Posts by Sammy Emerson
The Sticky Icky Ticky Tacky TV Theme Song: Why Changing The Opening Credits Has Changed An Entire SeriesSammy Emerson at Stop The Presses!3 yrs ago
The former theme song for the TV show Weeds , Malvina Reynolds' 1962 classic song "Little Boxes," is sorely missed.
Despite still being one of the best programs on all of television, the show has lost something and hardly seems to be the great green show it once was since changing the opening credits. The former opening theme song, "Little Boxes," was pure early pop candy that was eerie enough to stick in any audiophile's head long after Weeds had been turned off.
"Little Boxes" was originally written by Malvina Reynolds in 1962, but it was not made popular until Pete Seeger's version came out in 1963. The lyrics describe what would eventually be the inevitable sprawl of suburban living. Neighborhoods were built shabbily--and in record time, Reynolds was inspired to write this while living in California in the early 1960s and saw the beginning of the homogenization of America. Her lyrics describe the sameness that would eventually take over large areas of the nation. Not to exclude the people lodging in these homes, Reynold's also refers to the sameness amongst the dwellers.