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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Rockford Theme

I belatedly realized that I wrote about The Rockford Files last night without mentioning Mike Post's masterful theme song, which perhaps like no other theme perfectly captures not only the whimsical tone of the show, but also, somehow its era; it plays almost gleefully mournfully, saying "This is the way the world is - messed up and broken - but what the hell can you do but get up each morning and smile in the face of the tragic and the absurd?" It's a wonderful work of art that makes me happy and sad all at once with every beat.

Here's a fun extended version of the theme:

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