I know...I know...I'm totally obsessed.
I have no idea what it is about this Sony Handycam commercial that has me so hooked, but (as I've said before) it's not just me. I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I have desperately been trying to track down information about this.
For those of you who haven't seen it yet, the ad is for the Sony Handycam and the new Bluetooth microphone feature. The ad features a little girl (see above left) who played the role of the "aardvark" in a school play. The girl comes home with her parents and slumps down on the couch (see below right--terrible posture). "Nobody noticed me!" She whines to her parents, who waste no time exchanging a worried but knowing glance. With the help of Sony's new Bluetooth microphone (see the conspicuous silver box attached to the aardvark costume above) her parents show her that she was really the "star of the show."
Now, I could probably go on quite a lengthy tangent about whether or not it's really good for parents to give in to their child's selfish need to be the center of attention. But I prefer to focus on the irony of the statement "Nobody noticed me." Because, whiny aardvark girl, we did notice you. There are hundreds of Americans who not only noticed you, but want to know more about you. Want to find you and hear you sing. Want to share this song with their babies and loved ones. So yes, little aardvark girl, somebody noticed you--and it had nothing to do with your giant Sony Bluetooth microphone. My post about your song, "I know that you're with me...through the storm," has gotten dozens and dozens of hits from strangers all over the country who are trying to find out more about it. More about you. I continue to receive comments and e-mails every single day from people who just want to let me know that they also can't get it out of their heads--from a mother who wants to sing it to her baby to a woman whose husband has been going nuts for days because of the song.
So, while I still haven't found out anything new, I want you to know that I'm looking and will report as soon as I know. I've actually sent the Sony US marketing department a few e-mails and will let you know if I hear anything back. I also managed to track down a few images from the commercial, which I've posted here for your viewing pleasure. Hopefully these will keep you going until we can learn a little bit more.
Again, I ask that if you know anything about the commercial or the song, please let us know. Also, I really appreciate all the comments from people who came here looking for info about the song or the ad. If this is your first time here, please take a second to leave a comment...just so that we know we're not alone in this weird little quest.
UPDATE: Case closed.