Please forgive me one more bit of family
exploitation kvelling but the agency that created my nephews’ current Quaker Oats commercial just posted a five-minute short film about The Blisters that I think is too good to miss. It was directed by Project Greenlight director Scott Smith who is also the creative partner (with Chris Laubauch) of Chicago-based Element79. Click here to go to the agency’s website and then click on “Special Feature: The Blisters.” You’ll find the actual Quaker Oats commercial that’s airing (it will be on the Today Show again tomorrow morning) along with the funny “rockumentary” that Smith made about the band (watch for brief cameos of my sister and Jeff). Can a VH1 “Behind the Music” special be far behind? Are the band members peaking before they hit puberty?
Wilco played the 20th anniversary Farm Aid concert the other night in Illinois and were introduced by none other than Senator Barack Obama. The band gave him a Wilco poster that said “See you at the inauguration” and my first thought was not about what a future Obama presidency might mean to this country but about the panic my sister would go through about what to wear to the inaugural ball. Wilco playing at a presidential inauguration would be very cool but I’d probably never make security clearance if the secret service got wind of my blog.