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discoRdance



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 19:26    Post subject: WUB! Reply with quote

Did I imagine hearing Wake Up Boo! - not a soundalike, but the real thing - on a furniture advert on television last night?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 21:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like furniture.

lamps. yum x
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 22:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard it on an ad for carribean holidays last night. no furniture in sight.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 22:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe I was thinking of the furniture ad that used a soundalike before

now you mention it, I think it was for R*yal C*ribbean H*lidays

I'd imagine someone on here would know, anyway...




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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 23:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like holidays

blackpool. yum x
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 19:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://thequietus.com/articles/00271-when-the-single-is-a-jingle-why-artists-are-bending-over-backwards-to-take-the-ad-man-s-dollar
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 01:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

writing songs for ads, or in the hope someone would pick a song up for an ad, surely isn't a recent thing

look at Blur's The Great Escape album... it was like a campaign to be picked up by the Lottery people.

it could be you...?

yes, it really, really, really, could happen...?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 13:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good article by the akira man. Everyone has to earn their money and everyone needs somewhere to bank it. Those 2 things are pretty unavoidable and 90% of the population don't really have a choice in what they do. I've always figured as long as it was legal, it didn't matter even if it meant working for nestle, same with banking as they've all got questionable investment areas. All we have power of is how we spend our cash and as long as yer boycott what yer can (if thats your inclantion)and spend the rest as ethically affordable/possible that's all yer can do.

Besides having heard them rip off WUB's through links to this site, i'd rather the man himself was getting the cash for his tunes and not some rip off merchant.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 18:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

discoRdance wrote:
writing songs for ads, or in the hope someone would pick a song up for an ad, surely isn't a recent thing

look at Blur's The Great Escape album... it was like a campaign to be picked up by the Lottery people.

it could be you...?

yes, it really, really, really, could happen...?

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But that was sarcasm wasn't it? Wasn't it (suddenly worried I've been labouring under a delusion for the last ten years)?
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discoRdance



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 07:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt companies care about context or any of that stuff, as long as the lyric works for their product!

I wonder if C*ca-C*la were planning on using the "I'm a minger..." line from SFA's Hello Sunshine or what...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

discoRdance wrote:
I wonder if C*ca-C*la were planning on using the "I'm a minger..." line from SFA's Hello Sunshine or what...

Yes that's right... I've heard from a reliable source that C*ca-C*la C*mpany had been planning to launch a new product called Mingin' Cola.
I'm a minger, You're a minger too... if you drink Mingin' Cola!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 09:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like lamps too. L&P
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 07:09    Post subject: I don't Reply with quote

I don't have a problem with any of this stuff anymore.

record sales are down, the major labels are all floundering and wasting their resources suing fans. Indie labels? well, vinyl sales are up a bit...

Bottom line is, well, there has to be a bottom line. good music still has value, but that value is not currently translating into record sales. I'm pretty sure any band smaller than say, The Killers, is worried about making rent and gas money for the van. artists have to make money somehow, and right now there are not many options outside of selling rights for advertising.

eventually the code will be cracked and there will be a more palatable business model for artists, but it doesn't exist yet. all this is stopgap survival shit. people need to eat. even pop musicians.

Right now, musicians have an offer they can't refuse: either give away your music, or it will be taken from you anyways. at the same time, you can't really blame the listener, or can you? Kudos to Martin for giving a new idea a shot with the bandstocks thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:50    Post subject: *nods* Reply with quote

looks like Lee Mavers likes lamps, too

and Supergrass also like holidays!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 00:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well,
Martin did announce a couple of years ago that Wake Up Boo was available to anyone who wanted it..... it's taken a while! Fair play to you!

One is always very principled and precious about things when one is young. As one grows older one realises that it all means nothing and that resistance is indeed futile. Go against the grain and you will get splinters....

When all is said and done, who would anyone really be showing by refusing to accept some money for what is probably not the greatest and most meaningful song ever written. Arguably one of the catchiest, however!
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