Ever since I got my MacIntosh computer on Father's Day and left the world of Windows behind I haven't listened to Reel Radio, the depository for classic Top 40 radio airchecks and samples. Reel Radio clips (exhibits as they call them) only play on the Real Player. That makes logical sense but Real Player is hardly used at all these days. It took me this long to think about downloading the player for Mac, but now that I have I'm back to streaming vintage radio gems.
What I like to do is search by date so that I can match a clip with the actual time of year. Right now I'm listening to a nearly two hour, uncut, portion of Tiger Bob Raligh on WPGC, Washington DC from July 20, 1969. He's just reminded us that the moon landing is happening soon and that Neil Armstrong will be walking on it. And then Stevie Wonder is singing "My Cherie Amour". I'm suddenly taken back to that summer in Fairview Park, playing Batman in the backyard and my transistor radio sitting on the picnic table, blasting out the same song.
I forgot how much I miss listening to these time capsules of radio. For me it's rejuvenating. It makes me feel young again. Who needs medication when music can do the same thing. Well that and a good workout routine.