DJ: So Ben, what’s new?
Ben: I am fascinated by the music that is being played on radio in these modern days of 2013. I have never had such an unusual experience.
DJ: I bet it’s a lot different than the music you heard in your day.
Ben: That is certainly true! I find it very interesting that what you call ‘oldies’ is hardly very old at all. The most your stations might go back is 50 years or so. If it were my choice, I might select some of the music that was popular back in the 1700s.
DJ: For example?
Ben: There’s one in particular that I could mention, from Bach’s ‘Notebook for Anna Magdalena #2’…
DJ: What’s that album again? I could see if we have it here in our music library.
Ben: I hardly think so. But there’s a particular melody that I heard of, from that collection. As I recall, I was about 19 when that song was first introduced.
DJ: Wow, Ben. A golden oldie from your teenage years!
Ben: Yes, indeed.
DJ: Well, you know what… I Googled that name you gave me, and guess what I found? We actually do have a song that comes from that album…sort of. Somebody in our time put new words to that melody, and it was a big hit on the radio. The group that did it was ‘The Toys,’ and the song was ‘A Lover’s Concerto.’ It was on the air back in 1965.
Ben: You say this in jest!
DJ: No, I’m serious, Ben. Here’s what it sounds like… (CLICK TO PLAY SONG)
Ben: I am astounded! You are absolutely right. That is the very same melody.
DJ: Slap me five, Ben!
Ben: Pardon me?
DJ: Oh, sorry. You’re not quite up to speed on that yet.
Ben: I am very grateful to you for finding that song.
DJ: It’s nothing. But now we have to get back to some hits from our time. Like from Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga…
Ben: Is Lady Gaga from the English royal family?
DJ: …Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons…
Ben: Dragons? As in mythical sea beasts, which we pictured on our maps of the 1700s?
DJ: …Justin Timberlake, Bridgit Mendler…
Ben: I have not heard of any of these people. But I would be very interested in hearing more…
DJ: Okay, then. Let’s rock on, Ben. You’re listening to Ben in the Morning….
Ben: We shall see you on the flipside… ahem, is that the proper term?
DJ: You got it!