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I am currently reading the new bio of Yo La Tengo, entitled Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock, and let me tell you - it is chock full of interesting tidbits.

Georgia Hubley’s dad worked as an animator for Disney, and designed “The Rites of Spring” segment of Fantasia. Her parents later did the animation of ye olde Maypo ads in which a little boy keeps shouting “I Want My Maypo!”, a gig they eventually got fired from for not being willing to merchandise the campaign. In total Mad Men style, one of the ad execs shouted, “You’ll never work in this town again!” at them, to which Georgia’s father replied, “Really? Goody! We’re free!” They then embarked on a career as independent artists and filmmakers.

The kicker? The ad exec who came up with the “I Want My Maypo!” tagline also came up with another extremely successful (if decidedly similar) slogan:”I Want My MTV!”

Click here to read an excerpt.

May 7

How 'Mad Men' Landed The Beatles: All You Need Is Love (and $250,000) | NY Times

The trouble with such statements is… they are entirely too easy to prove untrue.

In September, 1968 — just over a year after its worldwide broadcast in June 1967 on “Our World,” — Patrick McGoohan somehow secured the rights to use All You Need Is Love in the final episode of his series THE PRISONER, an episode entitled Fall Out.

You can see bits of it here:



So many interesting facts here (besides the fact that it cast a quarter of a million).

Weiner was told that this was the only time a Beatles song (read: original not cover) has been in a TV show, outside of the band’s live performances. 

Weiner had to share his story line and pages to get approval. 

Weiner also insists that he didn’t break the bank with the choice and that the cost should not be the talking point here. 

This was definitely a top of mind question last night while watching. The golden rule in TV seems to be “NO BEATLES MUSIC!”

Apr 4

This week’s MAD MEN was right: the Rolling Stones did do a commercial in the early ’60s.