Friday, February 25, 2011

February Update

February Update

Oh, the Superbowl. 100 million Americans tuned in to see our unofficial national holiday. But on to the music scene...3 Things in Particular surprised me.

  1. National Anthem

Somehow has got to give Christina Aguilera an award for turning one-syllable words into paragraphs.

Also, the wording was flubbed a couple of times. You would think singing the national anthem in front of tens of millions would be enough motivation to learn the lyrics. Alas, this was not the case…

  1. Black Eyed Peas Half-Time Show

Well it took us close to three years, but the United States of America has finally responded to China’s ridiculously over-the-top opening act to the Olympics in the form of the Black Eyed Peas.

And was it ridiculously over-the-top or what? Stacked to the brim with dancers- or shall I say glowsticks- wearing peculiar suits, and wearing a box on his head, the show was energetic and fun to watch… and very average to listen to. Plagued by a sound-system which failed early in the show, B.E.P. struggled to match its over-the-top visuals with its audio component, and as a result screamed off-pitch lyrics from a half-dozen poorly matched songs.

Slash made an appearance, an interesting moment’s distraction from the other-wise mediocre music, but just as we began to anticipate it getting good, Fergie belted out “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” and we were brought back to the loud and the flashy. Don’t get me wrong, I actually like Fergie quite a bit, but it was not her night.

Finishing off with “The Time,” the Black Eyed Peas brought a heck of a lot of energy and a pretty good show, but the musical aspect was, unfortunately, lacking.

Here’s to hoping that the stage of the 2012 Superbowl half-time show features a rock and roll legend.

  1. Chrysler Superbowl Ad

I put this under the category of music because it was narrated by Eminem. Though seaofnoise doesn’t endorse any automakers, and though for the most part Chryslers are pieces of rubbish, the 2 minute ad was pretty. damn. good. Eminem made the city look cool and Chrysler’s look classy. The company spent millions on an ad after requiring a bailout only years earlier. It was a big risk. But I need to give props to Chrysler and M&M. Great job guys

And of course, the Pack pulled out with the victory. Finally Aaron Rodgers can escape the shadow of Brett Favre. Good for him.


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