Saturday, October 15, 2005

TV tunes

I've been trying to think about a new post, but I'm really distracted by the television. So I give you my favorite songs about the television.

Coffee and TV (mp3) - Blur

TV Pro (mp3) - The Vines

TV Star (mp3) - Butthole Surfers

I have a deep and intense affection (one might even call it a love) for infomercials. This song, though not a genre I love, is a great tribute.

7 Days To Change Your Life (mp3) - Jamie Cullum

My favorite television theme song of all time:

The Greatest American Hero (mp3) - Joey Scarbury

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm from Newcastle England, sO I have no idea which 'Christina' Gibby is singing about. can anyone help?

2:08 PM  
Blogger trill42 said...

Good songs... Had never heard the one by the Vines. I like it.

But what's your favourite infomercial? Ronco Electric Food Dehydrator? Sproutin' Onion? Juiceman II?

2:10 PM  
Blogger Ekko said...

Amy- I love that joey scarborough too. it's so beautifully corny.

i know you said you were having some $ issues with your host--the guys i'm using now, e-z archive, are free and let you hot link. i'm really happy w/it.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

The corniness credit goes entirely to Troy. I'll catch you offline on the hosting thing.

4:59 PM  
Blogger the bantam menace said...

look what has happened to me...i can't believe it myself...ah, the memories...thanks, your troyness

12:39 AM  
Blogger -tr0y- said...

trill--my fave infomercials are easily the Popeil ones--huge sets of cutlery and knife block, scissor sets, stovetop smoker and those special spices and rubs... i've purchased nothing, but i will be a faithful voyeur for years to come!!

6:42 PM  
Blogger -tr0y- said...

anonymous from newcastle (my favorite beer incidently)--i'm not sure if the christina is a literal person or fictional. someone else might have better info..

6:48 PM  
Blogger trill42 said...

Troy, excellent choices. You can't go wrong with Popeil. Also, "spices and rubs" would be a good name for ... pretty much anything. (Faithful Voyeur is a touch on the creepy side, but otherwise not bad for a band name)

You also just made me remember a crank call I made as a kid in response not to an infomercial but to an infomercial-like ad. It was for some kind of cutting device and the announcer said in a way that struck me as hilarious, "It slices! It dices! It juliannes!" So I called and, deadpan, asked if they could tell me whether the product "julianned." They had to go check. It took a while. They came back and told me it did. I thanked them. That was pretty much it. I somehow expected a funnier outcome. Thanks to Caller i.d. kids can't get away with that kind of malicious nonsense anymore.

9:08 PM  

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