1. I love the Majestic Wine Warehouse.
2. I'm with you that HCB had the benefit of more wistful times, but I still think the genre is what you make of it.
3. Bearing #2 in mind, I feel compelled to sing:

"Boy the way Glen Miller played
Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us we had it made,
Those were the days.
And you knew who you were then,
Girls were girls and men were men,
Mister we could use a man
Like Herbert Hoover again.
Didn't need no welfare state,
Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee our old LaSalle ran great.
Those were the days."