Archive for 'music'
In 2009, McDonald’s aired a television commercial featuring a Big Mouth Billy Bass-type character named Frankie the Fish. This “copyfish” sang an annoying jingle to a Casio keyboard-quality tune and made its way into our heads like a parasite. With Lent going on right now, many restaurants have brought back their fish, shrimp, and seafood […]
Producers and recording engineers get much praise for how a record sounds, but much of that credit should really go to mixing engineers, who transform raw performances into the polished final product. Two mixing engineers in particular – the brothers Chris and Tom Lord-Alge — deserve much praise for crafting the sound of hundreds of […]
My schedule during the weekdays have been very routine for the past several months now. I try to be in bed by 11pm each night and asleep before midnight. I first wake up in the morning when the first alarm goes off on my cell at 5:16am. Three more alarms at 5:47am, 5:57am and 6:05am […]
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)’s Click It or Ticket campaign raises awareness to drivers and passengers about the importance of wearing safety belts. Catchy jingles about “clicking it” can be heard on the radio as part of this advertising campaign. Here are a couple versions that are currently playing on 101.5 KROX FM Austin. […]
Today, Green Day released Know Your Enemy, the first single off their upcoming album 21st Century Breakdown. Their eighth studio album which was produced by Butch Vig will be released on May 15th. At 8:40 during Morning X on 101X, Know Your Enemy was played on the radio for the first time in Austin. <[ […]
Fellow Austinites who tune into 101X have probably heard the annoying jingle that Thundercloud Subs is currently playing. I would have to say that it is currently tied with the Reid’s Cleaners jingle that is currently playing on television but loses severely to the local Gatti’s commercial (“Dial 4 5 9 22 22 and get […]
Around 10am this morning on 101X after the Morning X concluded, the station played a new song from Green Day. The song is the title track of the upcoming album, 21st Century Breakdown, which will be released this upcoming May. The album was produced by Butch Vig, and the first single titled Know Your Enemy […]