Monday, February 15, 2010

25 years

A couple of different things are celebrating their 25th year.

First, Dairy Queen is currently celebrating 25 years of the Blizzard. Part of the celebration is a great deal... a hamburger, fries, drink and a blizzard for just $5! Jennifer and I took advantage of the deal and celebrated the Blizzard's Birthday on Friday.

The other quarter century celebration is regarding We Are the World. It's been 25 years since the original was made. Just before the opening ceremonies at the Olympics, they played the new We Are The World video. I watched. I wasn't so impressed. I thought the original was way better. If you didn't catch it, check it out...

What did y'all think of it? Am I'm being an old curmudgeon? Do I have a chip on my shoulder that they let Little Wayne preform just days before going to prison? Maybe I dislike it because all of the solo singers couldn't do their solos in the big room like they did in '85 because every one is such a diva (or "shy" as Lionel Richie explained on Oprah).

Here have a look at the '85 model...

Aaaahhhh...Michael Jackson before we knew he was weird. Kenny Rogers before his thousand face-lifts. Billy Joel before all the drink and divorces caught up with him. Willie Nelson a lot of pot ago. Huey Lewis when he was "& the news" instead of just "old news".

Either way, Friday totally invoked memories of 1985... just sittin' around Nocona, eat'n Blizzards and singin' We Are The World!


The Ffrench's said...

I totally hated the new version of We Are the World. I especially disliked the part where Janet was singing in split screen with Michael. The whole thing seemed disjointed and just pretty awful !!! I am glad I am not the the only one who thought so !!!

Linda K said...

I was not impressed with the new version. Also, there were faces in the crowd that I didn't recognize.

The Cooper Family said...

Love your commentary on the original We are the World. Nothing can ever touch the first version!

Spotted-Bird said...

I saw the ad for DQ's 25th. I think I am going to have to get me some of that. Sounds so good.


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