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Published: Friday, Aug. 17 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Midvaliean
MIDVALE, UT

Its fine to not like some music. That is ok. But to try and tear down others because of your dislike is wrong. It takes a lot of time and dedication to make music you don't like. Art... it isn't for everyone.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

You always have control of the remote. Everything shouldn't be plain vanilla or swirl or twist. They made a decision to show the music they did. Your opinion notwithstanding, they did a pretty darn good job.

KJB1
Eugene, OR

Get off my lawn!

Esquire
Springville, UT

Do it yourself, then.

UT Brit
London, England

Well you dont need to worry about it, I doubt there will be another British Olympics in your lifetime, you can take consolation in that.

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The author must be one of the liberal elitists I keep reading about.

GK Willington
SLC, UT

Rock & rap culture? Really?

Rock is not flavor of the month & hasn't been for sometime. Sadly, rap is the in genre along w/ country.

You want to discuss silly cliches what about the Western theme when the games were in Calgary & SLC?

Joan Watson
TWIN FALLS, ID

I agree - thank goodness for TV controls!

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

Hey, I love classical music, I also love rock and roll. I thought the opening ceremony had two highlights--those wonderful children's choirs, and Paul McCartney.
I would point out, though, that one of the things Britain did really well was rock and roll. So many important bands. So they highlighted something they do well. I loved it.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Art is only good if it is to my liking. Otherwise it is just trash.

Midvaliean
MIDVALE, UT

Rock and Roll has been around a long time, and isn't going away. And Gee wiz, England dominates in Rock and Roll. So go figure.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

I agree that the music could have been more eclectic. I did use my remote after a good sampling of the musical fare offered so, ironically, I missed the total menu, but I have thought for a long time that it would be nice, musically. to have something more ennobling, some relief from the repetitive, banal and over-amplified.

There was certainly a place for popular music but, in that which I experienced in the first hour there was not that "something for every generation" that was promised,let alone something for every taste. Music has many components: melody, harmony, rhythm, lyrics, some of which are in short supply or low quality in much of popular music, although not always.

Britain has been a home for some great composers, including the German Handel, Elgar and Purcell, and there are many forms of music from many centuries. There have been beautiful lyrics and music existed before 1955.

One great musical performance was omitted in the very opening of this year's Olympics, btw, due to NBC, though, not the Brits. A rendition of Abide With Me, memorialiing recent Bitish victims of terrorism, was edited out, then, by that illustrious corporation.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Maybe the Rio olympic committee will include the tabernacle choir...

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

@ Midvaliean 12:04 p.m. Aug. 17, 2012

"Rock and Roll has been around a long time, and isn't going away. And Gee wiz, England dominates in Rock and Roll. So go figure."

Agreed! There is more to England than the Spice Girls (not even close to rock) & the Beatles.

Were all genres of Rock represented? Specifically, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, Def Leppard, etc...

Wally West
SLC, UT

re: Hutterite 5:45 p.m. Aug. 17, 2012

"Maybe the Rio olympic committee will include the tabernacle choir..."

Will they include a certain Barry Manilow song? Hint: think of Rio's Beaches.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

The London philharmonic would have been a wonderful
addition to the music.

Thinkin\' Man
Rexburg, ID

The closing ceremony was designed as a party for the athletes, who are all young. The music was appropriate for that purpose.

freedomingood
provo, Utah

The same type of people were glad that Chicago didn't get the olympics just to spite Obama.

Now it's that darn Rock n Roll !!!

What makes anyone think the British care what Americans want at thier olympics?

32843
PROVO, UT

[face palming, shaking head] Really? I'm surprised Vernie didn't suggest Lawrence Welk. Get off my lawn indeed.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I think it would be great to have the olympics in chicago. Think of the blues legends you could work into the ceremonies.

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