Tuesday, May 03, 2005


The other day, Mrs. Village Idiot explained that she feels she would benefit from a good soundtrack.

She doesn't mean songs simply playing in the backgound, she means an actual soundtrack, like in a movie or cheesey television show.
Here she is typing, cue the "typing music". Here she is on the phone, cue the "serious phone call music". Here she is farting around on the internet, cue the "goofing off" music.

(I know, you all wish she wrote the blog, don't you. Tough, you're stuck with me).

I'm sure that she envisioned something edgy; a contemporary rock soundtrack filled with songs that are suitably artsy and yet raw with emotion. Sadly, she mentioned the idea to me, hoping for some suggestions.
I immediately offered up Mahna-Mahna, from the Muppet Show, as her theme song.
(Yeah, she hadn't heard of it either).

For those of you unfamiliar with the tune, here's a video.

In my search, I uncovered this gem also:

Needless to say, Mr. Village Idiot will be sleeping on the couch while Mrs. Village Idiot scours i-tunes for a theme song that suitably captures her majesty and grace. (Even the fact that the band Cake once covered the Mahnamahna song doesn't help).

I guess we're taking suggestions, though based on one of the comments a reader left on my Gov't Mule post, I suggest you avoid mention of any jam bands...


The Villiage Idiot In-Law said...

As the brother of Mrs. V.I., I feel particularly well positioned to quip about the Mahnanmannahhaanna song and my sister....

After sharing this planet with her for oh so many years....I can say with complete confidence that surely there has never been a more fitting tune to describe her life, her philosophy, her aura and karma (I would add something French here except it would come out as "her 'Gennesee Beer'". [Perhaps the V.I. having some knowledge of the Lingua Franca of France qould plugh in the proper words?] I much prefer Rolling Rock when it comes to Pennsylvania brews.) The hell with jam bands, I think y'all need more muppet music!

Ok, so maybe it does not describe my sister as well as her younger daughter...?

The Village Idiot Brother In-Law

Ms. Virginia Jorja said...

Mocking the path of righteousness is truly Satan's work. Repent now sinners or face the damnation of eternal hell!!!

The Villiage Idiot In-Law said...

Whoa!!! As a liberal aetheist it frightens me to have been posting at the same time as Jorja. Surely if you don't like what the Idiot or others post here you can choose not the read.

Lady, rest assured that it only because of my promise (to be nice on his board) to the Idiot that I am not virulently flaming you.

The Village Idiot said...

Ms. Jorja,
I assure you that The Idiot is a rocker, not a mocker.
No more Jam Bands for this cat, if the song ain't over in four minutes, I ain't listening no mo.

The Idiot

Ookami Snow said...

I've always wanted to have a theme song that plays when i enter a room. I think i would go with Sweet Home Alabama, that song has a rocking beginning.

the VIBiL said...

Dude, you are caving in to that bible thumper way too easily. Peace, love, and understanding are fine but not at the expense of liberty, beer, and rock 'n roll.

The Big Brother of Your Wife

The Village Idiot said...

Well, it turns out I had to break my vow anyhow. Yesterday I was rocking to the Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" which is like seven minutes long. Afterwards, when I realized I'd just jammed to a jam by a non jam band, it occurred to me that since God is perfect, he has to appreciate the Stones since they so rock, especially those early seventies albums like Exile and Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers. I think that Ms. Jorja might be selling god short to think that He is not appreciative of beautiful things, like a mellifluous guitar line

Sleeping Mommy said...

I love that muppet song. Seriously. And did Cake did it? Even better, now I must search it out...

Party Pascha said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the compliment. I will be adding you to my blog list. I hope you will visit again. By the way, Mahna-Mahna IS my theme song! It IS one of the best theme songs to have, I think. It gets sung regularly around here and even involves some of the crazy dancing with someone popping out of nowhere and yelling, "Mahna-Mahna!"
~Party Pascha