“I am aware of how grotesquely out of touch I am, but I’m wilfully out of touch with the modern world. It’s very difficult for me to convince a younger generation that it’s wrong to sell things, to use music for adverts. I realise I’m in a fading minority of people who find it objectionable. And that’s just because I can remember songs that I loved being used to sell shit and I think it devalues it. It’s horrible. I don’t wanna think of a car when I listen to Jimi Hendrix or Nick Drake. I hate branding. I hate labels, it’s all just shit.” — Robert Smith, NME 2012 (via rrose—selavy)
Uhm, I distinctly remember “Pictures of You” being used for a Kodak commercial. I remember because I almost threw up when I saw it.
“Dear reader, traditional human power structures and their reign of darkness are about to be rendered obsolete.” —R. Buckminster Fuller, American engineer, systems theorist, author, designer, poet, inventor, futurist and second president of Mensa International (1895-1983)