I remember when I received my first Netflix DVD in the mail. To now read that Netflix penetration has reached 36 percent of US TV households points to an organization that has done a phenomenal job remaining consistent with what people want.
Often when the subject of influences is brought up, giants are named. The Beatles, the Brandos... But it was refreshing to be reminded of a different type of influence. The type where people can have a notable impact on the thing that they love without becoming a megastar and constantly gracing front pages.
Jett is more reserved, less certain, talking about her influence and legacy. "I have a tough time seeing it. I'd feel conceited: 'Hey, that's my footprint.' "
Dave Grohl can sum it up for her. He remembers standing with her and Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear at a European festival, watching Iggy Pop and the Stooges. "In that moment," Grohl says, "I understood this lineage" — Iggy's influence on Jett and the Runaways; her support of the L.A. punk scene that produced Smear's first group, the Germs, and Stooges bassist Mike Watt; and their effect, in turn, on Grohl's other band Nirvana. "None of that would have happened without Joan as a rung on the ladder."
"You gotta put the Runaways at the same level as the Ramones and the Sex Pistols," Smear maintains. "They were doing in L.A. what those guys were doing in New York and London: getting kids to join bands.
Beverly Hills, Calif., April 29, 2015 – Issued from Netflix headquarters. Delivered straight to all reporters.
We’d love to share some happy news based on the rhymes of Dr. Seuss. Green Eggs and Ham will become a show and you’re among the first to know.
In this richly animated production, a 13-episode introduction, standoffish inventor (Guy, by name) and Sam-I-Am of worldwide fame, embark on a cross-country trip that tests the limits of their friendship. As they learn to try new things, they find out what adventure brings. Of course they also get to eat that famous green and tasty treat!
Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content for Netflix threw her quote into the mix: “We think this will be a hit Green Eggs and Ham is a perfect fit for our growing slate of amazing stories available exclusively in all Netflix territories. You can stream it on a phone. You can stream it on your own. You can stream it on TV. You can stream it globally.”
Think in ways you’ve never thought before If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message Larger than anything you’ve ever heard, Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats.
Think that someone may bring a bear to your door, Maybe wounded and deranged: or think that a moose Has risen out of the lake, and he’s carrying on his antlers A child of your own whom you’ve never seen.
When someone knocks on the door, think that he’s about To give you something large: tell you you’re forgiven, Or that it’s not necessary to work all the time, or that it’s Been decided that if you lie down no one will die.
I love this campaign. The teams @DrakeCooper and @VisitIdaho worked very hard and we got to some wonderful insights about why it's so important to travel as a family, all rolled up into an idea around 18 Summers. The second season of the campaign is out now.
A full rundown of the latest 18 Summers is here which spans some innovative uses of online video, programmatic media, native, an online adventure finder and much more. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and that it prompts you to get out there, too, and make this summer count.