Each weekday I share a lesson I have learned in life. Here is today’s lesson…
Every Thursday, my Google Play Music service populates with several options for “Throwback Thursday”. For fun, I typically select tracks from the 50’s through the 90’s throughout the day.
As it happens, I am familiar with nearly every song on their playlists but they now have the option to add the early 00’s (I don’t know if we have a name for that yet–I have heard it called “The 2000’s”, “The Millennium”, “Double Oh’s”, and “The Aughts”). I know maybe 4 out of every 20 of those songs.
A stark realization hit me the last time I listened to the “Throwback Thursday” stations. It is not that I do not like modern music. It is that I have turned the corner where pretty much all the music I like is now Throwback Thursday worthy.
Every day is Throwback Thursday for me (which is why I posted this on Monday).
I suppose that is both good and bad. Good because I have built up knowledge, wisdom, and experience over all that time. Bad because growing older takes more and more adaptation to remain strong and youthful.
I have an easy solution to feeling bad about Throwback Thursdays, though. I just listen to timeless music that will never be found on those stations. Right now I’m listening to the full 15-minute version of Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”. Great song.
Throw back whatever day.