At 1308, when the commander returned, he found all the radiomen in the top-secret base tuned into Sgt. Salt’s frequency. ‘What’s this?’ asked the commander. Someone handed him a set of headphones. ‘Oh my God,’ he said when he heard the music.
At 1330, an Australian DJ (who was also an amateur astronomer) picked up the frequency and played the ‘space music’ to his audience. He was responsible for eighteen car crashes and three deaths when listeners became too focused on the music to drive.
At 1400, the media got a hold of it and ran stories warning people not to listen to it. Of course, everyone immediately tuned in, and the death count was unknown.
At 1428, the United Nations issued a warning, telling people absolutely not to listen to the music. Not to even think about it. Which made people want to do it even more.
At 1500, the wavelength passed by Earth and out into the rest of the galaxy.
At 1902, Sgt. Salt called his commander over to inform him several unidentified flying objects had been discovered on the edge of the Milky Way, and they were getting closer…