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February 2, 2014

It's hard to beat Super Bowl Sunday


We got the beats

Another tradition of the Super Bowl is what happens when the teams take a break. Millions of people tune into the Super Bowl each year just to watch the commercials. Madison Avenue ad executives have elevated the commercial to an art form during the Super Bowl. This year a single 30-second spot during the Super Bowl will cost more than $4 million, and that’s just for the air time.

One commercial to look for this year is an advertisiment for Beats Music. A couple weeks ago The News published a story about Goshen native Ian Rogers, who over the past two decades has emerged as one the most revolutionary thinkers in the music industry. Rogers, a 1990 Goshen High School graduate, is the CEO of Beats Music, a streaming music service that launched on Jan. 21 and is backed by Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor. Ian was a good friend of mine in junior high and into high school. I have never met anyone who has a greater love and respect for music than Ian. Therefore, his success is no surprise to me.

Expect some prominent Beats Music commercials during this year’s Super Bowl. And check out the service on your smart phone or tablet at beatsmusic.com. It’s outstanding. I’ve been on since the launch and am blown away by its impact on my life. Follow me @wanbami71


In honor of the Super Bowl, I threw together the following Super Bowl playist on Beats with songs or artists with connections to Seattle, Denver or New York/New Jersey where the game is being played. I've also tweeted it. Check it out @mwanbaugh.

Star Spangled Banner -- Jimi Hendrix

Rocky Mountain High -- John Denver

Alive (Mookie Blaylock - The Moore Theater, Seattle) -- Pearl Jam

Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of -- U2

Game On (Seahawks Version) -- Disciple

New York, New York -- Ryan Adams

Ride Cowboy Ride -- Bon Jovi

Come as You Are -- Nirvana

Mighty Mighty -- Earth, Wind & Fire

I Can't Ride The Broncos Anymore -- Chris LeDoux

Little Wing (Olympic Studios, London) -- Jimi Hendrix

Who Do You Love -- Ronnie Hawkins

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Daniel Riordan has been writing for newspapers since he was 16. Previous newspaper stops include Warsaw and Plymouth. He joined The Goshen News in March 2013 and is enjoying getting to know the city. He has up to this point been able to resist any urge to watch cat videos on YouTube.

I am a journalist for The Goshen News in Goshen, Ind. I handle regional news and am the digital content editor.

Shelly Wilfong is the director of the International Baccalaureat Degree program at Goshen High School in Goshen, Ind.

David Vantress is sports editor at The Goshen News. He is a 1994 journalism graduate of San Diego State University. David has opinions and isn't afraid to share them.

Sam Householder is the chief photographer at The Goshen News. He is a 2010 graduate of Ball State University, with a bachelor's degree in photojournalism. He lives in Goshen with his fiancee, Ashley, and their cat, Rascal.

Roger Schneider is city editor for The Goshen News. He enjoys bicycling, fishing and photography.

Scott Weisser is entertainment and emergency services editor for The Goshen News.