Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Grammys...

Remember those days when you could watch the Grammys and forget about them? Not this trip. The sights and sounds have traumatized me and being the munificent person I am, I have to share....




You know what? I liked her as an R&B/Pop singer--anything beyond that--I just don't care. Clarkson got into a little bit of trouble because she didn't thank American Idol. What? Is American Idol a person now? She won the show didn't she? What more can she do. In fact her being a viable, and non-creepy winner or runner-up is thanks enough...



Madonna did a performance with the animated group the Gorillaz. It wasn't ironic or innovative, it was pretty much Madonna performing with a non-existent, computer generated group. Heh, she looks like Electro Woman and or Dyna Girl. And sadly the sight of that spectacle makes me regret all of the wonderful "thoughts" I've had about her over the years...






I had to admit tears came when I saw Mary J. Blige and U2 together. You know what the tears were from? Pure agony. I can pretty much put this in the enuff z' enuff files. Actually I like both entities--in small doses. Together? Forget about it.



You know, I'm from the old-school. Seriously. I graduated from a run-down shack called, "The Old School." In any event, I do think Teri Hatcher looks great. I'm a bit puzzled why this made news. I barely know who won what and this was the main story. Well really, given the lack of exciting wins I can see why folks needed a diversion.






Hello, goodbye, wha? When the news broke that Sly Stone was going to appear at the Grammys, I was cautiously optimistic. Since 1974 or so "expecting" Sly Stone to do anything was often a foolish pursuit. Stone did appear however--and it was just ok. After decidedly non-Sly Stoneian performers sang a few of his hits, Stone himself came onstage. It barely made a difference. Wearing a blonde Mohawk, big sunglasses and a metallic-looking getup, I was a bit pleased to see him. Well not really. Stone's appearance made for uncomfortable viewing. He fled the stage before "I Want To Take You Higher" concluded leaving folks like John Legend and that second weirdest guy from the Black Eyed Peas to close up shop...



Update:
Sly Stone is still bat shit crazy...





Oh no you don't, but they did. After Jay-Z pretty much zoned me out with some dude named Chester Bennington or as I see it, Betten Chesterfield. They tell me he's from Linkin Park, one of those acid rock groups the kids are going crazy about. As the song they were "singing" oddly started to sound like "Yesterday" I knew who was on tap, Paul McCartney. McCartney did sang a few lines, did some harmony with Bennington. The embarrassing part? Jay-Z. The specifics of singing and melody rendered him hopeless and all he could offer was "uh-huh," "yeah" and a few other utterances as the others sang. Hilarious--and this was simply odd...

A Warning: If Jay-Z and Paul McCartney appear together again, the universe can't stand it and it's going to be adios for, well, like everybody...
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