The Super Bowl Halftime Show Sucks

PETITION

So I’m really late on this but with the NFL lockout I need something football-related to talk about.

Why is it that only Prince is capable of putting on an amazing halftime show? Playing his hits, covering All Along the Watchtower and then finally finishing with Purple Rain (in the rain!!). Bruce put on a decent enough show, but outside of the cameraman getting a crotch-first view of his power slide, it really was just a great musician going through the motions of an act he’s done a thousand times before.

The rest of the acts can just be summed up as those old bands we like but feel bad for to actually see live. Old British bands who couldn’t give a damn about football. Don’t even mention the halftime shows pre-Boy Band era (John Goodman and Jim Belushi as the Blues Brothers?). Oh yeah, and for some reason the Black Eyed Peas were there this year. We need someone American, someone who’s in his prime, and someone who will make the halftime show worth watching.

We need Kanye West.

Let’s go down the list. First off, he’s American. Born in Atlanta, raised in Chicago (effing Bears…), which are in fact American cities. Now I can’t think of any examples that actually proves Kanye is a football fan, but at the same time, who isn’t?

Next on the list, “someone in their prime”. Kanye just released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and it was awesome. I have a rock show (Tuesdays 4-6)  and I even played tracks off it. I don’t need to run down and name how many publications gave it a great review or how many end of year “Albums of 2010″ lists it topped. All I need to do is cite one phrase that has been going around: “The Sgt. Pepper of Hip-Hop”

Lastly, what kind of a show would he put on? Allow me to state my case: Saturday Night Live 10/2/10

 

Normally when musical guests come to SNL they do their thing and leave. It’s normally not very exciting and it’s just another television appearance for a lot of these acts. Kanye came in, made the set his own, got a bunch of ballerinas and poured his soul out into the mic. Part of the reason I’m even starting this movement is just because I’m curious to see what he would do at a Super Bowl.

The biggest thing that people will throw in my face is that his “personal drama” won’t make him the most appealing candidate for the NFL. To that, I’d just like to throw Michael Vick back in their face. This entire season,Vick has been applauded for the turnaround he’s managed to do with his life and how inspiring it is. What’s so different about this? Yeah, Kanye may have done some things we might not agree with but c’mon NFL, where’s the redemption at?

If you think anything I just said sounds like a good idea, I’d really like it if you signed this petition. Show everyone you know this post and let’s turn this into a big thing. Let’s get national attention to this cause. And let’s fucking get Kanye West to do the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

PETITION

Music Makes Everything Better: Reason 01

Do the Right Thing

Before DJ extraordinaire Mister Senor Love Daddy screams WAKE UP to open Spike Lee’s commentary on race issues in America, we’re treated to one of the best examples of using the opening credits to set the scene. Rosie Perez dances to Public Enemy’s Fight the Power on a stage built to resemble a  Brooklyn street. Throughout the rest of the film the song creeps its way through the background of scenes, slowly building as the racial tensions come to a boiling point.

Everyday or so I’ll be giving real life examples of why music is so awesome, as if you ever doubted. Keep coming back and tell me what makes music so awesome for you. @JamesMeckerWHAT

Totally Rad Movie You Haven’t Seen

A Boy and His Dog directed by L. Q. Jones

Post-apocalyptic sci-fi movies are kind of a dime a dozen. But what makes this movie so great is that it really boils down to a tale about a boy and his dog. It’s a little slow at parts and it can benefit from a little more structure (especially in the last half) but sometimes you just need a little sentimentality to make a movie work. Unfortunately, it hurts a little bit knowing the boy grows up and becomes Miami Vice


So apparently Jaden Smith didn’t die this week

As you may have heard, some website has reported that Jaden Smith, son of actor/rapper/ManGod Will Smith, was killed in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland. I won’t mention or link to the website because why give them views? This same website, however, has also previously reported that Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler had died. This isn’t the first time a celebrity has been wrongly accused of being dead (including one hilarious instance of Jeff Goldblum reacting to his own death).

Anyway, this WCDBlog is in need of some cheap views in a desperate way. I’m looking to be the first to break the news on a fake death so we can generate some buzz for the station. Let me know if you hear anything. In the mean time:

R.I.P. Abe Vigoda (1921-2011)


Fountain Day is cancelled, why do I even go to college?!

Taken from Facebook, an invitation to all UAlbany students:

Yeah, Fountain Day got canceled and it’s probably the worst thing to ever happen to anyone ever. Yeah, for many, this is our Vietnam. A chance to organize in protest and fight to bring it back or possibly create a Fountain Day 2.0. But just like the Vietnam protests (and Vietnam itself) these attempts will most likely fail because honestly, if the school wants to get rid of Fountain Day, you think they’re just going to sit back and watch it happen on a different date without any type of reaction? That’s just silly. DAMN silly. Before I alienate absolutely everyone though with all this doom and gloom, let me tell you: there is a light at the end of the tunnel. WCDB is here to make everything alright, baby.
A lot of you may not have the slightest FUCK what WCDB is but don’t worry sugar, we got you. We are the most awesome, most coolest, most most radio station in the capital district. We swag. We swag to the maximum. WCDB has been known to stand for many things. “We Can Drink Beers” (and that’s a challenge), “Wasted Chicks Dig Boners” (consensually, of course), but most importantly, WCDB stands for quality music and the most bitchin’ parties this side of the Mason Dixon. And we do all this so we can be there for YOU.

This is why I’m proud to tell you that WCDB is bringing professional singer, musician, professional everything KEVIN DEVINE to Albany for an end of semester bash and we’re sharing it. Sharing it with the UAlbany student population. Damn the man and let’s have the greatest party ever. And it’ll be right in his uppity face smack dab in the middle of Campus. We want you to tell all your friends to come. We want you to tell all the future friends you don’t know yet to come. But most of all, we want you to come.

Kevin Devine
April 27th
Campus Center Ballroom
$10 (that’s so effing cheap no way!)

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148669065193275