Remember Paul Harvey – the legendary newscaster from “back in the day?”
When he wasn’t giving us the news of the hour, he produced a feature, “The Rest of the Story.”
He told stories about a person or an event, but he would blow you away with the surprise kicker at the end that revealed something we did not know – something that would change everything we thought we already knew about that person or event.
I remembered this Paul Harvey feature after I heard an introduction to a piece of music that a radio announcer was about to air. Great story…but then the music began and continued uninterestingly.
Wonderful story…less than interesting music. Dull.
Then there’s the theme music programming that we often hear on radio and in concert programming. Sometimes, there’s not enough substantial, interesting and entertaining music to sustain the interesting, alluring theme.
Sometimes the rest of the story – the music or the event – is not the best part of the story.