Entries Tagged as 'advert'

Walmart *hearts* Jim O’Rourke?

December 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

If you went back in time to any college radio station in the US in the mid ’90s and said “Walmart is going to use a Jim O’Rourke track in a commercial” I dare say you would have been laughed at. Not sure who’s laughing now. Is there anyone who hasn’t had their music used […]

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Gang of Four Sell Out to Microsoft

November 10th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Sigh. I don’t even know where to begin. This comment from YouTube of all places hits the spot: “for a band whose first album was based entirely around the notion that consumerist society was slowly eking away at common decency and sense, to go with one of the most unscrupulous tech companies there is is […]

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Gary Numan shills for car batteries..but in a cool way

July 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Gary Numan shills for car batteries..but in a cool way

Analog synth-God Gary Numan plays his lone hit single, “Cars”, on two dozen cars powered by one DieHard car battery. It’s a clever spectacle. Points to DieHard for having the balls and open-mindedness to enlist an underground luminary like Numan, who will very likely go unrecognized by the masses, save for music nerds and elder […]

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Commercial – Architecture in Helsinki – T Mobile

December 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Commercial – Architecture in Helsinki – T Mobile

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No!!!!!! Vampire Weekend sell “A-punk” to HP

October 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

(sarcasm intended)

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Play your 7″s anywhere with this tiny concept USB turntable

September 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Play your 7″s anywhere with this tiny concept USB turntable

I’m a big fan of gadgets, especially those that relate to music. So, when you combine a cool gadget idea with a slick design, my wallet is already halfway open. So, damn you, concept design blogs! K shared the link to this simple, slick, and extremely cool USB turntable idea on Google Reader, and I […]

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Limited edition Prince iPod for lunatic collectors only

April 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Limited edition Prince iPod for lunatic collectors only

Prince has some of the most loyal fans of any artist I can think of, but even some of those freaks would surely be hard-pressed to fork over $2,100 for a limited edition iPod Touch. Purple though it may be with that androgynous symbol engraved on the back, it only comes pre-loaded with one 15-song, […]

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Metallica’s penchant for corporate shilling knows no bounds

March 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Metallica’s penchant for corporate shilling knows no bounds

Already cringing with embarrassment as each college basketball coach slid out to the dead-horse send-up of that ridiculous scene in Risky Business, my brain failed to make the requisite amount of shame necessary for when the members of Metallica finally showed up. It’s not as though Metallica had much reputation left to tarnish, what with […]

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Jacking The Ball (and your Money)

March 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on Jacking The Ball (and your Money)

Yep, that is The Sea & Cake’s “Jacking the Ball” in the background of that Citibank commercial. Our taxes have trickled down from bailout cash to one of Chicago’s finest bands. Reaganomics Works! “Certain nation bows to the young Nothing is wicked, everything’s fun You got some money do you right We are jacking the […]

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T-mobile Flashmob Dance Party

January 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on T-mobile Flashmob Dance Party

This commercial is going to get old, but for now it brings a smile. (that’s my favorite train station, too)

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Boy George’s WTF Japanese soft drink ads

January 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Boy George’s WTF Japanese soft drink ads

Community service worker, jailer of escorts, and 80’s pop icon, Boy George, shilling overseas for Takara Shuzo. I have absolutely no idea what’s going on in these ads. They are disturbingly bizarre. I guess it pays. There’s no way this would sell soft drinks in America. I am constantly intrigued by Japanese aesthetics.

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The lazy way to digitize cassettes

November 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on The lazy way to digitize cassettes

Teac’s version of the clunky all in one CD/Cassette/Vinyl recorder is not only hideous to look at but also ridiculously priced at $700. These things are notoriously of shitty quality, but sometimes the lazy way is the only way. I’ve been wanting to digitize some cassettes for a long time, and while I know there […]

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New record player for lazy vinyl purists

September 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on New record player for lazy vinyl purists

ION’s new LP 2 Flash turntable is a slight update of their old USB connected player, which came with Audacity software to rip your records. The new platter makes the process of digitizing your 7″ collection slightly easier, since the built-in software transfers the data without any additional hardware or know-how. The built-in software also […]

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Cinematic Orchestra in Schweppes ad?

August 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cinematic Orchestra in Schweppes ad?

Chris Knox’s Heineken ad freaked me out, but this is just crazy. Cinematic Orchestra?! Really?

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