s all kinda dead now though because of the sun.
            I can tan my ass for about 22 hours a day right now. Have a friend here that’s really good with all that and we’re working on it but he’s been off working remote for the last few months. Another guy has used pandora with a lot of success so I’ll be looking into that also.

            Glad you’re feeling better.

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              • Well when Barry & Mike occupied the White House and there were, what was it 52 states,?

                I guess this would have been like # 51. But, for all the more educated it’s known as the 49th.

                Just a little below the artic circle.
                Phil thinks I’m hanging out with the moose but there’s way more Sasquatch in this area than moose.

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          • That’s probably just to stay a step ahead of the dogcatcher/animal control. Did that ugly hag HRC ever give you a pat and a bone, or did you give her one instead?

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              • Damn, you must have retained some of that nursing. How did you know I have Ischaemia? It’s a bastard of a thing, unstable angina. The only good thing about it is the attention I get from the cute young *female* nurses. All sorts they are too: Yanks, Poms, Asian, Euro girls, they all come here for the laidback lifestyle and the $100,000 per year they earn. Oh, and the manly Aussie studs too, as you blokes are not up to the job, apparently! It must be yet another thing you fellows left back in the ’70s.

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                • Most old grouchy farts, even Aussies have some type of Ischemia and angina. After about 60 it is just ticking time when our hearts as men are heading for that big, sudden, searing chest pains that radiate down your right arm and you are clutching your chest and the look on your face of WTF? and disbelief you are buying the big dirt nap… I have 5 stents all in a row in my LAD, Left anterior descending artery. Known in medical circle as the widow maker. An infarct here is fatal… and I am a prime candidate. So long fellow, you or Death or egorr won’t have me around any more to kick.

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                  • Don’t die too soon, Cederq. But when you do, please ask Phil to dole out your record collection. ps I’ve had 3 MIs, none of which displayed classic symptoms, apart from the invisible giant pushing you down to the ground.

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                    • Sorry John, I don’t have many LPs, I have CDs, Tape and Cassettes. Have they done an arterial angiogram to see where the infarcts are manifesting?

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                  • To me it’s not “the widow maker” you have (I hate that term), but I would say that you have a “full metal jacket LAD”. Which is all well and good, but pretty much rules out the possibility of a bypass graft to the LAD (I am assuming you have prox or mid stents), except maybe very distally … or if there is an open diag. But I’d rather have FMJ than my chest cracked….

                    As to music, some of the trainees (interns mostly) were talking music at lunch, and I had no idea of the bands they were naming. “So what do YOU listen to, Mike?” I rattled off a few names that THEY had never heard of. Finally this pretty Indian girl perked up. “Bob Seger! I know who that is. My dad [interventional cardiologist in India] plays him nonstop when he is in the cath lab.” Turning to the other interns, she announced, “Bob Seger is from when my dad was young; that was a long time ago!” Sigh. And fuck you, honey. (What’s worse is that she wasn’t even doing it to be mean. Which is actually kind of funny.)

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                  • Yep, after I got my nuclear imaging bill, I nearly had another, so went state instead of private. Good choice, just 4 beds to a ward for all but palliative and contagious, have 3 stents. Only thing slowing me was 80% spinal stenosis and extensive foreminal stenosis. Thought I’d read the book about chronic acute pain, but the day I had extensive laminar decompression, I twigged I’d missed some chapters. I coulda kept you a doggy bag of all the bits!

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    • Glad I have a vast collection of music that dates from the 50s through the 80s. I’m listening to a thumb drive when I’m in the car that I put close to 1100 tunes on recently. They’re all stuff that I grew up with. ExTex and I pretty much have the same taste in music and have swapped a few songs that one or the other of us didn’t have. Not too many things make me happier than sharing some obscure stuff that someone hasn’t been able to find. Ask and ye shall receive………..

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  3. God damn, I am getting old! I just saw a meme featuring an old lady digging
    through her album collection looking for a Led Zellelin LP. I can remember
    tunes that preceded Martha Reeves!

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    • I still have an album collection with Led Zeppelin in it…Sam the Sham and the Pharoas, Paul Revere and the Raiders and the original Kingston Trio with Louie Louie amongst the Heavy Metal.

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    • Hey, Leonard, I still dig out my Ink Spots album once in a while and yeah I have some 78s……………..

      Here’s an obscurity that I have from 1931 that’s about Cederq’s speed……….

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      • Harry Roy! I actually have a cassette of his recordings! My speed actually…slow and sure and every one is happy then a clam in an oyster bed.

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      • My mother LOVED the Ink Spots and even attended one of
        their concerts when I was a kid. She was into country, swing,
        the crooners, bobbysock stuff, rockabilly, and 50s R&R. I
        ended up listening to every kind of music imaginable.

        The only thing I have that dates back to the early 30s would
        be my best of Cab Calloway CD.

        PS I love the song you posted. It was one of my favorites from
        the Dr. Demento show.

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  4. For some REAL 1978 British crap, try Jilted John by Jilted John, a cri de coeur by young teenage love about the bitter pangs of unrequited love. Ahem!

    My only advice is play it LOUD, dance like an idiot and scare the cat.

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