Not Beat/ "Zen Moment - Menasha"

The song on the radio in the coffee shop I'm in right now has a weird call-and-response going on: "What's the word?" "Johannesburg!" The street outside is completely torn up, and has been for weeks; large diggers are mucking about on it. I'm studying (-ish; reading a list of news sites qualifies, right?) for the Foreign Service Exam. I'm not sure any of this means anything.