Tuesday, July 09, 2024

We Haven't Had That Spirit Here Since Twenty Sixteen

Hotel California came on in a restaurant where I was and I heard the line: "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969."

Occurred to me that the equivalent lyrics released in a song today would be as in the title (Hotel California was released in 1977) and that doesn't hit in quite the same way.

It's funny that even in 1977 you could invoke 1969 as some sort of lost era, whatever the precise intended meaning of the lyric.

Don Henley and Glenn Frey were 22/21 in 1969 and 30/29  in 1977.

Don't be shocked by a wave of Zoomer nostalgia when it happens!