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If Prince had any balls ...

... he'd say "Screw CBS!" and play some hard core Prince music. Here's what I'd love to hear at the Super Bowl Half Time Show™ tomorrow (not that I'll be watching, but still):

1. "My Name Is Prince" - complete with the lyric "I'm prone to layin' some chrome upside some motherfucker's dome!"

2. "Let's Pretend We're Married" - how can you resist a song in which the Purple One whispers, "I sincerely want to fuck the taste out of your mouth"?

3. "Gett Off" - jazz flute, man!

4. "P Control" - the "P" does not stand for Prince.

5. Anything from his 2001 jazz-fusion-Jehovah's Witness-almost unlistenable release, The Rainbow Children. Just to freak people out.

I have no idea how many songs he will do - I picked five. But because he has no balls, plus because he's all "religious" now and won't do the dirty stuff, plus because most people think Prince fell off the planet in 1986 and hasn't been heard from since, here's what I think he will do:

1. "Let's Go Crazy" - I will fall off my chair if he doesn't sing this.

2. "1999" - even though it's about nuclear war and we're in 2007, this is still a big hit.

3. "Black Sweat" - he has to do a song from the new album, right?

4. "Kiss" - this might be a reach, but I still think it's probable.

5. "Purple Rain" - I like this song, but come on, Mr. Nelson! I think he'll bow to the old-timers, who think they're being "hip" and "with-it" by name-checking songs that were released 23 years ago.

Anyone have any ideas what he might sing, and what you want him to sing? Even the songs I mentioned he'll probably do would be fine, because they're pretty freakin' good. They're just, you know, tired.

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Blogger Tom the Dog said...

He did indeed open with "Let's Go Crazy." But what really blew me away was the cover song. It took me a while to catch on -- I was actually in the other room and came back in the TV room to see if I was hearing correctly, and even then, it still took me a bit to realize it wasn't a Prince song that I was recognizing. He was doing a FOO FIGHTERS cover -- "Best of You." And it was AWESOME. And I still have no idea WHY. Did he secretly write the song for the Foos?

5/2/07 10:09 AM  
Blogger john sweet said...

I liked some of it, but thought other parts were a complete mess. I mean, why start "All Along the Watchtower" (and it seemed he would do it the "original" way and not the Hendrix way), and then segue into something completely other? The rain did not help... and, as a matter of fact, if I had to hear one more "Purple Rain in the rain" joke, I would have punched someone. However, consumate artist that he is, he did put on a show, played some great guitar, and managed to make a reference to the weather himself... made me think of the Grateful Dead shows I saw in the rain when they would break out the "rain" songs ("Box of Rain", "Rain", "Simba in the Rain").

I liked his performance more than the Stones from last year. I give the half-time performance a "B".

5/2/07 10:20 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Tom - maybe he just likes it! Of course, I missed the show, because it was dinner time right then, even though I would have liked to have seen it. I heard about the medley thing he did, but not the Foo Fighters song. That would have been very neat to see. Off to YouTube!

6/2/07 7:30 AM  

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