Sunday, August 1, 2010

Oldies Night

© William Eggleston
Every Sunday night, the oldies station in Kansas City airs a show called "The Birth of Rock'n'Roll", an excuse to play the hits from the 1950's and early 60's (songs which lately have been imprisoned near the back of their vault). I've always had a soft spot for these tunes. Maybe it's because my aunts used to play oldies tapes for us when they took all the cousins on fun outings. Considering the recent trend in indie music, I must not be the only one who enjoys the nostalgia of these songs. Check out two songs that aired on the radio show this evening.

- Joel


abby! said...

I didn't know Oldies 95 did this! It makes me sad, it used to be that 50s/60s was the bulk of what they played, now they're moving into the 70s and 80s, next thing you know it'll be Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins ... 'N Sync and Britney Spears. Goodness. Anyway, I miss the really old stuff and I'm going to have to make it a point to listen on Sunday nights now.

Joel said...

Yeah, I always hear it when I drive to/from running on Sunday nights. It's the best.

Cassie said...

I love oldies. My mom and I always said that I could sing the chorus of every oldie on the radio. I'm pretty good. Runaway is a jam