From: Melissa Parson (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Dec 19 2009 - 22:18:52 PST
yes the audio is from a 36-second wax cylinder recording of what is
thought to be Whitman's voice reading four lines from the poem
"America." to sell Levis!
how perfect they thought.
one day it will be ginsberg's america for levi's (when it's public
domain anyway) and we're all dead.
On Dec 19, 2009, at 9:25 PM, Gail Silva wrote:
> If it is the one I'm thinking of, it is not Burroughs but rather
> Walt Whitman.
> On Dec 19, 2009, at 8:57 PM, k. a.r. wrote:
>> On the same note, there is a Levi's commercial running
>> that seems to borrow a lot from some old experimental films.
>> It has a scratchy older man voice reading the text that sounds A
>> LOT like
>> It has what looks like scratching on film titles, and is in black &
>> I usually can tune out commercials, but the first time this Levi's
>> one came on,
>> it immediately got my attention. It seems very borrowed from the
>> avant garde genre,
>> and it was a little shocking to see.
>> Anyone know what commercial I am referring to?
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