MusicWorld: Geico features Wrinkle Neck Mules, songwriter news, Q&A’s & more

Posted in News on February 6, 2012
Ammar Malik
Ammar Malik

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Geico + Wrinkle Neck Mules: Persevere long enough, and sometimes a stroke of great luck will come your way. This past November, Geico began airing a TV commercial featuring Virginia-based Wrinkle Neck Mules’ “Central Daylight Time.”

Ammar Malik: “The “moves like Jagger”-part was just gibberish—a placeholder in the melody. When me, Adam [Levine] and Benny [Blanco] heard it, we thought it was actually really cool and different, could be a moment.”

Rodriguez: Rumors of a tragic death swirled. Two journalists became interested in Rodriguez’s story – what had happened to this guy, anyway?

Shawn Clement: “Composing is not like being a pop star or single artist. You’re really part of a bigger machine. You have to be flexible.”

We also sit down with MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient Dafnis Prieto, discuss the value of loving your songs and introduce From the Archives, a new feature celebrating songwriting history in pictures. Plus, composer Michael Bacon blogs from Sundance.

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