Super Bowl 50 is now in the books. The game itself was pretty good (if you like defense), but as always there has a been a lot of talk about the halftime show. Coldplay was ... well, Coldplay. On paper I "should" like them but wow, I just can't. I can't even say I dislike them... they're just so boring that I feel nothing at all.
(Full disclosure: I did buy "Parachutes" in 2000, but I honestly can't remember the last time I played it). Apparently it's cool to hate on Coldplay, so I won't waste any more time with them (although their bit on CBS Sunday Morning did make them seem like pretty decent guys...)
Beyonce caused quite the stir with her contribution (Giuliani inserted himself into the story without even mentioning 9/11!), but I don't have anything to offer there either.
I want to talk about the uninspired inclusion of Bruno Mars (ok, technically "Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars"). One, we just had him two years ago. Two, "Uptown Funk" is over a year old at this point. Three, doesn't it bother anyone that "Uptown Funk" sounds exactly like "Jungle Love"? There are a lot of articles that talk about how it sounds like many different funk songs, but to me it sounds identical to The Time's 1984 single from "Ice Cream Castle" and featured prominently in "Purple Rain". Side note: I didn't realize in 80s that The Time basically was Prince. As Danette's college roommate said: "Prince dresses him" (or her, where appropriate).
So I just wanted to take this opportunity to say that for the last year, every time we heard "Uptown Funk" (which was a lot!), Danette and I always said "Jerome bring me my mirror!"
The Time - "Jungle Love"