Lyrically, I've been an admirer of Maynard James Keenan since the early '90s. His words resonate as deeply - either spiritually, emotionally, or bitterly - as his wide-ranging vocal intonations.
However, with Puscifer, yet another manifestation of Maynard's multi-faceted psyche, the topical aspect of the songs is far more simplistic and straightforward. The title of the album, V Is For Vagina, pretty much spells this out even before the CD packaging is opened.
Best Places to Work: The New Philly Workplace"
I am in a meeting at Quaker City Mercantile, listening to a young man describe a possible marketing campaign for some tennis equipment. His t-shirt bears the name of an indie rock band. One of the young women in the group is wearing a tank top and sitting cross-legged on the floor, chewing gum. The atmosphere is less high-_powered business meeting and more free period in high school.
The young man describes what he's working on: a sports equipment ad featuring a tennis player who's down to his last gasp in a tournament. He describes a visual image of a player who has given his all in the competition and is struggling, physically and emotionally.
"Readers and Pigs are Flying in Philly"
After receiving some criticism last year due to a dwindling community of readers, The Philadelphia Inquirer is celebrating is largest circulation growth in five years, placing them at number one amongst the top fifty U.S. newspapers for circulation growth. Teaming up with Quaker City Mercantile, the paper has released a multi-faceted campaign in honor of this accomplishment. The concept stems from a comment issued to Philadelphia Media Holdings' CEO, Brian Tierney, stating that the newspapers readers would increase, "when pigs fly." this four page insert ran in the Inquirer on the 9th and 11th and is accompanied by radio and cinema spots.
Marketing and advertising news site Adrants reports on our Return of the Flying Pigs campaign for The Philadelphia Inquirer:
"Philly Inquirer Uses New Media to Spoof Old Media"
The Philadelphia Inquirer is launching a campaign called "The Return of the Flying Pigs" with the help of Quaker City Mercantile. See all the creative goodies.
The campaign promotes the Philly Inquirer's increase in daily circulation, the highest among America's top 50 newspapers.
The campaign aims to both bow to and spoof traditional major motion picture marketing. It includes film trailers, magazine inserts, movie posters and other forms of traditional media that are also being heavily promoted on "new media" (online?), though we're not sure how.
Cute. That's all we can think of besides, "At least it's not an anti-piracy campaign." Because we really hate watching anti-piracy ads in movie theatres. (We paid to get in, right? Assholes.)
For the second time this year, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported a gain in daily circulation. The first time, we projected flying pigs onto the Inquirer building. Now, we have developed a multi-media campaign that proclaims "The Return of The Flying Pigs." Check out the article below where The New York Times' Richard Perez Pena reports on our clever ad camapaign.
"Pigs Fly! Philadelphia Papers' Circulation Holds"
Philadelphia Weekly's blog, Philadelphia Will do reports on our "Return of the Flying Pigs campaign."
Inquirer circulation numbers were up slightly; the flying pigs "concept" was "re-launched." Uh-huh. Look, The Return of the Flying Pigs dot com.
The theme this time is "The Return of the Flying Pigs: The Movie," and there's a whole 'nother four-page supplement. So far, the flying pigs movie trailer has crashed my browser twice.