I recently got a cell phone that allows you to program custom ring tones.
So I programmed in the first 8 bars of the Ashim Theme that Mike Cafarella and I composed (with apologies to the Norwegian Folk Song) back in 1996.
I can’t reveal the whole set of lyrics to the Ashim Theme due to the blood oath that I swore to Caf back on that overcast day in Providence. But here’s an excerpt:
As I walk through the dark forest,
Swimming through waves of terror.
Oh my goodness, there he is now.
It’s the spirit of Roberto.
I must run, I must flee,
He will kill me (holy cow)!
Have I escaped? Am I free now?
Is this heaven, not hell?
I must try to find Nirvana: Taco Bell.
Now, every time my phone rings I think fondly of Ashim.