Monday, February 4, 2013

Superbowl XLVII

Like they say,  picture is worth a 1000 words.  Oh to hear Greek girl's "inside voice" on this one.
Like they say, a picture is worth a 1000 words. Oh to only hear the Greek Girl's "inside voice" on this one.
Being that the Patriots didn't get in the Superbowl this year Greek Girl decided straight away that she was watching the Superbowl for the commercials, music and the eats prepared by Mr. Aston (today was our wedding anniversary after all). ;D I admit I expected some pushing of the envelope, but I wasn't quite prepared for what I was about to see.
Well... where shall I begin?  Was it the sudden burning of my eyeballs - or the piercing in my ears that was worse?  Listen I'll be first to admit I've never been much of a Beyonce fan, I just think she is way over rated.  But being an artist I am always fair to give credit for talent where credit is due, even if I don't agree with the message.
In this case there is just so little to offer.  First I realize that "Sex Sells", however someone needs to give the memo to Miss Thang that she is idolized and looked up to by millions of little girls.  So when you're doing a show with millions of these little kids (and adults I might add) watching, it might be a good idea to do the show with a bit more clothing on your body than just your skivvies.
I'm not sure why anyone with a functioning organ in their coconut would think it is appropriate or cool to perform in a getup fit for a stripper.  Call me crazy, or maybe I should have just been born in the 1940's to grow up in the 1950'd because the line is being pushed so far, heck as I see it - it's on the verge of being erased.
As for the "singing" what little their was of it, the best part was when she was singing with Destiny's Child.  Still even then the content was beyond trashy.  And what was the point of the little publicity stunt the other day at the Superbowl press conference with the Acapella National Anthem anyway...?  In case you missed it: She comes out and sings it (the most on key I've ever heard her sing in my life btw) then gets done and asks "Any Questions".   Well um yeah I do have a question?  Why is it acceptable to lip synch at a Presidential Inauguration? Ever...?  Because "There was not time to rehearse with the Orchestra?..."  She said.  Well um it's called - You make time.  When you're combined net worth with your husband JayZ is over 775 Million Dollars...  and you're best buddies with Obama, I'm pretty sure you can figure out how to facilitate rehearsing with the the Orchestra "ahead of time".  She did have "time" though to schedule the recording of the National Anthem and arrange for it to be played ahead of time.  Ironic dontcha think? Or was it just that she couldn't be bothered?
People, I might not be at Beyonce status yet... but I have performed our National Anthem everywhere from high school football games, to college games, to AAA Baseball Games, to Professional Sports Teams across the country - and even on Greatest Day in Mets History Day at Shea Stadium for The NY Mets.  I have performed with the flu, strep throat and even food poisoning...  It's called suck it up - you just do it.  You do not lip synch the National Anthem at an Inauguration, I'm sorry.  What kind of message does that send?  Oh whatever we feel like doing, or whatever is easiest.  Great lets just keep rewarding and encouraging mediocrity.
While I'm at it lets discuss writing the words on your hands so you don't forget them Kelly Clarkson... not cool either.  If you don't know the words to our National Anthem (which as a professional singer should qualify for A Stupidity Award in the first place) then how about - don't accept a gig singing it on national television with billions of people watching.
I'm sick and tired of seeing celebrities being rewarded for acting like crazy people.  Newsflash to Media & Law Makers: Guns are not the problem in this country, the decline of Morality is.  The everyone gets a trophy way of doing things, the Decline of the family unit, celebrating and promoting alternative lifestyles and families, giving TV shows to the most outrageous immoral people so they can in turn influence the culture - that is the problem.  Kardashians in Miami getting drunk, breaking dishes, partying acting like ho's.  Well... why is that bad, I mean our favorite music artists give concerts in their undies - even Ga Ga donned a Gun Bra a few weeks ago.  These people can not even demonstrate the intelligence to dress themselves to get out of the house properly without looking like they belong in a brothel, yet they somehow feel qualified to speak out about politics.
Yup these are exactly the kind of people we need to keep rewarding.  So you know, the next time you turn on the Superbowl, or sit down to watch TV with your kids or family, open a magazine or movie and are bothered by the trash you see in front of you... Greek Girl has a very simple suggestion.  Change the channel.  If you want to stop seeing trash, then stop buying, rewarding and participating in trash.  When people stop buying it, then trust me, they will stop selling it.
Ava :D


  1. Its the beginning of the end of morals in our society.

  2. My thoughts exactly Ava. How can they chastise Janet Jackson, but let Beyonce show her junk for the entire show.

  3. have to agree. Lip-synching any song @ such a gala as the Inauguration: Unacceptable. I wouldn't do it, altho there have been many who have been pressured to do it on TV. That should be saved for video work, even then most artists sing with their tracks.
    as for the SB and half-time show, i missed them. Don't have access to it. But it is amazing to me, how you don't have to have much talent to recognize & embraced by the major labels ... the most talented may have the hardest time, esp. those who do "real music".
    Great blog.

  4. Great observations, wish the entertainment industry had more like you.

  5. Could not have said it better myself!!! It was not only trashy and completely NOT FAMILY was a boring performance with mediocre singing and dancing. Very amateurish. The only theme I could deduce from the whole thing was sexuality and how electric fans blow hair!!! Our society, sadly, loves trash!

  6. Yes, but it is so much worse than that. The message to girls is so denigrating. Obviously, feminism was always just another insincere mission for the political left. Remember the outrage when the Barbie said "math is tough" -- well now the living barbies say little more than "hey sailor" and we celebrate THAT on the center stage at the quintessential US event.