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Super Bowl XLIII: The First Half

3:53 p.m. - OK, have people gone Dylan mad? There seems to be some sort of intense harmonicas playing near the NBC mics. Or maybe I need to lay off the PBR.

3:47 p.m. - Dylan and Will.i.am on a "Forever Young" mashup. Oh Pepsi, you make America great.

3:34 p.m. - Hey, there's the new Smashing Pumpkins song, "FOL," in an ad for the Hyundai Genesis. It seems a little, uh, mainstream that they made the choice to be in an ad, considering that when this Jaded Insider saw the Pumpkins in concert about two months ago they refused to play anything that anyone had ever heard of. (I believe Billy Corgan's actual line was "we forgot how to play that" when someone requested "Cherub Rock.") Here's the ad:

3:23 p.m. - Oh boy, Jennifer Hudson back on the appearance circuit to do the National Anthem. I'm cheering for her far more than for either team. She handles it well, doing a soulful take on the already impossible-to-sing standard. And it looked like it even made some football players a little teary.

3:20 p.m. - Faith Hill sings "America The Beautiful" - what did you think she was only going to sing that same ol' intro song she does every week? They've kinda made her up to look like Kathie Lee Gifford in some bizarro world football homage, maybe.

Welcome to the Jaded Insider take on Super Bowl XLIII!  We lost interest in the actual football aspect of the game when the Chargers made the fascinating decision to not play the 3rd quarter of their playoff game against Pittsburgh, so now we're here and ready to focus on all the music content that's going to unfurl in the next couple hours. Bruuuuuce!

February 1, 2009 in Super Bowl | Permalink

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When I was in my late teens a friend of mine, an elite athlete, gave me the most profound yet simple advice that changed the way I would view myself forever. He told me "You yourself have to think you're great because no one else is going to tell you that you are."

Posted by: tiffany silver | Jan 4, 2010 10:02:38 PM

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