Jack TV’s Top-5 Half-Time Shows Ever — No. 1 

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Only Prince would launch his Super Bowl show with an extremely phallic male-symbol stage jutting down the field, a powder-blue suit on his body, and a bandana on his head. 

Prince brought rock-star energy to the game the likes of which it had never seen and hasn't seen since — with nods to Jimi Hendrix and Foo Fighters, actual rain, and guitar licks that earn their spine chills along the way — before the "Purple Rain" coda brought everyone to an emotional climax. He may have waited over a decade, but The Purple One finally bested MJ himself for the best Super Bowl halftime show of all time.

The litmus test for a great halftime show is you can talk about it and have no recollection of what happened on the gridiron. For posterity, the Indianapolis Colts topped the Chicago bears 29-17 in front of a TV audience of more than 92-million viewers. 

Astronaut Tips To Make Living In Quarantine Livable

Being prepared for isolation is a giant part of an astronaut’s training. They’ve got to deal with living in confined spaces, with the same few people for weeks or months on end, and also have to eat canned tuna even when they really wish they could cram their faces full of pizza. They have to not only be rocket scientists and physicists but also know how to cope with stress and not getting to go outside to run around in the summer sprinklers. So here are a few tips from those who have not only survived living in isolation but have also done it in zero gravity while researching intergalactic wonders.

Keep A Positive Attitude

Astronauts have to not only live in extreme places but also have to maintain a good attitude no matter what the circumstances. Working together with those you are in isolation with is key to efficient problem-solving. So while you may not have to figure out which wires will reconfigure your warp drive, you can remember to keep your chin up when your sweetie eats the last of the ice cream. Remember your attitude helps determine how you interpret a situation, so having a good one is half the battle. 

Communication and Routines Are Essential

Remember pre-virus days when you were just so, “crazy busy” and you couldn’t find time to brush your hair, let alone have time to self reflect. Whereas now you’ve got so much time with yourself or your family, you might be going a little bonkers. Two things that are key to help manage that are creating very clear communication among those living in the house and keeping a solid schedule. When you have needs make sure you have the person you’re talking to even repeat your requests so that there is no confusion. This will also allow you to talk through any points of contention that may come up. And keep a schedule even if you’re not currently working. If that means scheduling when you eat breakfast, exercise, speak with friends, clean out your closets, or watch an episode of Star Trek. Schedule it. Tracking even small accomplishments throughout your day helps to give you a sense of purpose, balance, and connection to your surroundings.

Stay Connected To Others

Make those phone calls. Send ridiculous memes to friends. Use video conferencing in all its illustrious forms. Or, here’s a novel idea, You can keep your conversations short, but make sure to keep reaching out to people. You may be lonely, but it’s guaranteed that some of your pals are feeling the same thing. So finding ways to connect even with social distance walks, will help you to feel less isolated.

So use these tips and take it one day at a time. And always remember, we are in this together. 

Beyonce’s Double Feature Was One For The Ages; Jack TV’s Top-5 Half-Time Shows Ever — No. 2


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Beyoncé put that hot sauce in that swag bag and may have made herself an event that is almost bigger than the #SuperBowl. After her elaborate and meticulously executed 2013 halftime performance (complete with Destiny's Child mini-reunion), which some say blew a literal fuse at the New Orleans SuperDome, she came back three years later at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. and proved that a Beyoncé-Coldplay-Bruno Mars collaboration is something we all actually needed. 

Yes, Coldplay was technically the headliner, but Beyoncé stole the biggest TV event of the year with the just-dropped "Formation," the performance of which generated massive pushback from (some) people who believed her statement was anti-police. 

Need the big game to feel even bigger? Call Beyonce. 


When Will Music Festivals Return?




When oh when will be smashed together in crowds to listen to music in the summer open air? Hard to say since the risks of covid are still a big concern. By most estimates, big concerts won’t happen again until the end of the year or early 2021. It’s hard to say exactly as the timeline keeps changing but according to live promotion company Live Nation, they will resume a “full blown” concert schedule by 2021. Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino has outlined the company's plans to resume concerts and tours. This includes, as he stated, "...drive-in concerts, which we’re going to test and roll out and we’re having some success with; or reduced-capacity festival concerts, which could be outdoors in a theater on a large stadium floor, where there’s enough room to be safe." 

