Monday, February 7, 2011
A Call to Arms: Music and the Super Bowl
First of all, since when is Christina Aguilera relevant? Is it too much to ask for the Super Bowl to pick a musical performer that people give a sh*t about? Apparently it is. Secondly, can we please get some actual talent to perform at the Super Bowl? How hard is it really to find someone that won't make me want to lie down on the highway after sitting through listening to them?
Let's take a look at this year's lineup...
Girl that sang "America the Beautiful" - I don't know her name. I don't care. I wasn't impressed with her rendition. It was very mediocre and generic. That I've never heard of her is another strike against her since I work around music and still didn't know who she was.
Christina Aguilera - Probably the worst rendition of the National Anthem that I've ever heard in my life came from this fine specimen. She butchered it. Not only did she forget the words to it (words that we all learned in kindergarten), but her delivery was terrible. Just awful. She sounded like an opera singer without a throat.
The Black Eyed Peas - Do I even really need to go there? Having to witness the Super Bowl Halftime Show with the Black Eyed Peas was so bad, it was like listening to an album by the Black Eyed Peas while being brutally raped by Ben Roethlisberger at the same time.
Slash - He showed up for about ten seconds before fleeing the stage. Where the f*** did he think he was going? He was the only thing that could have saved the Halftime Show! Though he probably left so soon because he realized just how horrible the show was and couldn't bear to be associated with such trash. I don't blame you Slash, BUT...the fact that you were a part of the show at all earns you negative points. Being that you are Slash, you should have known better, sir.
Greasers, I think that the time has come for a revolution. It's time that we raised our voices up and put a stop to this nonsense. I'm tired of having to endure terrible acts at the Super Bowl. The last really decent act we had was Prince a few years back. I'll admit that I enjoyed his Halftime Show. He rocked it. I also enjoyed last year's performance of The Who, despite that fact that I heard a lot of people giving them flack. So what if they were out of sync? The fact that the two of them are still performing when they are both something like 200-years-old should be commended.
The point is this: even the decent shows at the Super Bowl are still pretty sucky. It's time to get some real talent in the musical acts. How about the Foo Fighters? Or Linkin Park? Or freakin' Metallica, for crying out loud?
Something needs to be done about the quality of the music at the Super Bowl. It's time for a change.
Am I alone in this?