Best Superbowl XLVIII Commercial

I was really looking forward to this game. The #1 Defense vs the #1 Offense of all-time. How could the matchup not provide a great sports battle?

Wow, the game was anything but! Jumped the shark at :12 into the game…it was over!

You know what else has jumped the shark? Superbowl commercials! Well, not the hype and people’s expectations…but the crazy, catch your eye, LMAO type commercials. People love to talk about the commercials the day after, but, that’s about it. Theres no WAZZUP or Bud-Wei-Ser frogs or Cindy Crawford.

Like everything, it is now a formula, of being extremely stupid, overly sentimental, over the top selling sex to sell whatever…

None of those are that bad of advertising approaches in general. But, the art of creating a Superbowl commercial has reached an all-time boring low!

My favorite? The only one that actually stood out?

T-Mobile! They used the late, great Roger Miller’s, “Whistle Stop.” When I was a little bitty Mike cutting my teeth on music this little ditty put the first music wrinkles on my brain.

Kudos to T-Mobile, except for the new studio created/edited ending to the song/commercial, they get my vote for best commercial of the day.

Here is the whole tune:

Let’s hope the game and commercials can step it up a notch for Superbowl XLIX

Eddie Van Halen on David Letterman, 1984

We all know about the Van Halen saga with singers. David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, the horrible stint with Gary Cherone. But what about Paul Shaffer on his Hammond organ??? Thank goodness this was just a jam session…Cool video to see but the Hammond is not my favorite sound in rock n roll history.

I did hear that VH was actually contemplating using a bunch of popular singers as replacements after DLR’s departure. An All-Star cast would have been interesting, but, I think the Sammy thing worked out ok for them. The only name I heard for the All-Star album was Phil Collins…hmmmm…

Enjoy

American Idol, Finally the Finale 2013

It is finally here! The American Idol 2013 finale! Just not sure if I am more excited about the finale or that is finally over???

Yeah, I do…I am glad this season is over…it was really boring!

Boring judges, boring performers…same old tired Idol.

That said I think both Kree and Candice are amazing singers with great voices, but, neither are exciting performers.

Idol StageSo glad the fans didn’t vote Angie  into the finale. She is a very good singer, but, does not compare to either Kree or Candice vocally. I thought she would win this years star search for sure…good job voters! Although she did have a spark the finalists do not.

Who am I rooting for? Neither one is annoying or dislikable and they are both great vocalists. Kree seems a little more polished and Candice seems to possess more musical skills…thinking back to her interpretation of The Cure’s, “Love Song.” Without doubt the highlight of the season.

I really don’t care who wins…either one is a ‘fine’ choice.

I think Kree will win, I will root for Candice though.

Good luck to both!!

…And good luck to Idol in reinventing the brand cause it has most definitely jumped the shark!