Janet Jackson's rusted right can was only on TV for a split second, but it changed our lives forever. Increased FCC regulations changed the landscape of the entertainment industry. A generation of children, traumatized, turned to opioid abuse to cope with the sheer physical pain of seeing an older woman with her shirt off. Janet's career never recovered, supposedly thanks to Les Moonves, who's since been implicated in the Me Too movement.
As a pioneering figure in online music journalism, and as a man of a certain age, who was subjected to Janet Jackson and other artists in a similar vein throughout his youth, Byron Crawford is uniquely well-suited to tell not just the story of what really happened during the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show, but the events leading up to it, and the continuing fallout, with a wit and an intelligence that can't otherwise be found in music journalism.