Our society attempts to program us all to live like royalty, emphasizing excessive consumerism and celebrity culture. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri critique 2014 Super Bowl commercials and take a walk down music technology memory lane.
Topics discussed include the evolution of TV show schedules, cable versus free networks and other content providers, expense of cable/satellite TV versus Netflix/Hulu, 2014 Super Bowl TV Commercials, evolution of Radio Shack, Best Buy, buying CDs and cassette tapes from music stores back in the day, the song “Ghetto Jam” by Domino, the song “Royals” by Lorde, and more!
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- Discussion about the evolution of TV show schedules.
- Discussion about cable versus, free networks and other content providers.
- Discussion about the impact of original programming from Netflix and Hulu on network TV.
- Discussion about the expense of cable/satellite TV versus Netflix/Hulu.
- Discussion about Super Bowl TV Commercials that stood out.
- Discussion about the Maserati Super Bowl Commercial starring Quvenzhané Wallis. The commercial was a conflict of ideals.
- Discussion about the Kia car company’s spoof of the Matrix movie for their Super Bowl Commercial.
- It seems like there is more time spent on commercials than Super Bowl playing time.
- Discussion about the lack of creativity in the Super Bowl commericals.
- Discussion about the Time Warner Cable/P. Diddy Super Bowl commercial.
- Discussion about the Bud Light Super Bowl commercial with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Discussion about Radio Shack’s 80’s throwback Super Bowl commercial.
- Discussion about the evolution of Radio Shack.
- Discussion about Best Buy.
- Discussion about buying CDs and cassette tapes from music stores back in the day.
- Discussion about the song “Ghetto Jam” by Domino from back in the 1990s.
- Cheri talks about her parents not having a record collection when she was growing up.
- Heit discusses his mother knowing a DJ who used to bring them records when he was growing up.
- Discussion about the song “Royals” by Lorde.
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