Bring A Nickel-Tap Your Feet...Down on the Corner...Monday Melodies

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097
There are lots of events that cause songs to be stuck in my head.  It's probably because advertisers want to catch the attention of a certain ahem generation that they've been using a lot of songs from the 60s and 70s as background to whatever they are promoting.  That doesn't bother me so much because I like to think everytime I hear a favorite song on a commercial or on the loudspeakers at the grocery store, some matured rocker is raking in some royalties. So, no that doesn't bother me.
 
What bugs the guano out of me though (term borrowed from a news report about a bat interupting a basketball game) is when the advertiser only plays a few short bars of the music. Makes me crazy!  Even though I knew immediately what the song was the first time I heard the commercial...I couldn't remember the artist.  Good ol' YouTube...my music buddy and pal...reminded me that I'd seen this song performed in concert by Creedence Clearwater Revival in Miami...oh...probably in 1970 or so.
 
Of course, once I identified the group then I couldn't remember what the commercial was.  That happens a lot because I don't care what the commercial is and generally speaking we can't reach the remote control fast enough to halt the assault on the consumer.  Good ol' google...my general information and nonsense seeking buddy and pal.  Turns out there is a forum on John Fogerty's (CCR lead singer) website talking about this song.
 
This actually feels like a great way to kick off what is sure to be an intensely busy week which is always easier to handle with a great beat in my head.
 
 
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yup, crazy busy week.  Have no idea how/when I am going to type a single post.  Have new listings running out my ears.

 

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Jan 28, 2013 05:53 AM #1
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Will Hamm
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Hey Mona,  I agree, I saw the bat on the news and I and thinking, must be a slow news day.  It is starting out to be a great week.

Jan 28, 2013 07:05 AM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

Mona, Mona, Mona!  That's all I got!

Jan 28, 2013 08:01 AM #3
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Mona Gersky
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It's really good to hear that so many of us are busy right now.  I know for a fact that we weren't this busy at this time last year...good news.

Jan 28, 2013 08:20 AM #4
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Jill Sackler
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I remember the song, of course, but I have not heard it used in a commercial. I'm really enjoying the Sleepy's commercial, though, these days.

Jan 28, 2013 09:12 AM #5
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Jill, I'll have to check out the Sleepy's commercial...is it a local thing?  I've never heard of a Sleepy's.  The commercial for this song is Walgreens.

Jan 28, 2013 11:33 AM #6
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Mona, marketing and advertising gurus are super creative and do a great job of selecting songs from the past and/or catchy hooks.  I will pay more attention when I see a Walgreens commercial. 

Jan 28, 2013 12:09 PM #7
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Lanise, they definitely know how to catch the attention of the baby boomers and those just a touch younger.

Jan 28, 2013 12:16 PM #8
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I am certain the reason they use songs from the 60's and 70's is because they were GREAT SONGS! The new music today may be good but just doesn't have the "hidden" background of why the songs from the past still linger. We had a reason to sing about social issues and if you really think about it those issues are pretty similar today. The song that comes to mind as I write this to you is FREEDOM from Jimi Hendricks in 1971.

Jan 28, 2013 10:31 PM #9
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Cheryl, I'll have to see if I can find a video of Freedom.  There was so much powerful music from that era.

Jan 29, 2013 08:43 AM #10
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Mona, first of all, as soon as I read the title, I KNEW what song and what band.....I've been a CCR and John Fogerty fan for years. Saw him years ago in an outdoor concert with Bonnie Raitt I think--it was so much fun! I love them and his solo albums...whenever I want to get a little country/early rock crazy, I can listen to my CDs of him and them. I used to have some of their 45s...YUP!! I'm an OLDIE GOLDIE, BABY!

So, now I have to go play your video....

 

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