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