Today Brian wrote about the advantages of the iTunes Music Store, including the fact that smaller, less-known artists can short cut the music industry machine and make their music available directly to the people. It made me think (loose association, I know) about my elementary school fight song(s). I actually had four elementary schools – one in Texas, one in North Carolina, and two in Las Vegas. When we first moved to Las Vegas, we lived for half a school year in apartments on the east side of town behind Sam’s Town. The apartments were on Jimmy Durante Blvd., and I went to J. M. Ullom elementary school.
Sometime while I was there we had to learn the fight song (what do elementary school kids fight?) which went like this:
J.M. Ullom, J.M. Ullom, The best in the west are we.
J.M. Ullom, J.M. Ullom, The best that we can be.
The principal, the teachers, The students, and the staff
We all work together, In reading, writing, math
And that’s where my memory fades and I can’t remember the rest. But I found it funny that when we moved across town to Doris Reed Elementary, the fight song was the same!
Doris Reed, Doris Reed, the best in the west are we
Doris Reed, Doris Reed, the best that we can be
And as I understand it, everyone who went to elementary school in the Clark County School District had the same fight song. What a scam.
But, what an opportunity for some artist out there, or a band that wants to do a cover. If anyone evers decides they want to sing the Clark County School District Elementary School Fight Song and sell it on the iTunes Music store, you know there will be a market for it, what with every kid who’s ever gone to school in Las Vegas knowing the song.