Thursday, February 25, 2010

Here's the story: the world of television theme songs

"Just sit right back, and you'll hear a tale. Or if you prefer, come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed," writes Beverly Foster Seinberg, "but to do all that, you'll have to go hang out at TV Land or some other nostalgia channel. That's because the expository theme song, which told you everything you needed to know about the show you were about to watch, has all but disappeared from the television universe -- if not from the brains of those old enough to remember the 1960s." READ MORE