September 21st, 2017 at 8:48 AM ^

That's one garbage playlist of overplayed, trite bullshit power anthems that I got bored of listening to sometime about 15 years ago or so.

How is it humanly possible to create a playlist that both students and bluehairs (or soon to be  a bluehair like me) think is shit?  That takes some work.


September 20th, 2017 at 9:12 PM ^

You will never make everyone happy, it is impossible. This is the ultimate lose/lose. Some people want all band, some all music, some rap/hip-hip, some current pop, some classic rock, some a combination of all, some nothing. 

Most students like current music adding to the experience, most old blues long for 1960 when the band and only the band played after every first down. 

The music in the stadium debate is an endless one, with no solution, because everyone wants their own personal music taste exaclty repilicated. 



September 20th, 2017 at 9:22 PM ^

I don't want my own personal music taste.  I want to feel like I'm a college football game listening to a college marching band.  I will say it took some time and age to appreciate what made attending college football games my favorite experience in sports but with age it becomes more clear every time I hear AC/DC in Michigan stadium.  It's generic and when programs used to do it right it was anything but generic.  Now, we can all take a highway to hell and Oh Oh Oh Oh to Seven Nation Army togehter I guess.  


September 20th, 2017 at 8:42 PM ^

watching the 40somethings around me not know Mr. Brightside.  
Seriously? I'm 52 and know the Killers.

The ACDC stuff is very stale.

I'd trade it all for more band however.


September 21st, 2017 at 9:42 AM ^

I'm responding to Bando's question about Mr. Brightside but didn't want it buried under wake replies.

I'm not in love with Mr. Brightside, it's certainly not even in my top 100, but I have to admit that it IS catchy.  It seems to straddle the line between quirky alternative, brittish pop and arnthem rock.  It's got some fast paced (understandable) lyrics, a good beat, and it's about common themes of betrayal & jealousy.  

Anyone who was between 10 and 30 in 2004 probably heard it sporadically.  It's been sung in UK soccer stadioums, and the wake video went viral a few years ago.

I think it all adds up.

I hope they keep playing it, if if lessens the threat that I'll have to hear Sweet Caroline or Thunderstruck for 10thousandth time it will be worth it.  

Tools Of Ignorance

September 20th, 2017 at 11:22 PM ^

Normally I agree with what you have to say, even though I had a brief debate with you at one that to similar line of work and different interpretations, but

If you ever lose control of your emotions while celebrating a friend's life after he passed, I will certainly not shoot you. I will gladly buy you another pint and sing the next song right along side you!


September 20th, 2017 at 9:48 PM ^

Wait, so are you calling his thoughts dumb or admitting that your thoughts on his thoughts are dumb? Personally, I think the latter would be far more amusing. 

Incidentally, "Don't Fear The Reaper" (especially since that's more or less what the defense is, so there's a poetry here) would be a better third down song than what they do now. Just my two cents there. 

Mi Sooner

September 21st, 2017 at 2:25 AM ^

The band has played Don’t fear the reaper. That’s when I started to love BOC. In the third quarter, the band would send out a small group that would play about every other section. Smoke on the water was played a lot. I miss the band playing current/relevant songs...


September 21st, 2017 at 9:44 AM ^

I was in the band - i don't ever recall Don't Fear the Reaper played by the band or Smoke on the Water played by the Fanfare Group.  Anyone else recall this or is Mi Sooner talking about the Oklahoma Band (who only plays one song; Boomer Sooner, ad nauseum)?

Mi Sooner

September 21st, 2017 at 3:45 PM ^

I think the right term is drum and bugle Corp for me. Liked the MMB approach.

Played smoke on the water, by deep purple, in the early 70s during the 3rd quarter by the small segment of the band that went around the stadium. The brass sections seemed to really like it for some reason. The song you mentioned I may not remember as well.