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‘SimpliSafe’ ‘Home Sweet Home’ TV Commercial (October 2018) — Another Catchy Ad Like ‘Tortoise & The Hare’.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access video (with THE music) at iSpot.tv.


Heard this for the first time this morning and as with the (now famous) FedEx ‘Tortoise and the Hare‘ Ad THE MUSIC made me take notice.

So, from what I can see it is a background guitar track to the spoken narrative. But, WHAT guitar work? Paul Simon?

I checked, on YouTube, songs called “Home Sweet Home“. Don’t think the music is from any of them.

Yes, I checked. I cannot, as yet, locate the guitarist. But, this one might be easier than Tortoise and the Hare‘. One of YOU will know.

Just wanted to share and get your input.

Enjoy.


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‘FedEx’ ‘Tortoise & The Hare’ TV Commercial — Is It Sung By ‘Jack Williams’ (Of South Carolina)?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access my original post re. this FedEx tortoise and the hare tv commercial.


I had an e-mail this morning from a reader of this blog opining that it maybe Jack Williams and that the ‘tortoise and the hare’ sounds like Jack Williams’ “Hand Me Down” (below).

I was NOT familiar with Jack Williams. I looked him up and listened to “Hand Me Down” on YouTube. Possible, BUT not 100% convinced.


Click to access Jack Williams’ Website.


YouTube of Jack Williams’ “Hand Me Down”.


Somebody else had suggested Paul Simon, but I am sure that that is a non-starter.

I think my first choice, British Johnny Flynn, is still a good bet.

IF you KNOW PLEASE do share. Thanks.


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‘FedEx’ ‘Tortoise & The Hare’ TV Commercial — You HAVE To Listen To The Song. Mesmerizing.

by Anura Guruge



YouTube below.



I typically do my utmost to ignore TV ads. I either skip over them, change channels or read something until they are over.

This morning, as is my daily wont, I was drinking my first cup of coffee, lying in bed, with the TV onto MSNBC/CNN and reading news on my 10″ ASUS pad at the same.

THEN I heard this song. It sends tingles through me. I was like “what the heck was that?

It was familiar and alien at the same time. I rewound the DVR to watch what it was.

It was a FedEx ad. Hhhmmm.

The song was not familiar but the immaculate guitar work and singing were mesmerizing. I listened to it a few times. Brilliant.

Really liked it.

Google to find out who the artist was. I failed! I thought it might be the British Johnny Flynn who did the soundtrack for the ‘The Detectorists‘. There are similarities in the guitar picking. I checked. I don’t think it is him.

I e-mailed the Ad company. They have not responded. So, IF you know who it is, PLEASE let me know.

In the meantime LISTEN to the song. You will THANK ME.



The Jack Williams theory.

Click image to access the November 11, 2018 post.


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“Pathways To Freedom” By Artist Julia Vogl At The “Boston Common”.

by Anura Guruge


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Artist Julia Vogl with Pathways to Freedom Boston Common Anura Guruge






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Link to the official Website — click.


What the symbols in each circle mean, e.g., “T” (MBTA) sign means family immigrated to the Boston area 1965 – 2000.


YouTube video by Julia Vogl explaining the project.


Yesterday, in between visiting the magnificent ‘Boston Museum of Fine Arts‘ and taking a ‘Boston Duck Boat Tour‘ at 5pm we visited ‘Boston Common‘ since Teischan has a new found fondness for it having rediscovered it during our visit to ‘Boston Chinatown‘ for 2018 ‘Chinese New Year‘ in February. As is our wont we headed up to the hard to miss ‘Soldiers and Sailors Monument‘. We immediately noticed that they were installing a very colorful and artistic pattern on the circular walkway around the monument. We all went and took pictures.

I was curious. I saw the “T” signs and thought it might be an MBTA project. I saw a young lady, wearing a volunteer’s jacket, smoothing out the pattern. So, I had to ask … She straightened up and she had a BIG smile. She informed me that it was her project. Wow! I had lucked out. It was Julia Vogl who had created this amazing piece of work. She started to explain ….

It was a Jewish Passover inspired project to represent the freedom and immigration stories of those living in the Boston area. Obviously a very topical issue. I mentioned that I had come over from Britain 30 odd (and very odd, indeed) years ago. She informed me that she currently lived and worked in London. There was NO stopping us from there. We talked, and we talked. Suffice to say we had a ton in common. I took her over to introduce her to the family. She was charming.

What an interesting project.

To begin with, just looks for the GREEN pieces of pie. The GREEN represents FREEDOM. There is a fair amount of GREEN. We talked about that.

The ‘T’ signs that had caught my eye indicate those that had arrived in the Boston area between 1965 — 2000. That would be I too. There is a fair amount of those ‘T’ pieces.

Check it out.

She will be there again, in person, Friday, April 27, 2018. IF you can you should go meet her. She is special.


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We Got Works Of Art For Christmas 2017, From The Resident Artist.

by Anura Guruge


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She had been working on these, on her own and in secret, for the last few weeks — in a downstairs craft area. If she heard me coming down the stairs she would shout at me to stay away. So we knew she was making something, but nothing this elaborate.

This is free hand. Made my day. Definitely better than a phone or activity tracker — and I got those too, BUT my ‘Daddy’ painting was my favorite.


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