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“Weird Al” getting a lot of negativity and criticism for Superbowl Halftime performance…

While “Weird Al” is getting a lot of fans petitioning for him to perform at the next Superbowl Halftime show on Feb. 2nd — at the same time, he is predictably getting a lot of negative criticism. Most fans want him to perform the next Superbowl but sure enough, there’s gonna be some that don’t want him there. I’m sure you’ve seen some criticism about it in facebook and I did too. Some people threatened that if they get him they won’t be watching the Halftime show.

Look, I know Weird Al’s music isn’t for everybody. He’s another one of those love or hate artists. In my opinion, I believe some can’t appreciate Weird Al because they find it a bit weird and creepy to see a full grown adult doing parodies of other people’s music. That’s the whole point. Al Yankovic is supposed to be weird and creepy. That’s part of what makes him a comic genius. Some even mistakenly believe that Weird Al is for kids. Not true. Most of Weird Al’s fans are MOSTLY full grown adults from 30 – 50’s. The demographics of Al’s fans varies. Yeah, he has children who love his music but grown ups like him too.

Why is Al Yankovic so huge and popular? I think it’s because Al is the only comedic musician. People look after him ’cause simply put, everybody is looking for a good laugh. That’s why he does what he does. He’s an entertainer and he enjoys making people laugh. Love him or hate him, Al is very successful and he’s a legend. All of his music videos in youtube gets more than a million views. All of his videos go viral. He finally got his no. 1 album, “Mandatory Fun”. He had a 30 year long career. So he deserves this opportunity.

I have been a Weird Al fan since the 80’s. Listened to him since I was a child.

Even if people claim they don’t like Weird Al, they won’t admit that they’ll probably watch anyway just out of curiosity if he gets the Superbowl gig. Watch for it. I know the haters will watch anyway. Then they might find that he’s actually enjoyable.

Here’s that petition that the media is talking about.

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-national-football-league-nerds-everywhere-weird-al-yankovic-performs-the-super-bowl-xlvii-half-time-show

I hope the NFL does the right thing and gets him for the gig.

Not only that Al Yankovic deserves the Superbowl halftime performance, he also deserves to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame too!

Kev

Weird Al to play for the Halftime Show for the next Superbowl??? Yes please!!!

Weird Al Yankovic deserved this opportunity for years. He should have performed a Superbowl Halftime years ago but he never got the opportunity. Could he perform the next Superbowl??? There’s a petition going by Weird Al fans begging the NFL to hire Weird Al and his band to perform the next Halftime show. Could Weird Al get the gig? I would LOVE for him to get it but since this is NFL, it maybe a tough gig for him to get. I’m pretty sure the NFL already have a bunch of artists lined up for the next Half Time show.

I know Weird Al can put on a great performance ’cause I’ve seen him live once. Him and his band are great musicians. They’ll put on a fun show for the Superbowl. For the Superbowl performance, I can see Weird Al doing some kind of medley mix. A mix of new parodies and old ones. Maybe a few originals as well.

I have a feeling they won’t get Weird Al. Instead they’ll probably end up getting Kanye West, Justin Bieber or Robin Thicke.

I do hope and pray that Weird Al gets the gig, though. This would be great for him. It WOULD help the Superbowl ratings so the NFL should think about that.

Kev

In defense of M.I.A., flipping the bird at the Superbowl Halftime show…

For the past couple of days since Superbowl Sunday, the internet has been outraged by M.I.A. flipping the bird at the camera during her performance at Halftime with Madonna. Why is everyone mad? Basically, because she’s on a huge sporting event and it’s on public national TV, NBC, a family friendly station.

A lot of people today, don’t know who M.I.A. is, because she released records independently with her own label. She’s not a major label artist, she was never mainstream until Madonna had her as a special guest duet. The internet is acting like what M.I.A. did is wrong and what she did is evil. She might even get fined for it and all that stuff.

What people fail to understand about M.I.A., is that her performances has always been crazy and intense. She loves to move around on stage and makes movements with her hands a lot. That’s the way she always performed. Watch some of her live performances in youtube if you see what I mean.

