Did you guys watch the Grammys? Let’s be serious: I mostly watch them just to see all the performances and clothes. Who cares who wins the awards? Not me. Overall I thought this year’s was just ok. There wasn’t really anyone who blew me away except for maybe Jennifer Hudson. Which…did she seriously just have one day to put that together? Simon Cowell, what were you thinking?
Adele is so great. Beyond loving her voice—which is still amazing even though it’s changed a little bit since all the surgery, etc.—I just love the way she is unabashedly herself. Same South London accent, same body, laughing at snot jokes. It’s the best. That being said, I don’t know if this was really album of the year? Like, ok I get that it’s the Grammys and they don’t nominate everyone because album sales and radio play all factor into it, etc. Her voice is amazing but I think that her song writing is just ok? Don’t throw things at me.
Sidebar: One time a friend described Rumor Has It being like a 1960s spy song where you’d expect someone to pop out from behind a tree and sing the “Rumor Has It!” back up part and then disappear again. He demonstrated this and now I cannot hear that song without thinking about it. And laughing. Ruined.
Anyway, her second dress was to die for. Sparkles and polka dots and sleeves and tea-length! Oh my! Sorry guys, I could not find a full length shot of it.
Love, love, loved the Civil Wars. Loved the joke about thanking all the other bands for opening them. Joy Williams’ Shoes! How could she dance around in those? There is no way. I’d break my ankle. I wish they had let them do a full song.
Chris Brown. I can’t even. I am all for forgiveness. There are so many things that I need forgiveness for in my life, on a daily basis. Sin and brokenness is sin and brokenness. But forgiveness doesn’t mean no consequences! It should not mean that you get to come back and be celebrated at the same event where you beat.up.your.girlfriend! only a few short years ago. And he got a STANDING OVATION!?!? It felt like him being up there made everything ok. Something about that just did not sit right with me.
Dave Grohl is the King of Rockstars. His acceptance speech/shot at autotuners/celebration of the craft of music was one of my most favourite moments of the night. Also how great was Justin Vernon and his Chad MacDonald beard? Loved how he talked about all the people who would never be nominated and how he makes music for the reward of making music. I could have done without the terrifying Nicky Minaj performance in favour of a Bon Iver song, just saying.
All in all, I’d say this year’s Grammys was a success. I was entertained, and that’s the point right? Oh ps, I was glad they ended the night with Sir Paul et al (and not Nicky and her crazysauce priest) but that was Too Many GUITAR SOLOS. Egads.