08/04/2004: "Music used in Commercials / Weird Web Stats Search Strings"
Subway has started using a piece of instrumental music from "28 Days Later" in a TV add. I have a very sentimental attachment to this little piece of background music and it *really* pisses me off that Subway is using it. I essentially hate it when commercials use any music that I like because they ruin my associations with it. For example, I used to love Beethovenís "Fur Elise" until McDonald used it for a huge add campaign where a bratty little kid was playing it for a piano recital and adds her own lyrics about wanting to eat at McDonalds. It's so unfair! At least with my TIVO I can skip over them now.
Another thing I heard recently was an interview with Dr. Laura about her new book The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands.
From Publisher's Weekly: "this controversial marriage and family therapist claims that every woman can achieve a deeply satisfying marriage if she adheres to certain fundamentals men require. Preparing dinner, caring for the children without complaint, greeting her husband with a kiss and engaging in sexual intimacy instead of "tearing down a husband's necessary sense of strength and importance" can result in the harmonious marriage women crave." AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Anyway, I emailed the Tony Knowles campaign today to see if they could have any use of an artist as a volunteer. I'm not sure they'll be interested but feel good that I have something unique I can contribute if needed.
On another note, I like to check my web stats at the start of a new month because I get to see the obscure search strings (my stats only show the top 20 searches so after the first week or so, it's mostly the same ole same ole) One new search string that keeps popping up has me a little perplexed "pretty feet". I have no idea why my site is getting so many hits for that that search string?
Two more that are really generic are "communication" and "angry". I can't imagine my site would post very high for such vague searches but I've been getting lots of hits for them...
I'd be curious as to strange search strings that others have found in their web stats.