Awful pop music between every motherfucking point in volleyball, and now during the victory celebration of the women's soccer match. Does anyone remember if it has been this bad in past Games? I would have thought that the Olympics, at least, would be spared from 7 Nation Army, Journey, Katie Perry, and Queen.
OT: Rawk Muzik at the Olympics Rant
It's called pop because it's popular. I feel like you can make it through this.
It's just music. It's a bit different from the Big House, where Rawk is replacing the MMB. At the olympics, what would you rather have? They could play the olympic anthem over and over, they could play nothing (and let the stadiums be super quiet) or they could play popular music. It just doesn't seem like a bit deal to me.
Is there something wrong with not playing any music?
Well of course not, but I also don't see what's wrong with playing popular music at sporting events like this with breaks in the action and quiet crowds. Most people see it as entertaining, and like I said it's not going against any traditions or anything. You may not like it, but it's popular music, so most do. I just don't see it as some grand injustice.
I don't really mind it during time outs and such, but this was between every point.
The music is not really aimed for the TV audience, but it is played for the live game atmosphere.
A lot of the blatantly British music that's been played often, some of the British gymnasts used Pink Floyd for their floor exercise, etc.
Yeah, I liked when they played "London Calling" during a timeout in a basketball game. The Chariots of Fire theme is a nice touch for the medal ceremonies. They should have gone with totally British music at all venues.
He does nothing without music accompanying it: sleeping, eating, showering, homework, emptying the dishwasher, etc. Worse, his current favorite is dubstep. Apparently I am old and not with it for asking him to go without: just for a family dinner.
It must be getting pretty bad around here if these are the kind of topics being brought up.
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You spelled Katy Perry incorrectly.
That doesn't bother me as much as the awful trumpet thing they keep playing.
No We Are the Champions after winning in soccer? In England? What kind of music DO YOU like? Or should sports be played in silence?
Not a fan of that song. Way too cliche and schmaltzy
What music you like.
Bruce Springsteen, Wu Tang Clan, CCR, James Taylor, Trans Siberian Orchestra, classical, jazz. I can get down with Irish folk music too.
I guess you will never be satisfied with the music played during sporting events then.
Trans Siberian Orchestra is schmaltzy and trite.
They only have Christmas songs right?
They have three Christmas albums and two non-Christmas albums. You have probably heard them a lot on sporting events the last three years and not realized it. Almost every time you hear O Fortuna from Carmina Burana played alongside sports, it's their version.
True, but it doesn't get played to death at every sporting event
You just done lost any credibility you might have had.
Does anyone know what the deal is with that obnoxious trumpet-sounding-thing they play between every beach volleyball point? It's one big riff and then the crowd shouts "OLE!" or something obnoxious like that. Is this some ancient beach volleyball tradition?
That's what I was commenting on. It was so annoying I put it on mute for awhile.
Whatever it is it's pretty goofy. 4/10.
Is this thread serious? Dude lighten up.
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Jack White and Freddy Mercury are/were supremely talented. The original singer for journey was the keyboard/ singer for Santana at Woodstock. Lumping those dudes with Katy Perry does not speak well of your musical knowledge.
Economy is shambles, a drought worse than ever, soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, and rock music at the Olympics is your final straw to a meltdown?
Yep, complaining about rawk music at the Olympics is kind of ridiculous. However, complaining about rawk music at the Big House is completely fine.
/seriously don't see the difference
To be fair to the OP, most of the topics you mentioned are not permissible here. Ranting about RAWK is.
Nice Chris Carter reference!
Well they did play The Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" during the Opening Ceremonies (sadly cut out by NBC on the version I saw). Considering that was at one point banned by the BBC and the Queen was in attendance, I think that, at least deserves a thumbs up. As others mentioned I've heard some great British music along the way. The rest I just mute or ignore
You could always try Carly Rae Jepsen?