Wednesday, February 08, 2006

MUSAK'S BIGGEST NACHT.

---From L to R: Jay-Z, Sir Paul McCartney, and Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington

The Grammy Awards tonight are still airing here on the West Coast. So far...

I liked the Madonna/Gorillaz opening number. She looked fantastic, but sounded kinda off. At least she’s never driven with a baby in her lap, which is why she still is the QUEEN OF POP MUSIC MISS THANG. Okay low blow on my part. Let’s face it though, Madonna could take a nap on stage and people would still get excited. She has what it takes to entertain still.

Kelly Clarkson of American Idol fame, was nicely rewarded for her work and sung beautifully during her performance of Because of You. She was crying uncontrollably when she won her first Grammy, but gave a nice acceptance speech for her second award.

I liked John Legend and his song, Jennifer Love Hewitt looked like a cheap tramp, Kanye West is annoying, and Mariah freakin’ Scarey is looking a bit chunky. And the size of her TATAS were purty impressive! DAYAM GIRL! DEM R SOME BIG JUGS! But the girl has always and can still undeniably sing.

U2 did a really cool version of their song One with a very interesting cover by Mary J. Blige who really infused the song with a lot of soul and heart. I was pleasantly surprised. It was cool. And U2 won big tonight too. Their latest album was rewarded with five awards, including album and song of the year.

But of course, OF COURSE, the true highlight of the night for me, the one that had me giddy with uncontrollable excitement, was former Beatle, ex-Wingsman, brilliant songwriter, and all-around living legend: Sir Paul McCartney.

Ah yes, it was back in November of last year at the very Staples Center (where the Grammys were held tonight) that I saw MACCA, and he was in top form at tonight's awards show during his performance of one of his newer songs and his classic Beatles song: Helter Skelter. Sweet Jesus Amen. The man had the Grammy audience on its feet when he was done.

Rapper Jay-Z (wearing that awesome John Lennon/NYC shirt) and Linkin Park did their Encore/Numb collaboration song, and then went into a hip version of Yesterday which Paul McCartney then joined in on! HOLY MOSES!

Music to my ears...

5 comments:

Brad said...

Okay, let me get this out. I LOVE U2. Adore them. Always have. I saw them perform in Philly not too long after 9/11, and it was as close to a religious experience as I will ever come.

However...

STOP GIVING THEM GRAMMYS. We get it, they're great. I could understand if maybe the Grammy people were ashamed of not honoring them in their prime, but Joshua Tree got Album of the Year in 1987. Can't be that. And I'm sure the Joshua Tree really was the best album of that year.

But this new one? Sure, it's good. But it doesn't even crack my top ten. Why not honor someone new who's doing something innovative like, oh, I don't know, Sufjan Stevens. Or Wolf Parade. I can't think of ANY music publication that rated U2 as album of the year. I can think of numerous that picked Sufjan Stevens.

Sorry to hijack your blog for my rant.

Now resuming regularly schedule programming...

Mario said...

These awards are for the masses, like the Oscars. I know they are important, but I don't understand why U2 won either (although I like the album). Well, better them than Mariah Carey with that I'm-still-singing-the-same-crap comeback of hers. The photos I saw of her performance, though, I mean, those are two inviting melons. I think she looks great.

Brad said...

I think the Oscar voters are far more "with it" than the Grammy voters. Look at the Best Picture nominees. All hard-hitting, complex works that didn't necessarily burn up the box-office receipts.

Yay, Mariah's boobs! And I'm SO glad "Shake, Rattle, and Polka!" won for best polka album. Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra really deserved it this year.

WAT said...

Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra?? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

The Dawg said...

Mariah Big Delicious looking melons were mouthwatering.....