By Jim Clark, publisher Lee County Courier, Tupelo, MS
When NCIS first appeared, I gave it a shot. I was a big Mark Harmon fan, especially his acting in The Presidio and The Deliberate Stranger, where he portrayed serial killer, Ted Bundy. But to be honest, the rest of the characters were a little to weird and quirky, even for me.
As years passed, and TV got worse, I was drawn back in and today frequently catch myself watching the new NCIS shows or the old reruns.
So by the time I got NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack - Vol. 2 soundtrack in the mail, I was an avid fan.
It didn't hurt that the first song "California" was by my man -- Robert Allen Zimmerman (better known as Bob Dylan).
Other notables who contributed to the soundtrack include Norah Jones, Joss Stone, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow and Otis Redding. John's "Someday the Rains Will Fall" is especially cool because he recorded during the summer of 2009 in room 636 of the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas - the same room blues legend Robert Johnson recorded many of his classic songs in 1936.
There's also a knockout little number, "Bitter and Blue" by cast member Michael Weatherly (Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo).