• It’s our National Anthem, you dirtbags

UPDATE NOTE: Since this commentary was posted, the video in question has been removed from YouTube.

It’s bad enough that unimaginative advertising agencies keep dredging up dead celebrities and old pop songs to help peddle their clients’ goods. But when “The Star-Spangled Banner” becomes the theme music to sell us an overhyped soft drink, that’s going too far. Really, it is.

If by some magic, or lack of paying your cable bill, you haven’t seen this abomination, here it is. (Note: I don’t have any trouble with the Jimi Hendrix version of the song; it’s the whole idea that appalls me.)


About Bill Dowd

Webmaster/social media coordinator for the Southern Rensselaer County NY Rotary Club.

3 responses to “• It’s our National Anthem, you dirtbags”

  1. Jerry Gordon says :

    Apparently, someone else feels the same way you do, because that video is no longer available.

  2. Peter Brown says :

    Apparently they decided it was too much also. It is no longer available on You Tube, or so they say

  3. Bill Dowd says :

    Right you are, gents. I just double-checked and YouTube has removed the video. It had shown the commercial backed by Hendrix’s guitar riff.

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