Via WFMU

Hey, left-leaning news junkies: Do you get nostalgic shivers upon hearing the jaunty little theme music to NPR’s All Things Considered? Then check out this compendium of said miniature compositions that signal the onset of some good ol’ news in your earholes (there's even a zip file of 'em you can download, you freak).

Some of those ’70s pieces sound like the handiwork of Gershon Kingsley or Jean-Jacques Perrey, all analog-synth frippery and whimsy. The tracks gradually become less manic and quirky, tilting toward dinner-club jazz and mild, quasi-patriotic fanfares.

Still awake? Good; go here for the All Things Considered theme bonanza.