... several of the commenters in last week's "Friday Night Lights" joined me in expressing fondness for Rhett Miller's sometime band, so let me repeat a request from back in the early, little-viewed days of this blog:
Does anybody know where I can find a recording of the theme song to Showtime's "Going to California"? That was the first I'd ever heard of Old 97's, and that tune led me to "Too Far to Care," then to the rest of their back catalog and eventually to Rhett's solo albums, but I've never been able to find an MP3 or any other version of that extremely catchy theme. On occasions when I've bumped into former "Going to California" castmembers (including Sean Gunn, now Kirk on "Gilmore Girls," and Abraham Benrubi, who was the lead back when the show was a WB pilot), they've been pleased that somebody remembered the show but at a loss about where I could find a copy. (Gunn offered to e-mail Rhett Miller for me, but in the same way you might offer to help a casual acquaintance move, knowing you'll be busy that day.)
So, any leads? Anyone? Anyone?