You know you're old when....

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Scooter127, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    843
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    A) You get AARP's monthly magazine
    B) A guitar hero is on the cover. Carlos Santana.

    /My brother saw Santana when he was mostly unknown in 1968...in our high school auditorium in NJ!
     
  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I can relate on each level. I’ve posted before, an unknown to me in 68’ opened for Janis Joplin in the tiny smoke filled Filmore West. It was Carlos Santana. He was amazing, I was standing about 8 or ten feet from center stage.
     
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    yup , got mine the other day too
     
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  4. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    I knew I was old/adult when at 35 I got SOOOOOOOO excited over the new floor/cabinets/and counter top I put in my kitchen. It was at that moment, I realized ALL my hopes and dreams were dead. DEAD.

    That, or when I actively began liking Journey.
     
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Carlos is playing in Indy tonight!
    He and Fogerty both played Woodstock. How many of the others are still actively gigging?

    How do you know when you're old?
    When you get up and it sounds like popcorn
    When you see your Dad's face in the mirror
    When you spend more time at the hardware/home improvement store than the music store
    When your kids have kids
    When you enjoy black and white movies
    When the oldies station plays too much new music
    When you'd rather get a good night's rest than party
     
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  6. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    NC
    When you get one of these.

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  7. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

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    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    I was caught singing along to the music playing in the grocery store the other day. The song was "9 to 5 (my baby take the morning train)" by Sheena Easton...

    The worst part is that it was 2:30 on a Wednesday afternoon so the place was full of septuagenarians and me... I should probably get a job.
     
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  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    I was bound to write "when you like music from the oldies station", but you precedeed me with statement from am older one".
     
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  9. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    NC
    Joan Baez comes immediately to mind. Oh and CSNY in some form
     
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I figured there might be a few, but not too many.
     
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  11. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    843
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    I live near Atlanta and WISH we had an oldies station. Wait, we do, 97.1 The River, which apparently only has about 5 CDs, all "Greatest hits of X decade." I thought South Florida had crap for radio stations but Atlanta has them beat.

    About the only thing I like about traveling to PA/NJ for family crap is the wonderful stations out of Philly and NYC.
     
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  12. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    When I heard Van Halen's "JUMP" on the oldies/classic rock station. WHAAT!?
     
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  13. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    You know you're old when....

    Everything and everyone around you seems to be boring, annoying, nonsense, blind, deaf, ugly, selfish, negligent, searching and agitating vehemently for futilities and missing the important meaning of life, discovering hot water every day as the Century novelty...

    "C'est par peur d'être ennuyé que le Sage fuit parfois le monde." Jean de La Bruyère, in Les Caractères, 1686.

    But it's me, OK ? :D

    I would have been pleased to be there too, indeed ! ;)

    A+!
     
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  14. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    843
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
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  15. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    843
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    ROFL. That article has this:

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  16. Junior94

    Junior94 Gretschie

    152
    Jul 29, 2017
    Texas
    Oh no...
    Is this what I have to look forward to?
    I'm only 26 I don't wanna be old
    :(:confused::eek:
     
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  17. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    63
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Brace yourself. Old age will be here before you know it.
     
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  18. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Arlo's a lot better looking than I remember! Or maybe he/she is now Arlene. :D
     
  19. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Yeah, i heard Metallica on the classic channel here:confused:
    I was glad to hear it but come on!
     
  20. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I am really screwed because I liked the oldies stations back late 60's and on!
     
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