Recently, I was enjoying the fantastic film Parenthood when it dawned on me, as soon as the music of Randy Newman came on, a giant smile appeared on my face. Yes, Newman is a brilliant composer and songwriter and wit, but also, he creates music that is pleasant. That might not sound like much of a compliment, but in a world of auto-tune and Train, it is.
It was this moment that made me come up with a new theory, The Randy Newman Effect, which states that you can take any scenario, no matter how boring, and with Newman’s music, it suddenly gets better. Check this video out of me putting my theory to the test: