As is often the case, I wax nostalgic, sharing with the boys how things used to be and what I enjoyed when I was younger. When I was a teenager in the ‘70s, I listened religiously to Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 radio show every Sunday morning. I was always impressed by the way Casey found something unique in each song he introduced. A combination of his creativity, his commitment to research and his love for the work he did motivated people, me especially, to listen to his program.
Now, more than 35-years later (and true to form), I still listen to Casey on Sunday mornings via replays on XM’s “70’s on 7” station. What’s nice this time around is there are no commercials! It’s really quite interesting when you consider that most of the parents around us with kids Adam and Alex’s age are a generation younger than we are. I’m a kid of the ’70’s, while they grew-up in the ’90’s. The world changed considerably in that 20-year span…and so did MUSIC! The music Adam and Alex are starting to enjoy spans 40-years (or more). Take a look at this playlist from Adam’s iPod…
Yep, that’s Three Dog Night! I wonder how many kids in their first grade class know that Jeremiah was a bullfrog? One of Adam’s favorite songs is Aerosmith’s “Walk this Way” and it’s really cool (and terribly funny) to hear Alex singing the “The Circle of Life” from The Lion King one minute, then the Runaways, “Cherry Bomb” the next.
Just wait until they have kids…my music will endure!