Who’d’ve thought that here in darkly verdant Portland, Ore. (and yes, Ross, Darkly Verdant is my P.I. name as well as my drag name) we’d be grateful to see summer temps drop down to the mid-90s.
You can bop over to Il Mio Gelato, you can hide out in the cinemas or spend the day in a clawfoot tub. But for me, nothing refreshes like music – specifically, the sprightly, even groovy, jazz-inflected scores of 60s TV shows. In an era when TV themes are disappearing altogether (tried humming the theme to Lost recently?), it may astonish you to learn what networks once spent on this de rigeur feature. Feast your ears.