The Seductive Allure of Nostalgia

January 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm (Uncategorized)

Driving in the car on Sunday, I was searching for something to listen to on the radio. I came across “the Edge” at 102.1. Can’t remember what the song was, but it was familiar, so I paused. As the song ended, the pre-recorded voice of the announcer came on:

“If you ever went to the Diamond club or saw a show at the Ontario Place Forum, this one’s for you…”

The song started. It was “She ain’t Pretty (She Just looks that way)” by the Northern Pikes. Memories flooded back of Sunday mornings watching MuchMusic at my east end apartment. Hell, I think I saw the Northern Pikes  at the Ontario Place Forum. I sang along to the song knowing every word (my phrasing was a little off, if truth be told). Ah, nostalgia.

Apparently Sundays are now “Spirit of Radio Sundays” showcasing music the station played between 1978 and 1992.  OK, I hate those classic rock stations and golden oldies station, but on a certain level I can dig it.


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