Social media was all abuzz today regarding Mr. Tyler’s rendition of the National Anthem at the Ravens/Patriots game over the weekend. He was being slammed left and right for the way he sang, and for messing up some of the lyrics.
How bad could it be?
I’m a curious sort, so I checked it out on youtube. Frankly, I don’t understand what all the fuss was about. He is, after all, Steven Tyler. I thought he did a pretty good job. He sounded like, well, Steven Tyler.
I didn’t detect any disrespect, and thought he really threw himself into the song. And he did it a cappella! You’ve got to give him credit for his career longevity and his ability to keep spandex makers in business long after the 80’s were over. He rocks. And he’s 63.
This was nothing like the debacle that Rosanne Barr made of the National Anthem a number of years ago. Just sayin’. I’m still steamed about that one.
And another thing, I’m totally enjoying the kinder gentler American Idol again this season. The 3 judges plus cute little Ryan have a wonderful rapport with one another and their mutual respect is obvious. It’s had to believe that it’s been 10 years since that franchise was born.
Anyhoo. What did y’all think of Steven’s try at the National Anthem?