I’m probably one of the few people who liked Ally McBeal enough to remember the need for a theme song. During the show, the characters had to find their theme song, the one to chant inside their head as they went through their day, the one to give them strength during a challenging moment.
I love this idea. I figure a good dose of Queen gets me through a work day, Elton John’s “The Bitch is Back” was perfect for when I arrived home after a gruelling day and had to deal with the family, the Mavericks “I just want to dance the night away” was perfect for when I was moving on from a relationship, “Under Pressure” was good for almost anytime, Rawlins Cross, “Open Road” made me hit the highway.
I never had a true theme song, except maybe “whistle a happy tune” when I was a kid and being endlessly bullied at school.
But now there’s a website to help you find the theme song for your personal pile of baggage and I think it’s brilliant. Songs often say what we want to say, better than we could. It’s a hoot. I suggest you try it. You can either type in your issue or answer someone else’s. It’s all anonymous but oddly cheering. I like the concept.
Now if only there would be such a thing set up for poetry, where you could suggest the appropriate poetry for someone’s issues…or quotations…or classical music…
Hmm. Maybe we could add this to our site for the book we’re doing, my friend and I. Music for intimacy. Ooh.