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Bruno Mars expected to headline halftime Superbowl show

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Gemini Dolly, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    I want someone who actually uses the vocal chords. Performers who talk and are called musicians, not my thing.
  2. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    Daft Punk with guests would've been a great choice.
  3. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I think the worse in recent years was The Who. That was cruel. I would be happy with Kid Rock every year if I had my choice.
  4. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    If they want a NY flavor then they should have gone with Alicia Keys imo. That gal could sing the phone book and I would listen.
  5. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a good choice.

    To be fair, now that his music is not being dictated by the studio (like it was for his first album) he's putting out good stuff-- at least for the pop genre. He’s no longer doing that lovesick, whiny, ‘please don’t leave me/walk all over me’ music.


    From an instrumental stand point, the music is ‘good’—not overly clever or intricate, but it’s not ‘noise’ like a lot of pop music today. And Mars’ vocals remind me a bit of Michael Jackson.


    I’m not big on pop music, but I understand why it’s going to be the main choice for an event like the super bowl. Knowing that, Mars is a good pick. I mean, honestly… who’s better out there right now?
  6. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Anyone not doing pop.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Justin Timberlake. Did you see his MTV VMA performance. Pure greatness. But he's probably still persona non grata to the league.
  8. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I initially mentioned JT and Katy Perry, but removed them when I remembered the whole wardrobe malfunction thing with Timberlake. Honestly, he'd be ideal, but as you mentioned he's likely not welcomed any longer.
  9. Ntegrase96

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    I just don't see it.

    Rock and Rap are kind of dead right now if we're talking about suitable performers for a super bowl half time (which also narrows the field of Rappers that could be selected).

    Country... maybe. But they're in New York. They're not going to go with a country performer.
  10. Smith22

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    I dig Bruno and his music. His band is awesome as well. I saw him live when he came to town and he was excellent.

    I can understand his music not being your cup of tea, but saying the man can't sing... I don't get that at all.
  11. PJTHEDOORS

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    Rock is dead? Because it's not mainsteam or on American Idol doesn't mean it's dead.

    What defines suitable? What's in the lyrics?
  12. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't edit my last post. I also include Alternative music, not just rock. So if rock is dead, there is alternative.
  13. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    Rock isn't dead it just kinda smells funny....
    When you have nonsense like Nickleback and Poo Fighters leading the way you know things are lesser then what they could be/or were.
    And please don't get me started on todays "country" which is basically been watered down to appeal to the lowest common denominator with a fiddle solo thrown in for fake authentication. Ditto for most popular rap as well.
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  14. Ntegrase96

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    Lyrics are a part of it, but that's not exactly what I was talking about.

    Suitable, in this context, means a performer that would be good for the super bowl-- a somewhat family program viewed by 100 million+, the biggest stage in America.

    Meaning the performer needs to:

    1. Appeal to a very wide demographic.
    2. Has to be somewhat upbeat and fun. (Adele is a highly regarded performer, but no way is she suitable for a SB halftime)
    3. Should not be a polarizing figure.
    4. Cannot be risque in their performance-- meaning subsequently their fame couldn't have been built on that stand as well (think Lady Gaga).
    ---addendum to 4, unless said performer is a legend, which brings me to...
    5. Has to have had some kind of staying power-- a proven track record.
    6. Has to be a relatively well known performer

    To summarize, you have to have a safe pick.

    What Rap/Rock acts fit those categories? With relevance to the criteria, both Rap and Rock aren't fielding any good candidates, hence Rap/Rock are kind of dead for this category.
  15. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    You just summarized Taylor Swift :eek:
  16. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Ha. Don't be surprised if she shows up eventually! Although I think she's killing her own reputation by being a seemingly immature scornful ex which is making her a pretty polarizing figure nowadays among some women.
  17. PJTHEDOORS

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    A family program? So familys don't listen to alternative or even so called rock music? In other words, you want bubble gum music.
  18. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Get Donnie and Marie.
  19. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    No, the NFL wants that.

    I, personally, don't look forward to the NFL featuring an artist or band that I like because they never have and they never will.

    But since you're insistent. What performers would you want?
  20. PJTHEDOORS

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    Post a link that the nfl wants a famly SAFE program. And that alternative or rock music isn't suitable.

    I just see familys as a wide range of people. Not just one sect as you seem to portray.

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