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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

While We're On The Subject

I've listened to the closing theme of Heroes a few times now. It's a unique bit of music, especially for something only 33 seconds long. This not being the first time I've analyzed super hero music, let's get going.

If I had to sum it up? "Strange little steps." Something punctuating each beat that could be an oboe or a bass clarinet, matched w/ a xylophone. Who knows. In any case, on synthesizer is a number of chords which start out dissonant but end up in harmony.

Gee. Small, interesting steps leading to a resolution in which previous segments are brought together to resolve nicely together. One can only hope that that's what they have in mind for the season finale'. In any case, it's a damn appropriate capper to a consistently splendid show.

'Nuff said.



  • At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Charles Guiteau said…

    Spiderman -- the best superhero theme song EVER.


    Spiderman, Spiderman,
    Does whatever a spider can
    Spins a web, any size,
    Catches thieves just like flies
    Look Out!
    Here comes the Spiderman.

    Is he strong?
    Listen bud,
    He's got radioactive blood.
    Can he swing from a thread
    Take a look overhead
    Hey, there
    There goes the Spiderman.

    In the chill of night
    At the scene of a crime
    Like a streak of light
    He arrives just in time.

    Spiderman, Spiderman
    Friendly neighborhood Spiderman
    Wealth and fame
    He's ingnored
    Action is his reward.

    To him, life is a great big bang up
    Whenever there's a hang up
    You'll find the Spider man.

  • At 11:30 PM, Anonymous samm said…

    Casey... I think you need a hobby. ;)

  • At 12:45 AM, Blogger Casey Jones said…

    Samm, darlin', this is a hobby.


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