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“A Beautiful Mine” by Rjd2, better known as the theme song from “Mad Men.” [audio]

So in Part II of the amazingly interesting Daniel Pope interview, which went up last night, the TV show Mad Men–which is one of my all time favorites–came up. I didn’t know, before I did a little reading on the show, that the theme song was not written for the show. It’s by a musician called Rjd2, who was actually born in the city where I now live (Eugene, Oregon), and first appeared on the 2006 album Magnificent City. “A Beautiful Mine” is its official title. The above YouTube video contains the entire song.

Why this appealed to Matthew Weiner and the creators of Mad Men I’m not sure, but it’s definitely gone down in pop culture history. Enjoy!


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