Mick Farren has personal observations on the horror, the horror.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I MAY KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT ROCK & ROLL, BUT…
We regularly piss and moan here on Doc40 about how some of our favorite tunes of yesteryear are used in TV commercials, but this particular moan is a little different. A matter of minutes ago, my TV ran a commercial for Humana – the health insurance giant – that used a version of the Teddy Bears “To Know Him Is To Love Him” as background music. One third of the Teddy Bears and the composer of the tune was, of course, a very teen Phil Spector (above left), and thus, instead of absorbing the advertisers message, I could only wonder what ad agency genius chose to license this distracting theme by a convicted killer? (And also who gets the money?)