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  • jan lowden, sunderland (2)
    started a topic John Lewis Ad.

    John Lewis Ad.

    Morning, Just watched the JL "Christmas Ad. Seems to me they paid Elton John £5million to make a advertisement all about himself.!!! Yes I know the message at the end is about presents, But where on earth is the message for Christmas? I cant believe that JL was the leader in fabulous adverts, Making us all warm and fuzzy leading up to Xmas.

    What do you think of it.? Jan.

  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Wilba View Post
    I don't understand these modern Christmas adverts as they only show the stores name at the very end, which are easily forgotten.

    A good example for me is the one in recent years of the first world war British and German soldiers coming together on Christmas Day.

    I remember the ad, but haven't a clue who it was for.

    On the other hand I can still remember ads from my childhood that included the words of the company within some corny tune.

    When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent and that irritating lady doing the Shake & Vac were just two classics............Wilba
    Sainsbury - 2014 - loved that advert.

    Annie

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  • Wilba
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    I don't understand these modern Christmas adverts as they only show the stores name at the very end, which are easily forgotten.

    A good example for me is the one in recent years of the first world war British and German soldiers coming together on Christmas Day.

    I remember the ad, but haven't a clue who it was for.

    On the other hand I can still remember ads from my childhood that included the words of the company within some corny tune.

    When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent and that irritating lady doing the Shake & Vac were just two classics............Wilba

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  • Cooke, Ashby
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    Insider information indicates that it is not actually EJ playing the piano. I do not know how accurate that information is however.

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post
    This made me chuckle .................................................. .................Carol

    I saw that last night but the message of the advert is the same??

    Annie

    PS Is the trend not towards experiences rather than 'stuff'??
    Last edited by annie, Glasgow; 16th November 2018, 09:53 AM.

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  • carol, welwyn garden city
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    This made me chuckle .................................................. .................Carol

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by cymrucruiser View Post
    Love it! A present on Christmas Day as a little boy shaped and changed his life. I think it’s beautiful I bet he wishes his mum was still alive to have seen it.
    It has meaning in my opinion it’s a yay from me
    Me too.Loved it.
    The sentiments which came through had me tearing up at the end.

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  • Victoria, Aberystwyth
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    I like the ad, anything’s better than animals for me! As a pianist, it really appeals. Around here, there’s always a demand for accompanists so playing the piano is not a solitary thing at all.

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  • Bigsis, Waterlooville
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    Originally posted by cymrucruiser View Post
    Love it! A present on Christmas Day as a little boy shaped and changed his life. I think it’s beautiful I bet he wishes his mum was still alive to have seen it.
    It has meaning in my opinion it’s a yay from me
    I love it too and I think the message is lovely. Also, as someone who received a piano as a present a couple of months ago, it's reminded me I must keep up my practice. Who knows where it could lead!!
    Actually, my 8 year old grandson is learning it faster then me. That's the best bit, sharing it with him 💝

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by smtcan, Scarborough View Post

    I learned piano as a child, and while I can play moderately well, for me it is essentially a solitary pursuit. Our sons studied trumpet and clarinet in school and enjoyed playing in the band. Neither of them was particularly athletic and the band was their community activity rather than a sports team. They both play guitar, one in a rock group (in his day job he is a project manager with a large software company). They have encouraged their children to play different instruments, with varying degrees of success.
    Similar story. I only had instrumental lessons on the violin but learned to play additional instruments including the piano. Well you couldn't have a piano in the house, have the ability to read music and not use it

    My siblings primarily played brass instruments.

    The family musical tradition continues with the younger generation.

    Annie

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  • dst87, Falkirk
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    I always look forward to the JL Christmas advert, and I thought this one was excellent.

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  • alandrover, beccles
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    I like it but don't LOVE it,however I do like the sentiment.How a gift could change your life forever and missing loved ones .

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  • smtcan, Scarborough
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    Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
    Absolutely agree Annie.

    I joined the local town band at about the age of 11. Some 60 plus years on I have played in brass bands, swing bands, wind bands, classical orchestras, pit bands, quartets, small ensembles and so on.

    Although no longer of the standard I once was I can still get the brain to signal to the fingers what to do with reasonable accomplishment in a local community wind band.

    Although many youngsters learn the piano I always think a good idea is to consider a woodwind or brass instrument. The piano is a "solitary" instrument and when youngsters reach the age of GCSE's, A Levels or Uni they frequently drop their studies. Playing a "group" instrument gives a focus and allows them to continue making music with others at Uni or wherever they travel in their lives.
    I learned piano as a child, and while I can play moderately well, for me it is essentially a solitary pursuit. Our sons studied trumpet and clarinet in school and enjoyed playing in the band. Neither of them was particularly athletic and the band was their community activity rather than a sports team. They both play guitar, one in a rock group (in his day job he is a project manager with a large software company). They have encouraged their children to play different instruments, with varying degrees of success.

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  • Malcolm, Essex
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    Here it is:

    https://youtu.be/mNbSgMEZ_Tw

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  • philhar, wallasey
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    I accept some people may not be Elton fans but his upbringing was quite tricky and his Mum made lot of sacrifices for him to pursue his dream.
    I think the end bit in particular is very touching.
    His fee is being donated to his own charity which supports children in sport and music.
    His charitable fundraising is legendary.
    I've just booked tickets for his farewell tour.

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