Super Bowl music

There has been plenty said about the quality of last night’s Super Bowl halftime show with the Black Eyed Peas. It seemed that everyone on facebook and twitter needed to blast the performance one it happened but let’s be honest, we saw this train wreck coming from a long ways off. Sure the Peas are a more current act to have play but it made me long for the aged rock icons like Springsteen and the Stones… or why don’t we just bring back Prince? I understand he’s not everyone’s cup of tea but at least he’s entertaining. Remember he did a Foo Fighters Cover? If not here is the performance (sorry for the bad quality, best I could find):

So instead of bashing the half time show (you can read those reviews here and here) I’ll direct you to the 10 best musical moments from last night that Paste Magazine put together. Any list with the Black Keys, Joey Ramone and Bowie with it is all right with me, even if it is mostly songs in commercials.

On the drive home last night my wife and I were trying to figure out who would be a good halftime show for the next two years in Indianapolis and New York. Maybe it’s time for a country artist? All I know is that it would be the perfect time to break the rap barrier in NYC and have Jay-Z perform, maybe even with his wife Beyonce. I just want to see 100,000 do the “Single Ladies” dance, that would be great entertainment.

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  1. Dave

    Love that Prince performance. I think he’s one of the most effective TV live acts, whatever that distinction might mean. Some of the greatest guitar on the tube. His SNL set a few years ago was so great. I remember an interview with Dylan from the 80s in which they asked him what he was listening to, and he said Prince, who he referred to as “a boy wonder.”

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