Monthly Archives: June 2016

Soon You’ll Leave And Then I’ll Lose You

“On A Carousel”, the Hollies The Monolith, Season 7 Episode 4 -…-             “On A Carousel” is a jaunty tune by the Hollies, a tragically overlooked Sixties pop band from Britain. Closing an episode which features Don’s return to the workforce, it was … Continue reading

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You Are Far Away And I Am Blue

“What’ll I Do”, Johnny Mathis The Jet Set, Season 2 Episode 11 -…-             The climax of The Jet Set exemplifies the classic TV trick of using an old-fashioned song full of superficial splendor and overdone … Continue reading

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The Warmth Of Your Love

“This Will Be Our Year”, the Zombies A Day’s Work, Season 7 Episode 2 -…-             This may be the most archetypal sunny & sentimental track from Mad Men’s later seasons, so it makes sense to use it just when … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye

“Porpoise Song”, the Monkees The Quality Of Mercy, Season 6 Episode 12 -…-             Not much overtly happens in this episode, and this song isn’t that lively either. But as a tone setter, both are top notch. The drowsy, ethereal production … Continue reading

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I’ll Never Tie You Down

“You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me”, Dusty Springfield A Little Kiss, Part Two, Season 5 Episode 2 -…-             “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” is a sweeping, dramatic Technicolor song to kickstart an era, if … Continue reading

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MAD MEN JUKEBOX: DEEP CUTS

-…-          As my project winds down to the less profound shorter entries, I wanted to give due credit to the show’s equally amazing use of music during an episode. They may be more situational, and not as cathartic … Continue reading

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