Friday, September 14, 2012

Saxophone Riff of the Week: Hall and Oates "Maneater"



It's already been established on this blog that I have what some would call an unnatural preoccupation with the use of saxophones in songs.  Like here, here, and here.

I'd argue it's more of a fine appreciation of a good or random saxophone riff.  You don't realize how much the saxophone shows up in songs until you start paying attention to it.

With that in mind, I present a new feature: Saxophone Riff of the Week.

There's really not a better place to start than with the Hall and Oates 80s classic "Maneater."  As hard as it may be, I'm going to ignore the ridiculousness of this video with its seemingly random cheesy jaguar cuts and overlays.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Old Spice Muscle Music Interactive Ad



In Old Spice's new "Muscle Music" ad, Terry Crews proves millions of teachers and parents wrong by showing that your body can be a musical instrument or at least his can be one.

He pops and flexes his muscles to create music as each muscle triggers an instrument that's attached to it.  After the video, you can create your own muscle composition by pressing various keyboard keys.

This video really has everything you need for great entertainment: Crews signature flexing, Crews screaming nonsense, and music.

As if I wasn't convinced enough,  it really sold with me with the flame sax.  It's nearly impossible to resist a cheesy sax never mind a flame one.