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A Lady Gaga day

After yesterday’s amazing Super Bowl performance by  Lady Gaga, I of course had her on repeat today.  She does have a great catalog of fun songs to pick from now that she’s a few albums deep…in fact, I just bought something from her official store so I could get access to buy early tickets to her upcoming tour.  She announced her “Joanne” World Tour after the performance and I am finally ready to go to her show.  There’s a performance at the Forum on Aug 8, so here’s hoping I get some of those tickets!

Anyway, here’s hoping this video lasts a while of her performance at the Super Bowl – pretty damn great.

In the meantime…my favorite Lady Gaga tracks – not coincidentally, she certainly put most of these in the show, as they really are freakin great:

POKER FACE:  The song I first loved from her, and which made me a fan.  So great.

BAD ROMANCE:  This song is unbelievably great.  The video is just as fantastic.  Eminently singable and makes you wanna scream and dance and all of it.  A quite enjoyable song to play on Rock Band too.

BORN THIS WAY:  Fucking great LGBTQ anthem and very strange video, gotta say.  And even though it’s compared to Madonna’s “Express Yourself” for musical reasons, I still say, “Girls, you’re both pretty”.

TELEPHONE:  She and Beyonce kill it on this track.   I really really really thought Beyonce was going to make a surprise appearance at the Super Bowl when Lady Gaga started singing this song.

AMERICANO:  By far the song that is so not a hit but I fucking love the shit out of this song.  I still wish I knew choreographers and had the motivation and time to have figured out a flash mob dance to this song at our wedding last year.  It would’ve been epic.  Could have then led into the Hava Nagila horah dance.  Le sigh.

Anyway, there are so many great songs in her catalog, although I will say I think my favorites are from her first albums, The Fame, The Fame Monster, and Born This Way.  I can listen to those albums all the way through and be wildly entertained.  Joanne is growing on me, while ARTPOP is really disappointing.

In other random news, Larry bought me a Christmas present that just couldn’t get here on time due to supply issues: a signed copy of La La Land‘s soundtrack on vinyl (signed by the composer, Justin Hurwitz!).  Sooooo lucky to have a wonderful husband as him!

 

Reminded of Madonna’s 2012 Super Bowl Halftime Show

L.A. Weekly posted an article about the 10 best female solo Super Bowl performances and of course my girl Madonna ranks very high on the list, at #2 (behind Beyonce, which I’ll allow).  This performance is so much fun:

I even don’t mind “Gimme All Your Luvin'” at this point as it is a very catchy song, but the MDNA album is still such a misfire in my mind.  So much potential.  This Super Bowl performance is a blast, and outdoes the entirety of the MDNA concert tour too.

My Super Bowl Picks

Well, damn, that was one hell of a 4th Quarter!  As is usual, I could give zero shits about football but it’s easy to get caught up in a game that has such amazing plays and occurrences.  That insane bounce catch for Seattle with under 2 minutes left and then that insane insane insane interception by the Patriots at :20 left to ensure their victory?  Wow.  Good stuff.  Still don’t care who won though.

What was I there for?   Well, first, that Half Time show with Katy Perry wasn’t initially something I was all jazzed up about, but I of course had my attention focused on it as well, it’s the pop star stuff.  Katy Perry’s stuff was pretty good and I was entertained by the giant mecha-animal and dancing sharks, but I started to drift away until I heard some familiar beats…and then it was like, holy shit, is that Missy Fucking Elliott????  YES, Hobie, IT WAS.

missyelliott_halftimeGotta say I hope that this means that maybe just maybe Missy will be returning into the pop culture landscape soon.  2015 just may well be the best year for pop culture fun!!!!

The other thing I absolutely loved was that damn Budweiser commercial with the little puppy getting saved by his Clydesdale friends.  Ever since it was revealed earlier last week, I’ve loved watching it and sobbing.  It’s just an overdose of cute.

It’s not just the puppy cuteness, there’s the whole sad and slow version of “500 Miles” and once the chorus hits when the Clydesdales come to the rescue….omg, the feels.  Also?  That owner is the HAWT.  Ever since his first appearance 2 years ago, we’ve been fans of this particular campaign.  The guy is just so damn attractive.    Let’s review his previous Super Bowl appearances:

From 2014, it’s the puppy’s first appearance!!!!  So damn cute.

This was the one where it’s just so fucking emotional as it’s set to Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” and it’s just so damn perfect.  Plus, this is the first time we meet hella Hawt horse trainer.  Shazam.

