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    I've been a fan of NPR's Car Talk for many years and have long known that their theme song is Dawggy Mountain Breakdown by Dave Grisman.
    At the end of each show, they give a long list of credits (some real and some humorous eg sexual harassment consultant Pat McCann). A couple of shows back, for the first time, I heard them credit "our theme song by Dave "Dawg" Grisman".
    Maybe this will induce a few NPR listeners to check out some bluegrass.
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    Nice... I didn't know it was a Dawg tune! Love that show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Sylvest View Post
    I didn't know it was a Dawg tune!
    Oh yes, no mistaking that tune, from Dawg Grass/Dawg Jazz, 1984; features Rice, Anger, Wasserman, Mike and David in perfect harmony, along with the now-departed Earl. Whattatune.

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    Very nice! Of course, dedicated fans of the show know that Click and Clack are bluegrass lovers and do some picking themselves. Now, to make this a real true credit they have to put a pun in there, to join the likes of statistician Marge Innovera, Russian chauffeur Pikop Andropov, customer care representative Haywood Jabuzoff, optometric firm C.F. Eye Care, and law firm Dewey, Cheetham and Howe.
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    My favorite 'Tappet Bro's' caller: "I have a 72 Beetle & I'm having trouble with the heater" (uncontrollable laughter followed up with) " you have a 72 Beetle, you have no heater !"

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    Very nice! Of course, dedicated fans of the show know that Click and Clack are bluegrass lovers and do some picking themselves....snip...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Goist View Post
    OK, I am sorry to go off topic. I am huge fan of David Grisman ( if I could play even one eighth as good as he I would be a happy man). I am not much of poster here either, but, Ed, how in the heck do you come up with all this trivial stuff. Do you remember snipets of old stuff or spend an inordinate amount of time on Google? I am I'm awe!
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    This happens all the time here. Tons of info about this. And hey - whaddaya mean by "trivial?!?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Goist View Post
    For those who haven't seen the video (Tom and Ray start playing at 4:30)...

    Thanks journeybear for linking to the old thread.
    Last edited by Steve-o; Apr-15-2012 at 9:56am. Reason: journeybear's post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Scott View Post
    ...snip...Ed, how in the heck do you come up with all this trivial stuff. Do you remember snipets of old stuff or spend an inordinate amount of time on Google? I am I'm awe!
    Mike, I'll admit to having inside information on this one.
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    I did not know the tune was by David Grisman, but have always thought 'man whoever played the mando part on that tune was amazing... ' Glad to know that even when I don't recognize the tune, I at least know greatness when I hear it

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