Saturday, December 24, 2005


If you have an annoying song stuck in your head, this will get it out

... and replace it with another one!

We have Christmas music album produced by Windham Hill -- elevator music for accoustic-loving yuppies like me. A couple of songs sound just like they were performed by W.G. "Snuffy" Walden, the TV music-theme guru who created the catchy, elevator-music-for-accoustic-loving-yuppies theme music for Thirtysomething and My So-Called Life.* In fact, Walden plays a lovely guitar version of Oh Come All Ye Faithful.

A Snuffy Waldon wannabe plays a languid, slowed-down version of Jingle Bells on accoustic guitar. I think you can imagine the sound. Every time I hear it, I supply the classic alternative lyrics, below. (Elipses and line breaks are inserted to simulate the dirge-like tempo).
Jingle . . . . bells

Batman . . . . smells

Robin . . . .

laid . . . . an egg

Batmobile . . . .

lost a wheel . . . .

Joker . . . .

got away

Happy holidays!

*To be fair, Walden's theme music credit list is huge, and includes a variety of styles.

I can't believe you forgot The West Wing, Walden's current oevre. Those other themes, I can't even remember. When I jog my memory, the only thing that comes up is the theme from Hill Street Blues and that's that other guy... Wossname.
I didn't forget The West Wing (orchestral)... or Sports Night (electric), for that matter, but those weren't in the accoustic Windham Hill style.
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