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Faux indie rock music in commercials: Killing us softly with their song
11.20.2010
12:52 pm

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A song of mine was used in a car commercial. At first, I refused to sell the rights to it. I hate when rock music pimps for big corporations. The ad agency who wanted to use the song told me, in so many words, that they’d create a sound-a-like version if I didn’t relent and let them use the tune. I relented. I made money. It’s the only real money I’ve ever made from my music. Do I feel unclean? No.

Despite what’s said in the ‘Music House’ video, it’s not illegal for an ad agency to create a song that sounds exactly like someone else’s. A slight change in structure is all it takes, a change most people wouldn’t even notice.

The Wojahn brothers, composers of TV jingles/music for Taco Bell, AT&T and Home Depot, made this video and I give them credit for satirizing with merciless honesty the bullshit within their own industry. Hipster commercials make me gag.
 

 
Here’s a perfect example of the faux indie band at its absolute skincrawling worst. They’re ripping off Moldy Peaches. The Freecreditscore.com Band rockin’ out:
 

 
One of the commercials that started it all after the jump…

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Bath towel for the genital phobic: The horrors that lurk down under
11.19.2010
11:55 pm

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If you got a problem with the smell of your own nutsack or somebody else’s, here’s the towel for you.

The True Clean Towel is screen printed with a diagram that specifies what sections are for cleaning certain parts of your body so, gawd forbid, you don’t accidentally wipe your face with residual sex juice or whatever.

Body loathers rejoice!

Step out of the shower and have the confidence of knowing that you are drying your freshly cleaned face with a section of the towel which has not been used to dry ‘other’ places. Reusing towels makes sense, so why not be smarter and healthier about how you use your towel.

 


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Vivienne Westwood’s booze couture
11.07.2010
01:45 am

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Chivas Regal 18 year old scotch gets a fashion makeover by punk rock/new romantic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. A bottle of Ant music. This will be on sale for the holidays.

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Brett Michaels’ ship of fools
11.05.2010
04:07 pm

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This is not a confirmation of booking. This form ONLY allows fans to reserve a place in line on a first come first serve basis. This place in line reserves each guest the right to buy any level of cabin prior to general public on sale. Tentative cruise date November 10, 2011.
 
Cabin rates.        

Interior 939.00 899.00 659.00 - 829.00
Ocean View 1139.00 1099.00 1079.00
Balcony 2349.00 2049.00 1909.00
Premium Suite 3349.00      N/A       N/A
Suite 4499.00 4299.00       N/A
 
Shit! The premium suites aren’t available. I’m so not going.
 
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You want to raise awareness about breast cancer? This is the way to do it.
10.31.2010
12:46 am

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Coppafeel is a website founded by breast cancer survivor Kristen Hallenga.

We are hitting home the importance of boob examination in younger women, to reduce the incidence of late detection or misdiagnosed breast cancer. It’s simple, get to know your boobs; the sooner you do, the sooner you’ll notice any changes. Doing so could save your life; as early detection is the key to successfully beating this disease.

Coppafeel’s breast cancer campaign is naughty, fun and very effective.
 

Bangbabes Boob Hijack from Coppafeel on Vimeo.

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Ultra groovy Parliament-Funkadelic promotional videos and TV commercials
10.29.2010
02:51 am

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A collection of videos and commercials from the 1970’s promoting PF’s ‘Cosmic Slop’, ‘Dr. Funkenstein’, ‘The Motor Booty Affair’, ‘Funkentelechy’.

“Dr. Funkenstein unveils his bop-gun.”

Climb aboard the mothership.
 

 

 
More promos after the jump…

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French beer commercial with Motorhead doing acoustic version of ‘Ace Of Spades’
10.24.2010
01:09 am

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35 years and still rocking, Motorhead has indeed become an institution. Who woulda thunk they’d be doing TV commercials for beer in 2010.

From the Kronenbourg website:

On October 4th 2010, we took Lemmy and his band Motörhead to a French bar. Here, inspired by the laid back atmosphere and a slow, cold Kronenbourg 1664, they played their legendary manic song, The Ace of Spades, at half the normal speed.

 

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Snoot-Flute: Make music with your nose!
10.21.2010
06:59 pm

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Ad in toy trade journal - circa 1960. Every kid must have one! Play real tunes with your nose.

Didn’t Roland Kirk play one of these?

I wish I’d had a Snoot-Flute in my old coke snorting days. Snorting and Snooting. I would have killed at the Mudd Club.
 
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Straight talk on gay marriage: The FCKH8 campaign
10.16.2010
11:15 am

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Strangely, despite the spectacle of under-18s cursing on camera, this lovely spot and campaign by political activist and nonprofit marketing consultant Luke “Sissyfag” Montgomery hasn’t made the outrage rounds on Fox after being posted 11 days ago.

Give it time, I guess. Meanwhile, Luke’s tactical approach here has come under a bit of discussion in some of the comments. But I’d think it’s immaterial since at this point it seems the play now is NOT to convert California voters since the issue of gay marriage is going to the Supreme Court, right?
 

 

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Mrs. Mac’s crusty top meat pie: TV ad pisses off some viewers
10.14.2010
02:32 pm

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Politically incorrect? Yes. Funny? Yes.

Apparently some viewers find the ad offensive. Not me.

I love that twist ending.

The song is “If It Don’t fit (Don’t Force It)” by Barrel House Annie. The ad is from Australian agency Marketforce.
 

 
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