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Playlist Spotlight: Oldies (Unfounded Nostalgia)

This post was originally published on on 15 May 2019.

I love old music. I spent the Summer of 2017 working in LeTourneau’s carpentry shop, and they had one of those cool DeWalt construction radios that ran on DeWalt tool batteries, and I took that thing everywhere. I literally just asked one of my friends (who I worked with in carpentry before we were really friends) about the accuracy of that statement and she said “very.” Anyway, the station that came through the best was East Texas’ very own 101.9 KDOK, which played all the best songs from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s (less often we’d listen to their sister station, QXFM, but they played even older stuff so I preferred KDOK). The thing I really liked about KDOK, and what makes it my favourite radio station even today, though I don’t listen to it any more, is that they didn’t just play the top 1,000 hits of the day. I constantly was hearing songs I’d never heard before (and I’d already had good exposure to old music through years of Pandora). The ad were also few and far between. It was a true home-grown station.

Anyway, since then I’ve kept a playlist of my favourite “Oldies”, which are loosely defined as songs that came out before I was born. I’ve added to it continously, as I’ve watched and re-watched period shows like Mad Men and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (have I mentioned how much I looove period pieces?).

The playlist is in no particular order, so shuffling is encouraged. Enjoy!