Can we start a campaign to change the Stack Overflow podcast introduction music?

The saxophone number is very cheesy and would want something that does not sound like it came from a 4th grade music class...


With the announcement of a possible new format to the podcast. Can we start a grassroots movement to change the music or possibly creating their own theme song.

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    And I thought that was kind of cultural thing or something. I was like "Oh that music is terrible, mhhh perhaps is considered elegant within the US natives, let's respect their idiosyncrasy" – OscarRyz Oct 15 '09 at 23:03
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    I never hear it - the first thing I do when I start the SO podcast is fast-forward until about 1:10 to skip all the ads. – Graeme Perrow Oct 15 '09 at 23:53
  • As tempted as I am to skip the ads, it just feels wrong. It pays IT Conversations bills and its not like they are that bad. – AnonJr Oct 16 '09 at 13:08
  • @AnonJr - I am not against advertisements, I just think the music is horrible...haha! – Michael Kniskern Mar 17 '10 at 20:11

Doesn't it come from IT Conversations?

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    Yes, it is part of the IT conversations portion of the podcast. – Michael Kniskern Oct 15 '09 at 22:59

Before Jeff & Joel join IT Conversations, I believe Joel said that he dislikes theme music on podcasts, and that he didn't want any. I remember someone actually created a theme song for the podcast, and they used it once, but Joel said he didn't want to use it regularly.

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  • Did they actually play it? I thought they just mentioned that it was created but didn't actually play it at all. – Kyle Cronin Oct 15 '09 at 23:24
  • Yeah, if I remember correctly, they played it at the end of the episode. – pkaeding Oct 16 '09 at 21:06

I suggest the intro song be replaced with one of my favourites. It's guaranteed to be liked equally by everyone who hears it.

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Even though the music you're referring to is the IT Conversations theme, some of the podcasts hosted there have their own theme music - I'm thinking of 'Tech Nation' with Moira Gunn, which has a fetching piano track - so IT Conversations podcasts obviously support nested theme music. I suggest some Aphex Twin.

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  • Jeff and Joel will have to pay royalties to Aphex Twim. – Michael Kniskern Mar 17 '10 at 20:15

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