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Bries and Brees

As is our custom we started out the watching of the SuperBowl with Brie and Chardonnay (sometimes it is Sherry). And no we weren't dressed elegantly for the occasion. The game (in case you didn't know, there was one yesterday) was pretty exciting.

We watched The Who in the half. It is pretty amazing that this band that first played in 1964 still exists and Townsend and Daltry are still in it. Since I'm not really a fan of this style of music I don't know if they are still "any good". There were no "wardrobe malfunctions". This was somewhat different than the concert of Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Debussy played by Richard Goode and Jonathan Biss (on one and two pianos) at Jordan Hall earlier in the afternoon. The light show (not at Jordan Hall) was pretty good - modern technology certainly makes doing fancy stuff quite possible.

Some of the commercials were amusing and it's amazing that in some of them the product name only appears at the end for a brief moment so I don't really remember what they were for (not true for the BudLite ones).

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I missed the half-time show as I was on my way back home from NESFA but I have it on good authority from the contingent that was watching the game at my house (some of whom have much more of a musical background than I do) that Daltry has lost it and can't sing the old songs anymore. There was some comment that at least people like Neil Diamond and Phil Collins know to change what they are singing.

Edited at 2010-02-08 06:08 pm (UTC)

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Daltry and Townsend were a little disturbing, they looked distressingly old. Springsteen last year was much better. But give them credit for not faking anything, and they can still hit all the notes.

As others have pointed out, Daltry was decidedly not good and, despite what neild claims, did not have all the notes. But it was more than Daltry sounding bad and both of them looking old. The energy was not there. It was less exciting than elevator muzak. I blame the new drummer, who just did not have 'it'. Keith Moon had 'it', but this new guy looked like he was phoning it in.

I thought the game was well played. The first half was dull, the second half had some exciting moments. I'm just glad Drew Brees won.

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