Thursday, December 13, 2012
Discussion # 1
This show just didn't go to eleven. It had potential. But it fell short. Do you agree? What do you think was wrong?
I am not a fanboy. I don't own anything by the band. I don't like most of their music. Jon Bon Jovi and Sambora, with their pretty hair and stupid clothes, are easy targets. Sambora looks like he took a 12 hour nap under a sunlamp. BUT...not every song has to be "Hattie Carroll" or "Highway Patrolman." Their little set was filled with more hooks and big choruses than most of last night's line-up. They did their job and the crowd went bananas. I wish I could write songs as big as "It's My Life" and "Livin' On A Prayer." I get not liking them. I don't get the haters.
That was the best Eric Clapton set I've seen in years. How about a tour with that same trio? Steve Jordan on drums and the legendary Willie Weeks on bass. Killed!
I love Pink Floyd. All eras. Especially Syd. But let's be reasonable, Syd was on one record and only one song on another. So, what about the other 45 years? David Gilmour. Sorely missed. Eddie Vedder did a stand-up job, but no thank you. Gilmour's voice and guitar playing would have turned that Waters set into something special. Instead, it was a bit of a snooze. And as one friend put it, "You kinda get the idea that Roger Waters listens to his own records a lot."
Adam Sandler has a career. Few things anger me more.
Is is me, or was the Rolling Stones decision to play the loathsome "You Got Me Rockin" a major "fuck you?" And any thoughts on the quick exit?
Roger Daltrey was having some major voice issues last night. It was hard to listen to. But, aside from that minor annoyance, The Who kicked some ass. Every one of Pete's windmills gave me chills. And Zak Starkey is a god.
WORST SEGUE OF THE NIGHT
Poor, pathetic, emotional and hysterical Phyllis Puglia crying and ranting over her loss and devastation---CUT---"I'm Chris Rock!" Wow.
Kanye West- major musical force or douchebag?
This is where I gave up. Kanye's set made me twitch, so I just turned it off and fell asleep.
How was the rest of the show?