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What I Heard at the Grocery
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You know you're getting old when you actually like the music that's playing in the grocery. I used to hate muzac. Well,'s a synonymn for bad music. But Badfinger isn't bad music. Is it? To me it isn't. Maybe to someone from a different generation Badfinger sounds as insipid what they used to play in elevators in my youth.

I was even more startled, while examining overpriced tomatos, by the sound of the Kinks. Not one of their old hits either but "Don't Forget to Dance," the obscure (I thought) eighties followup to "Come Dancing." Who would ever think to play that in a grocery store? It wasn't even played on the radio.

Last week, however, came the ultimate shocker, thus far. I was musing over whether I should buy the large eggs or jumbo when what starts playing but "Feel A Whole Lot Better" by the Flamin' Groovies. They're practically a cult band aren't they?

I'm supposing someone selecting these songs is amusing themselves by slipping in a few of their old favorites.

Anyway, as soon as I heard that great guitar, I forgot all about eggs. I was ready to party. I raced around to the next aisle and picked up a six pack of Ensure.

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