One of the public radio stations in town – I can’t remember if it’s KPCC or KCRW – uses the opening of this song to ask listeners to donate their cars to the station. Or is it “text to give?” I try not to actually pay attention when they’re asking for money, so I’m a little hazy on the details.
But it drives me crazy. NPR and PRI should maintain blacklists of amazing, classic songs that affiliates cannot under any circumstances use to solicit donations. They’re creating a negative Pavlovian responses to a wonderful piece of music and they should be stopped.
This is an important issue, dear readers.
I propose that, from now on, annoying commercials only use music that is already annoying — like the music made by that band Smashmouth.