A couple semi-recent commercials with interesting musical choices:
I read an interview with someone from The New Pornographers (maybe A.C. Newman? I don’t remember) where he said that when approached for permission to use “Bleeding Heart Show” for University of Phoenix commercials, he was under the impression that U of P was just a local school, not a national online school. There’s a lesson here for all you aspiring successful musicians: When you get (relatively) big and someone comes to you to ask to use one of your songs in a commercial, do a Google search. It’s so easy and simple. Unless you’ve spent all your earnings on exotic pets (I hear lemurs are cute for about a month and then they turn mean) or something. Then just take the money.
The New Pornographers – The Bleeding Heart Show (Buy It)
A couple things:
1. Do the cavemen on these commercials remind anyone else a little of Val Kilmer? No? Just me then?
2. The cavemen from these GEICO COMMERCIALS (needs to be emphasized) have a sitcom on ABC coming out sometime soon. It will be horrible. I’ve seen clips, and let me repeat: It will be horrible. The show even features Nick Kroll (a favorite NYC comedian), who I’m sure will move on to something better than a caveman sitcom. Because jeez, it’s gonna be horrible.
Röyksopp – Remind Me (Buy It)
posted by Adam