Moby Sells Out (link via Catherine). Oh Lordy, it’s Ironminds again, the voice of musical common sense, and I don’t mean that as a compliment. This article overlooks the main reason why all 18 tracks of Moby’s Play have been licensed to adverts: because their bland beats, sad yet oh-so-soothing melodies and homilitic sampled sentiments are completely bloody ideal advert music. And another thing: if you don’t like hearing songs in adverts, don’t waste your time watching television in the first place.

Which reminds me – a little while ago I asked which tunes you couldn’t imagine ever seeing action in ads. Suggestions I got included Swans’ Public Castration Is A Good Idea (a definite possible, and indeed it’s tough to think what any early Swans could be used for) and Nick Cave’s “O Malley’s Bar”, which I reckon could easily be used, but obviously not over its fully monstrous fifteen-minute length. Thanks for the suggestions.