The Best Music Comes from TV Commercials

Am I the only person in the world who selects musical choices by listening to the Mitsubishi car ads? I never heard of Dirty Vegas. Apparently I’m not alone, according to Rob Walker at Slant who says that the Mitsubishi ad was responsible for getting Dirty Vegas air time and concert dates. Dirty Vegas was fairly popular in England, but never “broke” here. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but TV commercials are indeed helping artists to break. Walker says it shows how cookie cutter US radio has grown. Walker also has a nice little piece on Spam’s new commercial, “Crazy Tasty.” I love the whole retro 50s thing. Spam is such a cold war culture culinary treat. The 50s. I’m tellin’ ya. They’re back.

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