The keypad analogue home phones complete with associated tones for each number brought forth a generation of amateur musicians as simple songs emanated between the lulls in conversation.
Of course dialing 333-333-36453 would produce a rather course version of Jingle Bells and for an instant the phone became a musical instrument before a recorded message from the phone company abruptly ended the performance. With the customizable keypad tones of current cellphones and devices, the newer generations are not allowing a tradition in the 70’s and 80’s to reach obscurity. Innovative texters turned purveyors of melodious compositions are filling the digital lull of the cloud with art and not merely empty data in reaching a world wide audience and enduring thumb sprains. Of course, this new phenomenon is literally rewriting the rulebook of courtesy on the roadways as the person in the adjacent vehicle may be delving into the realm of classical music with a stirring encore, rather than vapidly texting abbreviations and destroying the foundation of grammar.
VIDEO: A Wondrous Performance On The Digital Medium