"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
-Jean Luc Picard

Monday, March 23, 2009

Stop putting old songs I like on commercials!!

I saw a Tums commercial this past weekend featuring this song.

I like this song and it really bugs me to now think of antacids whenever I hear it. Thanks a lot GlaxoSmithKline!

* Goes off to find some antacid not made by these clowns.*


Heather Cherry said...

I know what you mean. I now cannot think of Devo without the annoying Swiffer commercial version of "Whip It" playing in my brain. Ugh.

And is it just me or does Rundgren look like he could model for M.A.C. cosmetics with those feather eyelashes he's rocking?

Hairball said...

I need some eyelashes like that! Weren't the stage costumes of the 70's fun? :)

That Activa yogurt you were talking about a while back, should use this song to promote their product! Just a slight change in the lyrics so that the word "do" is now the word "poo" and they are in business! *face palm*

RIP Wendy O.

Kelly said...

I agree 100%.

What also bothers me is to hear a song on a commercial, then her the whole song on the radio. The music is tainted because of the commercials to me. Ugh!

Lidian said...

How bizarre to use this to sell Tums! Is it supposed to be my stomach that just doesn't care? (Well, sometimes it seems that way, it's true!)

Hairball said...

So very true, Kelly! Then you look all crazy because you start yelling "Stop!!" because the commercial won't stop playing in your head and everybody looks at you and...

Oh, just me huh? *blushes*

Lidian, I can't find the commercial on line but, the song was playing as a man was looking wistfully at foods he couldn't eat until... a roll of Tums rode up on white horse and saved the day and they lived happily ever after and then the song changed to this to signify a happy ending.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

I am totally upset with Mad Av
crap that raises its ugly head. I love Todd, and I hate to hear "Hello, It's Me" being crapped up with Tums.

I flove Moody Blues, and I just heard "Tuesday" in a commercial about an aquarium and Visa.
I don't know. I blocked it out.

"Baby, Come Back!" Swiffer wet jet.

Back off.

Hairball said...

Lidian, I forgot for a moment you are in Canada and may not see the same commercial. I was kidding about the Tums riding up on a horse and the song changing to Billy Idol's White Wedding at the end of the commercial.

I know Rosie, I know!
I want to throw things at the TV when they take good songs and use them to sell their swill!! Surely they still have some people who could write a freakin' jingle and leave the good songs alone!?!

Lidian said...

Hey Hairball, I thought of this post when making a joke on Twitter so I tweeted it (twitted it? I don't know but I did link) - so funny! :)

Do you have a Twitter? I'm Lidian on it, BTW (not a big surprise I know!)