Sunday, October 21, 2007

Musical Monday..........

The year......1968.
The scenario....Officials at the Crocker State Bank in California, contacted a San Francisco ad agency about a campaign that would help attract young depositers to ther bank..
The ad execs came up with a basic approach.."The one thing that all young people have in common, is that they are starting out new"...So their theme was, "We've only just begun."
The ad execs then got another inspiration. They decided to pay a real songwriter to come up with a real song using that theme. So they commissioned Paul Williams to write a song with the phrase, "We've only just begun" in it.
As part of the deal, the banks used it on their commercials- but Williams was free to do whatever he wanted to with the song....He Did! He sold the song to the Carpenters, and they recorded a sugary version of it that not only sold a million copies, but it has been played at every wedding and elevator ever since...Meanwhile, the bank made it's money back by licensing commercial rights to the song that other banks would use for years to come!

One Final Note of Irony....The bank then realized it didn't want the young peoples Biz after all!
Young adults flocked to the Crocker Bank to borrow, NOT save their money, and since they did not have any collateral, they turned out to be very bad risks...and the ad campaign was stopped!

One more final note.....One of our fellow bloggers and a very kind soul Little Wing, is being Rail-Roaded and slandered...Please do not beleive all that may come your way in regards to her...
More to follow....In the mean-time...Happy Musical Monday!!!... Peace!

31 comments:

gab said...

I love that song weve only just begun!
Aww poor little wing I hate when people are so mean and disrespectful to others.
Hugs G-man

gab said...

whoo-hoo I was first

tsduff said...

"We've Only Just Begun" was the theme song in my eigth grade graduation :D LOVE IT. I remember that traumatic night as if it were yesterday LOL! I must say I didn't realize it was written by Paul Williams - small in stature but big in lyrics~ Your amazing knowledge and quick wit in the trivia department never fails to bring me a great big smile.

Little Wing said...

I want to say I am so sorry for any of you who had the totally inapropriate comment left on your blog posts on Sunday.
You did not deserve to have to be exposed to that.
Jeez, 'exposed' was that a pun?

G-Man said...

Yay!!!!
Gabby Gale #1...
Great Job..
Yeah she is a wonderful gal..Thanks for your support!
xox

Hey Terry!!
You are such a good friend...Traumatic?
Awww, I'm sure it wasn't THAT bad..xoxox

G-Man said...

Jadey...?
Why would you apologize for that happy horseshit?
The Green-Eyed Monster rears it's evil head!!
Hang in there Baby..
xoxoxox

MONA said...

You are right G. Some people are cruel.That was a terribly mean thing to do.

I ask this Vi Vrooom... is that really HER/HIS NAME?

Talk about hypocrisy!!!

Musical Monday...Duh Huh?

Little Wing said...

I am very concerned that everyone who received that porn site and opened it could now have an infected computer.

Serena Joy said...

I never cared much for that song. Now I know why.:)

Jodes said...

hi there G! hugs - come by today.

javajazz said...

"Paul Williams - small in stature
but big in lyrics..."
ha!
see? even little people
can write music.

Manny said...

You are wise beyond your years.

Red hot confessions on my blog.

xox

barman said...

Very intersting as always. See, the older generation can always count on the younger generation for something. The fact that you can count them not to do what you want them to do.

It is a shame people can not just be themselves on the net and other jeast leave them be.

S said...

OMG that bank may be entirely responsible for the hippie movement in San Francisco! So thats how I got here!

Ya know, since the beginning of time, people have tried to take down and destroy people that are happy. Thats how I see that LW thing...those chicks just want to destroy her.
LW has been nothing but sweet to me, I see no reason to doubt her.

...white lace and promises
a kiss for luck and were on our way
and yes weve just begun.....

SignGurl said...

I love the Carpenters! I never knew about the bank campaign. Pretty cool!

Rebicmel said...

Carpenter's well there is a walk down memory lane for sure. I loved their Muskrat Love song lol.. Hey what can I say it was the time for that stuff. Great post though Galen.

Hope you had a great weekend boyo.
Hugs xoxoxox

Rebicmel said...

Little Wing I left you a comment on your blog hun.

lime said...

well, who knew! that's pretty funny. 1968 was a good year, btw ;) and i was weaned on the carpenters.

snowelf said...

I loved the line about the elevators and weddings!!

Yea, that Little Wing crap was stupid. And I had thought that was one of LW's friends, so I was doubly annoyed by her total waste of my time and abuse of my soul sister. I never clicked on the link, I just left her blog as soon as I figured out what was going on and I will not be back.

hugs,
--snow

barman said...

Free Tim Horton's Coffee in downtown Lansing area on Thurday morning with the first two of six (yes I heard six) stores opening on Friday. They are getting close. Lansing is joining the modern times... The one nearest me is probably the last to open, most likely late November to early December. Getting there...

S said...

Runs to downtown Lansing for the free coffee...
Oh wait! I live in California, I will never make it.
Oh wait! I dont drink coffee.....

Charles said...

Two thumbs up, G. You rock dude. Support your local Little Wing, I will.

J Morgetron said...

Have you seen 1409 with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson? OMG! I loved it and it put a whole new spin on the song, "We've Only Just Begun." Scary!

G-Man said...

Mona..?
All this drama!!
When will it end?
xomrxox

Jadey..
Thanks for the warning sweetie..xo

Serena Joy!!
You no Likey?
AWWWWW....
Me Neither!!
xobgxox

Jodie Girl!!
Thanks Baby..xox

Lisa..
Even YOU are taller than Paul Williams!!
xoyentaxox

Manny..
It was an awesome post Candy Cane..xoxox

Barman...
Thanks for all of support!...G

Susie...
You a hippie?
You?
We need to 'take out the trash'..xoxoxoxoxox

Missy...
Thank You sweetie for all of your kind words and support in this as well...btw..(The Captain and Tenille sang Muskrat Love )..
I know, you were just testing me eh?
You Rock xoxoxoxo

Yes Lime...
I know you were born that year..hahahahaha
That was the year that I graduated from High School..xoxoxox

Thanks Snow...
I knew I could count on your support!
xoxox

Barman...
It's settled then!!
When we all next meet...
It's Tim Hortons!!!

Susie...?
I bet you would drink THIS delicious coffee!

Charles...
Thanks brother, for all your insight into this..
You Da Man!!

Morgie...
No, but I do know what you are talking about!!
xoxoxo

javajazz said...

i wouldnt be so sure...
AND i can write music.
just not hit tunes....
not that i'd want to.
well, actually...

SignGurl said...

The Tim Horton's by my house is nearly ready to open. I think of you every time I pass it.

Drink up, Buttercup!

Cazzie!!! said...

Love the musical Monday. and..poor little wing..huggs.

Manny said...

It's time for Tuesday's post. Tuesday. Jeez! Being off work all these weeks I don't ever know what day it is.

G-Man said...

Lisa..
Jenn..
Cazzie..
Manny....
Thanks Ladies, you are all wonderful to The G-Man..xox

Rebicmel said...

Oops um yeah Galen, that is right I was testing you...*leaves blushing* grrrr I knew that I mean they are the ones who sang you better shop around well that might not be the name of the song but all the same lol..


*leaves removing egg from face*

barman said...

Sign, yours is lamost ready? That means mine is almost ready plus one week. I get free coffee and hopefully a coupon tomorrow and with luck the lowdown on when the six-pack of Tim's open.

Now if that does not attract G-man and Crabby I do not know what will.