I’ll just get to the point. Small talk in emails probably contributes about 20% in total server blockage, so I’ll keep this short.
I love you guys. Without my daily dosage of H & A, I’d probably kick the bucket good and proper. Thing is, and here’s my little snitch – you know the opening segment of the show, where the imagery sets the scene for us: cut outs of all the characters doing stupid things like knocking the ice cream off each other’s ice cream cones, or the chicks jumping onto the boys surfboards, or Colleen watering her flowerpots with a big, stupid grin on her face? Then the gentle and serene blue hue in the background accompanied by the crescendo of waves? I like this. This is not of immediate concern to me. Today.
I started watching Home & Away when I was 14 years old whilst bored shitless during my Christmas holidays, but what caught me right from the beginning was the very-catchy tune you guys created for the show. The Bold & The Beautiful’s tune is not nearly as great, which is probably why I stopped watching it. (That and Brooke has no one else left to
The tune rounds off my shitty day at the office oh-so tenderly, with lyrics extending to:
Baby we belong together
You and I forever and ever
No matter where you are
You’re my shining star
Hold me in your arms
Don’t let me go
I want to stay forever
Closer each day….
Home & Away….
That sort of thing. Your lyricist possibly needs his/her head checked, because the words make no sense whatsoeverwith regards to a soap opera community living on the Australian coastline and screwing everybody, but the tune..! The tune! This is what kept me going back for more. Thereafter I was mesmerised by the sub-plots, and the rest is history.
So in a nutshell (no really): that TUNE is the best marketing ploy ever. Wooing your viewers in, I like it guys.
I mean, I even downloaded the song in its entirety off iMesh that one time.
So, why then have you gone and halved the tune?
Now you only get the usual montage of characters doing frivolous activities, with just a whimsical and solitary “Home and Away…” done by fret guitar – not the whole shebang with the guy singing!
This isn’t cool. Only at the end, when the credits are rolling do I get like, one, verse.
Please bring it back. If not for marketing purposes, for me. I am like your
Thanking you in advance, and considering it done by next week,
Peas On Toast
PS: Great job on the plotline of late by the way – the whole Amanda-stealing-her-daughter’s-boyfriend thing is unstoppable!