I believe what she did at the Superbowl was an accident. She didn’t mean what she did and wasn’t realizing what she was doing. She was just having too much fun and it came out of nowhere. I’m sure she has done this at her concerts from her tours many times, flipping the bird at the audience. Performers do this stuff all the time on stage. Flipping the bird to the audience is most popular with the metal genre, but rappers do it too. That’s what M.I.A. is, a rapper.

If a male rapper was performing the Superbowl and if he flipped the bird to the camera, then the people wouldn’t care. They would think it’s alright, people are mad at M.I.A. for it because she’s a woman.

On top of all this, M.I.A. is one of my favorite artists. I absolutely love her music. Her music is phenomenal, and I adore her. I’m always watching her live performances in youtube and buying her albums. I love the messages she sends with her songs. She’s very political, she’s an activist, and most of her songs are protest songs. I love her two singles, “Paper Planes” and “Born Free”. She’s just a great artist.

What she did on the Superbowl maybe bad, but whatever it takes for her to get more recognition in her music, more power to her. She just became a mainstream artist because of that. Madonna helped her get more recognition.

I didn’t find what she did a big deal ’cause a lot of musicians can be crazy like that sometimes. That’s how most of them are. A lot of people think what she did, she’s saying, “fuck you” to everyone, no not all. Artists flip the bird ’cause they do it in a good way, it entertains the fans. Ever been to a rap concert or a metal concert where the star flips the bird and the fans go crazy? It happens.

M.I.A. shouldn’t get fined for it ’cause she didn’t do anything wrong, in my opinion. She doesn’t owe Madonna an apology ’cause over the years, I’m sure she’s dealt with crazy stuff like that in the past. I’m sure she wouldn’t care.

Kev

How about that Eli Manning, hey???

The Superbowl last night was great. I just got a little more respect for Eli, saving the day, when the Giants came close to losing.

Now to hit the gym this afternoon and burn off all the Superbowl cheat meals. Yep, I ate quite a bit. I had cheese, pepperoni & crackers for snacking, a few slices of pizza, and then a hot fudge sundae after. There was a little Superbowl party with family members.

Hope you all enjoyed yourself last night too.

Kev

Superbowl Sunday is the perfect day to pig out…

While my fitness nutrition is mostly healthy, it is not that perfectly healthy. It’s not like, I’m ever going to have a professional looking bodybuilder physique, anyway, so my meals aren’t that 100% strict. I do eat mostly healthy for the most part. I just had to get in decent shape so to do that, I had to change my nutrition to healthier like I always say.

Pretty much the only junk food I would touch are pizza, ice cream, chinese food and sometimes Mexican food like tacos/buritos. Sometimes fast food too. I gave up everything else like soda, potato chips, sugary snacks, etc.  Again, you can’t ignore junk food completely, it’s still okay to have like once or twice a week. Just don’t over do it. On the weekends, I’ll eat whatever I want, and I’ll never lose the muscle and the six pack.

So tomorrow on Superbowl Sunday, I’m planning to eat whatever’s on the table. I’ve been eating good most of this week anyway so I deserve a day off of the healthy nutrition. What am I doing for the Superbowl? Staying home watching the game. Possibly having a little party with some people coming over. So there’s definitely gonna be all kinds of food and stuff.

Looking forward to the game and of course, I want the Giants to win. I always root for our home NY team. GO GIANTS!!!

Kev

In defense of Steven Tyler’s “National Anthem” at the AFC Championship game…

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, is getting a lot of negative critiques toward his performance of the “National Anthem”, at the AFC Championships game with the Patriots vs. the Ravens. Some of you may be wondering what my thoughts are on his performance.

What are my thoughts? I thought it was an average performance. It didn’t suck, wasn’t great, just average. As in, “okay”.

You see here’s the thing, when special guest famous singers sing the National Anthem at a Football game, everyone expects the performance to be an in your face, great performance. Everyone expects the singing to be absolutely perfect.

