Song of the Week: “We Take Care of Our Own” (Bruce Springsteen)

Tuesday is the Fourth of July, so I thought it was high time we got The Boss in on our little series here. When it comes to songs about America, there are two artists that come to mind immediately: Bruce Springsteen and Green Day. While the latter, of course, is known for their often scathing… Read More Song of the Week: “We Take Care of Our Own” (Bruce Springsteen)

Song of the Week: “Hedwig’s Theme” (John Williams)

Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (the American Sorcerer’s Stone wouldn’t be released for another year). In honor of our beloved franchise’s birthday, I thought this song was appropriate. So first off, I don’t think I knew before now that John Williams composed “Hedwig’s Theme.” It makes sense, of… Read More Song of the Week: “Hedwig’s Theme” (John Williams)

Song of the Week: “Batman Theme (1966)” (Neil Hefti)

Yesterday news of Adam West’s death broke and Gotham lost its finest guardian. The 1966 Batman television series defined the character and his friends and foes for a generation, in no small part due to Adam West’s calm, laconic performance as the titular hero. He was quirky, he was campy, he was colorful, and man… Read More Song of the Week: “Batman Theme (1966)” (Neil Hefti)