direct action

jf noonan jfn1 at
Wed Aug 4 12:14:17 PDT 1999

On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, Nathan Newman wrote:
> Speaking of which, when Mercedes Benz got the rights to that
> song, it really took rock-n-roll commercial hell to a whole new
> level. It's bad enough to have formerly radical rock songs used
> in totally different settings to advertise commercial crap, but
> when the actual objects of satire and comment of the songs use
> the songs in a positive way in an advertisement, irony is truly
> dead.

It reminds me of when I worked in a factory in the late 70's early 80's and the Muzak tape that played endlessly in my shop (between times when I 'accidently' cut the wires to the speaker) had "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma". Granted, not much of a song to begin with, but still.


Joseph Noonan jfn1 at

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