Monday, February 07, 2011

My Head Goes "Boom Boom Boom"

The Black Eyed Peas featuring Fergie, left, apl.de.ap., will.i.am, and Taboo, right, and apl.de.ap perform during halftime of NFL football Super Bowl XLV Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP / Dave Martin)

Take a slow glance at the above foursome, this is what passes for top notch entertainment in 2011.  Still digesting the "divatastic" slightly bloated over the top " I dont need to know the words , I am Xtina" version of the National Anthem. I was very hesitant to have to look at a plate of rancid Black Eyed Peas.

I can cut Christina some slack, its hard to sing that song in front of a billion people. Never been a fan of her singing all over the note style and having that pass for emotion. She is the one of the main reasons that almost every single woman under the age of 25 sings like that when auditioning for American Idol. Drives me nuts. Even guys are doing that to the point that I can mimic it perfect when they proudly announce they are going to massacre yet another Stevie Wonder song.  Sorry....mini rant finished

Now on to the Village People ( errrr Black Eyed Peas).  I dont consider myself to be a old guy when it comes to music. I can listen to what is considered music that is too young for me and find something that has some merit to it. However. Music to me means that you can sing and perhaps play a instrument.  Yes, the Black Eyed Peas do have Fergie, who is a good singer and Will I.Am. who has some talent when it comes to writing catchprases in songs that stick in your head ( if you want to or not).  However, last nights superbowl show just hammers home how lame music is today. When I have to be entertained by flashing suits, guitar players from the 90's ( please Slash, change your clothes, its not  1992),  Usher dancing like he is on fire and no mic to actually hear him sing or lipsync. I know its the beginning of the end.

Yes, the superbowl is the epitome of cheese. I cant ever say that any of these superbowl shows have made me jump out of my chair and weep with joy after seeing a artist nail it. My beloved Who croaked their way through its greatest CSI hits last year and I sat there wondering "What Now". Well, its 4 people screaming over a preprogrammed track and a tron fest to distract from the fact that these people do nothing!

(Please stay tuned after the superbowl when Glee massacres Michael Jackson's Thriller!)

The ultimate disgusto moment was when the "always available" slash came out of the stage to look like a automatron and play "Sweet Child O' Mine" and have Fergie ape Axl Roses vocal and snake dance.  Axl! Please get your goofy head together and give your REAL guitarist a shot at a REAL Guns and Roses tour.

Enough.....time for me to purge this bad meal. :-)

1 comment:

Barbara said...

I didn't bother with the Superbowl this year but your not alone in thinking the Peas were less than entertaining. I would, however, like to ask if perhaps you missed Bruce doing the halftime a few years back? It was the BEST and I'm not just saying that cause...you know. Seriously, how could you not love that show????

I haven't been reading many blogs lately, I'm sorry I have not been here. I still think of you extremely often.