Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Why Haven't Brian Wilson and Mike Love Sued . . .

.  .  .  Lute Riley Honda?  The jingle on the Lute Riley Honda ad is a direct copy of "Help Me, Rhonda."

By the way -- "Help Me, Rhonda" was the first Beach Boys song with Al Jardine on lead vocal.

Sorry for the not-very-Tickety post.


JamesWilliams said...

why would they sue? They are surely paying royalties.

cancer monkey said...

Where does Confessor Nation stand on The Beach Boys? I've never liked them and have never been able to see what people think is so great about them. Yeah, they are good at harmonizing. The music isn't interesting to me, the lyrics haven't aged well and their over-use of tension in the vocal harmonies makes me uneasy.

The Plainsman said...

James: You may be right, but I'd be mildly surprised if a local ad shop went to the trouble to secure rights for the jingle. Certainly a possibility.

c-monk: Your Faithful Plainsman may be in the minority in the Nation, but he is an unabashed admirer of the Boys from their glory days (although I agree that some of the lyrics are getting a little musty). See, for example,

in which I chide Danny B for his anti-BB position.

Douglas Sutherland said...

The Beach Boys were nothing more than a 60's boy band obsessed with California, Surfing, and bubble gum harmonies.

Then they released Pet Sounds, one of the best albums of all time.

Anonymous said...


I'm ready for at least one of the articles you've been promising. Let's hear some STD'S!

chris chris said...

They aren't paying royalties. The level of ignorance on the part of radio salespeople is staggering when it comes to using protected music. Of course if nobody calls them on it, then they will keep doing it. The production dir probably didn't feel like fighting the battle. The ad agency needs to contact the publishing company (using bmi.com) and secure the rights. By the way, live spots are a different animal and they can use any music in their library.

The Plainsman said...

Welcome, chris chris! We need the sales function represented among commenting Confessors.

Anon: I've been behind the curve on dishing out STDs, I admit. Apologies to the nation. I've got a couple in the oven . . . .

Christy said...

Off topic:
Did anyone catch The Hardline segment on facebook just now? I was going to comment exactly what Danny voiced: what is Corby's paranoia/deal? I don't quite understand why he's so concerned. It is whatever you make it. Stalk people if you want to. Update your status every minute if you want to. Barely use it if you want to.

I love, love Danny's line (paraphrasing): All you've done is BITCH!

I did love the beginning of the segment when Mike set up the scene of someone asking to be his facebook friend and the ending with Danny saying what I was thinking.

cancer monkey said...

Christy: Because Corby is a Neanderthal. He's not technically savvy enough to understand Lincoln Logs. He's not a Luddite because being a Luddite would require that he knows what technology is. He hates what he doesn't understand enough to fear.

Anonymous said...

The Plainsman has become irrelevant. He had some good ideas initially, but they seem to be a thing of the past. Just because someone listens to the Ticket doesn't mean they have any place leading a discussion.

This is over as of now...

Christy said...

My biggest disappointment with the above post is not including any relevant Ticket phrases to punctuate the comment. The most obvious has to be:
"5...4...3...2...1. And you're done."

Or, any of Norm's no-no-never-never...phrases would have worked.

"Grumpy Anonymous...OUT" would have sufficed.

"I'm passing out. I'm passing out...Gone."

"See you homos later!"

"So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, good night!"


Heehee, Dirk.

The Plainsman said...

Grumponymous, I'm sure many among this site's increasing readership would agree with you.

Hey, what about all the gold-plated archival content!?

Christy, you may be the only Confessor who could provide an entertaining critique of a comment announcing the end of this site.

cancer monkey said...

I'm sorry to hear of the demise of this site. It's been a good run. Whelp, see ya later!

The Plainsman said...

Like Chris-Chris -- I'm back!

Although I am always grateful for instruction by the Nation, some of whom apparently desire this site's passage into Ticket mythology.

Fortunately, Your Plainsman has a pretty thick skin from my days of recon around the sports radio horizon.

New article up.