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April 22, 2008

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Pete

At least Wilco isn't writing original songs for car commercials yet - it's just the songs off their latest album, which I can hardly begrudge them for. But if you start hearing Jeff Tweedy on a commercial crooning "I adore the independent suspension on my Lexus SUV", then you can start sharpening the wrist knife.

BMW did the same thing a few years ago, with podcasted BMW-themed stories. I could only stomach listening to a few minutes of the first story, in which the author seemed to somehow say "5 Series" in every paragraph.

Jim H.

Dude,

What about using the Lilys song "Ginger" in a Cadillac commercial? I mean, is nothing sacred? I, too, was stunned to hear Wilco on a car commercial. My take on it was that they had some young, hotshot Madison Ave ad exec who has the right (meaning, 'cool') taste in pop music. Remember when Michael Jackson sold Beatles's tunes for ads?

I saw Wilco for the first time this summer, outdoors in Atlanta. Been a fan since I first heard "Box Full of Letters." It poured rain the entire time. At the break Tweedy said, "Don't worry, we'll just keep playing until it stops raining." And believe it or not, it stopped just as the second encore was coming to an end. Is the guy God? Or what? He said he'd be back.

Just wanted to say, I like the new design of SoT. I chose black, as well, over at http://wisdomofthewest.blogspot.com
Drop by for a visit. I also use dark background/white lettering when I write sometimes. If you use a Mac and if you have OSX 10.4 or better, hit Control-Option-[Apple] and the numeral '8' all at the same time. Cool, huh? To undo, just do it again.

btw: Raleigh is part of my old stompin' grounds. Chapel Hill, don't ya know.

Best,
Jim H.

Jimmy Beck

Come on now, think of the possibilities: Imagine Mary Gaitskill or Robert Coover describing in exquisite detail the various stains smeared across all that Corinthian leather.

Jimmy Beck

Come on now, think of the possibilities: Imagine Mary Gaitskill or Robert Coover describing in exquisite detail the various stains smeared across all that Corinthian leather.

REllis

I hate it. I hate car commercials ruining perfectly good songs but I especially hate writers whoring out for product manufacturers. It's not like the writers they're asking are the poor ones, anyway.

Lexus!! Geez.

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