When we’re older things may change

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I figured I’d take it easy after a lot of folding clothes, dodging dust and stained surfaces, surfing the aisles at the nearby thrift stop, throwing out old credit-card solicitations and junk mail, sorting wires and chargers and cords, so I went over to my favorite Oaksterdam/Uptown Oakland bar.

What’d I hear? My favorite DJ spinning vinyl, everything from Donald Byrd’s “Dominoes” to the Pointer Sisters’ “What A Surprise” to Lee Moses’ “Time and Place” and Little Feat’s “Forty-Four Blues / How Many More Years.”

The surprise track for me was Janis Ian’s “Society’s Child,” which I always got confused with “At Seventeen” for reason and hadn’t heard before.

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