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January 29, 2004

You Know That Song? From That Commercial?

AdTunes.com is a weblog that covers music used in " television commercials, movie trailers, movie soundtracks, tv shows, video games and more." There are archives, of course, as well as a forum where you can post or answer questions. They're also searchable, which means I finally(!!!) know whose song was used for a VW commercial - the one where a group of friends are driving with the top down at night, a full moon overhead, the light filtering through the trees. They're heading to a party, but when they get there, no one wants to get out. So they get back on the road, driving into that endless moonlit night. The music is spare and beautiful - and it's haunted me ever since.

The song is "Pink Moon" by Nick Drake. I have to get this.

Yours, &c., LC | 11:58 AM | Music | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

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ah... nick drake. one of my favorites.

Posted by: zeebah at January 29, 2004 04:55 PM

love that song - you should listen to northern sky too - it was played in the movie "Serendipity" - anything for John Cusack ;)

Posted by: stef at January 29, 2004 06:49 PM

I admit, I kinda feel like the last person to have heard of him, but I don't know how else I would have. Maybe a mix tape, I guess. But I'm looking forward to hearing more. His albums were recently remastered, I hear.

Posted by: LadyCrumpet at January 30, 2004 10:42 AM

i have a best of album i bought a few years ago- want me to burn a copy for you?

Posted by: z. at January 30, 2004 10:47 AM

Sure! Anything I can swap ya for?

I heard Devendra played town recently. Did you go?

Posted by: LadyCrumpet at January 30, 2004 11:12 AM