John Scott G

John Scott G

John Scott G, an admitted word nerd, writes books, plays, screenplays, and political commentary. Author of "Area Code 666," "Secret Sex," and "Ambient Deviant Speedmetal Polka," Mr. G also writes under the pseudonym Gerald Laurence. Every day he happily rubs a few phrases up against each other to create sparks in your brain. You're welcome.

2 Comments

  1. Christopher Simmons
    Nov 12, 2007 @ 3:34 PM PST

    Scott-
    very timely. I was just thinking last night while watching TV that the Campbell’s soup commercial was actually the closest thing to a jungle I’d heard in a long time, albeit not a new jingle. I found my hindbrain mentally applauding an original little tune for their ad campaign, even though I’ve been hearing the “possibilities” jingle for awhile. It was most refreshing to see them continue to use it vs. licensing a song from Fergie to have dancing cans or somesuch nonsense.

    It’s funny that this season’s “Two and a Half Men” on CBS has the Sheen character unable to get work writing jingles anymore and having to write music for kids. Then he goes on “tour” to sing inane poopy songs. Fun, but very much on the nose.

    Will the real jingle writers please stand up? I’m really curious if anybody out there is still writing jingles full time – how do you pitch them ?

    Pop pop fizz fizz oh what a lament this is! I miss the old jingles.

  2. Mike
    Feb 10, 2008 @ 7:16 AM PST

    What’s that sh&%ty car commercial that uses STP’s Wicked Garden? It sends me into a fit of rage! And dust in the Wind for a car ad??? Well I guess Kansas isn’t pulling in enough dollars on their sell-out tours. We could go on, but I think you only brushed over the real problem. I blame the bands and artists, not the window-licking ad agencies. We are among a few thousand people in this country that get a little upset to hear our favorite song in an ad. And you’re right, maybe even only a few hundred listened to ELO’s Time album. The ad agencies are catering to the masses of sheep that are humming along to the sounds of commercialism butt raping art throughout the whole Hyundai ad. As an artist, if you don’t want your song on a car ad, retain ownership. Sure easier said than done, right? No, WRONG! Put the music before the money and the record deals. But that’s not what we all want, now is it? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$