I love how certain TV themes can conjure up certain images – take Dallas, for example.
The show has come back to Channel 5 this week and there is no getting away from how iconic those opening bars are.
I’ve never ever seen an episode of Dallas, but all I have to hear is that famous tune and I get images of Stetsons, oil and terribly large 80s hair-dos.
Another one is Hawaii 5-0 – such an iconic tune that when a revamped version of the show came back last year, they didn’t remix the theme at all; they kept it in all its original glory.
The theme to Hawaii 5-0 is one that played a fairly big part in my weekend, as I spent the whole day last Sunday at the Nene Valley Dragon Boat Festival.
See pictures from the dragon boat racing here.
For the first time the event was held at Wicksteed Park and I was lucky enough to have been asked to compere it.
More than 30 teams took part helping to raise much-needed funds for Cransley Hospice in Kettering and Lakelands Hospice in Corby and, despite having no voice left by the end of it; I have to say that it was a cracking day out.
Sonifex Sharkbait were the overall winners – they had won the 2010 event and were finalists last year, but it was an even more impressive victory because they were only seconds away from failing to qualify for the semis after a disastrous second heat.
The Connect FM teams finished in the 20s somewhere and I even got a chance to have a row myself.
With the economy being the way it is it always amazes me that people still dig deep to support local charities, so a big thank-you has to go out to everyone involved.
I think London 2012 evoked a bit of Olympic spirit in the rowers too – although sadly there aren’t going to be any gold postboxes outside Sonifex, and no Steve Redgrave to give them a victory hug!