That Time I Watched an Entire Series Because of the Theme Song

That Time I Watched an Entire Series Because of the Theme SongBack in 2007 I decided to check out an HBO show entitled John From Cincinnati. It wasn't bad, and I ended up watching all ten episodes, but looking back I think it was the theme song that kept drawing me back.

I just adored their use of "Johnny Appleseed" by Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros. It set the tone perfectly and I'm sure fooled me into thinking the show was better than it actually was. An amazing opening theme can do that.

I don't remember much from John From Cincinnati... I think he was supposed to be Jesus or something like that... but I'll never forget that tune from Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros.


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This was an interesting show that deserved a longer run.

January 13, 2013 @ 9:12 AM

4x4 Time

The Live at Acton record is outstanding.

January 13, 2013 @ 9:16 AM


"Gotta dump out Kai"

Interesting quirky show.

January 13, 2013 @ 3:48 PM


there's a brilliant DVD called "Let's Rock Again" that chronicles life on the road for Joe & Mescaleros. It's a must have if you're a fan - some of the most poignant stuff you'll ever see. Here's a clip

January 14, 2013 @ 9:45 PM

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