Monday, February 7, 2011

I'm feeling my age...

It's a Monday morning.  One son is at work, the other at school.  My husband is getting ready for work and I am sitting in the bed with my laptop.  Essentially, it is a lazy Monday.

My body aches a little but that is nothing new.  I feel like I could use another seven days worth of sleep.  We watched (and I use that term loosely) the Superbowl yesterday and I have to say that I was not impressed in the least.  First, why did the chick from "Glee" have to sing?  Can't we just have the National Anthem?  And then...can't we have someone sing that who actually knows the words?

I am not a sports fan and I really watch the Superbowl mainly for the social aspects of it.  A large portion of the population watches it and should I run in to someone who is discussing it, I like to be somewhat informed.  I really enjoy the half-time show.

Until yesterday.

You know, after the whole Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" I thought that the NFL was going to stick with the whole playing it safe thing and have performers at half-time that weren't going to be controversial.  Bands like U2, Bruce Springsteen, the Who, Tom Petty...I mean, these guys are musicians who put on a good show and they are universal; everyone knows them and you may not be their biggest fan, you know their music.

The Black Eyed Peas seemed like an odd choice for half time to me.  I mean, I guess they're popular but I don't see them being in the same league as the bands I just mentioned.  I didn't follow much of the hype or discussions about the show until yesterday when there was mention of a "surprise" appearance by Slash and Usher.  Um...didn't that just kill the surprise?  I mean, really?  

The half-time show, while visually pleasing to look at (I love a good choreographed en-mass formation on a football field) sort of disappointed me.  I don't know their music, Slash's brief appearance seemed wildly out of place and Usher?  I know he's popular but were there even lyrics in his segment or was it all just jumping around and dancing?  And again, to what purpose?  

I guess I truly am old.  Give me a good rock anthem to sing along to during half time.  While I'm noshing on some classic snacks, I would enjoy some classic rock to go with it.  I am a fan of some of the members of Duran Duran on Facebook and when it was announced that they were playing Superbowl weekend, I was kind of psyched - thinking that they were playing the Superbowl.  Turned out, they were doing the Pepsi Fan Jam thing Thursday night.  Now there's a band that, to me, is more universal to the general population rather than Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas.  But that's just my opinion.

Although, Kudos to whoever designed Fergie's costume.  No chance of a wardrobe malfunction when you've covered her in heavily be-dazzled, lighted up football padding that looked like it weighed about 50 pounds!  No chance of anything popping out of that!


Lin said...

I'm not sure there is any band/performer that would be "universally" appealing. I found the old rockers dull and I don't think the kids can connect to them. The Peas were okay--but who can perform great under such conditions?? I think lip-synching is the only reliable way to go, unfortunately.

Tammy said...

I agree I don't think the Black Eyed Peas were a good fit and they are not in the same league that the other performers in the past are in.