Theme: Advertising Music
The advertising music set didn't go that well, of course I should realize by now that if I want to make sure that
I will be able to play a song I have to bring it myself. I wanted to play some more songs in the set but I didn't
have them. I also should have remembered that the song by Joel Plaskett I was looking for is only available as a
mini-CD included in his DVD.
I did manage to find a good website that lists music used in commercials (adtunes.com). The best part of the site
is the searchable forum section, so you can look up a song, artist, or product you want to know about and usually
somebody has started a thread about it.
As I missed doing the previous show, there were 4 weeks of songs vying for the top song of the week, you can see
the winner and other contenders in the setlist below. A few songs from the first set (and the top song) came from
a great new podcast I found this week called indiepopradio ( http://indiepopradio.blogspot.com/ ), there are only
5 of them on the site but they are all very good. He also has a live365 site that plays a new set of 50 songs
And I swear I had not heard of Corinne Bailey Rae before I played the song during the show, but a few days after
the show, I was driving to Montreal and flipping around stations when I heard the song on America's Top 20 with
Kasey Kasem (yes he is still doing the show and it is 20 now instead of 40). I have also seen stories on Bailey
Rae in various newspapers and on-line. That is the danger of not listening to commercial radio, I can hear a song
on somebody's podcast and I think that nobody else knows about it but it turns out to be a popular song.
There was also the "bands that sound like Franz Ferdinand" set, especially the song by Cribs which could have been
a Franz Ferdinand cover, some people don't agree with me about the concept of the set, but listen to it and decide
for yourself. Speaking of sound-a-like songs, I ended with a song by the band "Boys" that sounds exactly like
Morrissey, check below to see to whom the song was dedicated.
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