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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #300 on: October 28, 2011, 08:13:26 PM »
"Rocket Man" is selling Volkswagen Passats in an amusing mondegreen-related ad.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #301 on: October 31, 2011, 09:15:02 AM »
"Ah got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one"

In a weird TANC, I posted the above Jay-Z lyric as my FB status after seeing someone wearing it on a T-shirt yesterday; then last nite I discovered the song is being used in commercials for the "Battlefield 3" video game. Only, of course, the word "bitch" is bleeped -- why would you spend money to license a song that you have to censor?
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #302 on: October 31, 2011, 09:45:02 AM »
"Ah got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one"

In a weird TANC, I posted the above Jay-Z lyric as my FB status after seeing someone wearing it on a T-shirt yesterday; then last nite I discovered the song is being used in commercials for the "Battlefield 3" video game. Only, of course, the word "bitch" is bleeped -- why would you spend money to license a song that you have to censor?

because everyone thinks, 'oh cool, they're using that bad-ass Jay-Z song but The Man is making them censor it!  Bastards!'

I didn't know that was Jay-Z lyric until I just read this post, but I saw a variation of it on a t-shirt at Upper Playground:


"99 Problems, But a Pitch Ain't One."
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #303 on: October 31, 2011, 09:54:06 AM »
"Ah got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one"

In a weird TANC, I posted the above Jay-Z lyric as my FB status after seeing someone wearing it on a T-shirt yesterday; then last nite I discovered the song is being used in commercials for the "Battlefield 3" video game. Only, of course, the word "bitch" is bleeped -- why would you spend money to license a song that you have to censor?

because everyone thinks, 'oh cool, they're using that bas-ass Jay-Z song but The Man is making them censor it!  Bastards!'

I didn't know that was Jay-Z lyric until I just read this post, but I saw a variation of it on a t-shirt at Upper Playground:

"99 Problems, But a Pitch Ain't One."

there's also a ghetto variation, "99 problems but a SNITCH ain't one"

A straight friend suggested to me that the "bitch" version really should be a homo anthem, since gay guys never have woman problems. Which is especially funny if you know that Jay-Z is oft-rumored to be on the down-low.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #304 on: November 06, 2011, 12:18:35 PM »
Sam Worthington and the newly-slimmed-down Jonah Hill in a wildly overproduced TV ad for the "Call of Duty" video game. WTFF?
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #305 on: November 13, 2011, 08:38:25 PM »
Bootsy Collins selling -- what else? -- boots for Old Navy. YabbaDabbaDoozaBubba!
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #306 on: November 14, 2011, 08:13:25 PM »
Gwen Stefani is designing kid's clothes for Target?  WTFF??
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #307 on: November 20, 2011, 02:25:01 PM »
The Creation song, "Making Time," that was in Rushmore is now being used to sell Miller Lite.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #308 on: November 24, 2011, 07:58:35 AM »
This Travelers Insurance spot is the umpteenth commercial to use "Happy Together" -- but check out the theater marquee at apx :14 secs in... is that not SF's own Balboa Theater?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L33-wNqlpU&feature=related
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #309 on: November 24, 2011, 08:04:30 AM »
This Travelers Insurance spot is the umpteenth commercial to use "Happy Together" -- but check out the theater marquee at apx :14 secs in... is that not SF's own Balboa Theater?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L33-wNqlpU&feature=related
I'd seen this, but didn't notice the theater.  I did notice Spreckels Lake and the Conservatory of Flowers, and wondered where some of the other scenes were shot.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #310 on: December 04, 2011, 07:17:55 PM »
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #311 on: December 04, 2011, 07:25:57 PM »
Test.

Thanks. it's very weird and I'm still trying to figure out what in my post triggered the "Forbidden" thingy.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #312 on: December 06, 2011, 04:52:31 PM »
Test.

Thanks. it's very weird and I'm still trying to figure out what in my post triggered the "Forbidden" thingy.
Sorry, I was out of town.  Are you still blocked?
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #313 on: December 06, 2011, 07:51:36 PM »
Test.

Thanks. it's very weird and I'm still trying to figure out what in my post triggered the "Forbidden" thingy.
Sorry, I was out of town.  Are you still blocked?

no, but again, it was only that one thread and only because i typed a brand name (I think). But meanwhile, getting the "new" marker to disappear has become a chore (it doesn't just go away after you've read a post, you have to hit refresh multiple times.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #314 on: December 06, 2011, 08:05:30 PM »
But meanwhile, getting the "new" marker to disappear has become a chore (it doesn't just go away after you've read a post, you have to hit refresh multiple times.
I'm experiencing that, as well.
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