Reelin’ in the Years – 2018

Well, I’m all caught up with my musical retrospective. This song was in the top 10 for 2018. It still gives me a little shiver up my spine when it breaks into the chorus. Nice video too. I guess I won’t be adding to this until another year passes. But I’ll be posting favorite songs […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2017

Wow. I’m already up to 2017. Last year… I’m 55 yrs in ’17 and really getting used to being single again. I’m not sure what I like better, being single or being in a relationship. My adult life has been about 50/50 either way so far. I find pros and cons in each circumstance. Sometimes […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2015

I didn’t really like anything in the 2015 pop charts so I’m going to cheat again and list a song that was re-released in 2015. Okay, a lot of people think Frank Sinatra is your dad’s dad’s (that’s two dads) music. And for the most part, they’re probably right. But I think he’s fabulous. When […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2013

Well, it’s 2013 and I’m 51 years old going on 15. Seems my interest in pop is back full force, especially EDM. This was the year Avicii (RIP) had a monster hit with “Wake Me Up.” But there were several other really good EDM tunes this year. One could even argue that EDM peaked this […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2010

I’ve been redesigning Earthpages’ look and feel over the past few weeks. Now that it’s pretty well settled, time to reel in some more years. In 2010 I’m 48 and exploring all sorts of new stuff, not a lot being mainstream pop. Yes, I’m listening to the radio a bit as I drive around town […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2009

It’s 2009 and I’m 47 years old. For those of you just joining my journey through the past, Reelin’ in the Years is an autobiography of sorts thru pop music. When I was a kid music was paramount. Its importance has always been there but my focus has shifted over the years. It’s not always […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2007

It’s 2007 and I’m 45 years old. This year makes me smile because the Canadian TV comedy show The Kids in the Hall used to do a sketch where this groovy looking guy would fall into the camera and the headlines would read “He’s hip, he’s cool, he’s 45…” I think the implication was that […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2005

It’s 2005 and I’m 43 years old. Pope John-Paul II and Johnny Carson die this year while North Korea announces it has nuclear weapons. I remember driving downtown and hearing if not this song another one by Mariah Carey and thinking how pop music, in Toronto anyhow, had become the era of the diva. This isn’t a bad […]

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