Surely other large venues and promoters will follow suit. Smaller clubs and venues may have a harder time adapting to the social distancing rules due to space. So only time will tell what will happen to the world of live music performance.

Until then, it looks like watching concerts either on your computer or the occasional neighborhood marching band is your best outlet for live music.

Songwriters and Composers Generate Record $876 Million In Music Royalties

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Remember that sensitive kid in high school who carried a Moleskin, took Drama and sang in the Glee Club? Yeah, you don’t. Jerk.

Well while you’ve been killing it in the HVAC game, driving a big fancy truck with extra-shiny-sparkly chrome, that dweeb from high school has been part of a group that nearly made a collective $1 billion in 2019.

PRS for Music, the organization that represents the rights of over 145,500 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the US and worldwide, collected a record $876 million on behalf of its members in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 8.7%, according to Music-news.com.

Best Songs To Play When You Have Money Falling From Your Pocket



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So you’ve just found a hundred smackers on the sidewalk, or maybe all those years of playing scratchers has finally paid off. Whatever the reason, you have a little extra dough to spend on whatever you want. But no frivolous shopping spree is complete without the proper soundtrack. So check out some of these songs for your ultimate shopping playlist:

Who doesn’t love a great bargain on a 1973 fedora?

No one will make you feel better about non-essential shopping.

The ultimate cautionary tale of how to not impulse buy.

Sometimes it’s just as fun to try on the clothes and then whimsically decide you’d rather just borrow your friend’s schwag instead.

Sometimes you just really need to buy that vintage Cabbage Patch Kid to add to your collection. We all have dreams, and maybe swinging your hips to this classic is just what you need.

Jack TV’s Top-5 Super Bowl Halftime Shows of All Time — No. 4

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Nothing says, “Hurry up and grab the snacks!” Like a viewer excited about the once-a-year half-time show for the Super Bowl. And so when Bruno Mars took the stage and began grooving behind the drums to his own, “Locked Out Of Heaven” you knew it was going to be a funky fifteen minutes. He then was joined by the classic funk band, Red Hot Chili Peppers for a collaboration of, “Give It Away”. Fans were happy and got their groove on regardless of the beat down their team may have been receiving. This is why we name this one of the Top 5 Super Bowl Half-Time performances to check out. So grab some Doritos and reminisce with us.

Jack TV’s Top-5 Half-Time Shows Ever — No. 5

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If you’re already stocking up on your favorite Super Bowl Snacks in anticipation of the Super Bowl, or better yet, the HalfTime show, then maybe it’s time to take a stroll down memory lane to check out some of the best Halftime shows in the sport’s vibrant history. 

For instance take a glance at the incredible performances of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Gloria Estefan, and of course, legendary, Stevie Wonder. With hundreds of dancers suited up in neon spandex doing both the swing and the salsa, you can’t help but shake your hips in solidarity. And suffice it to say, there is no one even in the same league as the master mister Wonder. He is joined by the prodigious tap dancer, Savion Glover as well, and wows the crowd with his own supremely amazing tap dancing solo. Wonders never cease. 


Get Your Classical Groove On With Yo-Yo Ma


Yo-Yo Ma, the LA Phil, and Esa-Pekka Salonen really got it right. After a few late-night drinks Yo-Yo Ma and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen devised a plan that resulted in this delicious Cello Concerto. With inspiration coming from outer space and comets, Esa-Pekka created a galaxy of textures within the brass, strings, and percussion. The piece ends with a stratospheric high B-flat which will take your ears to another time and place. Listen when you want to escape the day, the neighborhood, or the universe.

Looking For A Way To Rebuke Rude Trolls? Take Notes From YouTube Star, James Charles, As He Sings His Hate Comments


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Ever been called an insult either in person or online but been too flummoxed to respond with a nonchalant quip? World-famous YouTube personality and make-up artist, James Charles, has just the thing to show all those haters you just don’t care. He decided to sing the hate comments in a tender, love-song styled serenade. Not only did this deflate the power of the hate speech, but it also showcases his lovely soprano pipes. Over nine million fans who have watched the video would agree. So the next time you notice a troll leaving snarky comments on your social media, try singing those insults to the melody of “All The Single Ladies” and see if you feel as empowered as James is.