What’s That Song? Part XXI

Tonight, on a very special What’s That Song, all the commercials are from tech companies.

Artist: Air, Song: “Alone in Kyoto”

This supremely relaxing and pleasant commercial is for Samsung’s Galaxy Note. Which is notable, because the first Samsung Galaxy Note commercial, aired during the Super Bowl, was anything but relaxing. I kinda liked it because of the goofy energy, but this is much different. “Alone in Kyoto” comes from the Lost in Translation soundtrack. That’s a movie I should see sometime, but haven’t gotten around to. I’m pretty bad at seeing movies.

This iPhone 4S commercial does a nice job of simplifying the idea of cloud computing with iCloud. I like the song too, but I can’t actually find who it’s by. When I do, I’ll put it up.

Artist: Violent Femmes, Song: “Blister in the Sun”

Something tells me that a church choir wouldn’t be singing a song rumored to be about masturbation. And it’s a classic but it also feels strangely symbolic that HP, a company with some recent troubles, would use a song from almost 30 years ago.

Apple’s iPhone 4S Helps On Road Trips Too

For the wanderlusty types who might want to leave cold Boston for Santa Cruz, Siri is with you. Siri will tell you directions, good BBQ spots in KC, whether there’s a rodeo going on in Amarillo, and find a gas station when you’re in the middle o’nowhere. Also, it’ll remind you to take a cross-country road trip again. A fun and adventurous commercial.

Even Santa Uses The iPhone 4S With Siri

Has Santa always been in this many commercials, or is it just that I’m paying more attention this year? Anyway, in this nice new iPhone 4S spot, Siri helps out Santa. Your figure looks great Santa, keep on eating the cookies! 3.7 billion appointments…that’s cute.

Verizon Apparently Lets Your iPhone Get Reception In The Ocean

12/6 update: The official video got pulled and is private now. Presumably because Verizon’s some bitches. So I have this bootleg version…turn your volume up because it’s quiet.

At first, I thought this Verizon commercial was funny. I especially liked the desperate “OK, everybody take your pants off…we’re gonna fashion us a makeshift raft” line. But the more I’ve seen it, the dumber it’s seemed. Some thoughts:

They’re floating in the ocean, do you really think all of their phones would come out unscathed? Also, they all have iPhones?

I’m lucky to have never been in this situation, but when you don’t get reception, can’t you still call 911? When I don’t have bars, that E means emergency mode. That seems like a 911 situation.

Is that Velma from Scooby-Doo?

Jack sounds like he’s making a personal call for someone to get him. I sincerely hope whoever he’s talking to will rescue the others. If not, Jack is a huge asshole.

The Verizon map only shows where you get service on land.


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