Sunday, September 08, 2013

Listening to Now: Bruno Mars, your Super Bowl 2014 entertainment

By Richard K. Barry

Keeping with today's football theme here at The Reaction, I'm pleased to pass on, courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter, that Bruno Mars will play the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Feb. 2, 2014. (Hooray!!!)

And, as you may know, it's a big deal:
The Super Bowl is traditionally the most-watched U.S. television event every year, but the Halftime Show often scores higher ratings than the game itself. Madonna's 2012 performance currently ranks as the most-watched event in U.S. television history, with over 114 million viewers tuning in. Beyonce's 2013 performance, the first Halftime sponsored by Pepsi, attracted 110.5 million.

The first time I heard this tune I thought it was The Police, or a tribute band. Anyway, I like Bruno. 

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  • I dunno. I listened to this song and it just left me cold (like virtually all new pop music).
    Like the great Morrissey once sang, "It says nothing to me about my life."
    It's just happy, sappy, lightweight music with no message (outside of "be a good little consumer and don't worry your pretty little head about the ongoing corporate hijacking of American democracy").
    What kind of GOP wet dream do we live in these days when music artists are so cowardly and refuse to take any creative risks?
    Where is our generation's "What's Going On"? Marvin Gaye had more talent, soul, vision (and balls) than a million Bruno Mars.
    I'm not saying that every pop song necessarily needs to have a message. But it'd be nice for once in the year 2013 to ever hear ONE song that ANYTHING to say.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:13 AM  

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