My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Has it really been that long?

Nothing makes me feel old like the shock that occurs upon realizing what year a particular song came out.   Time seems to pass by unnoticed and then I hear a song that I hadn’t heard in a while.  When I remember what I was doing when the song was climbing the charts, and how long ago it was, it’s always a bit unsettling.   Unfortunately, it’s something that seems to be happening with greater frequency as time goes by.

Here’s a perfect example:  has it really been 25 years since this was televised:

(Just as a side note:  I don’t usually notice this sort of thing but does it look to anyone else like Wynonna and Naomi should swap shoes?)

I suppose that what is considered old is relative to one’s own age, but I’ve never considered a song to be an “oldie” until it’s at least 20 years old.   About three years ago I woke up early one morning before the alarm went off.  After Midnite With Blair Garner was still on, and I woke up just in time for the “Moldy Oldie” segment.  His selection that day was Tanya Tucker’s “(Without You) What Do I Do With Me”.  I didn’t think the song qualified as an oldie (moldy or otherwise) because it was only about 15 years old at the time.  And it was the first time I’d ever  heard a song from my generation referred to as an oldie.  It was a strange feeling.

How old does a song have to be to qualify for your definition of an oldie and what are some of the favorite oldies from your own past?

5 responses to “Has it really been that long?

  1. J.R. Journey February 7, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Awesome performance and interview, Razor!

    I didn’t know Naomi Judd was on a Conway Twitty album cover. But after i watched that, I got to looking at all my Twitty CDs and I think that’s her on the cover of his ‘Southern Comfort’ CD – which is one of my favorites from Conway.

    I can’t believe I never caught that before!

  2. Erik February 7, 2009 at 11:29 am

    That parody of Naomi and Wynonna cracks me up every time.
    Or, at least, I’ve always interpreted it as a parody of them.

  3. Razor X February 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Yes, I think it must the Southern Comfort cover because that would be about the right time – about 1982, I think.

    Funny parody, Erik.

  4. J.R. Journey February 7, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    You can totally tell it’s Naomi with her head on Conway’s shoulder. I just never paid that much attention before.

  5. Meg February 7, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Great post! Two years out of high school…that girl could sing! CAN sing!

    And yes, they should definitely swap shoes!

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