Today at the grocery store, I heard “Hot Hot Hot!!!” by The Cure playing on the store music pipe. The Cure. At Kroger.
This song is from the 1987 record Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, one of my all-time #1 no doubt desert island favorites. I remember buying this CD at a mall somewhere in northwest Arkansas during a high-school band trip.
The odd thing is, I just listened to most of this record two days ago as background music while driving and walking around at work. iTunes tells me the last time that happened was March 2007. Almost six years ago.
I am officially an old man. And the cadre of store music pipe sociologists at Kroger HQ knows what they’re doing, demographically speaking.