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Gelled_Fringe



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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: hogberto]
      #121064 - 26/04/05 09:28 PM
Quote hogberto:

what an outstanding thread - soft porn, abusive posts being fired off, offence being taken, posts from a real retailer, oh boy is this great.

ads like the one in question cause me to exhale heavily, before turning the page sharp-ish in case my wife or my daughters catch me looking at it.

whereas ads which consist of lots of little thumbnails of gear, with prices attached, will have me ogling and slavering for ages.

but then i am quite old.




i give this a LOL


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Stickybud]
      #121130 - 26/04/05 10:58 PM
its been a wonderful thread .. i think if someone condescended around us in real life, to try and get our attention by flashing a teenage looking girl at us we would be quite suspicious, and to call it irony is just bound to stir the thread a bit, designers dont REALLY talk like that (do they ?) . ..

i only noticed it (from 2 issues back !!) thats all .. i dont think it affected my buying decision whatsoever .. crap ad , not for burning though

patrick moore, i think you may be ironic, but i dont think you'd know it

sista, why DO you think women are said to be bitches ?

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Bazza]
      #121299 - 27/04/05 10:11 AM
Quote Bazza:

Yeah, I concede that that explanation was quite funny.

However, when was the last time Dolphin were as talked about on this forum? If you wouldn't buy from a company on the basis of a crap ad alone then you really ought to have a word with yourself.






Agreed - but I would think twice about using a company who describe their potential customers as 'stoopid'.


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: coool]
      #121318 - 27/04/05 10:28 AM
Quote grAInger:



patrick moore, i think you may be ironic, but i dont think you'd know it





that WOULD be ironic wouldn't it?

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Stickybud]
      #121335 - 27/04/05 10:40 AM
Almost like having 10,000 spoons when all you really need is a knife


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: morphsville]
      #121338 - 27/04/05 10:44 AM
It's meeting the girl of my dreams, then realising she was in the Dolphin music ad... er

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Stickybud]
      #121342 - 27/04/05 10:47 AM
Yes, that would be the proverbial black fly in the chardonnay


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: morphsville]
      #121368 - 27/04/05 11:47 AM
LOL this is hilarious!

Anyone remember the Dawsons Music ads from a few years ago? They had some really dodgy, intelligence-insulting tabloid glamour-type shots of scantily clad women. They were so bad they were funny! At least the designer of this one thought it was ironic, the Dawsons ones were the classic slap-a-model-on-for-no-reason ad...

Oh, and the naked woman walking down the street was for acoustic foam IIRC, tagline something like "Are you forgetting something"... still rather silly.

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Stickybud]
      #121374 - 27/04/05 12:00 PM
what was it Bill Hicks said about people who work in advertising and marketing ????



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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Stickybud]
      #121388 - 27/04/05 12:15 PM
"Nobody seemed to get the irony or the point of the ad.
i.e. You don't have to be a young blonde to be a good/successful musician, it was meant to be a nod and a wink to your 'erudite' audience, who 'should know better'. They mustn't have read the substantiating bodycopy - just the headline."

Fire the designer - his ads are terrible and he's condescending.


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: The real musiclover]
      #121397 - 27/04/05 12:28 PM
Quote The real musiclover:


"Calm down dear, it's just a commercial"





Aah, back to music. Anyone not seen the amusing esure remix yet?

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: mattneighbour]
      #121401 - 27/04/05 12:33 PM


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: mattneighbour]
      #121403 - 27/04/05 12:33 PM
Quote mattneighbour:

Oh, and the naked woman walking down the street was for acoustic foam IIRC, tagline something like "Are you forgetting something"... still rather silly.




was that not a naked man?

now that was offensive.


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: hogberto]
      #121464 - 27/04/05 02:13 PM
Quote hogberto:

Quote mattneighbour:

Oh, and the naked woman walking down the street was for acoustic foam IIRC, tagline something like "Are you forgetting something"... still rather silly.




was that not a naked man?

now that was offensive.




Not in the ad I saw. That was definitely a woman's arse. Or perhaps a man with a very womanly arse, but i don't think I've ever seen one of those.


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Arse Bandit]
      #121581 - 27/04/05 05:34 PM
Dolphin have a link form their site to this post! is that good?


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Arse Bandit]
      #121631 - 27/04/05 07:04 PM
He doesn't do lollipops.

Image edited as it was screwing up the width of this thread.

link left for anyone who cares to view it.

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Rigno]
      #121644 - 27/04/05 07:37 PM
Quote Rigno:

what was it Bill Hicks said about people who work in advertising and marketing ????






KILL YOURSELVES!


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: E D]
      #121699 - 27/04/05 09:49 PM
There planned latest add seems to fly in the face of Hugh's speaker placement techiques.

