Jack Daniel

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The WBYN radio station broadcasts from Sammy's Bowery Follies in the Bowery district of New York City, circa 1946. (Photo by Eaton Cromwell/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Have you ever been told you are an “Old Soul”  Have you always thought, acted and felt older than you are?  What “old people” type things do you do? Do you act like your mom, dad or grandparents?

When I was growing up in the 60’s, I always felt like I could have easily belonged in the 40’s. I was so comfortable watching movies of that era, the dress, the music, the lifestyle. Does that mean I’m an old soul? When I was young, my dad’s music was also my music because there wasn’t really anything else. My dad loved popular music, now called “pop” but he also loved and taught me to love the standards. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Vic Damon’ and many others. We watched all the variety shows of the early 60’s. Then the Beatles came and my life changed. It was then that the radio became my constant companion. I still loved all the music my dad had exposed me to, but I was enamored with the new music I heard. The British Invasion.

60 years later, after a 50 year career in radio, I am still nostalgic for what it must have been like to work in radio before in the 40’s TV, when radio stars were really that. I think that being an “Old Soul” really just means that you have a love for and appreciation of life and simplicity that lies beyond your years.

My all time favorite movie is “THE STING”. It is set in 1929 in Chicago and New York. It’s a con-caper flick. It’s Paul Newman and Robert Redford and a huge cast. My all time go to flick. I think it’s the hats that the men wore. Are you an old soul too?