I haven't watched the Grammys in some years. I attribute this to the fact that most of the artist they have been honoring are not really who I am into. My taste in music has evovled into artist that are not on the radio.
Don't get me wrong I will always have a fondness for pop music. It's catchy and sometimes has a good beat that you can dance to. But I'm more interested in stuff that is breaking new sonic ground.
With that said I decided to spend some time in the mainstream. This is what I saw and thought
Totally loved seeing The Police reunite. They sounded awesome and looked good. Rolling Stones take notes.
Ahh Shakira, I have an affinity for you but that belly dancing gimmick is wearing thin. Not a bad performance, just nothing new about it.
Justin Timberlake pretending he knows how to play the piano. Too Funny. The camera in hand, the ultimate moment of vanity. He sure wasn't ready for his closeup when that drama went down with him and Janet Jackson. He avoided the cameras then.
Gnarls Barkley rocked it. Very "wall of sound" moment. Lead singers teeth look like Chicklets.
Grammy are trying to keep up with the times with that American Idol-ish competition going on. I hope the winner doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction while performing with Justin.
I dig Ludarcis. His music is hype and he was sooo good in Crash.
Bravo Mary J, Bravo!
Woe to the Best New Artist winner Carrie Underwood. It is the kiss of death. Past winners have been Jody Watley, Milli Vanilli, Christopher Cross, Sheena Easton. So Carrie be careful.
Okay Smokey Robinson and Lionel Ritchie, I'm sure my mother was in pure bliss during that moment. Chris Brown stomp the yard, the torch has beeen passed.
Only in America will you have , a Latina women, looking like Jayne Mansfield, singing a James Brown classic. Christina mamita, you turned it out.
Well Beyonce is not going empty handed during this award season. She got one for best contemporary R&B album. Mind you it wasn't televised. It was probably given to her at that dinner for the people who get awards for best polka and spoken word album.
Quentin Tarrantino...just shut up and make movies.
Well, the Dixie Chicks survived the backlash. They walk away with several grammys, including album of the year. Bush is soo having a bad year.
The winner, Robyn Troup, had her grammy moment via the American Idol-ish gimmick. Justin was sweet to her. Dang Justin! Why are you pretending to know how to play the guitar? Stop posing with musical instruments.
Poor Al Gore. What is he doing there. The irony is that he's all about the enviornment and he walks out to a stadium that was just showered with confetti to spice up a lame performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. You could see in his face he was wondering how many trees were killed just to make that moment seem special. Even more odd he's presenting with Queen Latifah. Maybe he wants some street cred. Damn Al, you should have fought harder for the recount.
Props to the grammy folks deciding to make it more of an live concert type of event. Why are people still wearing tuxedos to this event? Overall not a bad time.