Or maybe they offer sets of speakers so imperfectly matched the guy is in the sweet spot,he doesnt look happy about it.

Maybe he should ask for his money back.


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Mr Boules]
      #121736 - 27/04/05 11:05 PM
My God this thread certainly "dates " you lot.

i would LOVE to have seen your reactions to a whole slew of guitar manufacturer adverts in the 80s (and maybe early 90's?)

seriously , this ad (although a tad tacky, and yes I "got" it.... but it was STILL a bit tacky... ) was innocence personified compared to some of the more outré ads bvack then,,,,

Washburn went so far as to publish an ad where it was implied/or appeared that the model had "accomodated" one of the body "horns" of the guitar in question....


If memory serves ,me correctly, a chap I was a school with was involved with Dolphin.... (apologies if it's you Rob, I've forgotten who it was..Ardingly ring any bells?)

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #121842 - 28/04/05 08:52 AM
Quote Max The Mac:


If memory serves ,me correctly, a chap I was a school with was involved with Dolphin.... (apologies if it's you Rob, I've forgotten who it was..Ardingly ring any bells?)

max




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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Carlospresents...]
      #121853 - 28/04/05 09:15 AM
perhaps he meant 'involved with a dolphin' ? Could have been this bloke:

>>>>>
The Times, December 13th, 1991
"NO EXCUSE FOR DOLPHIN SEX ACT"
An Animal rights campaigner accused of outraging public decency by committing an obscene act with a dolphin might have done so to persuade the animal to prefer him to other swimmers, a court was told yesterday. David Wood for the prosecution, told Newcastle upon Tyne crown court, that Alan Cooper, aged 38, might have performed the act on Freddie, a 12ft. bottle-nose dolphin, because there was a great deal of competition to swim with the dolphin. When Mr. Cooper saw a boatload of people approaching, Including Peter Bloom, curator of a dolphinarium, who he particularly disliked, "it may have been tempting to do something which he knew the dolphin would like," Mr. Wood Said. However, the reason for Mr. Cooper's action was irrelevant and he had outraged the boat passengers by going way beyond decent behaviour. Mr. Cooper, of Gorton, Manchester, denies outraging public decency by masturbating the dolphin off Amble, Northumberland. Tony Jennings, for Mr. Cooper, said that Mr. Bloom, who prompted the complaints, was a sworn enemy of his client. He said Mr. Bloom had the audacity to condemn Mr. Cooper for the alleged sexual act, yet he had trained dolphins to jump out of the water and remove a bikini top from a woman swimmer for a film sequence. The trial continues today.
>>>>>


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #121869 - 28/04/05 09:36 AM
Quote Max The Mac:

My God this thread certainly "dates " you lot.






oh no not at all, i think its the 'old' men going phwoooaar and turning the page, jaded and con-servative that are dated.

ive got 2 sons and a daughter, i feel its harder for half the human race to grow up female, the social programming is heavier for girls, they are taught/learn to use their bodies to gain power but end up as slaves and theres nowt so nasty as emnity between slaves (bitches) ...

i still dont understand what the irony was in the tagline 'good HEAD for music' ?? the average sos reader, the "demographic audience" or whatever cliche the 'designer' thinks of US, is 99 percent, older than that girl in the ad .. THATS what 'dates' everyone whos read this, no one has said 'she looks the same age as my girlfriend' - cos sos isnt aimed at teenagers is it ? .. the 'design' of the ad was very much like an ad in a teenage girls mag.

hey sista have you read the s.c.u.m. manifesto ?

anyway those who dont mind, dont mind

to me, shagging anything that cant say NO is bad

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: coool]
      #121878 - 28/04/05 10:07 AM
Quote grAInger:

i feel its harder for half the human race to grow up female




What? Seriously?

Not only would I disagree with that but I suspect that a fair few of my female friends would also take exception to it


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: morphsville]
      #121882 - 28/04/05 10:10 AM
Oh, and I was leafing through April's issue last night and in the pages prior to the Dolphin ad there was a Mindprint AND a Shure advert both of which used attractive young ladies. The only difference being the lollipop replaced by a microphone.

Anyone going to complain about that?


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: morphsville]
      #121894 - 28/04/05 10:37 AM
i saw that mindprint ad and wondered when someone might mention it.
I don't think it's in bad taste, whereas i do think the dolphon one was - can't remember the copy text, but she was singing/shouting into the mic.


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: coool]
      #121898 - 28/04/05 10:44 AM
Quote grAInger:



to me, shagging anything that cant say NO is bad

grainger





?? i dont think thats really an issue here


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: G-2]
      #121917 - 28/04/05 11:41 AM
Quote grAInger:



to me, shagging anything that cant say NO is bad

grainger




I feel an 'Essex Girl' joke coming on. Personally, my only experience is with those who most definitely can say no (and I don't blame them one bit!)


