Song licensing “tips” from Iron and Wine

Posted September 28th, 2007 by eric

Sammy Beam of Iron and Wine offers up one of the most uninformative and inane interviews I’ve ever read with The Onion’s AV Club. Dude sounds like Alberto Gonzales. In response to the films he’s allowed his music to be featured in, Beam either doesn’t know or hasn’t seen anything the interviewer brings up. Does he live in a fucking cocoon? Excerpts:

AVC: Here’s a movie that hasn’t come out yet, but is reportedly using one of your songs: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.

SB: I don’t know about that one.

AVC: Next up is Garden State, which featured your cover of The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights.”

SB: Yeah, that was a total surprise. That was just another in a whole stack of indie movies that wanted to use my music. I still haven’t seen it. I hear it was good, though.

You’d think if a film were licensing your music, you’d at least want to watch the damn thing just to make sure it’s not playing during a tranny reach-around scene or something. Jesus. If I were the AV Club, I think I would have shelved this interview indefinitely.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Logan Young // Sep 29, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    how old, and more importantly, how convincing is the tranny receiving said reach-around? that could make all the difference.