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31157RE: [podcasters] Oh communal podcaster brain, where do I find my theme music?

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  • Steven R. Boyett
    Jul 8, 2007
      Think there's a chance you could get permission to use the theme music from
      the old "The Dating Game"?

      Steve Boyett
      www.djsteveboy.com <http://www.djsteveboy.com/>
      Podcasts: "Groovelectric" / "Podrunner"


      From: Harold Johnson [mailto:harold.johnson@...]
      Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2007 11:00 PM
      To: podcasters@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [podcasters] Oh communal podcaster brain, where do I find my
      theme music?

      Family legend has it that grandfather worked with Mr. Alpert briefly. I'm
      not entirely certain in what respect, though -- my gramps was a private
      investigator, but he also played some guitar...

      "Zorba the Greek"

      On 3/31/07, Braindouche! <podcast@braindouche
      <mailto:podcast%40braindouche.net> .net> wrote:
      > Hey folks,
      > I've been bashing my head against this problem for months. I found a
      > song that would be a perfect theme song for my yet-unreleased podcast
      > -- the song "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", from the Going Places
      > album by Herb Alpert. Of course, I can't use it... I even asked the
      > record company that Alpert uses, and they sent me a very polite, but
      > unequivocal, no.
      > So, of course, everything that I find won't be as good, since i've
      > already found "the perfect song". I've been plugging away at the
      > internet to find something in a similar vein to that song, and I've
      > made a startling discovery: THere appears to be only one artist in the
      > english-speaking world willing to admit on the internet that they make
      > big band american mariachi music a la the Tijuana Brass. His name is
      > Amante. His music could really work well for me, even if it isn't
      > Perfect. He also said no.
      > Do any of you, anywhere, have *any* ideas where I could look for music
      > even vaguely related to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, or Lawrence
      > Welk? I want something retro, shuffling, perferably brassy,
      > unthreatening, and more than anything else, it needs to be milquetoast
      > suburban 1960's music for middleclass white people. I'm desperate.
      > I'll even pay for it, if you happen to know of a library music company
      > that will work with a podcaster on a very limited budget and cannot
      > for the foreseeable future pay royalties.
      > Thank you all so very much in advance, my potential hero's to whom I
      > shall be indebted,
      > Mer
      > [podcast to follow]

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