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:
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