Monday, February 11, 2008

A Grammys recap. Because I know we've all been holding our breath.

Amy Winehouse wins five Grammys. That's good. She's good. And she will likely never work again because she will very soon be living in a roach infested apartment in London looking to score smack and never bathing. So it's nice to see her getting an award while she still can. Kanye West won four. That's OK. He's OK. And Herbie Hancock won record of the year. That's great. He's great.

Also great - Bruce Springsteen wins two, Foo Fighters win two. And the Eagles won an award in the category "Best Pop, Reggae, Calypso, Black Metal Or Country Song More Than Four Minutes in Length With Vocals Done By Men With a Combined Age Of Eighty Or More That Was Released Only At Wal-Mart Or Starbucks". This is considered one of the major categories.

Thank goodness the American Idols were well represented. Quality in music could not possibly be defined without the likes of Carrie Underwood and more Carrie Underwood. Also synonymous with quality in music, were winners Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo, Jay-Z, and Maroon 5. Wow. Musical geniuses, all. Shut out were such unimportant acts as Feist and Arcade Fire. Well, at least they have the Junos.

One fantastic surprise was Barack Obama, fresh off three big defeats of Hilary Clinton in primaries over the weekend, defeating Bill Clinton for best spoken word album. Much as I hate the Grammys, and think they are a colossal waste of time, I will say this about them: They are immeasurably better than the Junos.

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