You’re familiar with the WB, right? You know, the channel that specializes in the teen-to-twenty-something prime-time soap opera shows that are jammed to the brim with more pretty people than you have ever seen in your life (and it’s always in some little, Podunk town… this makes no sense) and they have more problems than any real person could dream of (like, say, being superman during puberty or living in Southern California).
All these shows are full of stylish people and stylish music that accompanies their stylish problems while they make ultra-witty jokes and give stylish monologues to one another which we normal folk could only wish to say off the tops of our heads (rather than the usual “umm, err, you see, umm, well, man, I don’t know”).
Of course you know these shows. They are ever present in our modern culture. And they are really entertaining. But here is something you may not know: Every single musician wants their song on one of these shows. Honest. Right now, the ultimate is The O.C. But it would still be pretty cool to have a song on One Tree Hill, or Everwood (which has a character played by a guy that Hogan went to high school with), or even Gilmore Girls.
With having one of your songs on one of these programs you get not only massive exposure, but bragging rights for as long as that particular show is cool. That’s why we are proud to announce that we have made it to one of these shows! Sort of!
You read correctly. We have a song on none other than Dawson’s Creek! “Wait wait wait,” you might be thinking, “that show has been off the air for a long time, hasn’t it?” And you would be right. But it lives on now that each season is available on DVD. Here is what you do: Go get season 3 on DVD, and look for the episode entitled “The Longest Day.” (Episode #320. This is the one where Dawson learns that Joey and Pacey are going out.) Within the first half of the episode you will be privy to Intoxicating by the DCB, almost in its entirety, over the course of two different scenes!
“Wait. Hold up again. This can’t be right, seeing as how Dawson’s Creek had run its course before Illuminate was even recorded. How is that possible?” Again, you would be right. The show was long gone before we had even thought about recording that album, but not to worry. The producers have gone back and replaced the dated songs that were originally on the show with newer, better songs for the DVD release! Somehow we managed to get on there. Not only that, but with one of our longest songs ever! And it plays over important dialogue! How cool is that?
The more you think about it, the more sense it makes. What other show could our music possibly go with? The O.C. doesn’t seem to fit (we don’t wear suits when we play / not emo enough) and Charmed just wouldn’t make a good match on a fundamental level. But Dawson’s Creek… It was the granddaddy of them all. The characters seemed like good kids just trying to make it through school, and that’s respectable. And it’s off the air! For some reason, that just seems to work.
For a lot of bands, getting on one of those WB shows would be a sign that they had made it. But what does it mean when you get on the show only after it’s off the air? Simple. It means that you’ve almost made it. And that seems to be just about perfect for us.