My son Adam told me this morning that he emailed in a request last night to legendary Chicago dj Dick Biondi, who works now on a great oldies station, "94.7, The True Oldies," which arose when Chicago's old oldies-formatted station was changed to horrific "Jack" format, and Biondi and the rest of the dj's were thrown out into the street. Adam told Biondi, in the email, that he was 13, that his father had grown up listening to Biondi's shows, and that he wanted to hear the Byrds' "Mr. Tamborine Man."
Biondi played his request and read the email on the air. Adam, telling me about it this morning, pointed out that Biondi must have felt old, hearing that his father (me) had listened to him in his youth. It would have made him feel even older to know that Adam's grandfather (my father), who turned 69 years old this week, also listened to Biondi when he was young.