This is inspired by a @kaisfatdad post. Just to clarify what I mean:
“A sting, sometimes called a sounder, is a short musical phrase, primarily used in broadcasting and films as a form of punctuation. For example, a sting might be used to introduce a regular section of a show, indicate the end of a scene, or indicate that a dramatic climax is imminent.”
Like the slap bass piece in Seinfeld between scenes.
I think an AW theme tune is too hard to agree on but a sting might be achievable, you never know. This could played between posts (in one’s mind) or to bookend the viagra ads in a monetised AW podcast.
My suggestions :
Opening chord of A Hard Days Night
A giggle from the Laughing Gnome
Baker Street sax tootle
Music for Chameleons bass line*
*largely for its memorable inclusion in the I’m Alan Partridge series. Could also consider OMD’s Georgia for similar reasons.
There are many more, I’m sure. If this idea attracts hamper-esque interest, it may be worth putting it to a public vote. That usually sorts things out once and for all.