Just a short follow-up thought on Peter’s comment from yesterday. To some extent I agree that selling your music to companies for use in commercials isn’t very hip or especially cool. However this is no longer the age of the Vincent’s and the Wolfgang’s where poverty and great art seemed inseparable and today you cannot really blame artists for making decisions having their bank accounts in mind. Basically meaning that if they cannot make a living by being musicians (writers, painters etc.), they’ll most likely have to find some “real job” instead to help paying the bills. So when an offer like this comes up (though I obviously don’t know how great an offer it really is), it is rather easy to understand why it’s accepted, as it could perhaps help pay next months rent. And judging from the number of visitors who’s ended up visiting this blog the past 24 hours while searching for Death Valley Sleepers; being feature in that commercial has meant some much deserved exposure for the band, and hopefully given (and continue to give) the band bunches of new fans. Which sort of makes this whole commercial thing an even better idea! Cool or not? I’ll let you be the judge on that, but if you ask me Death Valley Sleepers was and remains immensely cool. And no car commercial is really going to change that!
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