About a week ago I got a phone call at at 8:00 at night. I didn't recognize the number but it wasn't "unknown name" so I picked it up. The person on the other end said, "Is This Audra?". "Yes", I replied. "This is The Ron and Fezz Radio Show from the D.C. area. Would you agree to an on-air interview?" "Sure." I thought it was a joke at first but it sounded legit.
"So, Audra. You sang the Wendy's commercial 'Up Late With Dan And Amanda, right'".
"Well, we were hoping you could settle a little bet. Up until tonight I thought the commercial was "Up Late With Ted and Amanda. Did it ever change?"
"No. It's always been Dan and Amanda", I said giggling.
"So it's never been anything else. You never sang another version?"
"Nope. That's the only one. I did hear that they were thinking about re-recording the music so they wouldn't have to pay residuals to us again."
"Is this you?" he asks and plays the music.
"Oh, yeah. That's me.
"OK. Huh. Wow. How did we get you on the line so fast???"
"Oh, I have my phone number on my website... I should probably take that off now..." thinking I didn't need all of the D.C. area calling me on my cell."
"Oh! (laughing) I thought we had a crack research team. So, what else do you do?"
"I have a band, 'Audra & The Antidote'" I was glad to get that in. "Oh yeah? What kind of music do you play?"
"Pop Rock." I said.
"Well... we should get you guys to the studio and play the commercial live!"
"OK." I said still giggling the whole time. He didn't need to know that we didn't play the song on the commercial.
"So, do you have a website?"
"Yeah, it's theantidote.net." REALLY glad he asked that. Otherwise I was wonder how I could get that in.
"Great. Tell it to us one more time."
"The band is Audra & The Antidote and the website is theantidote.net". "Thanks Audra. Thanks for being a sport. Bye."
"You're welcome. Bye."
I quickly came over to the computer and took off my phone number from the site. Mike was watching the logs and we started to get a ton of visitors and more posts to the guestbook. Thanks Ron and Fezz for that impromtu promotion!
What I thought then... and what I think now.