04 September 2008

Just can't get enough

Last night, after dinner, dishes, laundry and putting Zoe to bed I sat down to watch some TV. There were a lot of good choices last night including the latest episode of "Project Runway," Serena v. Venus in the U.S. Open Quarter finals, and some sort of convention. My day had ended on a bit of a down note and I really wanted to just sit and not think.

And then it happened.

As I sat there innocently trying to relax a commercial came on which I never would have noticed if it weren't for the song. It was Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough." I loved that song in its day and it still had a place in my heart until I realized just what was happening. Payless Shoes was using the song to advertise their "BOGO" sale (Buy One, Get One half off). To my utter shock I realized that Depeche Mode have sold out!

I have nothing against Payless Shoes. In my more broke days they fulfilled many shoe urgings. However, I do hate hate hate when songs are used in commercials and I especially hate it when it is a song I like! Of course this could be one of those cases when someone else actually owns the music catalog as was done to the Beatles, but it doesn't matter. Those are my teenage memories being exploited for a "BOGO" sale. Oy.


tracie valentino said...

That's so funny, I was flipping between PR, tennis, and the convention last night, too--until Mattio came and confiscated the remote.

I missed the Payless commercial, but that makes me sad, too. Have you seen the JC Penney remake of the Breakfast Club? They redid the Simple Minds', Don't You (Forget About Me) and made it all punk and relatable to kids nowadays. Ashlee hums along to it all the time. And I'm like, that's sacrilege! You don't do that to a John Hughes movie! Nevermind the Breakfast Club!!

Anonymous said...

Commercials are soulless beasts. I don't miss them!

Emily Barton said...

I'm with you. I absolutely hate it when I hear one of my favorite songs turned into a commercial. However, it's weird, but Bob and I discovered Feist, whom we love, through an iPod commercial.

karenzsmith said...

Wow! I got your comment on brightkite! We really are best friends! My comment was exactly what you said & no, I hadn't read your blog about it until you asked! How funny. Great minds think alike.

ZoesMom said...

Tracie -- I have seen that JC Penney ad too. I am with you, it is just not right. This last one just put me over the edge on the whole issue.

Becky -- I believe you are absolutely correct.

Emily -- I have to admit I discovered Feist the same way, but I see that as slightly different since the ad was for an iPod that actually plays music and not shoes or clothes.

Karen -- we can still finish each other's sentences. Love that. :-)