Paul McCartney at The Superbowl

Written by Peter Cross


Paul's show atrepparttar Superbowl was an historic event for a number of reasons. We were all watching a living legend in action, a star fromrepparttar 135880 1960's up there on stage acting like a teenager entertaining teenagers in 2005, andrepparttar 135881 audience reacted onrepparttar 135882 most fundamental level. Now I've seen a lot of shows by many rock legends, including Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Grateful Dead, and many others, and I have to say that Paul's Superbowl show wasrepparttar 135883 best short rock and roll show in history.

To begin with, I did not fail to notice his choice of songs. He began his show with "Baby You Can Drive My Car", a driving piece of simple rock and roll, and then followed up with two more simple Beatles songs. Of course, Paul can affordrepparttar 135884 best musicians to back him up, and I also did not fail to notice that these expert players stayed true to The Beatles tracks and played them note for note likerepparttar 135885 records. Each song was one that Paul wrote, and they were all straight ahead, simple rock and roll. I also thought it was significant that he chose "Get Back", and that atrepparttar 135886 end ofrepparttar 135887 song he askedrepparttar 135888 audience, "Do you want to Get Back?" The audience roared their approval. Now what do you think they all want to get back to?

The significance of what he did proves a concept that's occurred to me recently. I believe thatrepparttar 135889 cycle of creativity in music is just about over. If you examine human history, creative bursts never remain in any one genre indefinitely. Ever sincerepparttar 135890 early 1990's when Van Halen, Alanis Morrisette and Jewel hitrepparttar 135891 charts big time, there haven't been any more rock acts that are capable of sustaining their success inrepparttar 135892 recording studio. On account of this andrepparttar 135893 phenomenon of free MP3 downloading, most record companies are losing money. The old formula of havingrepparttar 135894 record company put up well in excess of $150,000 to promote a new act simply doesn't work any more. In order for a record company to recoup their initial investment in recording time and promotion, it's absolutely necessary to have an act that can write and record more than one hit record, and that'srepparttar 135895 missing key. There are no more acts who can do that, andrepparttar 135896 record companies are painfully aware of this.

After Paul finished his three Beatles songs, he performed one Wings song - Live and Let Die. I think he chose that one because it has great dynamics which lent itself naturally torepparttar 135897 impressive light show that accompaniedrepparttar 135898 song. But then Paul chose to end his show with "Hey Jude", which is certainly one ofrepparttar 135899 definitive Beatles songs. In terms ofrepparttar 135900 dynamics of his entire show, it was a natural choice for an ending.

I also could not fail to miss that wheneverrepparttar 135901 camera panned out overrepparttar 135902 audience, all I could see were young people inrepparttar 135903 teenager to early 20's age group. I would have expected to see old hippies from Paul's generation, but there were none that I could see. Of course,repparttar 135904 audience adored Paul and didrepparttar 135905 usual arm waving thing and massive lighter thing inrepparttar 135906 dark, and that means nothing because audiences dorepparttar 135907 exact same thing for famous acts with no talent. Butrepparttar 135908 point I'm making here is thatrepparttar 135909 young people are definitely turning back to real rock and roll, Paul is one ofrepparttar 135910 originals, andrepparttar 135911 audience was fully aware and appreciative. There are at least three reasons why young people are turning back to rock and roll:

The Lore And Beauty Of Turquoise

Written by Lee Dobbins


Turquoise has been sought after for centuries for itís beauty and healing powers. Well known for itís uses in Native American jewelry and carvings, it has been used for centuries and dates back to ancient Egypt as evidenced by turquoise jewelry found inrepparttar ancient Egyptian tombs.

This popular stone can range in color from vivid sky blue to a yellowish green color and is found in mines all overrepparttar 135831 world. Although quite porous in nature, most turquoise has been stabilized for use in modern jewelry which renders it less apt to chip and protects it from discoloration due to exposure from body oils. Turquoise can be strung as beads, carved into animal fetishes and combined with a variety of other stones to make striking handmade jewelry.

Turquoise gem stones are reputed to have powerful healing properties. This stone is said to help with public speaking as well as enhance calmness and creativity. The wearer of turquoise my also notice improved wisdom and honesty as well as a new sense of empathy. It has also been used to help enhance relationships, strengthenrepparttar 135832 bond in friendships and allow one to have a better connection with their inner self. Itís healing properties are associated withrepparttar 135833 respiratory, skeletal and digestive systems and has long been used to cleanserepparttar 135834 body of toxins.

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