When it comes to “No diversity” and no blacks at the Oscars, people are outraged. When it comes to Beyonce’s dancers, there is not one white woman in her crew, you don’t see any outrage. WTF??? The double standard about this is pretty crazy and messed up.
Before the Superbowl went to a commercial break, it was pretty awesome to hear a familiar song. I’m like, “I remember that tune but can’t remember the artist”. So I looked it up online and it was Elastica. “Connection” is the name of the song by Elastica. I used to be into this band. I used to have their 1999 self titled album and used to listen to it all the time. They were a good band.
They only released two albums in their career and wish they would reunite for another one. Elastica rocks. I thought it was cool that the Superbowl played this song. It gave all of us a bit of a flashback.
I was surprised that everybody still remember this band ’cause this band was trending nationwide in social networking so it’s good to see that everybody still knows who they are even if you haven’t heard from this band much.
I’m sure the band themselves were pretty thrilled this song made the Superbowl.
Yeah I did end up watching the Superbowl earlier tonight and it was a great game, congrats to the Patriots!
Anyway, a lot of people are shitting on the Katy Perry halftime performance and I just wanted to take the time to defend it a little. If you’re hating on Katy Perry then you’ve obviously never heard of her or never seen a show of hers. If you don’t get all of her dancers and all of the gimmicks on stage, then you’ve probably never seen a show of hers. She always had that gimmick stuff on stage at the her concerts. Remember all that Candyland stuff she used to do? There’s a good example. Katy Perry maybe weird but that’s how she entertains her fans. She’s more of an entertainer than a music star, in my opinion but I do like Katy Perry, though. Always had.
It was a family friendly performance. She kept her boobs covered for the most part ’cause remember she’s always showing her cleavage at her shows but I’m sure she was ordered by the NFL to keep her boobs covered. I think the NFL are done with the controversial stuff and just wanna keep the halftime shows family friendly from now on. She did a medley mix of all of her hit singles. Her performance was something that the children can get into, ya know?
I thought Katy Perry was entertaining as hell. Her performance was different and very creative. I also thought it was awesome how she was flying in the air on a shooting star. I like the giant lion, the dancing shark and the singing beach balls. It may have all seemed like a circus yes but it was entertaining. I really enjoyed her show.
Some of you may ask, what was my favorite Superbowl commercial? My favorite was one of the car commercials, I think Chrysler when they fooled us that something was going wrong with the TV kind of like an Andy Kauffman thing. That was hilarious. They really got everyone thinking there was something wrong with the TV… it even got me. That was the best commercial, in my opinion. My second favorite commercial was the Walter White appearance.
It was a real good Superbowl tonight.
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.
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!
There’s a lot of controversy on this. The Red Hot Chili Peppers getting caught playing their instruments unplugged and they have been accused by a lot of fans that the band have been “faking it” on stage. Ya know…. fake playing the instruments and lip syncing and all that stuff. The band have been accused of not having any real talent after that. So Flea, responds to the controversy by taking to the Chili Peppers website and wrote an open letter to all the fans explaining the whole thing. According to him, he claims that the vocals were live and the instruments were pre-recorded by them, the band. He explains why they did it ’cause the Superbowl didn’t want a bad sound in that stadium. He then defends the band saying that they can really play at their concerts ’cause their concerts are mostly improvised jams and stuff.
Do I believe him? I don’t know. It’s hard to take everything seriously in the music industry in this day and age. Pop singers have been accused of faking it for many years but not many accuse rock bands of faking it. That’s probably why controversy sparked out of this ’cause it’s hard to see a rock band “faking it”. Well, all music is pretty much fake in the major label industry and that includes a lot of rock bands.
Even if the Chili Peppers don’t have any musical talent, do you guys find it a surprise? I wouldn’t find it a surprise in this day and age of the music industry.
I used to love the Chili Peppers. I used to love their older stuff. I think “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” was the best album they did, obviously. “Californiacation” is right behind it. I only liked the Chili Peppers when John Frusciante was guitarist, I don’t care for the new guy. I even saw the Chili Peppers live in concert once before.
On top of that, it’s the freakin’ Superbowl. Pretty much every act during the Half Time Sueprbowl every year, faked their performance… even Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band admitted to faking theirs too.
It’s nice to finally see people waking up on how fake the music industry is today. The industry doesn’t believe in real talent anymore. Just have the good looks and then you get a record deal. Most music is manufactured and that includes Bruno Mars.
This is why I prefer music in the old days 50’s – 70’s. I like new stuff sure… but I mostly like classic music, the old stuff. That’s where the real talent is. Fuck all of this lip syncing and auto-tuned bullshit.
Well, there have been mixed opinions from the Bruno Mars & Chili Peppers performance during Halftime Superbowl. Some love it, some hated it. Well, I didn’t even like it myself.
Why? Because that kind of music is not my cup of tea. Don’t get me wrong, Bruno maybe a talented dude, I just feel that he is a Michael Jackson and Prince wannabe a little bit. Even the Red Hot Chili Peppers couldn’t save the performance. The Chili Peppers don’t believe in wearing shirts on stage like usual. I just think the Bruno performance was too boring to me. Not my cup of tea.
I hope the Superbowl will get a rock act next year. I’m tired of all these R&B and pop stars taking over the Superbowl halftime show. We should get a rock act next year but nope. Next year we’ll probably get Miley, Justin Bieber or Kanye.
As for the game itself, like everyone else, I thought the Seahawks vs. Broncos was boring as fuck. It was a pretty bad game. That’s all I gotta say about that.
How is this proving the haters wrong? They didn’t give us any proof whether or not there was any backing tapes, backstage at this event. I also don’t trust that wireless microphone when there is already a microphone, right there at that glass podium. Even though this could be “live” singing, you gotta love what the power of vocal effects (reverb/echo/etc.) can do to your voice. Auto-tune, anyone?
You also gotta love all of her silly excuses when not singing it live. Not having the time to rehearse, the cold weather, blah blah blah.
If you really had the talent, any singer could get up there and wing it out, regardless of the weather or whatever lame excuses you can make for not singing it live.
What a nice attempt to get respect back, though.