That Was The Week That Was: February 1st, 2016
Heroes: Yes, to the winners the spoils, Peyton Manning, with a huge assist from his defense, stole the game and can now retire secure in his position as one of the greatest of all time. And Beyonce, according to the New York Times at least, stole the Halftime show. Finally, Lady Gaga has completed her rebirth to become a family entertainer. Super Bowl 50: can I go to sleep now?
Zeroes: Cam Newton performed well enough, certainly somebody who could actually catch the ball might have helped, but he still has a long way to go. However, I thought Coldplay were fine so, you know, whatever right? I thought the insults were a touch on the gnomic side, myself.
Death: Dan Hicks, who invented “Folk Swing” as a counter to 60s psychedelia,and gave eccentricity a cool face, has faced his final hot lick. Maurice White of Earth, Wind And Fire died at the age of 74.
The Race For The Presidency: Bill Clinton finally performed a powerful hit job on Bernie Sanders, Chris Christie finally did a powerful hit job on Mario Rubio, and the age of Trump seems to be coming to an end.
Recorded: Beyonce’s new song “Formation” could hardly be better, Future’s new album is an anti-pop move, Rihanna is at the top of the charts.
Live: Beach Boys on Tuesday, Kanye West on Thursday.
Movies: “Hail, Caesar”, the new Coen Brothers movies, was an oddly disappointing little show. A take on the studio system that seemed to consistently miss its mark despite the sweetness of its take.