Skip to comments.Super Bowl halftime show may be cancelled for 2014
Posted on 02/04/2013 10:34:31 AM PST by Perdogg
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The coldest super bowl was Super Bowl VI with gametime temp at 39 degrees.
They promised to cover the stadium with one of Chris Christie's suitcoats.
Oh yeah? Then why is it played with hands, armpits and crotches and not foots?
The truth is that the organizers were unable to book the performers appealing to the demographic that watches the extravaganza - Gerry and the Pacemakers and Johnny and the Hurricanes.
I think cold weather Super Bowls are a great idea....that’s how football is supposed to be played.
According to some "experts", one tastes in music are formed by the age of 16 and then are set thereafter. If so, nothing after 1959 would appeal to me. I don't think that's totally true since artists such as Roger Whittaker and Karen Carpenter both rose to fame in the 1970s and are easy on my ears. Still, I think the ears become used to certain genres and reach a comfort zone whereby new musical forms (such as hard rock, in my case) become unappealing.
Since you mentioned your broad musical tastes, I think you'll like this one featuring Ft. Worth's Tex Beneke: I've got a Gal in Kalamazoo.
The Cadets of Bergen County (formerly: Garfield Cadets) would be local for the 2014 Super Bowl. Been out of touch with DCI for a while, so I'm not sure if they're still up to the standard.
But all of this misses the point: the Super Bowl is not about football, but merely uses football as a marketing venue for other things. That's why we get Beyonce instead of marching bands.
They probably got inspiration from the NHL Winter Classic...the ratings for that are much higher than even for the Stanley Cup Finals.
Interesting, and if true, something to fight within yourself (according to moi), because there is so much out there. I don't suffer from it, although see all the time people who apparently do.
On the other hand, it just occurred to me, perhaps by "tastes" these experts don't mean particular artists or genres, but something more general in music, that by which Pandora "scientifically" selects music for you based on an analysis of your taste AND an analysis of their experts, musicians and musicologists of their, Pandora's offerings.
The 1982 AFC Championship game was awful to watch.
Yes those are all great, but Roger Waters right now has the hottest Tour for the last three years. Also the Wall is timeless, every single kid in the world(ok maybe not Afghanistan) has heard Another Brick in the Wall 2. And I am speaking of pure Theatrics. I guarentee it would blow peoples minds. And it would be non- disgusting as woman shaking their asses on stages. JMO.
Tell it to Patton.
Launching a Bailey Bridge in the winter of '44 along the Battle of the Bulge. Some 4812ft of bridging in 41 separate spans were bridged to support General George S. Patton's Third Army in the winter of 1944.
I can't believe I'm about to link to The New York Times for this piece (and I hope I'm spared a zot for doing so) but here goes: Is 14 a Magic Age for Forming Cultural Tastes?. Actually, long before that article was published, I've heard from other sources that for most people preferences in music and food become hardened between the ages of 13-16. Using a universe of one (me) as a metric, it's true. If I hadn't already become accustomed to something by then, my "taste habits" just stubbornly remain in place. That's probably why the 1960's music revolution just passed me by and why I still prefer smoother sounds to this day.
I also place a high value (maybe even too high) on the politics of the artist. I'll shun music produced by known leftists even if their artistic skills are otherwise without fault. And likewise, I'll give a break to those to those whose talents may be a tad subpar if they're Christian and Conservatives. That's why my favorite genre of music is Southern Gospel which even some of my colleagues at church find not to their liking.
Notice neither one of us mentioned The Cadets? (showoffs)
And I'm betting you know exactly what I'm talking about!
I have no problem with Holder’s people doing the half-time show. How about the Grambling College Marching Band?
My grandparents raised me on Gospel and music from the 20’s through 50’s. My Dad introduced me to 50’s through 70’s. I am from Generation X. So “my” generation was late 70’s through the 80’s. Now I have kids. So I also like a lot of today’s music. I appreciate all types of music. I can’t stand much rap though.
Yep. I liked that song. Sounded familiar believe it or not.
I had to drag my spouse kicking and screaming to see Pink Floyd at Texas Stadium in the early 90’s. We even bought a ticket for a friend so they’d have “something to do” while they “endured the crap.”
They both left hollering and screaming about the BEST concert they’d ever seen. Instant Pink Floyd fans. Watching Comfortably Numb in the pouring rain was a life-changing experience for them. Nothing like it ... or the anatomically correct pig floating down over the crowd. Heh
My friend, who’s now in his 50s, played drums in a proto-punk band in the 70s that went nowhere being slightly ahead of its time, and today (he) plays the mandolin, classical as well as folk, and listens to old, old record, those from before 1930, even transcriptions from old wax rolls. His brother, a guitar player in that band, plays surf and rockabilly guitar to this day.
My son’s class had a competition the other day to name songs that contained certain keywords. When the keyword was “moon,” he won the team big points with Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore.” His teacher was shocked he had ever heard it let alone knew the lyrics by heart. :)
No more good rock bands anymore but Ted Nugent would have been entertaining last night, or even a jazz or country band.