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Re: "In the Evening" on True Blood?!?



Is it weird that I actually miss the 90's aesthetic of hating when popular
songs are used for commercials, or famous people hawk products? I've always
agreed with Bill Hicks that anyone who hawks a product in a commercial has
immediately become suspect and completely worthless...

Or I did, until a Heineken commercial turned me on to the groups called the
Asteroids Galaxy Tour ("I wish I lived in the golden age, livin' it up on
the Broadway stage"... It's called, aptly, "Golden Age", and it's actually
a really good song). I love their music because it's quirky and definitely
psychedelic and weird... almost like Smash Mouth but weirder and with a
woman singing. Very much not my usual styles (mainly because there's very
little guitar, and I usually expect soaring guitar in the music I like),
but I like them, and as much as I hate such commercialism, I would never
listen to AGT if not for that particular Heineken commercial.

So I'm a bit torn about it, now, to be honest... I basically still hate
that commercialism... vehemently... and yet I have to be grateful to such
commercialism for introducing me to a fun little group I can listen to for
no reason...


On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:02 AM, Lif Strand <lif.strand@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> My concern:  Music that is used for commercial purposes tends to become
> trivialized. Using a LZ song for a TV episode isn't so bad as using it for
> a commercial, I suppose.
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> On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 10:36 PM, Nathan Hevenstone <jimmyrrpage@xxxxxxxxx
> > wrote:
>
>> I mean... I thought it was awesome, too. I think it just caught me by
>> surprise because I'm so used to *not* hearing any Zep in TVs or movies and
>> I'm seriously curious just what hoops had to be jumped through to get it?
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:30 AM, Lee McCauslin <lee.mccauslin@xxxxxxxxx
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > I thought it pretty much kicked ass - Went perfectly with the
>> scene..that
>> > intro is spoooooooky.
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:16 AM, Lif Strand <lif.strand@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I don't own a TV or watch TV, so I can't comment on this except to
>> say...
>> > > it appears that selling the music is what's happening now.  But while
>> I
>> > > might be horrified at the sacrilege I'm not the musician who created
>> it
>> > so
>> > > I've got no say.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 8:07 PM, Nathan Hevenstone <
>> nhevensone@xxxxxxxxx
>> > > >wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > No... I don't normally watch True Blood. But the past few episodes
>> have
>> > > > been intriguing and I am interested in seeing how this story-line
>> they
>> > > got
>> > > > goin' plays out (sorry... no spoilers).
>> > > >
>> > > > But if you were watching it, the recent episode (tonight's, Sunday,
>> > July
>> > > > 28), was called "In the Evening". And that is the song they played
>> over
>> > > the
>> > > > credits.
>> > > >
>> > > > How the hell did they pull that one off? Have the guys finally
>> opened
>> > > their
>> > > > catalog to movie and TV, do they like the show, did HBO/True Blood
>> > > > producers shell out a whole lot of cash, is there a lawsuit in the
>> > works,
>> > > > or... what?
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > --
>> > > > No trees were killed to send this message, but a large number of
>> > > electrons
>> > > > were terribly inconvenienced.
>> > > >
>> > > > (That was Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Twitter... not me... :( )
>> > > >
>> > >
>> >
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