Saturday, February 03, 2007

Excited About The Superbowl -- Halftime Show

Hi All!

Finally, after 4 tries, "Minnesota" will "win" the Suberbowl. Prince is gonna kick ass. So far the rumours indicate he will do "Let's Go Crazy" and "Purple Rain", at the end of which huge purple fireworks display will close the show.

There is a commercial from Pepsi plugging the show which really shows what a "regular guy" Prince Rogers Nelson of Minneapolis can be. I have not seen it on TV (don't watch enough?) but if you haven't seen it either, watch it HERE!

I could write a long post about my feelings about Prince. Suffice it to say that he is one of the biggest things to come out of the Twin Cities. Weird? As in "Genius."

I found a pretty good (and very profane) post on this site which really struck a chord with me. As a pop-rock/punk sort of guy people have accused me of adoring Prince just 'cos I'm a "homer." Somewhat guilty as charged but the incredible talent this man has been blessed with transcends place of birth.

In case you don't follow the link, here is a snip of what Rob Shock, a British punk rock fan living in California has to say and I perfectly agree:

"Friends. I didn’t come here to talk about how American the Super Bowl is. I don’t think I have to. I do think I should end every sentence with a preposition at. I’m here to talk about Prince, who just happens to be the featured performer of this year’s Super Bowl Half Time Show. But Rob, you say. You are a bad punk rock motherfucker. Why would you care about Prince or anything he stands for? And I say, shut the fuck up! How dare you end a sentence in a preposition, and how dare you question Prince? There is no one more punk rock than Prince, you fucking moron! I know you think I’m off my rocker, but think about it. Prince does whatever the fuck he wants. He doesn’t give a fuck. He’s Prince! When he’s tired of his name, he just changes it to a symbol and says, “There, Fuckers! Try and pronounce that!” And just when we think we got the whole symbol thing figured out, he says, “Guess what? I’m Prince again, Bitch!”

In all seriousness, I think all the fluff and image thing with Prince has kind of detracted from his musicianship. When you think of great guitarists whom do you think of first? I can probably guess correctly that Prince isn’t near the top of your list, but he should be. He’s outstanding at the guitar and plays it like no else does. If you ever listen to a Prince song and hear that shredding solo in the bridge, be sure that that’s no hired studio musician. That’s Prince playing every note. So when you watch the Half-Time Show, between commercial segments of course, try and look past the perm, the blouse and the stiletto shoes and pay just a bit of attention to his guitar work. Okay, so he may not be punk rock, but I still think he’s a bad motherfucker.

Now that’s, uh, American?"

If you have a broadband internet connection you might enjoy this YouTube clip from Prince's Super Bowl "press conference"

Enjoy the Show!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on the brief TV clip that I saw of Prince's pre-Super Bowl press conference, I expect that his show will be pornographic. Maybe he will drop his pants and show an erection (or something similar)
ready to probe one of the women in white.

4:46 PM  

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