Amazing weekend in Portland and Pacific City with old friends — ten of the folks I lived with from 1995-6 at 106 N. Governor in Iowa City as an undergrad and their significant others + children. And lots of wiffle ball and wine.
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The great Gmail outage of 2008 is now and productivity has come to a screeching halt across much of the world. I thought I might be at least able to access my LAist e-mail but that crapped out on me as well. Fortunately, most of my e-mail arrives at andy[at]netzoo … although Gmail is my preferred e-mail client/app for sorting/searching, etc.
“The dream is still alive….” At least it has been for the past few NFL seasons for John Mellencamp’s variously-interpreted anti-War on Terror anthem and the Chevy Silverado ad for which it’s served as the audio backdrop.
But now I’m hoping to hear the voice of freedom to select new songs to synch with car ads this football season. Let’s face it, the “Our Country” ad and its brutal stickiness has in many ways ruined the past couple seasons for us football fans who don’t have TiVo. This year, perhaps we can deal simply with the Brett Favre soap opera as the primary spoiler to the season (and just the story, not his potential to bury my Bears).
What songs would you like to be spoonfed into your many hours of redundant NFL ads this season? M.I.A.? Madonna? Gnarls Barkley? The inevitable Brad Paisley? Metallica? Is an ad gonna break a single this season and then butcher the release of an album (as was the case with “Our Country?”)
Here’s to those pitching new songs for placement in ads likely to air during football games. I sure hope you landed something fresh and not-so-annoying.