This is fuckin’ Steven Tyler here. He’s a rock n’ roll singer, you see. You’re not going to hear an opera or classical voice out of this guy if that’s what you’re expecting. He clearly sang the National Anthem in a rock n’ roll kind of way. He always performed that way, whether he’s performing a band or acapella. That’s just the way he sings. You’re not going to hear a Barry Manilow or a Luciano Pavorotti out of this guy.

True, Steven could have sang it a little better in the beginning but I thought he rocked it some toward the middle, he hit the high notes pretty well which is what I bet nobody else could do.

Still, you need to give him credit for singing for real and not lip syncing. He also didn’t forget the lyrics and didn’t mess up any of the words. It was a little better than Christina Aguilera’s performance that’s for sure.

Steven even did a little scream toward the end there, which is pretty ballsy since it was freezing cold out there, probably, you can see the cold breath coming out of his mouth. I mean, the fans seem to have a good time with him ’cause they were singing along with him toward the end.

The performance wasn’t all that bad, in my opinion.

Kev

Tim Tebow makes me hope the Denver Broncos make the Superbowl this year…

I haven’t been following NFL much this year as much as I did last year, but I ended up watching the last Bronco’s game over the weekend and I was very impressed with it. That was one of the best games I’ve seen in years. Especially the way Tebow ended it, quite amazing. I missed it the last time he did that incredible run, but I caught his second one, the Broncos vs. the Steelers.

People online have been having mixed opinions on what he did. Some liked it and some didn’t. I thought that was pretty incredible running. He has pretty amazing cardio. He must be doing a lot of running at home.

After seeing that one game, makes me want to follow the rest of the Broncos games to see if they make the Superbowl. I’m really rooting for the Broncos now. Incredible stuff. Like Tebow or not, you’re looking at a future Hall of Famer legend here. Tebow’s 80 yard touchdown pass, will be a historic thing, no matter what you think of it.

GO TEBOW!

Kev

The Jets vs. The Colts last night…

Yes, I watched the Jets vs. The Colts game last night. Sat there and watched the whole thing. It was an incredible game. A history making game. Thanks to Nick Folk who did a classic field goal kick at the very end. The Jets came this close to losing. I’m happy the Jets made the play offs.

I’ve followed NFL most of this year. I’ve really grown into loving football. As you get older, you start to get into more sports. It’s a maturing kind of thing.

I know the Jets aren’t the greatest team but they did good last night. I always root for NY, the home state team. I hope a NY team will make the Superbowl this year and I’m crossing my fingers, the Jets will be in the Superbowl. Hope so.

Kev

Another website claims Pete Townshend is a sex offender but doesn’t give proof…

Why are all these child abuse organizations saying that Pete Townshend is a registered sex offender but they don’t have proof? It’s because they have none.

http://www.abusewatch.net/CAN_NFL_Townshend.php

Another website claiming Pete is registered, but these child abuse websites fail to show Pete’s actual sex offender registry to prove it?

If you’re going to accuse someone of being a registered sex offender, you must prove it. Where is Pete’s actual registry? That hasn’t been seen online yet.

Sorry, but the NFL is not going to take the Who off the Superbowl Halftime. Kudos to the NFL for not listening to these assholes. I for one, am looking forward to the Who’s performance as they have been my favorite band for many years and they still rock. I’m sure the Who will put on an incredible performance.

Kev

Report: Child abuse organizations trying to get the Who off the Superbowl gig….

As predicted, Child Abuse organizations are desperately trying to get the Who off the Superbowl halftime gig. The Who were officially booked to play this year’s Superbowl halftime. As some may know, Pete Townshend was in trouble years back by looking up child pornography online as for research from his own child abuse experience as a child for an autobiography he was writing. He admitted to doing it but he was cleared of the charges after knowing it was just research.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-who/49055

What do you think? Do you think the Who should be able to play the Superbowl?

I vote yes.

I think Pete is innocent and of course, some others will always think he’s guilty no matter the situation. Pete was cleared of the charges, let the man move on already, you jealous bastards!

Kev