“I.M. Merica” – GrahamSpencer, FatWallet.com

One of many original songs I’ve composed and recorded in the last 20 years, “I.M. Merica,” is featured during the 1:40-2:15 reel mark. The song’s instrumental backing track was re-recorded by The Pimps. Video recorded and edited by Pablo Korona for Graham Spencer (ad agency) and Fat Wallet for submission to Entrepreneur Magazine.

It should be noted that the agency, GrahamSpencer, did not legally request rights for permission to use my song in this video. However, due to the video’s tone and subject matter, along with the fact that my original composition creatively questions everything that this video boasts of, I let it slide because it’s perfect.

GrahamSpencer, a Northern IL agency that specializes in brand identity and over-charging clients, absolutely loathes me. They’ve made it very well known over the years amongst regional peers (who all contact me) that they’re jealous of the fact that I’m a cost-effective, one-man firm with the skills of an entire ad firm. They had no idea that I was a creative component in their over-priced, social media based, marketing campaign thanks to their contracted videographer, Pablo Korona.

“I.M. Merica,” was rerecorded by midwestern punk band, The Pimps, who included it on their last record with my permission. Watch and listen below.

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ClientGrahamSpencer, FatWallet.com, Pablo Korona, The PimpsServicesSong CompositionYear2010Linkgrahamspencer.com

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