Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wassup Dawg?

On a whim, I checked to see if a fun commercial I wrote back in the eighties happened to get uploaded to YouTube. Son of a gun, there it was. Bobby Garland [my excellent art director at JWT back then] did it with me. I wrote the lyrics and produced the music while Bobby worked with Kurtz and Friends, the animation house we hired to design the dog. They have posted the spot on the web. The way its posted makes it seems like Kurtz came up with the idea. NOT. [NOTE TO KURTZ: The client was Quaker, not Quaker/Ralston Purina.] 
      If you want to hear Leon Redbone, as a redbone hound, singing the award winning song, go here: