You're listening to me right now, so you may be aware of the latest NPR controversy: The new Morning Edition theme song.
I’ve heard the new version and all I can say is, “Well, bless their hearts.” They tried. They really did. Tried to make it more “with it” as the kids say. Unfortunately, a lot of loyal listeners are less than impressed.
Welp. You can’t please everybody. But NPR could please a few more folks if they’d take my (ahem) humbly offered advice.
Spice up the theme by adding lyrics and also, of course, some different instrumentation:
Now it’s time for Morning Edition
The time of day when you are so wishin’ for caffeine!
Their old theme gently nudged me along
The new one blare’s like a cellphone’s ringtone Was the writer 13???
Yeah, everything changes but listen up, mister
NPR’s too old to be a hipster and so
Here’s my waking up song submission
The one thing needed by Morning Edition is a banjo!