SHIT ITALIAN MOMS SAY - Part 1 (Daniel Franzese) - YouTube
The theme hit me while driving. Or, you know, just before driving. If that doesn't make sense, I hope it clicks when yr. done with the puzzle. Anyway, I kind of wish that life was accompanied by the sounds of an angelic chorus when a theme hits me smack in the face. You know, something like this. It would make my life a lot easier. Is that a choir of angels I hear? Hark! A theme for a crossword must be present! It would be the best. Then again, I think that would be a sign of schizophrenia. Hey, a man can dream, can't he? Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
For those looking for an additional challenge today, here's a Marching Bands puzzle. And if you like that one, enrollment for year number five of my biweekly Marching Bands starts, uh, this Monday. Sign up today. It's just $15 for the year. Throw in another $20 and I'll hook you up with all the previous years as well (107 puzzles!) All the usual methods preferred: PayPal or Venmo (@TheBEQ). Otherwise, and we can work something out.
The song up above was by one by an old band of mine. We had the brilliant idea to write a "sports song," with the intention of getting played during sporting events. Think Blur's "Song 2," or White Stripe's "Seven Nation Army." Or any of the other canonical jock jams. Of course, since we were idiots, we didn't think "arenas" when writing said song. Just as well. The demos of this one were better anyway.
When you've made as many puzzles as I have, it's highly likely that you'll reuse a title for a puzzle. Indeed. Here's another one I made called Blank Space. Let's call it an A/B test. Which one was better? In this example, ties are permitted. All right? All right.
While we're here. I wrote today's Times puzzle as well. Get it here or here.