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How old are your oldies?

I was in an organic juice bar downtown, waiting for my order.

Sue me. They make something I like.

The only other people in the place, both staff and customers, were women who looked to be in their early 20s. I noted this because of the recorded song we all were hearing — “The Ghost in You” by the Psychedelic Furs.

I bought that album back when it came out in 1984. Particularly liked that song. And I felt like saying something about that, but decided against it.

But I thought it: “None of you was even born when this song came out.”

It's OK for them to listen, though. I guess. I did the same thing when I was their age.  

Want to have a song stuck in your head?

The Slice recommends going to youtube or some music site and finding a good version of the infectious instrumental “Time is Tight,” by Booker T. & The M.G.'s. You won't be sorry.

They didn't think the race thing was a big deal. They just liked playing together.

On this date at Expo ‘74

According to the list I consult, Mr. Merle Haggard performed.

I didn't see that concert. But I once saw him do a midday show at an outdoor venue on a summer afternoon so hot one member of the audience had to be hauled away on a stretcher.

But the weather didn't faze Merle. A true pro.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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