Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fred Steiner (1923-2011)

I confess I rarely read the obituaries—the story inevitably seems to end in death—but I did notice while sifting through the dregs of this morning's Washington Post that composer Fred Steiner passed away recently.

Among other things, Steiner composed the piece "Park Avenue Beat," better known as the theme of the Perry Mason television series. If you've been following this blog from the very beginning, you know that I took my nom de plume from the Perry Mason novel The Case of the Mythical Monkeys, and probably went to law school for no better reason than that I was a fan of the series.

In Fred Steiner's honor, grab a "hamburger sandwich," jackknife yourself into your favorite chair, and give "Park Avenue Beat" a listen:

4 comments:

thingy said...

LOL. I see Clarence Darrow visited you.

Don't hurt me, but I was not a fan of Perry Mason. It was so dark and heavy, and not 1970's, heavy, either.

I would like to know how many cases you have had where the witness jumped up, or broke down and confessed to a crime.

Mythical Monkey said...

I would like to know how many cases you have had where the witness jumped up, or broke down and confessed to a crime.

Used to happen all the time, but it was usually Mister Muleboy in my office on a slow work day ...

thingy said...

LOL.

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