Archive | November, 2012

Posts, shares, comments, Oh My!

28 Nov

Mia Gentile
Hi friends! Mia here. The youtube comments on The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia) provide such a fascinating buffet of reactions, ranging from the sweet to the confused to the profane. I’d like to start pointing out some of the comments that tickle my fancy and engaging in a dialogue with my newfound anonymous viewer-friends… (yes, that means you, anonymous viewer-friend reading this post)

We are now at over 142K views! Way to go, everybody!

November 28th, 2012. Comment of the day:
JeredtheShy said:
“Holy shit her voice is incredible. So flexible, so much range. I just got here. So, uh, she’s already in some famous band I haven’t heard of. Right? RIGHT?”

My response:
Hello JeredtheShy! Thanks for tuning in… and for your very kind words–not so shy, I might add (But at least you didn’t obsess about my breasts- man, does that get old fast). Funny you should inquire about a band. I sing jazz, musical theatre, rock, and everything in between in the big apple where I live. My website http://www.miagentile.com has some more recordings and videos and also the latest on what I am up to in the city. As far as more musical collaborations with the Magician behind the Stanley Steemer curtain and Musical Genius Roger Klug, STAY TUNED…(wink wink nudge nudge). Thanks for the shout out, JeredtheShy!

Peace out, homeslices…

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Mia’s Thanksgiving Message

26 Nov

Click here if your iPad/iPod/iPhone will not play the clip above

Hi friends! Mia here. My apologies for the tardiness of this T-day message. The interwebs has been angry with me…But technically, it’s still kind of Thanksgiving because of Cyber Monday. Happy holidays, everybody!

Die Frau hat Pfeffer… Gesang macht eben sexy!

25 Nov

We are loving all of the shares, likes, comments, and feedback from our lil’ ol’ video, including features in Huffington Post (UK), Ryan Seacrest .com, Columbus Dispatch, Irish IndependentWho Needs TV?, but our favorite is to try and guess what our global friends are saying in their own native tongue. Here’s one from Germany:

(translated from the German)
Probably you know the “Stanley Steemer” not, as I previously. A carpet cleaning service from American commercial television, have you attached the original spot to talk. Mia Gentile takes before the catchy jingle, and transforms it into several genres of music and Rockpopkünstler variants. Some very creative and successful. Maybe the company should take time for the next spot contact with her.

Feel free to post your definitive translation below, and don’t forget the Drive To Ellen!

Drive To Ellen

21 Nov

Everyone, if you haven’t met Mia yet, scroll down one post and say ‘hi.’ She will be contributing regularly and often to this blog!

So the last thing you need right now is someone asking for another favor, but…
we are desperately trying to get Ellen DeGeneres to witness the magic of The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia). People of all shapes and stripes are saying how the video would be perfect for her TV show; the wackiness, the musicality, the versatility, the vivaciousness – all seem like a natural fit for Ellen and her audience.

If you’re a fan of the video, please leave a comment below selling Ellen on why she should watch it. You can post anonymously, but we hope you’ll become a blog member; lots more fun and goodies and your identity is never revealed. Our plan is to lure her here to see all of the wonderful comments on The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia) until she’s overwhelmed and gobsmacked and can’t resist and clicks the link to the video that will rock her ever-loving world…


Okay, getting a little ahead of ourselves. Dare to dream.

For extra credit, Ellen has two web pages devoted to suggestions for her show. Maybe one of you can be the “Yop!” that breaks through the noise and reaches the ears of Ellen’s committee! (What? You’ve never read “Horton Hears A Who”?)

The URLs are:
http://www.ellentv.com/be-on-the-show/10 and
http://www.ellentv.com/be-on-the-show/653

Thanks for your support; we’re glad you’re here!
Post those awesome comments below!

Hi friends!

21 Nov

  I am flabbergasted that my Stanley Steamer video has spiraled into vitality! And it’s all thanks to you. Thank you for your tweets, blogs, posts, and shares. Your comments and enthusiasm mean the world to me! I can’t wait to ride the wave of this (hint hint there is more to come). Keep sharing! Let’s get this thing on Ellen together!

Why are we here?

16 Nov

To talk about the crazy, insane, wonderful video by Mia entitled The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia). This extravaganza appeared out of nowhere last week on YouTube, and has entertained, amused, shocked, confounded, tantalized, and even raised suspicion among tens of thousands of viewers in the online community.

If you haven’t seen this yet…
you absolutely need to click below before reading any further!

Everyone knows the jingle, but no one has seen it like this before! ryanseacrest.com

Carpet cleaning just got young and sexy…

Genius! So thoughtfully put together and well executed, you can’t stop watching her to see what she’ll come up with next. Oh yeah, and her voice, it’s out of this world.


Take one commercial jingle and turn it into jazz, opera, hip-hop, Latin, Soul and every other kind of music… fun!

Mr. Steemer, I hope you’re standing near a 1-800-MATTRESS. CollegeHumor.com


This video will brighten your day!

This is absolutely AMAZING! I cannot even get over this, it’s incredible.

Versatility is underrated.
Andrea Bennett, Onion News Anchor


If you’re like me you catch yourself singing commercials, and then feel stupid, if anyone was in earshot.  Well this girl has taken it to higher level…

At a time when America is divided, we can take solace in knowing that there exist timeless ideals that bring us all together as Americans. Among these are the American flag, bald eagles, Jack Daniels, and of course: the Stanley Steamer. Rock on Mia!!


