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I don’t mind TV commercials as most people do. Not only do I find many of them often excellent examples of short films, but they also reintroduce us to music that we’ve long forgotten and overlooked for its quality. They also introduce us to things we’ve never heard.
I got interested in hearing the Electric Light Orchestra again after those Volks Wagon commercials that used Mister Blue Skies. T-Mobiles use of “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out” got me hunting down old Cat Stevens albums.
Sometimes it goes the other way like when iphone’s used Feist it kind of turned me off to Feist oddly because I enjoyed the indy air she had going and the commercial over exposed her.
My newest is a commercial for Dish Network or the other Satellite TV Company. It features a blond woman singing this quasi techno tune. It got my attention so the next time it came on I looked closely at the credits and I was shocked to see it was Christina Aguilera and her song, “Keeps Getting Better.” The tune was like a combination of Marilyn Manson, Nellie McKay and Kate Bush all wrapped into one. I couldn’t resist and wanted to hear more of her. Unfortunately her good stuff is far and few between her crappy stuff which is mostly Hip-Hop wanna be. I’m going to keep my eye on her because with the right producer she could be cranking out some interesting stuff instead of the Whitney Huston like crap she is known for. I’m hopeful. Check it out here.