So the theme song had gone over so well with Alison that she’d already asked for a closing song before the theme even made it on air, and a few days later followed with a list of seven segments that would be recurring on the show. “But only if you want to!” she assured me, much to my amusement.
But nothing beats getting the reply, “I LOVE THIS!!!” and that, combined with my own love for coming up with the goods ensured that I’d be doing more songs alright.
Indeed, between original compositions and a few fan requests for renditions of popular songs with re-worked Alison Rosen lyrics, I submitted 14 recordings in just the first six weeks.
I should point out that there was no payment for any of this, nor was I expecting any. She was having as difficult a time making ends meet as I was. I would have to make due with payment in the form of her undying gratitude, my own satisfaction at having added something important to the show, and whatever benefit might come from exposure to her fan base. The last part, I knew would pretty much be limited to the friendships attained, no small thing to me anyway, but of course, her mostly male demographic wasn’t going to translate into a fan base of my own. It isn’t always a man’s world. Being a good looking chick opens a lot of doors. But I knew that, and it was cool.
So I started going through the list and knocked off a few things in time for the next show, beginning with a request from dedicated Rosenfan Boinkity who had come up with pencil dance lyrics to go with the old 80s hit “The Safety Dance.” I also decided to submit a sound effect for use during the “Deleted Tweets” segment for lack of any particular inspiration at the time. But I did get a kick out of setting up a microphone over the toilet in an attempt to capture a good flush! That one didn’t quite catch on. Perhaps it was a little too good.
During the March 24th show, Alison and an admittedly inebriated Dustin surprised Boinkity with my recording of his clever “Safety Pencil Dance”, and also unveiled the amazing toilet flush sound effect!