I will be the first to admit I am not aging gracefully. Grumpy, grouchy, and sick of being told everyone has to be tolerant of everything sums it up. I do my best to not have to get out much since I struggle with traffic, noise, and most rude and obnoxious people. See what I mean about grouchy? I do my best to get essential shopping and errands accomplished during once-twice a month med appointment days. My refuge is my land, garden, and work shop. A small clock radio stays tuned to a local "classic rock" station in my shop. Through the day they normally play what I consider classic classic rock from the '60s, '70s, and early '80s. Led Zep, Journey, Styx, Pink Floyd, et al. AC/DC to ZZ Top kind of music. I know they have a different music list later at night which is metal / hair band / head banger style. Forgive me, I truly do not know what that type of music is called. Metal? If so, where's the easy button? Recently I have noticed unfamiliar, head banging songs being mixed in with the aforementioned "classics" more and more often. Since my damaged brain has not heard them hundreds of times I have difficulty understanding lyrics and the music (sic) sounds like the same four head banging bars stuck in a never ending loop. Yes, there are other listening options such as sticking one of my hundreds of recorded TDK or Maxell cassettes in a tiny boom box. I'd probably need to blow sawdust out of it first. I prefer listening to the local station. Late morning today I heard a song which made me check the radio. I actually thought someone must have changed the radio station as a joke and/or to pi$$ me off. Not only did I not recognize the song, it was an unrecognizable mixture of head banging and hip hop. I think. Once my prayer was answered and the song ended I was surprised to hear the station's call sign followed by the Electric Light Orchestra. It was my usual station. I know the DJ since they have a lunch time request hour and I've won a call-in contest or three. I decided to call to inquire. He kinda laughed when I asked if the prior song was considered classic rock. He informed me their format had changed and now anything 20 years or older is considered classic. Hmmmm. Then he told me the artist and song title. Ironically I probably heard this song performed live on one of my sandbox trips. It was Devil Without a Cause by Kid Rock. No offence to Mr. Rock, The Rock, or any other "artist" I may take for granite (granted), that is not classic rock. Or have the classics, such as myself, changed?