Friday, January 20, 2006

Tom Waits for No Man:

(Via Musician's Friend)
This week in history:
1993, the U.S. Supreme Court decides that Tom Waits can keep the $2.6 million judgment awarded him in a lawsuit against Frito Lay ... the snack food company had asked to use Waits' song "Step Right Up" in an advertisement, but he declined the offer ... in a moment of overwhelming stupidity, Frito Lay hired a Tom Waits sound alike to record a song strikingly similar to "Step Right Up" and used it in the commercial instead ... ironically, Waits wrote and recorded the song as "an indictment of advertising" and it contains the lyric "What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away"...

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