The TV is my favorite source for new music. I hear songs in commercials, and decide that I love them based on the 30-seconds-or-less snippet that the ad contains. This happens fairly regularly. The first time I ever heard Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix's "1901" was during a car commercial. I fell in love with "Stuttering" during a Dentyne commercial. I discovered Rogue Wave thanks to a phone ad.
A while back I downloaded an app on my phone so that whenever I heard the quick bits of these songs, I could identify who the artist was so I didn't lose it forever. Before smartphones, I searched YouTube for the ads, since the videos usually disclosed what song was playing.
So as my DVR started playing last night's Colbert Report, a Cigna commercial was half-over. But those 10 seconds were all I needed to get hooked on Joy Zipper.
(P.S. How on earth do people name their bands? Just pick two random words that don't go together? I don't get it. If I ever start a band, it's going to be called Glass Stapler. Or Paperback Acoustics. Or Ballpoint Cat.)
What are you listening to today?