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“And my Fiat will go on and on…”

Quick: What comes to mind when you think of Jennifer Lopez? No, not that. But what do you think of her as regards her profession? As in: singer, actress, TV reality show judge. But that’s only scratching the surface because according to Chrysler Group, which is featuring Ms. Lo in a series of commercials for … Continue reading “And my Fiat will go on and on…”

Iggy Pop Peddles Insurance

The BBC News Magazine examines the “science” of selling out concerning recent British spots featuring punk pioneers Iggy Pop and John Lydon. Ad: Iggy Pop’s insurance commercial Ad: John Lydon’s butter commercial Gee, I wonder why they don’t show these ads in the States?

of Montreal Sells Out Again

of Montreal is being featured in another commercial, and this time frontman Kevin Barnes is getting all defensive in advance of the inevitable backlash. The term “sellout” only exists in the lexicon of the over-privileged. Almost every non-homeless person in America is over-privileged, at least in a global sense. Obviously, I’ve struggled with the concept. … Continue reading of Montreal Sells Out Again

American Idol covers Modest Mouse

This is perhaps the most succinct snapshot of mainstream American culture in 2007. The Top 12 finalists from American Idol, dressed as hippies and breakdancers, sing a snappy little version of Modest Mouse’s “Float On” in a commercial for—who else?—Ford Motor Co. Absolutely perfect. This spot has it all. In just 44 seconds, they manage … Continue reading American Idol covers Modest Mouse