Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

Episode 2 of the new season of Sons Of Anarchy features Ruby Tuesday as sung by the beautiful and soulful Katey Sagal.... Wish you guys could hear it but those who control the rights (not FX, not the Stones) will not allow it to be posted on the website! Maybe the good people at FOX will hurry an iTunes release! So come on guys, let's make it happen!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sons Of Anarchy - Season Two - Premiere Episode Music

The opening?

ANVIL!!!! Rawk in all its recklessness. “Slip Kid”, a song by The Who. Matt Hyde makes is sound rad and Franky Perez (people should know about him) sings his friggin’ ass off.

The closing?

LIONS doing an amazing take on “Girl From The North Country”. When you see the montage you’ll be blown away. I read the script which called for four different versions of the song to seamlessly play, one into the other. I asked LIONS to do a version for us. Gave them no direction at all. Just said I wanted to hear what they had to say When they sent it to me, the other three versions were no longer needed. LIONS have managed to capture all emotions necessary. It’s pretty incredible when you land on the same cosmic page like that.

Go buy these two tracks on iTunes. They’re waiting for you. at 99¢ a piece, sounds like a good deal!

Saturday, September 05, 2009


My friend Greg Daniels, the producer of the American version of THE OFFICE, played Jay Ferguson’s demo of what would become the show’s theme for me one afternoon before the series had sarted. I thought it was fantastic, far better than anything I’d given him from ‘my own pen’ that I had hopes for. We both agreed that while Jay’s demo had a really nice, whimsical quality, the recording could be more fully realized.

Greg asked if I had any ideas that might make more of Jay’s theme. I got my friends Dillon O’Brian (piano, organ, accordion, theremin), Brian Macleod (drums), and Hal Cragin (bass) together, and we met at the Record Plant in Hollywood to record the theme. That’s me on the guitar, by the way. Oh yeah, we were in the studio on a Thursday night, one week before the air-date of the premiere episode.

Not long after that, Hal, Dillon, Jimmy Paxson and I appeared in the BOOZE CRUISE episode. It was on that boat that we became THE SCRANTONES.

We’re all pretty busy doing what we need to do to make a living, but we love the idea of the Scrantones despite the fact that there is little evidence of the band anywhere outside of our imaginations. We did actually come to life in Scranton, during the cold month of October, 2007, making a heroic stand at the Catholic Youth Center!

Here is a little something that people have been asking us to give them for a very long time.

2:26 seconds of pure Dunder-Mifflin delight. Enjoy...

The Office Theme (long version