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Listening to Paul McCartney’s “Give my regards to Broad Street” today made me think about age and the passage of time.  This is a song that was somehow dated even when it was first released. Yet, as I happened to work next door to the old Broad Street Station at the time the record and film were released,  I always feel a certain attachment to it and somewhere around the middle of the song the unremitting schmaltz seems to pass – at least temporarily!  Anyway, I always thought of McCartney as being quite old relatively to me, so I was surprised to find that he was still only 42 when the record came out and that I’m older now than he was then. Yet looking back at him back them, he still seems somehow older than I am now – perhaps I look older to other people than I seem to look to myself even if people often guess that I’m younger than I am?  None of which is of any major significance, but which did remind me of another track which I thought at the time showed the future of pop music. It didn’t, but it still seems far more contemporary today than McCartney’s song did then.

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Written by mightyantar

November 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Posted in Music, Time

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