I was more than a little honored, recently, to receive an email from “This American Life” production manager, Seth Lind, asking if I would be interested in writing some original theme music for a live, story-telling TV pilot he was working on (kind of along the lines of The Moth). He had heard my version of “The Three of Us” (a This American Life original from one Ms. Starlee Kine) when it was on the podcast and had received my creepy stalker mail sent to TAL (a copy of “Cutting Ties” I sent in for them to play with my blessing) and liked my music. So, I cooped myself up in the studio for a few days and after a few different drafts came up with a suitable piece of instrumental music entitled One Last Heist (For Old Time’s Sake). You can hear said “suitable piece of music” in the trailer for the “Told” pilot below.
Please keep in mind that the whole project was a bit rushed and my final version didn’t make it Mr. Lind before the pilot was created, but there is a slightly less rough version that will accompany the final product when it makes it’s big debut.
Anyway, thanks to Seth for thinking of me and let us raise a glass and hope that “Told” is a runaway television success the likes of which we’ve never before imagined possible (I’m thinking The Simpsons & Leave It To Beaver status).