Last night I saw a commercial for “Now That’s What I Call Music! 14″ (sorry, my first try at MTamazon isn’t working).
During the spot they ran music video clips of the stars who perform these songs, and over that, a list of all the songs on the CD.
I just stared at it. I thought ” Who are these people?”
It was one of those moments when you realize you are really, totally and completely out of touch. I had never seen any of these videos, and I only knew 2 of the songs (“Stacy’s Mom – Fountains Of Wayne” and “Where Is The Love? – Black Eyed Peas Feat. Justin Timberlake”). And those two were only because other bloggers/friends had recommended them. Otherwise, I’d have been clueless.
Granted, this CD is not at all aimed at my demographic. I’m 36 and the songs I grew up with are now called “retro” and are making their way into the adult contemporary radio format (“the best of the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s”-what? 80′s??? oh no, no no nooooo)
Let me just say, I kidding when I call it crap. I know it isn’t crap. OK, some of it is. But just because I out of touch doesn’t make the music kids like garbage. This is more about me feeling my age.
For instance, I never knew that the song in those McDonald’s commercials was originally by Justin Timberlake (“I’m Lovin’ It”). Like I said, out of touch.
It is just part of growing up. Someday the youth of today will go through this, just as I, just as my parents did.
Werd thing is, it feels OK.
I don’t really mind. I like feeling mature, grown up.
Now there’s something I never thought I’d ever hear myself say!