First There Was A Mountain Then There Was No Mountain Then There Was

Reveries: You may call him mellow yellow (quite rightly) but creatives on Madison Avenue are calling pop icon Donovan Leitch and asking him if they can use his tunes in their commercials — and he’s usually happy to make the sale, reports Brian Steinberg in The Wall Street Journal. Lately, you may have heard Donovan’s […]

Yugo Woman Puts Sexy Spin On Table Tennis

Steve Is Bored contemplates the rise of table tennis. Now that poker (the new hockey) has become mainstream programming, I recently read that the next big thing in televised sports will either be darts or ping-pong. The latter might have an edge because Killerspin (the ‘Nike’ of table tennis) is marketing Biljana “Biba” Golic as […]

At Least It’s Top Shelf

El Universal: A prominent art critic is trying to stop Frida Kahlo’s niece from selling tequila under the famous Mexican artist’s name. Putting the name of Frida Kahlo on a bottle of tequila is no less than “disgraceful,” said Raquel Tibol, adding the “atrocious act” was inspired by the fact that Kahlo was an alcoholic […]

Get Ready For Oz Fest

USA Today: The hottest potential endorser coming out of the 2005 World Series is not a pitcher, catcher or center fielder. It’s manager Ozzie Guillen of the victorious Chicago White Sox. Managers and coaches almost never outshine players on Madison Avenue. But sports marketing executives are jumping on the bandwagon of Guillen, the rollicking, 41-year […]

Willie Whiskey

Inspired by Willie Nelson’s 1978 hit song of the same name, Old Whiskey River is an 86 proof, small batch bourbon. According to the brand’s site, the bourbon is handcrafted by seventh and eigth generation master distillers in Bardstown, which is located serendipitously, in Nelson County, Kentucky. Willie has truly made his mark on the […]

It Takes Money To Walk Away From Money

The LA Times is running a story on John Densmore, the drummer for The Doors. Mr. Densmore won’t sell out and that is a story today, especially considering that you have Dylan, Sir Paul, Led Zep and The Stones all lending their creations to corporate interests. “People lost their virginity to this music, got high […]

Andie’s Hair On Red Alert

Tim Nudd at Adfreak picked up on Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor’s disgruntlement over L’Oréal’s big hair adverts. Sinead particularly disdains the ads for L’Oréal’ featuring American actress, Andie MacDowell. “I absolutely hate those hair commercials she’s done. They drive me crazy. She looks so prim and proper. “If I ever get the opportunity to meet […]

The Wooing Of Wie

Betsey Cleans Up

American Copywriter points out that fashion designer, Betsey Johnson, is bringing her Fall Fashion Week designs to O-Cel-O™ brand scrub sponges.

H&M Wants Kate “Healthy, Wholesome And Sound”

Softpedia: Supermodel Kate Moss apologized to her bosses for using drugs and promised to enter rehab, after a British tabloid ran photos of her doing lines of cocaine in a London recording studio. Moss, 31, who was photographed by Daily Mirror journalists snorting a line of the class A drug on the back of a […]