The first DJ seemed to have the "I am so hip" tone and then referred to Janis Joplin as
"The Pearl." It's just "Pearl," as you probably know, so in one quick moment, the DJ unwittingly told us that at best, his interest stops with a Joplin greatest hits album and not Pearl, the often great, final set of tunes she was working on at the time of death. Another indication that people don't care about albums anymore?
Calling Janis "The Pearl" is kind of like someone who says, "Yeah, I really love jazz, especially The Bird." Got their Yardbird mixed up with a baseball pitcher, or that
TV character, I guess.
Okay, now the second DJ, who was a bit wordy but way more friendly sounding and fun. This announcer played off of the public image of Neil Sedaka as a sweet guy and gave it a little twist: "When I think of Neil Sedaka," he said, "I think of vindictiveness, bitterness and anger...well, not so much."