Saturday, October 4, 2008

Jonathan Lethem's website

I was looking at the main page of Jonathan Lethem's website,
which reloads every 20 seconds with a new, entertaining image,
when some music came on. It sounded kind of like David Bowie, though I don't think it was.
It was a modern sounding pop song, which I didn't like very much, but it really seemed to work with the images, even though nothing matched up or anything.

I happened to have another tab open to a sports website, and little did I know an ad came up and that was actually where the music was coming from! Not from Jonathan Lethem's website at all. (I don't know why that happens-- how you can have stuff opened in multiple tabs and the music for all of them will play at the same time.) Anyway, Lethem might consider adding some music to the experience. In case you want to try to recreate this phenomenon in your own home, the ad was for the Outback Steakhouse.


Anonymous said...

That wasn't an Outback Steakhouse Ad, it was a Converse ad, and that WAS David Bowie.

anthony kiedis said...

It WAS NOT david bowie

Houndstooth said...

That was a FUCKING converse ad you dumbasses and the band is someone like millet, or mullet. Or the egyptions, something like that. Converse instead of going away and dying like they should have have introduced the dreaded houndstooh design hightop sneaker.

Darius Smith said...

Jonathan Lethem is a decent enough writer.

Anonymous said...

It was an Outback Steakhouse ad.