Airplane Crash

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  1. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    "White Rabbit" promoting luxury cruises is about the last straw for me. My camel's back is broke. The only thing the ad hacks who wrote that commercial wanted was a top-charting song from the youth of the target audience. All we gotta do is hear, "One pill makes you larger. . ." and we snap our necks to the tee vee, where we see that we can gather up our own sweet Gracie and travel the world, makin' free love in our own little $10,000 cabin, stopping off at sunny beaches and Grace (poor Grace) finishes off the song, "Feed your head. . . ." Since it's a short spot and they have to tell us about the cruise line; those are the only words we have time for.

    I doubt the ad hacks who scripted that putrid piece of commercial literature know a single thing about the Jefferson Airplane, or the culture that surrounded them, which they helped to define. I doubt they could name the singer--though they could probably tell you the terms of the contract that allowed them to use the lyrics--or name another song from the same group. I doubt that anyone involved in the production was born when "White Rabbit" came out. They have no idea what an insult this is to the whole "target group" at which they think they aimed this stink-work.

    I know this has been coming a long time, but I've been able so far to smile and go along for the ride. This is too much. I'm disconsolate.
     
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    The first time it came on I thought WTF and ignored it. I really had no idea what the product is about until now

    working in broadcasting for many years taught me to “tune out” the patter so I could get prepped for the next commercial break. During the commercial break I did the same getting ready for the next programming event

    it’s all white noise to me. Something in the background
     
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    I'm not familiar with this one, but is it from the same people that used "lust for life" as a theme song a few years ago?
     
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    Part of the anguish for me is the understanding that almost nobody gives a hoot. The decay is too far gone; we're gon' have to pull the tooth.

    Go 'niners. San Francisco is all yours now.
     
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    and when you go chasing rabbits, and you know you're going to fall, tell 'em a hookah-smoking caterpillar has given you the call, go ask Alice, when she was just small. . . .

    bet they don't know anything about Lewis Carroll either.
     
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    I too scorn the ad industry, and I thought the inclusion of WR in the aforementioned ad was, uh, misplaced (misused).
    Are they (the ad hacks) suggesting that taking a cruise is “feeding your head”?
    Oy!
    Ads, TV, phooey!
    Why I oughta, hand me my cane, dentures, glasses and hearing aids!
    I’ll give ya’ what for!
     
  7. Fiesta Red

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    Psilocybin Cruise Lines?
     
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    I heard a song by the sonics in a perfume commercial. Caught my attention immediatly. Never bought the perfume in question.
     
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    Boomers are flooded with ****ty commercials! We all are but definitely 60’s and up gets the brunt of crap adds.
     
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    Another first world problem. No doubt Gracie will be crying into her cornflakes when the royalty cheques come flooding in.
     
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    What if they gave you acid when you boarded the ship?
     
  12. Mike Eskimo

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    What ? I think you might have a little misplaced anger.

    Who made this commercial possible ? The “too young to realize how groovy, far out, and world-changing the 60’s were” ad hacks ?

    Nope.

    Your hippie queen - Grace Slick.

    She wrote/she ok’ed/she profits most.

    And even though technically at 56 I am a boomer (I am sooo not a baby boomer) I know the difference between a B or C level dated act like The Jefferson Airplane and a true legend like Bob Dylan.

    Where are/were you the dozens of times in the past that actual icon has licensed his sacred tunes for commercials ?

    Do you know what I noticed the first 27 times I saw that commercial? And it wasn’t the hippie anthem, even though I did say “oh my God I’m so glad it’s this song and not Magic Carpet which might be the only hippie trope/tripe that I loathe hearing even more than Slick’s tune.

    The first thing I noticed was the hot lanky redhead.

    Get yer priorities straight ! :lol:


    Knee deep in the hoop la indeed...:rolleyes:
     
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  13. RyCo1983

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    Dylan has lent himself and his music to multiple commercials.
    Chrysler, IBM, Victoria's Secret, Chobani, Pepsi, Cadillac, Apple, Google.

    He's certainly cashed a few checks himself.

    Nothing wrong with it. I don't get the outrage either.
    Weird.
     
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    I was in a hot air balloon (technically an air-craft) and it crashed.
     
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    Aren't some of us a bit late to this party? As a boomer and ad hack who saw Ms. Slick and company in both Airplane and Starship incarnations, may I remind you that licensed music, celebrity appearances and endorsements in commercials and corporate tour sponsorship have been part of the culture for decades? I don't know who owns the rights to White Rabbit. In a perfect world it would be Ms. Slick. But as you've probably noticed it ain't a perfect world. I think I'd find something closer to home to worry about.
     
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  16. Mike Eskimo

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    Indeed, that was my point.

    I don’t begrudge that guy one single cent that he’s earned. He wrote them and he can do what he wants with them.
     
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    the only real problem with the detritus of constructs is that they only matter to the observers NEVER the participants.
     
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    The mute button is your friend.
     
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    Chances are she didn't approve it. This has happened in more than a few cases where artists don't own the rights to their songs.

    I may be wrong in this case, but it has happened in the past with other artists, so it doesn't seem unreasonable considering her disdain for this kind of thing.
     
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