I don't want to get too hung up on artists "not selling out", I think we're all past thinking they need to operate on some higher moral plain. But I still have to wonder what makes someone like Dylan appear in a Cadillac SUV commercial. I can see letting them use a song, but appearing in the ad? Maybe Bob is a long way from needing to project any sort of image but is there anything LESS cool than a luxury SUV?
Yes, I can think of something less cool. Someone complaining about it.
Luxury is the bomb, yo. And, if you want to be high up, nothing better than the nice ride of an SUV compared to the Caddies on the ground.
IIRC, you're driving the Odyssey minivan, right?
If that's the case, then I totally understand where you're coming from.
By 7:55 AM, at
Maybe Bob is a jerk. I think we worry too much about what celebrities do and say. If I remember correctly Hootie and the Blowfish used a line out of one of his songs in one of theirs and followed it up with "isn't Bobby so cool". Bobby sued them. Paris Hilton and Hamburgers Bobby and Caddies - Who cares!
By 8:47 AM, at
Less cool still? Middle aged white guys saying things like "is the bomb, yo." What next, emoticon gang signs? Well, at least you didn't say "da bomb".
The insurance company manager who lives across the street from me has a Cady SUV and he is a very nice guy. But in no way cool. Giant SUVs are a blight on the nation. Over-sized, wasteful, dangerous off-road vehicles for people unlikely to drive down an alley, let alone get off a paved surface. And the high end versions, like over powered boats, look more like the owner is, as they say, trying to compensate for something.
Sorry, no minivan for me either but at least they serve a valid purpose, tho they're not cool either. Which is fine, normal people do all sorts of uncool things. It's part of life.
As for Bob being a jerk, well, that's a distinct possibilty. I'm usually glad that I never meet people I really admire as I figure I might not like them much if I did.
What used to be considering selling out is now "marketing your music". The old stigma of commercials is gone, these artists are just looking at this as another way of getting air -time. Blame classic rock radio, which has such a constipated playlist that they won't cover more than a few songs from an artists catalog and it's always the same old songs.<< Home