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Post  BoardMomma on 2010-02-07, 16:43

Or as I like to call it....The SuperBowl Commercials!

So grab your snacks...and your drinks...and keep the 'puter on...comments welcome....on the commercials...or the game....

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Post  BoardMomma on 2010-02-07, 17:29

Always good to see Emmitt...

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Post  Berry on 2010-02-07, 18:18

Liked the one about the NCIS head slap....and the violin playing beaver. :lol:

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Post  BoardMomma on 2010-02-07, 19:09

Half Time......THE WHO......Teenage Wastland.....and not one bic lighter in the house......


Could watch this all night....

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Post  Penny on 2010-02-07, 19:33

I liked the Doritos one with the little boy telling the mom's new boyfriend to keep his hands off his mommy and his Doritos!!!


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Post  BoardMomma on 2010-02-07, 22:29

I loved Puppy Bowl! Too cute! Wanted to take them all home.

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Post  jojo on 2010-02-08, 12:30

I liked the Snickers commercial with Betty White!!! How can you not love Betty!!!!!!

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Post  Banjo on 2010-02-08, 18:35

@Berry wrote:Liked the one about the NCIS head slap....and the violin playing beaver. :lol:

I agree about the beaver, it's my 2nd choice for best. Just a minor nit....it was a fiddle and "he" was playing Soldier's Joy. When's the last time you heard that on network TV ?... He even got in 8 bars of the B part....

http://www.fiddleafriend.com/

My pick for #1 was the Audi TDI commercial. They managed to warn us of the eco-nazis in a humorous yet chilling way while still imparting factual info about the product. It was Rush's pick for #1 too.... and this morning he did a good political analysis of the implications.

It's made YouTube, and most of the responders understand the warning....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml54UuAoLSo

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Post  sandisea on 2010-02-08, 21:34

hmm...had to get political didn't cha Banjo. I loved that Audi commercial...and I actually know people who are that bad....not that I didn't almost have a stroke when our VA nurse threw plastic water bottles in the trash last week....

I liked the coca-cola one...faux sleepwalking thru africa.

The google one was cute.

There was one that Will.i.am did in the beginning....a where were you during all of these moments thing...I ran it back a few times to see all of the events...very cool.
Ah...FlowTV which looks kind of cool. Even cooler tho..
http://www.hiphoppress.com/2010/02/proceeds-from-williams-super-bowl-ad-remix-fulllength-download-of-my-generation-to-benefit-oxfam-ame.html

Generally hate football, but it was actually a good game...and yay Saints.

And The Who... kinda freaked me out in the beginning because his voice sounded awful...but it got warmed up a couple of songs in. I hate it when singers lose their voices. Loved the set and the light show...we probably had a better view that anyone there watching it on tv...but...*sigh*
Read in the paper this morning...biggest Generation Gap was that the majority of the audience would be thinking, "Oh, that's who does the music for those CBS cop shows." They're probably right...my Dad actually summoned me to the tv about 10 years ago to find out who was making that racket at the beginning of his show...
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Post  BoardMomma on 2010-02-08, 22:05

"It was a good game wasn't it? I couldn't "not" be interested in it. It was that good!

I got all nostalgic of "The Who" and you are right Sandisea..both were off key but got a bit better later. They are the two original members of the band so...yeah...(sigh)..

My co-workers were merciless about their performance. Of course none of those guys were even a glint in someone's eye when I saw "The Who" in person...Man! Those were the days....

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Post  sandisea on 2010-02-09, 03:46

Sadly, I still have my old parka from the vespa girl days,
(aka: the green potato sack with fur on the hood)...
covered in Who patches...It's stowed deep in the closet...
So, umm yeah, who saw Quadrophenia too many times...
The pictures are quarantined of course.

*hehe* Pete's near deaf and has been for a long time, it's
amazing that he can even hit a note!

Okay, now I just feel that 42 is really not really the new 22...

Darn it all!
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Post  Banjo on 2010-02-10, 18:47

Although I didn't watch the half-time show, guys of any age thrashing electric guitars and beating on drums isn't my idea of music, when I mentioned it to a co-worker he said "Yeah, I watched it but I've never heard of the Who". They are by my standards a very recent band.....but whatever floats yer boat....

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Post  jojo on 2010-02-11, 07:45

"recent"??? really banjo???? Here I was complaining that they don't get "recent" acts.....My hubbie liked the show because he still lives in the 60's and 70's when it comes to music listening. I would have preferred to see "Daughtry" or "Green Day" or "Rascal Flats"!!!!!

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Post  Penny on 2010-02-11, 08:15

I was wondering about that comment too, Jo! Where have ya' been, Banjoman? I did like listening to the Who though and thought the light show was cool!

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Post  Banjo on 2010-02-11, 19:13

How long ago were the Who a "top of the charts" band....when they filled every venue? etc. The 80's ? The 70's ? All I meant was that I can think of bands that have been around since the 50's and even 40's and can still fill every venue, still "cut records"...(CDs) etc. So the 70's and 80's are recent in my book...

