Question: Mr. Televisionary, you're my only hope! I know that once before you answered a question about a song played during a show. (See? I do read your column avidly!) But you wouldn't give up your sources for finding out this info, so here I am asking for your help! I loved the song that played during the closing credits of Six Feet Under in "Driving Mr. Mossback," the episode that aired on March 24. Please put me out of my misery! Thank you. Lynne D., New York, N.Y.
Televisionary: Oh, Lynne once before? Surely, an avid reader such as yourself knows that I'm a sucker for these "what was that song?" questions and that I answer them quite frequently. But who am I to doubt you? Thanks for your readership just the same.I believe the song that's making you so darned miserable is Joe 90's "Drive," which is on their album Dream This. It played while Nate (Peter Krause) and Claire (Lauren Ambrose) drove (get it?) away with the body of the late, aviophobic Mr. Mossback on the hit HBO series. Joe 90 is an L.A.-area band that records on E Pluribus Unum, the label founded by Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz (who provides vocals on the song). Bringing this back to the TV vein, by the way: Joe 90 is named for the old British marionette series from puppetmaster Gerry Anderson, who brought us such classics as Stingray, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. And of course I won't reveal the sources I use to supplement my own unearthly TV powers; I need you people at my mercy.