But my understanding was that in one episode of Ally McBeal, Ally's therapist suggests she might want to find a theme song. Well, David E. Kelley, the creator of Ally McBeal, totally stole that from me. (And he's a lawyer, so he probably thinks it's all cool to steal and whatnot.) But when I was in middle school? I wanted a theme song, like Anne Marie in That Girl. (This is back in the day when I was listening to WAXC--pronounced 'waxy'--out of Rochester, NY. It, like so many of my other favorite radio stations--radio being what we had before iPods--is gone now. To which I say: RIP Waxy. We hardly knew ye.) I would listen to the radio for hours on end, just to hear songs that I might be able to adopt as my theme song, so I could be like That Girl.
|this photo courtesy of my friend Xenia at Collar City Brownstone.|
Do you know what? There were NO songs about a girl named Kirby.
Sure there was a Rhonda (who needed help) and an Amy (what WAS she going to do?) and a Cecelia, a Jennifer, a Linda, a Sheila, a Renee and a Holly, who was---in Neil Diamond's estimation--Holy. But there was nary a Kirby in the bunch.
So it was up to me to find a song on my own.
(come back again and see if I do!)
*the folks at Finding the Funny are waiting, too!*