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: G-2]
      #122100 - 28/04/05 05:06 PM
Quote G-2:

Quote grAInger:



to me, shagging anything that cant say NO is bad

grainger





?? i dont think thats really an issue here




i was referring to dolphins


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Stickybud]
      #122158 - 28/04/05 06:56 PM
'k

still dont understand it


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Music Connections NOT Dawsons new [Re: mattneighbour]
      #122169 - 28/04/05 07:14 PM
Quote mattneighbour:

Anyone remember the Dawsons Music ads from a few years ago? They had some really dodgy, intelligence-insulting tabloid glamour-type shots of scantily clad women. They were so bad they were funny! At least the designer of this one thought it was ironic, the Dawsons ones were the classic slap-a-model-on-for-no-reason ad...




Matt, I think those ads were for a retail music chain called MUSIC CONNECTIONS, not Dawsons Music.

Funnily enough, MC went out of business...

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Re: Music Connections NOT Dawsons new [Re: Forum Admin]
      #122196 - 28/04/05 08:08 PM
I rememebr that Stirling ran one for IZ RADARwith a woman wearing only a mouse cord and holding a mouse - tag line "don't let a mouse get in the way of your creativity" or something like that.
Model was not a teeny bopper though.

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: BigAl]
      #122376 - 29/04/05 09:02 AM
Oops sorry. I didn't realise it was so large.

Maybe the best thing for this thread now is to be screwed up.

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Re: Music Connections NOT Dawsons new [Re: Forum Admin]
      #122545 - 29/04/05 02:32 PM
Oops must be careful to avoid being sued for libel! Thanks for the correction.

I remember the Van Damme cable ad with the knickers, truly awful. And the RADAR one too. That sort of thing is so bad it's funny.

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Zukan]
      #122562 - 29/04/05 03:20 PM
Quote Zukan:

Interesting that.

2 people join Sos at almost the same time, one male, one female, both have no user data about themselves apart from a handle. Both come in and support Dolphin in this post and then post in no other threads.

Mmmmm...interesting.





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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Zukan]
      #122672 - 29/04/05 08:05 PM
I surpose the question is should there be more naked men with garden hoses appearing in SOS?

What about pictures of scenic ruins,surely derelict buildings are the way to go in Music retail.

Hows about hooded Klansmen?

Do you hate being seen with inferior product?

Then buy from(insert company name here)and have no need for cloth ears!


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Mr Boules]
      #122947 - 30/04/05 04:24 AM
Quote Mr Boules:

I surpose the question is should there be more naked men with garden hoses appearing in SOS?






well as there are at least a few (real) female readers of sos i dont see why not, especcially when you also take into account the (i should imagine quite large) number of queer male readers .. i bet theyd get more hits on their website that way than with little girls and lollypops

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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS new [Re: Stickybud]
      #129146 - 14/05/05 07:44 PM
I remember seeing the advert but I didn't know who or what it was for. Seriously!

Not until I just got their email newsletter highlighting this thread.

If proof was ever needed that this sort of "conceptual" advert is a waste of time.....

BTW are they the only people selling lollipops and when are the mark 2's with MIDI coming ?

Thank God it wasn't an advert for Muse .....


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Re: Music Connections NOT Dawsons new [Re: Forum Admin]
      #129191 - 14/05/05 10:17 PM
Quote Forum Admin:



Matt, I think those ads were for a retail music chain called MUSIC CONNECTIONS, not Dawsons Music.

Funnily enough, MC went out of business...




Yeah those ads were very tacky and at least the Dolphin one had some humour.

I once visited Music Connections at their Otley store which didn't feel like a retail experience, more like you had accidentally stepped into someones private studio. The building was situated amongst a load of houses, literally miles away from the next nearest shop. I also went there to check the place out and see if any jobs were on offer, but I gave it a miss and instead went to work for Academy Of Sound in Leeds. After MC went bust, a member of staff from there took over from me at AOS when I left in 1999. It's a small world the music business sometimes!


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Re: That Dolphin Music Ad in SOS [Re: coool]
      #129193 - 14/05/05 10:18 PM
Quote grAInger:


to me, shagging anything that cant say NO is bad
grainger




Oh, it's hard to say "ooni-luku-maka-chee-chee-chee,"
But in Tonga, that means "No."
If I ever have the money, it's to Tonga I shall go,
For each lovely Tonga maiden there
Will gladly make a date,
And by the time she's said "ooni-luku-maka-chee-chee-chee,"
It is usually too late!


Flanders and Swann



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