Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday, also known as the day of overpriced advertising. Whether the football game is exciting or boring, many people enjoy getting together to watch all of the commercials. It seems Pepsi, Budweiser/Bud Lite, and Fed-Ex are always in the running each year to have the best commercial, which helps to keep the day entertaining.
Last year, one of the best commercials was from Nationwide Insurance starring Kevin Federline:
When I was a child, my two favorite football players were Earl Campbell (Houston Oilers) and “Mean” Joe Green (Pittsburgh Steelers). With that being said, it is no surprise that my all-time favorite Super Bowl commercial is “Mean” Joe Green sharing a Coke and a smile; I remember wishing I was the boy catching his jersey. Usually, this same ad appears at the top of most “best of” lists for Super Bowl ads:
This is my first post for Music Monday. Yes, I have decided that if I want to write about music, then I will try to write on a Monday. Why? Because it sounds better than Music Wednesday. I can not guarantee that all of my posts about music will be on a Monday due to a few difficulties that are imposed with this new theme; for example, new music is released on Tuesdays.
The legendary Bruce Springsteen will be performing at the Super Bowl this year. Unfortunately, Super Bowl halftime performances can be hit or miss. This has led me to ask myself the question: what was the best Super Bowl halftime show? I have narrowed it down to a list of the top 3 best performances based on my memory; the videos were found after I wrote this.
#3: During the mid-1980′s, Michael Jackson was in his prime. His music career hit another high in the early 1990′s when the album Dangerous was released with the hit song “Black or White.” In 1993, Jackson performed at the Rose Bowl during Super Bowl XXVII. The most memorable part of the performance was the beginning when Jackson stood still while everyone wondered if he would sing.
#2: The performance by U2 during the Super Bowl XXXVI E-Trade Halftime Show was very moving as it included a tribute to the 9-11 victims. The Edge’s guitar riff at the beginning of “Where the Streets Have No Name” always seem to give me chills, but the feeling was intensified when the riff was played at the New Orleans Superdome in 1992.
#1: From Dolphin Stadium in 2007, Prince performed a medley of his hit songs during the Super Bowl XLI Pepsi Halftime Show. As it rained on him, Prince threw in several cover songs including “Best Of You” by the Foo Fighters and Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” before closing the show (appropriately) with “Purple Rain.” Every time I watch this entire performance, I am reminded that Prince does not receive enough credit for being a great guitarist.
I came across the following video a few minutes ago and found myself feeling very upset. Forgive me for straying away from the format of my blog, which is to keep my posts light and bright.
Before the inauguration, the current President of our country was introduced as “Hail to the Chief” played in the background. When George W. Bush entered, the crowd greeted him with boos. As I listened closer to the audio, it sounded like some people were chanting “Na na na na/na na na na/hey hey hey/goodbye.”
I get it; people feel George W. Bush did a terrible job, but this crossed a line. Whether you voted for a certain president or not, past or present, respect should always be shown in the presence of our country’s leader; respect should also be shown in the presence of former presidents.
One wonderful thing about our country is that everyone has the right to free speech. Comedians and late night talk show hosts can make fun of current and past presidents without the fear of punishment; citizens can complain, protest, and voice their opinions in public without the fear of death or imprisonment.
Men and women have died to defend this great country and the rights of every citizen, including the freedom of speech. The inauguration incident was not only disrespectful to the still-in-office leader of our country, but I felt it was disrespectful to the United States of America.
When a president enters a room, people customarily stand up. Members of the military do not boo their commander-in-chief when he is present; members of the press, including those who disagree with the President’s decisions, do not boo when the head of state enters the room. When directly addressing a president, the phrase “Mr. President” is typically used. Why? One word: respect. Respect for this country, and respect for chief executive of the United States of America.
At a time every country was closely watching this country, I found the actions demonstrated in the video to be embarrassing. The silent treatment would have been a more powerful statement than booing.
Here is another video:
It was a moving moment last night watching the new President dancing with his wife for the first time since being inaugurated. Beyonce sang an amazing version of “At Last,” a classic song made famous by Etta James. The version performed by Beyonce can be found on the soundtrack Cadillac Records.
Today is a historic day in American history; some even say a historic day for the world. In honor of Barack Obama’s inauguration, I will share an interesting video that I came across recently. She is known as the Obama Girl, and can take credit for possibly pursuading a few undecided voters last year. I won’t go into details about her since she is rather well-known.
After watching a few of her videos, I was left asking myself one question. Can I have a Trey Girl?? I am now accepting applications for a volunteer! Enjoy this video remix:
My website has been revamped to accomodate my new blog, and now has a new look. The purpose of this post is to test that everything is working. If you are reading this, then I hope that you will become a regular reader. You can also take advantage of the RSS feeds that have been installed on this website to help spread the love. Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy the new interactive website.
I decided to start out the new year by entering the blogging world. This is my very first blog, ever. I usually have many interesting thoughts and ideas that pop into my head that I want to share, but I am not sure how this is going to work. I don’t even know what all I am going to write about yet, or how often. This will obviously be a work in progress.
In today’s high tech world, it seems most people now have an interest span of about two to five minutes. My goal will be to keep my posts short and sweet, for the most part. I will share my love for music, and also write about other entertaining things I enjoy or come across. Even though I would like to keep this fun and/or somewhat humorous, I may share some deep thoughts or thought-provoking questions at times.
I have no idea if anyone will ever read my blog. For anyone who does, then please post a comment to share your thoughts. Do you agree or disagree with what was written in my posts?
This website is now going to be updated to accomodate the new blog feature, so I will be back soon. Until then, take care.