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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:00 PM
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A Cure song in a Hewlett-Packard commercial? I'm crushed.
Just saw it while watching the ballgame on Fox.

I suppose I should have been throughly jaded after The Clash sold out, but every time one my adolescent music idols fall to their knees to "The Man's" advertising juggernaut my inner child pitches a fit.

Sigh...
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:01 PM
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1. Which song?
As a fellow Cure fan, I'm curious.
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:06 PM
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7. "Pictures of You."
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 09:14 PM by DemsUnite
I edited my first post because I saw the post by "94114_San_Francisco."

Sorry... I'm trying to cook dinner, watch the ballgame and blog at the same time. I've had a few glasses of wine, as well.

Please excuse my confusion...
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eileen_d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:02 PM
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2. Which one?
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 09:02 PM by eileen_d
Was it "Just Like Heaven" -- but how the F**K that would apply to Hewlett Packard, no one could adequately make that case
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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:02 PM
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3. that is depressing
i remember hearing that ween did a pizza hut commercial - i was disgusted. i never did see the commercial though. . .
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:03 PM
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4. Uh, actually they submitted a song for Pizza Hut.
It wasn't used. Go to their website and listen to it; then listen to the "remake". Classics!
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KCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:04 PM
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5. I haven't seen it yet.
Huge Cure fan here. I was just listening to Head on the Door earlier in my, gasp, minivan. Ah well, it's hard to be cool when you have two toddlers.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:26 PM
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10. A woman after my own heart! I used to have the burgundy hair
and everything!

Now it's a Camry and LizFlex shoes. Ah, well . . . tempus fu**it!
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KCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:41 PM
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17. lol, the Camry is my coolmobile!
(2 cars... I usually get stuck with the Sienna (minivan) since I'm the mom. But I love it when I get the Camry! how sad is that?!)
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:05 PM
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6. Someone's using 'Pictures of You'...
but I can't remember who. I was floored, couldn't believe it.
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greyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:11 PM
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9. Yup, that's HP - I couldn't believe it either. :(
Maybe the guys need money. They were also on Craig Kilborn's show last week.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:10 PM
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8. Remember Chevrolet's use of "Happy When It Rains" by
Jesus and Mary Chain?

Now, that was just bizarre. The (relatively) few people who know the song would probably just be offended and LESS likely to buy Chevy's because of it. The rest of the population would probably BE offended if they knew the name of the band.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:33 PM
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12. "Only Happy When It Rains"
Wasn't that by Garbage?
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Selwynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:41 PM
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16. It was (nt)
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:46 PM
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19. Different song
Trust me on this.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:57 PM
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21. From the 1987 album "Darklands"
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 10:58 PM by Coventina
HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS

Step back and watch the sweet thing
Breaking everything she sees
She can take my darkest feeling
Tear it up till I'm on my knees
Plug into her electric cool
Where things bend and break
And shake to the rule
Talking fast couldn't tell me something
I would shed my skin for you
Talking fast on the edge of nothing
I would break my back for you
Don't know why, don't know why
Things vaporise and rise to the sky
And we tried so hard
And we looked so good
And we lived our lives in black
But something about you felt like pain
You were my sunny day rain
you were the clouds in the sky
You were the darkest sky
But your lips spoke gold and honey
That's why I'm happy when it rains
I'm happy when it pours
Looking at me enjoying something
That feels like feels like pain
To my brain
And if I tell you something
You take me back to nothing
I'm on the edge of something
You take me back
And I'm happy when it rains


Ahh memories.....

on edit: typo
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:32 PM
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11. AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!
Iggy Pop
Cure
B-52s
Ramones
Clash
Pretenders

And the one that really bugs me: the Femmes' "Blister in the Sun" at sporting events. :wtf:

Brain--hurting--can't--go--on . . .



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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:35 PM
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13. Another Pretenders irony
Isn't it strange that the theme song for Rush Lowbrow is "My City Was Gone" by the Pretenders?

Especially ironic considering Chrissie Hynde is one of the farthest left-leaning people on the planet?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:43 PM
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18. I try not to think about it, I really do . . .
Thanks--DAMMIT!

:loveya: :hi:
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:40 PM
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14. If I may offer a quote...
From Maynard James Keenan:

"All you know about me is what I've sold you, dumbfuck. I sold out long before you ever even heard my name. I sold my soul to make a record, dipshit. Then.... You..... Bought.... One...."

Welcome to the real world, kids.
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Selwynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:40 PM
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15. Heh all your heros are belong to HP!
Hehe I'm a manager of a team of contract workers on site at HP. :)
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:49 PM
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20. I saw it too
Oh well.
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