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A Playlist Can Make All The Difference

Posted in music, playlists, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by melsanie

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Last night I made a play list.  Usually I spend hours (and I mean hours) going through and picking songs to make sure they fit the right mood/season/outfit/hair style but last night I just threw a bunch of albums on there that I wanted to listen to.  Result: pure magic.  Most of the bands were recommended from thedith, some from Nylon, Pitchfork, or other friends.  Anyway, the moral of the story is that I should listen to whole albums more often.

Soundtrack to Your Life

Posted in adventures in theme songs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by thedith

Remember the days when a tv show’s theme song was almost as important to a show as its plot points? A theme song could make or break a show.  I mean, who doesn’t love (and know all the words to) the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s theme song? Remember The Rembrandts? Yeah, me neither, but I’m sure you remember their one-hit wonder, “I’ll Be There For You” from Friends, which even came out as a single, and was THE coolest music video of 1994. Except, watching it today, it’s kind of like, Perry, tune it down a notch, okay? Seriously, dude, just chill the beat…

These days, we’re suffering from a paucity of good theme songs.  Instrumental openers like the themes from The Office and House (Massive Attack, as your opening theme song? How sweet is that?) are nice and all, but sometimes you want a little sing-a-long with your opening montage.

So, I’m gonna count down some of my favorites, in no particular order.  How many theme songs are on this count down? Uh, I don’t know. How ever many I want, sheesh! Today, let’s start with Who’s the Boss. Hit it, Danza: