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Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

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  • Neo's picture
    Neo

    Is that her new song? It doesn't sound very good at all.

    Mar 18, 2008
  • alex's picture
    alex

    is it just my eyes, or does that last tagline say 'life can twat?' until it fully expands? No, it's not just my eyes.

    Mar 18, 2008
  • RLDavies's picture
    RLDavies

    As well as "life can twat", that word "curls" is getting dangerously close to keming itself into something I'd rather not repeat in a family website...

    Mar 18, 2008
  • Allan1's picture
    Allan1

    See!!
    And people thought that kerning isn't an important job! :-)

    (Also, spelling in context is also needed - without that "r", important would be impotant (and then promptly re-spelled to impotent).

    ;->

    Mar 18, 2008
  • alex's picture
    alex

    Hmm, yes. I think we're starting to see a theme here. But surely Madonna wouldn't... *remembers Sex book... walks away muttering*

    Mar 18, 2008
  • Allan1's picture
    Allan1

    That reminds me about the guy who recently (story came out in February 2008) found a poster that he thought was a previously unknown Marilyn Monroe nude, and he even brought in a Marilyn Monroe 'expert' who declared it was indeed Marilyn. Before the guy was able to sell it, someone pointed out that the poster was a picture from Madonna's "Sex" (I think it's the one where she's hitchhiking nude).

    So much for some experts!

    Mar 18, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Hahahaha!

    Most songs sound pretty terrible when only 30 seconds are heard, the only exception I can think of is "Space Man" for Levis which was so much better than the full song. Then again, they sped it up.

    Mar 18, 2008
  • Allan1's picture
    Allan1

    I'm not sure what song that is (I don't remember that ad for Levis). Is it the Byrds "Space Man"? Or someone else?

    Mar 18, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Someone else, Bauhaus or somesuch. I can't remember now.

    Mar 18, 2008
  • alex's picture
    alex

    One-hit wonders Babylon Zoo.

    Mar 18, 2008
  • Allan1's picture
    Allan1

    I still haven't heard the song (or seen the ad, with sound), but I read the lyrics. Ugh. Doesn't seem to do it for me...

    I saw somewhere that someone suggested it would be bad music for NASA to put you on hold with....

    (BTW, the Byrds hit was "Mr. Spaceman").

    Mar 18, 2008
  • kidsleepy's picture
    kidsleepy

    i think the song would sound better if it weren't played on vintage casio keyboards. plus the melody itself has a weird star wars-ish vibe to it. a little too majestic for my tastes. i am picturing large scrolling words even as I type this...

    and honestly if they had built a concept around madonna and star wars i would've gotten into to it more.

    Mar 18, 2008
  • RLDavies's picture
    RLDavies

    Here's the Babylon Zoo video of "Spaceman". I've never heard it before, except the brief high-pitched bit ("Spaceman, I always wanted you to go...") which was the clip used in the Levi's ad.

    Trying to find a clip of "Nice Video, Shame About the Song" by Hale and Pace, which takes the mickey out of this sort of pretentious song.

    Mar 18, 2008
  • RLDavies's picture
    RLDavies

    Well, that explains why my "Hale and Pace" searches failed to turn it up... Thanks, Alex!

    Mar 19, 2008

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