(the head and the heart above in concert, not the concert referenced in this blog post because it’s way better than the quality of my own iPhone video)
So for those of you who read this blog with any regular consistency, you know that here at TBWA\Chiat\Day, there are a lot of perks. And many of those perks happen to be music related. In fact, I believe we even had a blog title: “The Perks of Being an Adgirl at TBWA\Chiat\Day\LA” that was about that very subject. And then there was that other blog post about 5353 Fest.
Well, the Head and the Heart played on our very own basketball court just the other day. A beautiful acoustic set with guitars, tambourines and violins. And harmony. It was lovely. And JDB and I had front row seats! (li refused to join because she didn’t want to be rude and walk in front of people like we did). Here’s the proof!
And then, because we hadn’t had enough, JDB and I, along with some fellow Chiaters – Matt Magsaysay and gf, Greg Halbreich our new Visa buddy, Laura Albers, Chris MacNeil and Chris Spencer – all saw them again that very same night.
This band’s gonna go places, and I’m super happy I saw them on our basketball court before they blow up and become huge and too cool to autograph our posters (which we definitely asked them to do, because we have no shame like that!)
Because it’s a fact that after bands play at Chiat Day, their careers get a kickstart.
Little Dragon played on the Media Arts Lab patio and the next time I saw her she was on stage with the Gorillaz Sunday night playing for 100,000 people.
The Morning Benders played at Chiat Day and the next thing we know they’ve got a song in a Reese’s commercial.
And finally, Aloe Blacc played at Chiat and he ALSO got a song in a commercial for Boost Mobile.
Seriously, it’s the Chiat Charm!
And as evidenced by the lali DJ sammie lunch, advertising and music go hand in hand… (but that subject was already covered by another post.)
And Dear Head and the Heart, we <3 you! And if we finally get to produce SOMETHING from one of the five and a quarter brands we’re working on at the moment, you’re on our list!
PS A special shout out goes to Chris Spencer for a) introducing me to the band and b) for making the basketball concert happen at all. Baller!