I have to admit, I did NOT watch Super Bowl this year. I didn’t watch the opening anthems being sung; or any part of the game (not even a second); I did not tune in for the half-time show (although I heard that performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Slash and Usher were pretty sparktacular, but out of tune even in autotune); nor did I check in at the end of the game to watch the winning team celebrate (among my favourite TV moments).
So why is PleasureTroll even blogging about Super Bowl XLV? Well, during the game, I had the pleasure of following Mike Nelson @Kickassical on Twitter as he tweeted the play by play of Classical music in Super Bowl commercials. Loved it!
It all started with @Kickassical: Pop culture will always use classical music to set the stage, create a scene. #sb45 #adblitz
And @SoundIdeasCFRC: The only stupidbowl tweets that I care about tonight are @kickassical’s running commentary on the classical music in commercials.
Agreed! Here are my favourites:
Verdi’s Dies irae makes a big crunch with Doritos
Handel Sarabande at the border with Coca-Cola
Best Buy, Bieber, Ozzy and Rossini’s Barber of Seville
Coca-Cola and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture under Siege
A romantic first date with a can of Pepsi Max and a Boccherini Minuet
Thanks @Kickassical! Do you think the jocks of North America even realize how much classical music they have consumed with their beer and wings?