04 January 2011


Listen: Afterbirth.MP3


Andy shot this photo first, a clear sign of 'The Simpson's' long-term cultural impact. I've been a loyal fan of the show its entire 20-year run, and so this image was instantly very charming to me (Andy pointed out to me that there are kids in college now who've been alive less time than 'The Simpsons' have been on the air ....). I thought my own little homage to Elfman's timeless 'Simpsons' theme seemed best (scored for solo flute and performed wonderfully here by Amy Tatum). This is not a true variation on his theme, but more a quasi-improvisational fantasia on 3-notes. They just happen to be same first 3 notes of 'The Simpsons.'

I was walking down Wewatta St in Denver after a Nuggets game when I saw this clever Simpsons-inspired tag. I had to have a photo of it so the iPhone came out.

1 comment:

  1. That's a hauntingly beautiful piece, Austin. It's very nice and the nod to Elfman is very subtle.

    Andy - how did you light this? Car headlights?