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iPod song of the week – Silversun Pickups

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
On June 29, 2008
At 6:30 pm
Comments : 7

Hey! It’s another edition of, “what the hell were they thinking picking that song for that commercial?” I assume the fact that I live in New York, the home of the upcoming baseball All-Star game, doesn’t mean I get more commercials for the thing than you do, right? Could Fox wring any more juice out of this event? The answer is plain: watch less Fox. Good thing I mostly watch it on my DVR, sans advertising.

Perhaps you too have seen the ad with the “I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life” song. If you know that it’s Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups, you also know that the line goes, “I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life… but it’s not quite right.” Golly, that wouldn’t be a great tagline for the All-Star game, would it? Here’s an idea! Let’s just cut out that pesky last part of the line and just have the music play on. There we go. My, those marketing people are clever.

When I first heard and adored this song (was it last year? who remembers), I assumed it was a lady singer. But no! I think the bearded guy singer wants you to think that, really. Playing even more on that theme is the video. But seriously, this is a chick. Not the singer, the cute It’s Pat person in the video.

Or is it…



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Silversun Pickups – Lazy Eye

 

7 Comments for this post

 
Irishcardinal says

I haven’t seen the commercials yet. Lucky me. I avoid FOX like the plague. I might watch some of the Saturday game, so I’ll surely see it then. I would never have had a clue what the song was without you.

 
Becca says

Are you as allergic to Joe Buck as I am? Sometimes I turn the sound off and listen to John Sterling on the radio. Much more bearable.

I have already gotten some searches for the song in the commercial so I guess a lot of people were curious!

 
Irishcardinal says

No, I actually like Joe Buck. But I haven’t seen him do any FOX games this year. Their other announcers are deadly dull. We always seem to get the games they do here.

 
Becca says

Well, didn’t you know? Only Yankees-Red Sox or Yankees-Mets are important enough to merit Joe Buck!

 
Irishcardinal says

Yankees, Mets and Red Sox are the only games we do get on FOX. Joe B IS on today. But I have the sound off anyway, listening to ‘my’ game via computer.

 
Jan the Stranger says

I am currently *obsessed* with this song, but my favorite radio station is trying to make me hate it by playing it every 17 minutes.

 
Becca says

You know what, Irish? I’m watching ESPN now and whoever that announcer is, his name escapes me, I kinda like him!

If asked later, I will deny this.

Jan, that’s just like my radio station! Which is my iPod on repeat but whatevs.