January 11, 2007

Hucklebuck Outro

Funny little office thing: Ryan and I have taken to giving each other intro and outro music when the other arrives or leaves.

When it looks like you’re about to leave for the day (you’re putting your coat on) the correct music is cued up and suddenly you’re compelled to say:

“Hey, thanks for tuning in. We’ve got a great show planned for tomorrow, so be sure to check it out. There’s a progress meeting in the morning, and a special guest from another project will be stopping by. Also, we’re releasing a new testing version of the software. G’night everybody!”

You wave goodbye and then head for the door.

Also, it’s useful if someone is on the way out the door, but get stuck in your office and won’t commence leaving. The music is then more like the play-off music you hear at awards ceremonies. Although we might need to get a different musical piece for that purpose.

The official outro music right now is Charlie Hunter’s “Philadelphia Hucklebuck.”

You can hear it if you go to this website. The Mp3 link is called “Philadelphia Hucklebuck 12/30/00” — it’s from a performance at Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA. Nice, friendly, jazzy stuff.

Posted by James at January 11, 2007 2:03 PM
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Maybe what you need is a "wrap-it-up machine."

Posted by: Julie at January 11, 2007 2:55 PM

LOL, I was thinking that too, Julie. I need that for some phone calls.

Posted by: Maggie at January 11, 2007 4:55 PM

What's funny about bumper music?

Doesn't seem weird to me ...

Posted by: Keri at January 11, 2007 8:45 PM

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