Jean Nimal said, "You know what the youth wants: the music _they_ like
and anything that might astonish."
We have a small MIDI organ with 20 pipes, 9 glockenspiel notes, and
3 "drum" notes. This summer I have been playing some old stuff
(Mozart through Sousa and old Wurlitzer roll adaptations) but also some
"new" music. At Conneaut Lake Amusement Park the kid who was stuck
running a joint (arcade game) with no customers across from me got up
and danced when I played adaptations of Beatles and Elton John tunes.
At Olcott Beach it was a pleasure to see a young, well dressed woman
smile as her very small children danced to similar music. Most
teenagers respond positively to "YMCA" [ca. 1980]. To most folks,
this stuff is "old music." It's as old as the music of Glenn Miller
was when most of us were young.
And Beatles tunes on a crank organ tends to amaze most people.