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Post  sandisea on 2010-02-12, 03:46

Banjo, you are the king of old timey music...Hey I saw an advert in the paper the other day and they called it that!

I don't think it's Green Days turn to be aged rockers yet...they're
going to have to get Duran Duran, Metallica or REM first. Has KISS done it yet? Didn't they do the Salt Lake Olympics?


The Who was never as big here as back in England...as far as Top of the Charts...hmm...it's kind of difficult when you're main competition was The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Led Zepplin.

Amazon started doing this cool thing ...Each band has it's own storefront..with blurb. I took a History of Rock class back in the eighties...it's filled a requirement! But played Woodstock, post -war baby boomers and half of the band being dead...are usually pretty big indicators that they've been around for 40+ years.




The Who are a four-piece mod/rock band whose first album, My Generation,
bristled with attitude; the lyric "I hope I die before I get old"
tapped into the disaffection felt by post-war baby boomers, helping to
secure a loyal fanbase and establish the band at the forefront of the
mod movement.In the studio the band's innovative approach to
recording helped to realise Townshend's vision and album and single
success followed, notably taking the concept album to new heights in
the shape of Tommy and Quadrophenia, both of which were made into successful films.During
live performances, including appearances at Woodstock and The Isle of
Wight Festival, they became renowned for smashing their instruments,
and at one point held the Guinness World Record for the loudest
concert. Off-stage, they cemented their rock and roll reputation by
wrecking hotel rooms and parking a Rolls Royce in a swimming pool.The
death of drummer Keith Moon saw the band separate in 1978, although,
with Kenney Jones and Zak Starkey on drums, they reformed for one-off
events, such as Live Aid in 1985. Plans to reform and produce new
material were dealt another blow with the death of John Entwistle in
2002, although Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend still tour together as
The Who. In 2006 Daltrey and Townshend released Endless Wire, the first Who album in 24 years.
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Post  jojo on 2010-02-12, 09:23

You are like my hubbie, banjo.......he thinks the music he listened to as a young adult is the only good music around......and that it is still hip to listen to....I know that there are many songs out there that are true "classics." But I enjoy many types and generations of music and I prefer to be "current" with what is today's good music as well as listen to some of the oldies......I listen to a top 40 radio station and enjoy most of the songs played.

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Post  Banjo on 2010-02-12, 11:05

"King"....yes, that's me ..... "Old timey" is an adequate phrase to describe that type of music; Just plain "Old Time" is the preferred term amongst enthusiasts. But what the advert may not have known is that it is used very specifically to differentiate a type of music and the way it is played from Bluegrass music. Without going into all the details and cultural wranglings that go on between the two groups (I like them both and play tunes from 'both sides') it can be summarized that old time music when played by a band/group/jam session uses a fiddle lead and the various instruments do not take individual breaks on the verses or refrains (commonly called 'choruses', a misnomer) Whereas in Bluegrass any of the instruments can do the kickoff and take individual breaks.

If there are sung lyrics, the way that Bluegrass "stacks" the various voice pitches is very specific whereas old time music has few if any such restrictions. JoJo as a Sweet Adeline is probably familiar with this, although I don't know anything about how they do it in that genre.

The time frame of the music of the two types can overlap although most Bluegrass tunes, especially those with lyrics, come from the post-WWII era because that was when Bill Monroe coined the term and "created" the genre. But it uses many tunes from much earlier and shares those with the old time genre. It is the playing style and arrangements that are different.

http://www.oldtimemusic.com/

http://mikeseeger.info/html/whatis.html

http://www.oldtimemusic.com/otdef.html

http://www.ibma.org/about.bluegrass/history/index.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegrass_music

I can't find a specific example (you know I'll keep looking ) of a complete band performing a specific tune in old time and Bluegrass styles but here is an example of how solo banjos would play a tune who's melody has been traced back to the 16th Century (the contemporary versions are from the Civil War era). I've never heard of Herb Trotman but Alan Munde is one of the leading banjo players in the world and 'invented' the melodic style of 3 finger banjo picking (that's a whole 'nother subject) He teaches in the bluegrass program at South Plains College in Levelland ,TX.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0o_jXsZX4A

Here's a perfect example of how an old time band would play "John Henry" also a Bluegrass standard, at the annual Laurel Bloomery, TN contest. I love that name !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QkNIl4-eXs

The Johnson Mountain Boys playing John Henry in Bluegrass style. Tom Adams on banjo, another world class picker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRLCH0iQvI8&feature=related

I don't mean to be so arcane, I just want to warn you that if you encounter one of the more militant enthusiasts of either type and you take the position of liking the other type, your parentage may be called into question.....

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Post  RaTTLHeD on 2010-02-12, 13:26

personally i wish the nfl would get rid of the halftime show...it's a freakin' football game!
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