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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Tom Vek to Appear on the O.C. In Money-for-Hipness Trade

Tom Vek will tape an appearance on The O.C. this month, performing "C-C (You Set the Fire in Me)" for a group of mostly 20something actors portraying high school students in the program's "club" venue, "The Peach Pit" -- I mean, "The Bait Shop".

Although Vek is opening himself up to the same sellout accusations that have followed others who have brought their music to the O.C., it seems there's a minimal risk of much career damage. Besides, those criticisms are tired now, and were half-baked and not that interesting when they were new. It might prove a fun diversion for Vek to come up with snappy comebacks such as "I can't hear your complaints about my artistic integrity; my new money counting machine is too loud." Having the last laugh over a tall stack of Benjamins is the way they do it the O.C., bitches.

Tom Vek - C-C (You Set the Fire in Me) (from We Have Sound)

Jens Lekman - The One Dollar Thought (from the You Deserve Someone Better Than A Bum Like Me EP)

M.I.A. - Ten Dollar (from Arular)


Blogger Derek said...

I'm secure enough with myself to say that I am an avid watcher of The OC, and this news is absolutely thrilling for me. I recently rated "C-C" as the #29 song on my Top 65 Songs of 2005 list (view the full list here if you like: http://goodweatherforairstrike.blogspot.com/2006/01/top-65-songs-of-2005-65-26.html) and I think this is a great move for Vek. But yeah, long story short, "C-C" is an awesome song.

7:30 PM  
Blogger trill42 said...

Appearing on the OC is definitely a savvy move for Vek if he wants greater mainstream exposure. Must admit, "C-C" doesn't really connect with me. It's retro, which is cool but I only find it slightly catchy. It ultimately reminds me of retro songs that I find catchier and like more. So far at least it hasn't endeared itself to me... but I'll give it a chance to work its way into my heart.

12:31 AM  

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