November 1, 2007

jeep likes me!

I've received so many emails regarding the jeep ad that I can't keep up. It's crazy how many people have televisions. I wish I owned my own major TV station so I could play my music on it all day. Then I could be like Britney Spears and have the press follow me around all day until I finally have a nervous breakdown. Ok, maybe that's a bad idea.

But I would like to thank everyone for writing and being so excited. It really warms my heart. If you would like to see the ad in the 60 second format and the 30 second format in higher resolution then Click Here for Beam TV

If you're impatient for the download process on that site then go to you tube right here:

It's really weird because I was in need of some cash to help subsidize the cost of my upcoming cd release. Publicist, printing of cds, radio promo etc...
Then all of a sudden I got an email from Jeep wanting to use the song. It turns out that a guy who used to date the roommate of a girl I was dating at USD years and years ago now owns an advertising agency in San Francisco. The agency is called Cutwater and their website is way cool. Click Here forCutwater

I guess Chuck Mcbride (owner of Cutwater) remembered my music and voila. Some pennies fell from the sky and the release of My new CDs Traveling and also Unraveling are right on time to be delivered to the world on January 22. That's right folks, 2 separate CDs.

Here are some of the emails:
Hi Steve
I was watching television last week and the jeep commercial came on. I
immediately recognized your voice and the melody (similar to one of your
other songs). I had forgotten that your dad had mentioned that you got this
contract with Jeep, but it did not matter since I recognized your voice in
the commercial.
Keep the first weekend in August open next year for the Poltz reunion in
Vancouver hosted by our cousin Mike Kuta.

customerid: 13381
name: Alanna Jackson
message: Good job! I just heard your song on a JEEP commercial. Just thought that I would write and say congrats. from Pittsburgh.

customerid: 13381
name: sarah
message: heard your song unexpectedly while watching football. turned out to be an ad for jeeps. hope it makes you jillions of dollars and sells lots of jeeps and saves lots of jobs and makes the world a better place. if nothing else, it made me smile.

Is it true that you're now the offical songwriter for Jeep?
I just got a phone call from my buddy, annoncing that "some guy who sonds like Steve" just had some song on National TV for more than 17 seconds and if ot was indeed SJDP, you were entitled to a big fat check that you were going to blow at the dog races.....
I beleive the part about the tune being on a Jeep commerical, but I always thought of you as more of a pony guy....
Take care Steve, glad to hear the things are rolling in the right direction for my favorite "house band leader" from Sandy Eggo.....and, by the way, I too pee in the shower....
Jim "your t-shirt I bought in Havover kicks ass" Turner

customerid: 13381
name: Markus
message: Hiya,
No big whoop, and I know we all have to pay our bills, but selling your song to Jeep?
It kinda surprised me....then again, better you than The Stones or 50 cents or Justin Timberlake or .... well nevermind....
Glad you got some money out of the deal....
P.S.: You need to come back to KCMO, you haven't been here for a while

Anyhow. you get the idea.
Does that mean when I sing forbidden fruit I can't sing the Bob Seger line anymore?
Now maybe I need to say, "she thrust a tape in my cassette deck, as swift as a pack of colts. I said 'this sounds just like a TV ad, she said it was Steve Poltz."
Any ideas??
Steve (world's longest blog entry of the day) Poltz

Posted by steve at November 1, 2007 1:40 PM


that commercial makes me happy!

Posted by: loki at November 1, 2007 2:55 PM

Thanks Steve, that's my favourite ad. Where's the hose? we need a river

Posted by: Blue Pony at November 1, 2007 5:56 PM

Well, if you must be a corporate whore, better one of your songs remind me of Jeeps than of women's razors...

Of course, you know I'm kidding. Refer to my MySpace comment for my actual sentiments on the subject.

Posted by: Frag at November 1, 2007 6:01 PM

What do I think? Really? Do you really want to know what "I" think?

Okay. It's a great spot, and it makes me smile every time I see it. You freakin' sellout.

Honestly though, it's a perfect pairing and I can't believe the Jeep people didn't come to you YEARS ago. You've been advertising their fine product forever on your home page. Divine providence.

As for Forbidden Fruit might I suggest,
~ ~
"She thrust a disc in my cd player, like a dj on Jolt, I said, 'this sounds just like a Jeep ad,' she said, 'it was Steve Polt'."
~ ~

You're welcome.

When you're done collecting your corporate booty, please call me.

Posted by: Tussy at November 2, 2007 4:58 AM

wow. that's really good.
like a dj on a bolt.
nice work danes.
hi to biil.

Posted by: steverino at November 2, 2007 6:15 AM

I just want to hear your dad drop the F-bomb again.

Posted by: JD at November 2, 2007 11:36 AM

how about this for the song -

she thrust a tape in my cassette deck, she didn't make a peep

i said this sounds like steve's tv ad, the one he did for jeep

Posted by: philleotardo at November 2, 2007 11:47 AM

Kudos to you! What an awesome thing for you. Makes me smile everytime I see it...seen both ads a couple of times.

Posted by: lkay at November 3, 2007 9:09 AM

i'd like a POLTZ sticker for my JEEP please.
do they exist? vrm vrmm

Posted by: melisSa at November 3, 2007 2:14 PM

Glad to see that you used my version of the youtube Jeep commercial. Even though, Iíll never get an Emmy for my editing skills. ;-)

So how does your dad (aka PA) feel about Torre's 3 year stay here in LA?

Love the new version of FF. Canít wait to hear it live.

Posted by: Karen at November 3, 2007 7:14 PM

You remind me who I am. Your tummy still looks great after all these years. Wasn't Chuck dating a Pam? and I'm too happy to have any fears.
geez you're good and i'm glad Chuck and Jeep like ya.

Posted by: llynskyn at November 3, 2007 11:22 PM


Posted by: Another Karen at November 4, 2007 12:16 AM

no. chuck was dating heide straube.
te recuerdas.
it's weird huh?

Posted by: steve poltz at November 4, 2007 7:30 AM

I remember remember. I was trying to write a song like you that rhymes:D and not give away Heidi Straube's name. Geez Chuck looks like he's in his forties. Why do we still look like we're in our 20's. Just kidding Chuck. You're still hot after all these years. Weird love man.

Posted by: llynskyn at November 4, 2007 10:56 PM

saw the commercial... Awesome... Hey saw the Belly up CD release on Jan 24th! why is it not on your webpage??? You see.. Hire me for your webmaster!!! Just kidding... I'm way too busy with kids... I can barely remember to drink coffee in the morning... I can't wait for the CD's (two of them.. Yahoo! ) ... I'm binging all my peeps to Belly Up for the cd party!

Peace and Love...
Kyles dad!!!

Posted by: Mark at November 5, 2007 11:06 PM

how about you say, "she thrust a tape in my cassette deck, as swift as a pack of INDIANAPOLIS colts."

Posted by: Spring at November 6, 2007 6:41 AM

hey steve - fantastic...was so excited to hear you singing on the tele....can't wait for another album...take care

Posted by: lyn at November 12, 2007 5:03 PM

I'm sitting at the bar at PF Chang's tonight, when the Jeep commercial came on! I hadn't heard it (or of it) before tonight. I'm sitting next to an executive type, having a drink after a long business meeting, and I suddenly turn into Jeff Spicoli when I heard it - I yelled, "hey, I know that dude!" Congrats!!

Posted by: Chrisa at November 12, 2007 5:37 PM

Dude, u wish u were a hot mess like...u know who! Whatever... u make me wanna do naughty things in a jeep, or a lexus, or a....never mind

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