I know, I know. I’m a slacker. I’ve been mailing shank-filled pastries to the angriest inmates at Michael Vick’s new home and haven’t had time to write 20 entries about the Mitchell report in between crying fits over Tadaguchi’s deal with the stupid camouflage Fast-Times-at-Ridgemont-High-Spicoli-having Padres.
So here’s some silly information. I’m assuming that as sports fans, we all see the same commercials over and over again when watching games. Most of them are stupid. Some of them are funny (Denny Green) even if they’re for crappy beer I’d never drink. Then there’s that Sprint commercial where people are on a basketball court that turns into a pool and a song goes “I’m falling away….” That song is catchy as hell, right?
Well get this — it’s not even a “real” song. It was recorded for the commercial by a company called Human Worldwide. According to Duncan’s TV Ad Land:
The ‘Falling Away’ track was written by Lindsay Jehan, Hugh Wilson, Andy Bloch, and Morgan Visconti at Human Worldwide. The song was recorded at Human Worldwide’s studio by Hugh Wilson (vocals) and Lindsay Jehan (instruments), Australians living in New York at the time. Wilson is performing the full song at his live shows.
The post about this ad (dated Nov. 27, 2005 [!]) has 147 comments; the ones I read all are about the song and where to find it. I went to the Myspace page someone set up for the song and downloaded the mp3 of the whole thing. Cool!
It’s not my usual “type” of music, but is a nice little song.