Thursday, February 08, 2007

Phallic Symbol, Maybe or Maybe Not

I'm beginning to think that people must have way too much time on their hands. There has apparently been a lot of discussion about the Prince half-time show. Seems some think that during his "Purple Rain" song his guitar was used as a phallic symbol image. Was it? I did notice the way he held the guitar and the shadowy look could be looked at as that. But is this intended as "Rolling Stone" seems to think or something else? Do we read more into things than there actually are? Maybe, since it was raining, the guitar just slipped into that position? Maybe, maybe not. Then again, maybe CBS or the NFL are trying to stur up some more controversy. Let's face it no one seems to want to watch squeaky clean half times like "Up with People" anymore. Next thing you know there will be a disclaimer before the start of the half time show saying "viewer descretion advised". Where is Perry Como when you need him?

2 comments:

cube said...

All I noticed was how bad Prince sounded. I think people see too much into things... sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

jan said...

I've always been under the impression that all rock guitars are phallic symbols. And that phallic symbols are not a bad thing.