I think it would be great to have the olympics in chicago. Think of the blues
legends you could work into the ceremonies.
[face palming, shaking head] Really? I'm surprised Vernie didn't
suggest Lawrence Welk. Get off my lawn indeed.
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
The closing ceremony was designed as a party for the athletes, who are all
young. The music was appropriate for that purpose.
The London philharmonic would have been a wonderfuladdition to the music.
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.
@ 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
Maybe the Rio olympic committee will include the tabernacle choir...
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.
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.
Art is only good if it is to my liking. Otherwise it is just trash.
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.
I agree - thank goodness for TV controls!
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?
The author must be one of the liberal elitists I keep reading about.
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.
Do it yourself, then.
Get off my lawn!
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.
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.