I question myself writing this post, because on one hand, I think this tip is so incredibly obvious that maybe it's not worth mentioning... Then again, I think it's a pretty clever hack! So let's say you want to find something out about a song from yesteryear. (Yesteryear being the 1950's or 60's) You might… Continue reading It’s So Easy: Finding Info on the Oldies
Hi there folks. Here's a story from my first week in Plymouth. My Mom, Aunt and I were looking for somewhere to stop for lunch before shopping on Main Street. I picked a bar and grill (which shall remain nameless). At first glance, it looked like a perfectly nice place to have lunch. But let's… Continue reading Saved By The Oldies: Why I Hate Grunge
Warning: Language First of all I don't like the word "fan". I'm nobody's "fan". It's a stupid concept. Being part of a Fandom is something for youngsters who need to express themselves by obsessing over someone or something. I outgrew that years ago! I'm not into worshiping other human beings. I'm more into believing that… Continue reading What Grinds My Gears: Oversensitive Fans
Hi everybody. Today we remember a teenager - possibly the most talented teen to ever exist. His name was Richard Steven Valenzuela... known professionally as Ritchie Valens. Ritchie Valens was born in Pacoima, CA on May 13, 1941. After a short, but wildly successful career in music, Ritchie tragically perished in Clear Lake Iowa on… Continue reading Three for Ritchie V.
Welcome to 50’s study hall. In this section, I will be publishing a series of lists that will allow readers to use them as a reference for the given topic. Please feel free to message me if any of the info needs correcting, or if you have anything to add. I hope this section will… Continue reading Fifties Study Hall: Top Music Duos of the 1950’s
Hello folks! It's Retro Dee, and Surprise! This time I'll be taking about songs from the 60's! That's right! Although the 1950's decade is by and large my passion, when it comes to music, the "Best Era Ever" doesn't only include the 1950's; it also includes the first few years of the 1960's, too. So,… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: 5 Favorite Songs of the 1960’s
Hi everyone, it's Retro Dee here to start your Summer off with a few great tunes from yesteryear. Summer doesn't officially start until June 21, but it's not too early to get your Summer Playlist ready with some great songs from The Malt Shop Era. The 1950's and early 1960's had some fab summer songs.… Continue reading 10 Great Retro Summer Songs!