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    One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    One of my favorite bands, Eels, is hoping to be able to afford an ad during the Super Bowl. The ads cost $100,000 per second, and that is what they are targeting to buy...one second of airtime.

    Eels Super Bowl Plans

    I think the lead singer, Mark Everett, who is pretty much the band, is a musical genius. Maybe he is a marketing genius, too. Check out his music at Eels: Official Band Website


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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    That is awesome, either way... :)


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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    are they the ones who sing the song from Road Trip? "Goddamn right it's a beautiful day, uh huh."



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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    Yes they are. The clown with a frown. I love that line


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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    A little background on the band...

    Mark Everett is the son of a Nobel-caliber physicist, and has had somewhat a rough life despite the upper middle class upbringing. He has dealt with a lot of death and relationship issues in his life.

    Electro-shock Blues is quite possibly the saddest, most beautiful album ever (if you're into that sort of thing). It's a far cry from the song you referenced above, but that's the one I would recommend if you like his stuff.

    He's another one of those guys that should be selling a bunch of albums, but for whatever reason, is still under the radar.


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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    I do like this band a lot... But this has to be a publicity stunt. What would you do with 1 second of air time?



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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I do like this band a lot... But this has to be a publicity stunt. What would you do with 1 second of air time?
    It's going to flash Everett on the screen and he will say, "U" which stands for "Useless Trinkets" their new album. I assume there will be a website listed, because the rest of their "commercial" will be shown online.

    I think you've got it right, though, it's a publicity stunt for a band that struggles to get publicity. Good move, I say. I hope he can scrounge up $100,000.


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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I do like this band a lot... But this has to be a publicity stunt. What would you do with 1 second of air time?
    Did you read the story?


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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    Very strange. But, I'll be watching for it. Maybe it'll win favorite commercial.


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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by TxCycloneFan View Post
    Did you read the story?
    I didn't, the point is that 1 second of time is totally worthless. If you blink you won't see it, plus, I doubt the network will even sell him 1 second of air time.



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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    If you blink you won't see it,
    I don't know...Janet's nipple was exposed for about a second, and I watched that over and over with Tivo!


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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I don't know...Janet's nipple was exposed for about a second, and I watched that over and over with Tivo!
    You really need some friends to send you some better e-mails if you watch this over and over.



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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    Eels - Electro-Shock Blues is the greatest album ever recorded. One that you are much better off getting the whole album rather than cherry-picking singles. Daisies of the Galaxy is excellent as well. Outstanding taste, isucyfan.



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    Re: One-Second Super Bowl Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    You really need some friends to send you some better e-mails if you watch this over and over.
    I'm easily amused. Will you be my friend, then??

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    Eels - Electro-Shock Blues is the greatest album ever recorded. One that you are much better off getting the whole album rather than cherry-picking singles. Daisies of the Galaxy is excellent as well. Outstanding taste, isucyfan.
    I've got every album, including his two releases under the name, "E".

    Excellent taste right back at ya.


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    I have and love electro shock but never got any other albums.



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