Sometimes I think about odd jobs and the people who have them.
For example the people who write themes for television programs. They are writers and musicians that have obviously dedicated their lives to the craft but to so many have failed. I’m not a musician but if I dreamed of soloing at a sold out show at The Forum and then instead wrote the “Charles in Charge” theme, I would have to say I would be disappointed.
I think sometimes the people try and others just want a pay check. For example the Wonder Woman song is just plain dumb…
“All the world is waiting for you & the powers you possess.
In your satin tights, fighting for your rights &
Red, White & Blue”
But Perfect Strangers is beautiful, these guys seriously wanted to be Journey…
“Standing tall on the wings of my dreams,
Rise & fall on wings of my dreams,
My life, My Dreams, nothing gonna stop me now”
Do you remember when Uncle Jesse & Joey decided to write Themes and Jingles because of being failures? How do you think the brilliant mind that came up with “When you’re lost out there and you’re all alone, A light is waiting to carry you home” thought.
I’ll leave you with one more…
“It’s a rare condition in this day and age, to read any good news on the newspaper page. Another tradition of the grand design”
– Family Matters. I’m almost positive this guy off’d himself after putting pen to paper for these feelings.