A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 21, 2020
“Am I getting older or has the supermarket begun playing great music”

"Am I getting older or is the supermarket playing great music” is humorous saying that has been printed on many images. Supermarket music is aimed to please its customers—usually parents, and often baby-boomers.

“Am I getting older or is the supermarket playing great music?” was posted on the newsgroup alt.humor.jewish on May 19, 2016. ”Seen on a T-shirt: Am I Getting Older Or Has The Supermarket Begun Playing Great Music?” was printed in the St. Petersburg (FL) Times on August 10, 2009.


Google Groups: alt.humor.jewish
>^,,^< Oneliners
Renee
5/19/06
Oneliners:

My old boss, spelled backwards . . . double s.o.b.
Am I getting older or is the supermarket playing great music?

Google Groups: mailing.www.horde-dev
[dev] New horde.org site
Michael Rubinsky
11/9/06
(...)
“Am I getting old, or has the supermarket been playing great music lately?”

Twitter
Valerie Rausch
@ValerieGalerie
Am I getting old or is the supermarket playing great music?
11:04 AM · Apr 29, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ellen Daehnick
@edaehnick
Tshirt at starbucks earlier: Am I getting older or is the supermarket playing great music?”
10:10 AM · Aug 6, 2008·Twitter SMS

Newspapers.com
10 August 2009, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, “Decades-old act of common decency still resonates” by Ernest Hooper, pg. 1B, col. 4:
Seen on a T-shirt: Am I Getting Older Or Has The Supermarket Begun Playing Great Music?

Twitter
Daniel Witten
@DanWitten
Am I getting older or has the supermarket begun playing great music?
10:16 PM · Nov 1, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
Foxgloves, Fancy Fungus, and Fatal Family Feuds
By J L Wilson
Adams Basin, NY: The Wild Rose Press
2011
Pg. ?:
I was in jeans and my Am I getting older or is the supermarket playing great music? sweatshirt with the left arm cut off.

Twitter
Bill Hammond
@ka1ssr
Am I getting older or has the supermarket begun playing great music?
2:21 PM · Apr 5, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Yess McNiel
@tiiks
Am I getting older or has the supermarket begun playing great music?
12:52 PM · Apr 6, 2012 from Texas, USA·Twitter for iPhone

BuzzFeed
30 Hilarious Tweets You’ll Only Understand If You’re In Your Thirties
“I take my fish oil vitamin with red wine, playa.”

Posted on November 1, 2015, at 10:31 a.m.
Crystal Ro
(...)
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Lauren Pearson
@laurenm_pearson
Am I getting old or is the supermarket playing great music these days? #thirtysomething
11:54 PM - Mar 16, 2015

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Foghat
May 7, 2016 ·
😎Is the supermarket playing great music? Thanks for the post, Dustin. Funny.
("Am I getting older or is the supermarket playing great music” is shown.—ed.)

Akron (OH) Beacon Journal
Cart full of soul: A year in the life of a music-loving Akron grocery shopper
By Joe Thomas
Beacon Journal deputy metro editor
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at 12:01 AM
Updated Feb 3, 2020 at 12:32 AM
(...)
So this quest would help to determine my reply to a meme that makes the rounds on social media every few months: “Am I getting old, or is the supermarket playing great music?”

Turns out that I am getting old — and the supermarket is playing a lot of great music. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Friday, February 21, 2020 • Permalink