Mara Davis on Dave FM, for years, has been doing great theme lunches but today is especially inventive.
When Kodak announced a few days ago it was no longer going to manufacture Kodachrome (made famous to a later generation by that song by Paul Simon), Davis decided to play songs which mention outdated items. Here’s the hour today:
The Police – “When the World is Running Down” Outdated reference: VCR
Train – “Drops of Jupiter” Outdated reference: Tao-bo
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Jammin’ Me” Outdated reference: Joe Piscopo
Primitive Radio Gods – “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand” Outdated reference: in the title!
Bryan Adams - “Summer of ‘69″ Outdated reference: “five-and-dime”
Sheryl Crow – “All I Wanna Do” Outdated reference: Datsuns
The Buggles – “Video Killed the Radio Star” Outdated reference: VTR (an old term for what is known now as VCR)
Derek & The Dominoes – “Bell Bottom Blues” Outdated reference: bell bottoms
Everclear – “AM Radio” Outdated reference: AM radio, when it played music
Paul Simon – “Kodachrome” outdated reference: Kodachrome
The cheese song was OutKast’s “Hey Ya” with the outdated reference to shaking those Polaroids.
Found this ad for Polaroid from the 80s starring Hugh Laurie!