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Old 09-15-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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That new iPod Nano commerical with the Feist song...

...is really getting on my fucking nerves.

Is it me, or is this on like every channel, all day? "1,2,3,4"? More like "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10...", etc. I probably saw this thing in the double digits within a 2-hour period. It's like the new "This Is Our Country".

I liked this album when it came out, but now because of the commercial I probably can't listen to any of it.

When an artist "sells out", it's not so much that they're taking money for the use of their artistic expression (which is pretty much what selling your music is anyway), but it's because they're risking an overexposure like this one, where I can't think of anything but iPods when I hear her song. Which couldn't have been the original intent.

It shouldn't be my responsibility to run and turn off the TV so the song doesn't get ruined for me--it's Feist's responsibility for letting it be used in this regard, to this extent.
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I'd never heard the song before the commercial and now I can't get enogh of it. As a matter of fact, would you like to recommend any other good Feist songs?
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I feel the same way. At least it's not one of her better songs to begin with.

"My Moon My Man" for those Chocolate phones though...

Good Feist songs:

Past in Present
Mushaboom
Sea Lion Woman
The Limit to Your Love
I Feel It All
Secret Heart
Inside+Out

Check out some of her stuff with Broken Social Scene, too.
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My theory is if your hearing a song in tv commercials enough to get sick of it, you're watching too much tv.
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Gatekeeper is good, too.
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My theory is if your hearing a song in tv commercials enough to get sick of it, you're watching too much tv.
I saw that commercial about 10 times watching one football game last week though. It really is becoming the indietastic "This Is Our Country."

You have no idea how much it pains me to say that.
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Indra, I would agree with you, but I've actually been watching very little lately. My coworker/roommate is out of town for the weekend, and I had the tube on mostly in the background while I was online.

I'm not exaggerating when I say how many times this was on.

Maybe this is how some people felt about the Vertigo ads.
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She's a sellout.
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Who cares. She's awesome.
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She's a sellout.
She's a professional musician. What the hell else is she suppossed to do besides sell her music?
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I don't care that she did a commercial, but I think the commercial itself is one of the more annoying ones that Apple has done.

I am a big fan of her music, though.
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I despise that song. It really makes me want to smash my TV if I'm in a bad mood. Definitely a poor advertising campaign for Feist.
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How was "Brandy Alexander" not listed with the finest Feist songs?
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I don't care that she did a commercial, but I think the commercial itself is one of the more annoying ones that Apple has done.

I am a big fan of her music, though.
They should go back to the wicked silhouette dancing.

That shit was baller as hell.
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I'm on the fence about it, but it's ultimately a personal choice for the artist. It would be great if everyone in indie-land could reach a point financially where they wouldn't have to sell their music that way. Maybe she wants to build a really awesome treehouse, or something.

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I'd never heard the song before the commercial and now I can't get enogh of it.
^ Proof that commercials can bring new fans to the artist. It does alienate others, however. I cringed in horror when I saw Mushaboom play over a perfume ad here in Canada. Maybe once she reaches a certian level, she won't feel the need to take that approach anymore.

The other solution is to not watch TV. Something to be said for that.
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