[identity profile] deathstar461.livejournal.com
I got to see Radiohead last night, and I couldnt help but recall this, possibly the most shamelessly 90s ad ever.

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Bill's hawaiian shirt sticks out like a sore thumb.

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I remember always making it a point to stay up late for this when I could.... and I also remember my heart breaking when it was without announcement pre-empted for loveline and never seen again :/

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maybe start a new tag for concert posters?
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little did most people know, the song is by the electronic group Psychic TV called Roman P, and its a strange song analyzing the fall of acclaimed and controversial movie director Roman Polanski. Or at least strange when you're using the song to sell volkswagens....

"Are you free? Are you free?
Are you really really free?
Is it you, is it me?
or is it simply jealousy?"

ETA: maybe sometime do a contest for pop-music or other famous songs used in commercials, or a contest or tag for song-commercial mis-matches?
kinda like using an Iggy Pop song about heroin to advertise boat cruises? ;) )
[identity profile] thedabara-cds.livejournal.com
My favorite Bowie music video-all 20 minutes of it:
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll)
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In addition to today being Bowiemas, it also marks the birthday of someone whose career in the music industry was every bit as significant to me, and I don't mean Elvis. Bill Graham would have been 86, had he not been killed in a helicopter crash returning home from the Concord Pavilion in 1991.

David Bowie at Winterland, 1972David Bowie’s first Bay Area show was a Halloween event at Winterland in San Francisco on Oct. 25, 1972. The show flopped, with only a few hundred people buying tickets to see the young British performer. Bill Graham talked Bowie into returning in February 1976, and that became the first of many successful appearances here. --Bill Van Niekerken in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 11 2016

Bill Graham PresentsHis tale is the stuff of legends: a Jew born in Germany in 1931 and orphaned soon after, he was evacuated to France in 1939 and sent to the U.S. in 1941. He lived with a foster family in the Bronx, working as a waiter and cabbie until he found his calling as a rock impresario in 1960s San Francisco. Notoriety and controversy followed--for the next quarter century, he had a hand in everything from the Trips Festival to the Fillmore West to Woodstock to Live Aid to Amnesty International's Conspiracy of Hope tour. This look at a businessman unencumbered by timidity is recommended reading as an often hilarious overview of rock 'n' roll. --from the Publishers Weekly review of Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out

Happy Birthday, Uncle Bobo. (It's a Deadhead thing.) We miss you, too.
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its got bowie. its got hall & oates. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?!?!?!

[identity profile] franklanguage.livejournal.com

How cool is this? This is pre-rap. I loved this commercial when I was a kid.
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Fuck Marry Kill: Bon Jovi, John Lennon, Jim Morrison

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Choose 1 to fuck, 1 to marry and 1 to kill and comment with your response ... rationalizations and explanations are welcome, of course, and to echo Miss Tia's earlier comment, you don't need to say "fuck" if you don't want to, you can say screw or fornicate or make sweet tender love or just plain "F"
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