Friday, January 27, 2012

TGI Friday's new Prog Rock soundtrack


"...in the twentieth century, that's all there is: jazz and rock-and-roll. The rest is term papers and advertising.”

It's the twenty-first century, jazz and rock & roll have been destroyed by Disney and hipsters, and this blog post is an example of all we have left: Hickey's terrifying prediction of term papers about advertising.

On June 6, 2011 I whined about the music of Iggy Pop being used to sell Chrysler sedans. Tonight I saw something even more disturbing: a TGI Friday's commercial set to the music of...Primus. Specifically, "John The Fisherman", from 1990's Frizzle Fry:

The album version of the song wasn't used in the commercial (said commercial has yet to appear on Youtube), but rather some cheesy rerecording by LA studio musicians. Again, how did the marketing people arrive at the use of this 22 year-old song? After months of research, did they find that John the Fisherman, and John the Fisherman alone, called the average Discovery Channel viewer to action?

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Let me take this moment to thank Mark D_____ for introducing me to this band in the fall of 1992.

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