Wow. I will literally hear this song in my dreams…and nightmares from now on.

I think S.S. owes someone a big, fat check!

This is sick and fierce!! Yes, Mia!


Mesmerizing…

I watched the first 4 or 5 with my hands over my open mouth before I laughed. janelle: just your regular everyday dream girl

We are very impressed with singer Mia Gentile, who’s just taken the time and trouble to rework a popular US ad jingle while showcasing every musical style possible. Watch the video and you’ll soon be singing along with her – even if, like us, you’d never heard of Stanley Steemer before. huffingtonpost.co.uk

This insane Cinci grad who does bonkers renditions of the Stanley Steemer jingle is my new favorite.
Columbus Dispatch

We think this young lady is trying to sell us something, but with the clash of a dozen musical styles and outfits, it’s so hard to keep track.
B3TA: WE LOVE THE WEB

Alter! Die Frau hat Pfeffer… Gesang macht eben sexy! 😀
Langweiledich.net

iwidk-avril

Advertising jingles are one of the banes of life, teaching you how to hate as they earworm your mind and and refuse to leave it. But Mia Gentile has done the impossible and made the Stanley Steemer jingle tolerable–for that she should win a Nobel.
whoneedstv.com

She does everything from Taylor Swift, Norah Jones (I think), Avril Lavigne, and Lady Gaga (again, not sure). But I can’t complain because I prefer this to the original commercial, with the creepy balding CGI man floating around a living room.
I think we should all take this video as proof that any commercial with an annoyingly catchy jingle is dangerous. It invades our lives, enters our brains, and deteriorates our sanity.
I Wish I Didn’t Know

New Reviews, Dec. 11, 2012:

E-Wallstreeter: Woman Covers the Stanley Steemer Jingle in Many Musical Styles
From: PopScreen – Trending Videos – 6:40pm – December 11, 2012

We were THE trending video at 6:40 yesterday on E-Wallstreeter. Yay!
E-Wall Streeter Viral Video Buzz

Girl Covers Stanley Steemer Commercial Jingle In Nearly Every Music Genre
If you live in a large metropolitan area in America, there’s a very good chance you have heard the catchy Stanley Steemer commercial jingle

Mia Gentile definitely has. She’s heard the song so many times, she’s ready for something new. So she took the catchy ad tune, and covered it in countless variations, styles, and genres, from rock, to opera, to 50′s, to punk. 

Not only does she have an amazing voice, and tons of talent, but, gosh, does this girl have some serious fashion sense as each variation has its own matching outfit.
viralviralvideos.com

Late Night Snack
Another day, another person gets promoted to the corporate jingle department.

Actually though, Mia Gentile not only has the ability take the the Stanley Steemer tune and cover it in a wide variety of musical genres, but my god, her performances were hilarious with the complementary matching outfits and all.
dailyoftheday.com

The Stanley Steemer Variations
Mia Gentile is both talented and versatile, as she shows in this Stanley Steemer jingle video. The product comes in all genres – at least one of them will make you want to get your carpet cleaned! They gotta hire her.
neatorama.com

Watch The Stanley Steemer Jingle Be Sung In A Variety Of Different Musical Styles
Dare I say, this is one of the best viral videos I’ve ever seen. It literally has it all: it’s actually well made and entertaining with a cute / very likable main female character. It’s the little things, right?

Do you watch a ton of television? Then of course you’ve seen Stanley Steemer’s commercials. Youtube user Mia Gentile has taken the generic Stanley Steemer jingle and sung it in a variety of different musical styles from Jazz to an Avril Lavigne-like punk rock.

Plus, Mia’s really cute which only adds to the video’s appeal.

Categories: AwesomeGeeky
FTW Daily

Well, This Is a Thing: “The Stanley Steemer Variations” By Mia
Look, I’m as confused as you probably are about this, but we can all agree “The Stanley Steemer Variations” is definitely a thing we’ve experienced together.
Well This Is A Thing

Woman Covers the Stanley Steemer Jingle in Many Musical Styles
New York City-based artist Mia Gentile created a fun video for the jingle of Stanley Steemer, the nation’s largest deep cleaning service. She wonderfully covers the jingle in a long list of musical styles (it must have taken a long time to make!). She says on her blog that she is “not affiliated in any way with the company Stanley Steemer,” that it is not a “viral marketing campaign,” and that she “sang all the vocals.”
Laughing Squid

Watch One Girl’s Epic, Genre-Spanning Take on the Stanley Steemer Jingle
Well, that’s one way to snag an endorsement deal. (But, seriously, hats off.)
New York Magazine

Stanley Steemer Jingle Covered in Virtually Every Musical Genre, Ever
Chances are, at one point of another in your life, you have had the Stanley Steemer jingle stuck in your head. Maybe it’s lasted for an hour, or maybe even two. That was nothing. You can thank Mia, because after watching this video and hearing the jingle in every musical genre possible, we guess you’re going to be humming the carpet cleaning company jingle in your sleep for a month.
Right This Minute

Chameleon actress turns Stanley Steemer commercial jingle into one-woman musical medley to show off her skills
Pete Townshend smashed a guitar to make the Daily Mail; we just filmed a video. This was the best article yet, with an awesome photo spread. Those Brits have a way with words!
Daily Mail (UK)

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