Those were the days, back when shows had theme songs

Posted on January 5, 2008 

Those were the days, back when shows had theme songs

I write today about the passing of something special, fading away so subtly many of us have failed to take proper notice.

The death of the TV theme song.

Everybody’s got a different story about that one composition that sticks in the head. My story reaches back to a childhood as an aspiring musician in hardscrabble Gary, Ind. – where negotiating the fluid, driving bass line of the theme to Barney Miller was an odd rite of passage in a community where your mettle was often tested more directly.

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