Lite FM

I heard Bon Jovi's Livin' On A Prayer on the Lite Rock station while driving out to Montauk this weekend and 1980s era Tina Turner on the Oldies station. Radio, how you have changed. Though it's still pre-season, Montauk was starting to shake off winter and spring. The restaurants were open though not exactly bustling. The beaches were sunny but empty and cool. And there were real 1950s oldies pumping over the sound systems of nearly every store, bakery and restaurant we went to. It's as though the tourist industry were trying to conjure a Dirty Dancing nostalgia for childhood vacations we may or may not have taken by plying us with doo-wop and bubblegum. What can I say? It worked.