Monday, February 09, 2009

Random Musings On The Grammy Awards

I hate to say it, but I really don't know a single thing about Lil Wayne or his music. He was funny on Letterman though.

I wanted to do a post about the Grammys but I couldn't come up with a firm theme so I'm going random here. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won a bunch of awards including Album of the Year. Although the Golden God and my favorite Country singer make a good pair I just haven't felt strongly about getting their CD Raising Sand. Guess I'll have to change that. I'm such a sucker for award winning stuff.

This meant Radiohead was denied their chance to win the big award that some thought would go their way. Oh well, lets face it if they were big winners it would undermine their whole "I'm a creep I'm a weirdo" vibe. Coldplay won for Song of the Year for the excellent "Viva La Vida" which is pretty awesome. I'm sure Joe Satriani was sitting there with a calculator figuring out how much more he was gonna sue for.

Adele won Best New Artist which would be cool if it wasn't for the curse attached to that award (Milli Vanilli anyone?). I read Radiohead and Jennifer Hudson gave good performances, I'll have to look around online to check them out. And that's all I got out of the Grammys this year. All the attention quickly went off the Grammys anyway as the Chris Brown and maybe Rihanna debacle has sucked up all the drama. If the rumors are true, all I can say is that's sad. How do I wrap up a random post like this?

I know, I'd like to thank - (music starts and my mike cuts out to tell me to get off the stage).


Some Kinda Wonderful said...

I have to admit that I didn't watch any of the show, Mr. Mike. I don't know anything about Lil Wayne, either. I think I've heard a little bit of the Plant/Krause music, but it wasn't anything that made me go, "Hey! I want that!".

Mr. Mike said...

The Plant / Krauss team up did have "Gone Gone Gone" which I liked but like you said I was waiting for something that would blow me away. Then again, maybe its one of those slow grower kind of albums. I'll have to see how I feel when I have money for it if I'm still interested.

Frontrow said...

What I don't understand with the award shows is that they always cut off the speeches for the Big ....of the Year award. Alot of interesting musical performance combinations, some good, some bad (Jonas bros with Stevie??? Stevie, you are much too gracious.....Miley Cyrus has no business at the Grammys).

Mr. Mike said...

I looked up the Jonas Bros with Stevie Wonder, I'm still not impressed by the Jonas Bros.

The cutting off of people's speeches is pretty insulting to the winners. Sure, the tv show will milk every second of tension it can leading up to the announcement of the winner, but after that its run up, stick a trophy in the hand, then push that person off the stage as fast as possible.