Day 36. We’re roughly 10% of the way through the year today and as we reach this milestone of sorts, I can’t help but feel like I’ve been sent back in time. Take a look at this breakdown of the release years for the songs I’ve picked so far:
|Year Released||Songs Picked|
That’s more picks from the mid-to-late 60’s than from the last 20 years! … plus another six selections from the fifties! As an old guy I know said, “I actually know those songs!” Like I said before, songs from this earlier era of rock and roll tended to be shorter. “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956) and the other works of Chuck Berry are no exception here.
Today also marks the end of the three week Lollapalooza of “old guy music” that kicked off in mid-January. Beginning tomorrow, we’re going to come back to the present with a vengeance with an upcoming week that is scheduled to be 100% music from the current millennium. There’s still plenty of classics to come, not to mention new covers of older tunes. But the foreseeable future should feel a little more contemporary than the recent past.
Oh, and for a quick and easy look at the whole list that’s been posted so far, along with some years and stats thereon, I’ve put up a spreadsheet with all the gory details. I’ll be keeping that updated as well roll along here too. If you’re playing along at home, I definitely recommend something like this to keep track of things, as well as for posterity’s sake.