Public Radio Made Me Feel Old

My local public radio station has been making me feel old lately.


I’m a kid of the ’80s and early ’90s, and so I have a tendency to have my musical tastes (and, truth be told, fashion sense, what with my eternal love of vests) stuck in those two decades.

So when I heard Jon Bon Jovi interviewed on “Fresh Air” and heard “You Give Love a Bad Name” blaring out of my public radio station, I said to myself, “Self, you are now officially old.”

Same thing when I heard Robert Plant interviewed (several times, on several programs, like “Morning Edition,” “Fresh Air,” and “All Things Considered”) and heard my late ’80’s soundtrack of “Ramble On” and “The Immigrant Song.”

Okay — so Led Zeppelin was a bit of a revival throwback, even in the late ’80’s.

But Green Day?

Looking at my 16 and 17-year old dual-credit students (who were born when I graduated from college — COLLEGE!), I’m not quite ready to feel like an old fart just yet.

Oh well, here’s one old fart sayin’: If Justin Bieber ever shows up on my public radio station, that’s a sign of the impending apocalypse.



About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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