25 January 2007

Good Times for "The Office"

Remember that post I wrote last month about music on "The Office?" Remember how it mysteriously disappeared?

That's because I rewrote it as a story for The New York Times!

If you go here, you can read my story in all its glory.




At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Jen H. said...

that kicks so much ass.

At 6:18 PM, Anonymous suzy said...

i just have to say it. i feel bad saying it, i loved the article, but still.

i believe that Buffy the Vampire Slayer actually pioneered (and, in my opinion, mastered) the whole tapping an obscure band. if you iTunes search "buffy", you'll see what i mean.

other than that, you are fabulous.

At 12:45 AM, Blogger Mark Blankenship said...

Totally, Suzy. And really, you could even argue Melrose Place as an earlier trendsetter. I remember buying that soundtrack because it had the Letters to Cleo song on it.

But for the purposes of the story, I felt like "The O.C." was the most representative series for the trend of choosing hip music. It was a show that was sort of defined by Seth Cohen's musical taste. Even when I'd never seen an episode, I knew it was the show where the guy dug Death Cab. Plus, like "Scrubs," it was still on the air when the story ran, which I felt helped show that the trend was still happening.


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