Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Monday: Regina Spektor sings the "Little Boxes" theme for "Weeds" as well as the last song, "Ghost of Corporate Future."

Tuesday: "Veronica Mars" features Spektor's "Fidelity" at the end as well, during a tender moment between Logan and Veronica.

The outro slot of a show is prime real estate for musicians. It's the last song a person remembers hearing from the episode. For Spektor to score this twice two days in a row is phenomenal. Now that Regina has been heavily promoted on broadcast television ("Veronica Mars," "Grey's Anatomy," "CSI: New York") she can reach beyond the blue state blogger buzz and hit some red state ears.

Either way, I hope there is no backlash. Death Cab For Cutie and The Shins lost cred by having their music on "The OC" and Garden State respectively. If Spektor were considered Internet pop (Spektor, M.I.A. and The Hold Steady are huge in the blogosphere after all) instead of indie pop (Spektor is signed to Sire, which hopefully means we can hear more of her music on "Veronica Mars" [both Sire and "Veronica Mars belong to Warner Brothers]), perhaps this problem would vanish like Duncan Kane.

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