Feb 082009

I have to apologize to anyone expecting a Rock Town Hall GRAMMYS Bash tonight. I’ve been so busy preparing for our upcoming Foyer of Fame festivities that I didn’t even realize the GRAMMY folks were doing their thing until I saw the paper this morning. Then I didn’t care about it. I tuned in briefly, earlier tonight, to see that American Idol woman, Jennifer Hudson, whose family was recently slain – a sincerely horrible thing that even I felt sad about. I only caught the tail end of her performance, that point when the African American Robed Choir suddenly appeared to make sure you really felt her pain. My timing was a message from god.

I also saw that “I Kissed a Girl” woman, Katie Perry? I’d never heard that entire song. Man, it sucks. It’s the cross-section between Pat Benetar and the worst aspects of The Cure.

Just now I tuned in again to see Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil’ Wayne, Jay-Z (I think), and maybe some other guy all yell at once while a token white guy played a heavy rock guitar lick in the background. Ugh.

Then Paul McCartney came on – still sans Hamish Stuart – to play yet another lame version of “I Saw Her Standing There.” Give it up, already, Paul! And Coldplay, after tonight’s festivities can you give up wearing those Sgt. Pepper’s jackets? It’s been 2 years appearing in public in those things, no? They smell.


  2 Responses to “Feeling the Need to Bash the GRAMMYS?”

  1. 2000 Man

    I saw some of it. Did they give Plant/Krauss a trophy because they wanted people to think they had credibility by going sort of under the radar?

    Did U2’s song suck as bad as I thought? Did they print the lyrics behind them so we could see that what we were actually hearing really was as stupid as it sounded? Does the guy that wrote the “Beatle Fighters” joke for The Rock have a broken nose now?

    Katy Perry made me wonder if they nominated things like “Yummy Yummy I Got Love in My tummy” and “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron?” Will she go away that quickly?

    My last question is what was Carrie Underwood’s song? Country? Nickelback outtake? Man, it was bad. It was painfully hard to listen to. Is that what NASCAR moms want these days?

  2. I didn’t realize that I hadn’t heard that Katy Perry song until it came on. I expected it to be some cute pop-confection, maybe a little rockin’ but pleasant, like No Doubt or something. I was shocked by the sound of it. But no, it was thoroughly unmusical and the vocal sound, which to my eyes was clearly not coming from dancing girl on-stage, had one of the most unpleasant, apparently processed sounds I’ve ever heard. There is NO WAY that song sold on sonic merit. It was strictly the hype of the cute girl singing the pseudo-naughty lyric. Look to that big time in the return bins in six months for about a buck a pop.

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