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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, February 06, 2005

"Thank You, Super Bowl"

When was the last time that the best thing about the Super Bowl was the half-time show (last year's super gaffe not withstanding)? With this year's game ending up being a bit of a bore and the commercials continuing to be a let down (although I did like the P-Diddy Diet Pepsi ad), Paul McCartney's half time show stole the show in my mind. There are not many artists capable of successfully entertaining such a large diverse crowd, but Sir Paul stepped up to the challenge. The show was itself was simple and didn't include any of the typical over-the-top flashiness that has marred Super Bowls past (though he did have fireworks and video screens). Note to future Super Bowl show directors: it's amazing how well a straight-forward rock show can work when you actually bring in a talented entertainer and just let them do their thing. McCartney played four songs: "Drive My Car," "Get Back," "Live and Let Die" and the essential "Hey Jude". I'd like to think this is the start of a trend, but something tells me I shouldn't hold my breath.

3 Comments:

Blogger Stop touchin my blog! said...

HE WAS AMAZING! best sb show iver ever seen.

9:30 PM

 
Blogger Glenn said...

Amazing -- I couldn't disagree more. Macca was lame.
GHT

9:56 PM

 
Blogger Jamie said...

Glenn, were you one of the two people who wrote the FCC?"As clean as Paul McCartney's Super Bowl halftime show was, four people still found something to complain about to the FCC.

Mediaweek magzine says two people complained that McCartney's performance was too boring. Another two found drug references in one of his songs."

5:19 PM

 

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