Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tom Petty to perform at Superbowl ?!?

The NFL announced this week ( that Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will perform at this years halftime show at The Superbowl. My initial reaction was one of disappointment. How could an event as prestigious and as highly viewed as the superbowl halftime show allow such a light weight to grace their sacred stage. Blasphemous! I mean what were they thinking...we deserve better than that! I mean what has Tom Petty ever given us except for "Free Fallin" and "Last Dance with Mary Jane". Oh yeah and "Runnin Down a Dream" and "You Don't Know How It Feels"......and I also like "Refugee" and "Don't Come Around Here No More"! Wait a minute...Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have a pretty good body of work...yeah I kinda like them. So, why the initial shock? Then I remembered that after last years half time show anybody would be a disappointment.

Last years show featured Prince and it was by far the greatest half time show the superbowl has ever or will ever see. In the pouring rain Prince performed an electrifying, funky, guitar driven set that featured tunes from Jimi Hendrix and the Foo Fighters as well as some of his signature classics. It was absolutely mesmerizing. And it will never be topped or repeated.

So, Tom when superbowl sunday rolls around and I'm less than enthused about your performance...please don't be's just that this year especially, you my friend are going to be the proverbial sacrificial lamb that prepares us for all the future mediocrity.

In the mean time...enjoy this track from that performance...Hendrix/Foo Fighters medley.

Prince Superbowl.mp3