“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
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STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN THEME
John Dad is a superhero who disciplines other people’s children (sometimes with force). He also imparts a lesson on the crappy parents too. His superpowers are a stern voice and condescending lessons.
His uniform is loose-fitting button-down shirt and khakis (shorts on weekends).
We can probably get a L.L. Bean sponsorship and an AC/DC theme song.
This is the first time I’ve ever used Garageband and so I “re-imagined” the Seinfeld theme with laser sounds, random applause, 90s synth sounds, and of course, slap bass.
There might be some dog barks too.
If you like this please tell NBC and John Seinfeld of the Seinfeld show.
I’ve been trying to make a collection of sad and haunting summer songs from the 50s and 60s and it’s been a satisfying challenge. While most songs look towards the summer as hopeful and fun, these ones look back with longing or through autumnal (i.e. death) regret.
"Sandy" might be my favorite. It recalls The Beach Boys’ “She Knows Me Too Well” but the chords in the intro are as menacing as are the simmering strings, which remind me of Bernard Herrmann’s “Vertigo” score.
There’s a lot of lyrical restraint in the verses culminating in the major-key shift in the bridge (a stark contrast with the subdued minor verses) with jealous lyrics of Sandy taken away by a new man.
Like it really works that way - get real Ronny.
I love the dark bossanova feel (major/minor sevenths everywhere) and just how creepy the vibe is without being maudlin or melodramatic.
I heard this one driving home close to sunrise in Summer 2007 and I thought it was a lost Brian Wilson composition as from late-1964/1965, a lot of his “summery” songs grow progressively less optimistic and rooted in a better past.
It’s not one of his but I was floored nonetheless as it was the ideal moment to hear this sleepy song on an eventful late summer’s night.