Go-Kart Racin’ and Super Bowl Watchin’

This is a pictures post, that’s for sure.  First up I’ve got some pics taken today from Trent’s 17th Birthday party, which was held at a place called K1 Racing.  I’d never heard of this place before today, but now having gone, I’m a fan.  It’s go-kart racing but it’s pretty sophisticated in that all your stats are gathered during the race so you can see how you did.  The first race for me was pretty sad, as I was not feeling comfortable at all and was worried I’d flip the car.  I needn’t have worried.  Though I did come in 10th out of 10 in the first race and only completed 6 laps (SIX!  Everyone else did 13 – Yes, it was that bad), after a break and realizing that the go-kart was not about to flip, I did a healthy 7th out of 9!  And actually did 13 laps this time – I was freakin’ flying.  Once you have that confidence, it’s amazing how much faster you’re willing to go.  After that we went to a really good sushi restaurant in Ontario.  Surprisingly good, actually!  Anyway, we’re home now and since I’m tired, it’s these pictures and another set below….

K1 Racing for Trent’s 17th Birthday in Ontario – February 8, 2014

Larry's a little teacup
Larry's a little teacup08-Feb-2014 16:03, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
The K1 Speed Racing venue in Ontario
The K1 Speed Racing venue in Ontario08-Feb-2014 16:03, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
Inside the massive space
Inside the massive space08-Feb-2014 16:10, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1000
 
Birthday boy Trent
Birthday boy Trent08-Feb-2014 16:10, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1250
One of the two raceways
One of the two raceways08-Feb-2014 16:11, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 800
08-Feb-2014 16:11, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1000
 
Larry, Stacie and Kathy
Larry, Stacie and Kathy08-Feb-2014 16:15, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1250
Me, Stacie and Kathy with some photobombing
Me, Stacie and Kathy with some photobombing08-Feb-2014 16:15, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1250
Larry, Hobie and Stacie
Larry, Hobie and Stacie08-Feb-2014 16:15, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 1600
 
Zoom zoom
Zoom zoom08-Feb-2014 16:16, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 800
08-Feb-2014 16:16, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 800
08-Feb-2014 16:16, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 800
 
Where you get in your go-kart
Where you get in your go-kart08-Feb-2014 16:21, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 800
We're ready for the first race of the day
We're ready for the first race of the day08-Feb-2014 16:30, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 800
We'll see how this goes
We'll see how this goes08-Feb-2014 16:30, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 800
 

So I was all about my cookies last weekend that I made for Mila’s Super Bowl party, yet I completely forgot when getting home from that fun event that I had taken pics too!   It was so much fun to get to see all my buds.  It’s still so fantastic to realize that the majority of us have known each other and been friends since 1988 or so….which is like 26 years….holy crap that’s a long time.  I love it though.  LOVE it.  Anyway, despite the game being a blowout, it’s always a great time with them and here are the pics to prove it.  I hope to see them more often though, as it had been awhile since I’d seen them before that.

Super Bowl Party and Scott’s Birthday @ Mila’s – February 2, 2014

Larry, Sveta & Mila
Larry, Sveta & Mila02-Feb-2014 14:46, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1250
The 3 Originals - Sveta, Mila, and Me
The 3 Originals - Sveta, Mila, and Me02-Feb-2014 14:46, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1250
Larry and Logan
Larry and Logan02-Feb-2014 17:42, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 1600
 
02-Feb-2014 17:42, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.1 sec, ISO 1600
Watching the blowout
Watching the blowout02-Feb-2014 17:47, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 1600
Scott's Birthday cake
Scott's Birthday cake02-Feb-2014 17:49, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 6.126mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 800
 
02-Feb-2014 17:49, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 6.126mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 800
02-Feb-2014 17:49, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.5, 4.904mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 640
Sarah and Laryssa
Sarah and Laryssa02-Feb-2014 17:49, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 1600
 
Fire!
Fire!02-Feb-2014 18:11, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1250
DANGER
DANGER02-Feb-2014 18:11, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 800
Laryssa and Mila
Laryssa and Mila02-Feb-2014 18:12, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1600
 
Birthday Cake?
Birthday Cake?02-Feb-2014 18:12, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1600
Angie
Angie02-Feb-2014 18:12, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 800
Angie and Rena
Angie and Rena02-Feb-2014 18:12, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 500
 

Sunday Night on NBC!

Well, that was certainly a spectacle!  As many have said, I had no idea there was going to be football at a Madonna concert!  🙂  I for one am in the camp of loving Madonna’s half-time show at Super Bowl 46.  She brought it (as well as plenty of hot gladiators) and the songs chosen were fantastic.  Even got some LMFAO and Cee Lo Green.  I’ve included a link to the halftime show as found on YouTube, but I won’t be surprised if the NFL or NBC has all these removed.

I must have missed this spot from NBC when it aired before the Super Bowl, but I’m glad I caught it eventually.  All the stars are singing the show-stopping number from How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying called “Brotherhood of Man.”  It is incredible.  Pretty much all the NBC shows still on air (even Community!) are represented.  It’s a great tune and everyone looks like they’re having a blast:

http://youtu.be/BJuAvwtmXuw

That NBC video is fucking awesome.  It reminds me that I’m still proud to be a part of this network, as while our Nielsen ratings are in the pit, we have great shows with great casts.  I’ve watched that a few times now and it doesn’t get old, especially using that song.