Ready for a warm and fuzzy feeling? Mister Rogers remixed
by John Fisher,posted Jun 8 2012 9:24AM
I was just a little to old to be in the target audience for Mister Rogers Neighborhood, but when I was in college I worked at the school's PBS station. Mister Rogers aired every day right before we put on the 5:30 news, so I was always stationed at my audio console in the control room for the last five minutes of the show, when Fred sang, "It's such a good feeling, to know you're alive, it's such a happy feeling, you're growing inside . . . ." He was such a gentle guy, but when that closing song came on every day, our adrenaline amped up and we kicked into high gear because it was moments until our news show went live.
The point is, I think almost everybody has some kind of emotional attatchment to Fred Rogers, which is what makes this remix so sweet. PBS actually comissioned this, and they recruited a guy from Bellingham -- John Boswell, who does this kind of thing all the time via a music project called The Symphony of Science.