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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Clean Up On Aisle 12

Have you guys been noticing that a significant amount of music videos take place in grocery stores? Upon this occurance, I quickly googled it and found a snappy column on how it may be a reference to the "starving artist." I think not. If not that, why?


I think a major part of it may be the lighting. Grocery stores do have great lighting... well, at least some of them.


Maybe it's because they are so diverse. I mean, there's the produce section, the deli counter, the bakery, the canned veggies aisle, the boxed cakes aisle, the check out lines, etcetera, etcetera... Plus, they have carts... choreographed cart dance? Cart surfing? There are many, MANY options.


A connection to the public? Everybody has to go grocery shopping... maybe it has an "Everyman" kind of familiarity about it...

Maybe they are cheap to rent out. They do close down at night.

Either way, I love 'em. They're good stuff.

The above videos are only from some of the most popular musicians... There's also quite a few more that anyone could easily find upon taking the time to type "grocery store music videos" into your nearest search engine.

Maybe it's because grocery stores are an assembling of commercial branding...

Thoughts?

'Til next time!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Music Monday: Duets

I'm a TV addict. No, I'm serious. I nearly have to have a TV on at all times if I'm in the same room as one. Now, you can imagine how many commercials a TV addict goes through. When I saw the advertisement for "Duets," a show that is set to premiere on ABC on May 24th, 2012, I had to double take...

I said to myself, "Self, is this REALLY another singing reality show?"

Self answered. "No. This is not JUST ANOTHER singing reality show. THIS is Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie, and Jennifer Nettles going head to head to show that two voices are better than one..."

I said, "What?! You cannot be serious. Not one of those artists should be kicked off a show for singing duets. And not only singing duets... but singing duets with people they CHOOSE. Forget a competition! They should just have a weekly show where that's all they do... except maybe they should just collaborate with each other. No one gets kicked off."

"My sentiments exactly..."

Exhibit A.


Exhibit B.


And Exhibit C.


I may be biased because duets are my favorite thing in the entire world... but they're just fantastic. I can't wait. May 24th can't come fast enough!

'Til next time!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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