Tuesday, April 29, 2008

An Arguement Against the Mute Button

Recently, I've noticed that music in commercials has improved - at least among some of the major brands (that is, the ones with the huge advertising budgets).

For your listening, viewing and shopping pleasure, a self-complied list of recent commercials and the featured music. Mostly because when I hear good songs during television commercials, I want to know what it is. I imagine you might want to know as well, so I'll share my research:

IPod Touch : "Music is my Hot, Hot Sex" - CSS

Nike Sparq Training : "List of Demands (Reparations)" - Saul Williams

Cadillac Escalade: "Genesis" - Justice

Geico : "Remind Me" - Royksopp

Wendy's : "Satisfaction" - Benny Benassi

Old Navy : "The Way I Am" - Ingrid Michaelson

The craziest part is that I probably wouldn't even know who Saul Williams & Ingrid Michaelson were if it wasn't for their respective commercials. And I only found the Royksopp song randomly, when it came up on Pandora.

Seeing a trend?
This could be the next MySpace - the way generations Y & Z find new music.
Just my prediction.

Any other commercial music I missed? Or any commercial music you want to know more about? Leave a comment, and I'll post a follow-up soon :)

[commercial and music video links go to YouTube & so I can not guarantee authenticity. artist links are to official websites or MySpace]

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Chalayan + Puma = L O V E ?

I hate to be late with news, but this is really exciting.

On February 28th, "sportlifestyle" brand Puma officially announced that they are appointing Hussein Chalayan as the brand's Creative Director.

Which is fantastic, because Hussein is one of my all time favorite designers (see blogger profile). Hopefully during his tenure at Puma, he'll produce some fashionable sportswear - and hopefully, it will be a little more accessible than his eponymous collection.

Why do I love him so? In a word, innovation.

You'll know what I mean through this video of his SS07 collection (possibly NSFW, watch the entire video and you'll see why):


&& major thank you to W Magazine for letting me know.

Monday, April 14, 2008

What New in ML's World?

A photographic journey of the last few weeks.

We went to Orioles Fan Fest & met the Oriole bird!


Kev & I saw The Manchester Orchestra in Towson, and it was awesome (and free...many thanks to my amazing cousin)

Ben & I on the Beach
I went down to Ft. Lauderdale with the seniors for spring break. Here's Ben & I on the beach... I was excited

Project Runway
Tiffany auditioned for Project Runway and she let me model this amazingggg ensemble... I wore it in the presence of Tim Gunn & Jillian Lewis (still can't get over it)

Capital Grille Bar
To celebrate, we went to a fancy dinner at the Capital Grille... ladies at the bar

Captial Grille
The whole crew at the Capital Grille (i <3 my friends)