Well this is non-photo-related and a bit weird and disturbing.
Back in 1999, when I was a musician making electronic dance music under the name The Rip Off Artist (among other names), I had a little track released that, while never a ‘hit’, got used on a few movie soundtracks and such. It was a remix of an old lounge tune called “Sway”. I took versions by Dean Martin and Julie London and did a mash up of the two (before “mash up” was even a term), and it was released on a compilation of lounge remixes called Electro Lounge.
So tonight my wife turned off the TV. As she did, I heard this little snippet of music…and yelled “wait!!!!” I turned the TV back on, and there’s my friggin’ remix, being used for the current Chrysler 300 commercial.
Sigh. And it was a flat fee buyout. I made my money back in 1999, and it has continued to make Universal money ever since. 🙁 It’s weird being dragged back into my ‘other life’, even for a brief moment.