Monday, February 13, 2012
It seems like the Grammys always get a major chunk of their awards wrong, but in 2011 there was no denying Adele and even with the Grammys track record, it is still no surprised that she hauled in the most awards this year. Here are some other thoughts on the night:
- I am a little shocked that Bruce Springsteen went with the new song that most people won’t even remember by next year instead of a song that highlighted a Clarence Clemmons sax solo.
- Can’t say I was ever a Whitney Houston fan (a grand total of two songs made it on my iPod), but it is also sad to see someone go that quickly and unexpectedly. But once again it shows, just like Whitney said it was: crack is wack. Another example as to never start using the stuff and if you do, it is time to get yourself help.
- Why even bring in LL Cool J as host if his entire monologue consists of a prayer and then shouting out people in the front row?
- It is never a good sign when they mentioned Bruno Mars is up for Album of the Year and I completely forgot he was. Granted the category was always Adele and the four other people since they announced the nominees.
- I can’t believe they actually brought Chris Brown back to the Grammys considering the last time the two were in the same sentence he had to cancel an appearance after brutally beating Rihanna. What’s worse (aside from not even bother to sing) was that he totally ripped off Rihanna’s We Found Love for the song he lip-synced.
- It is nice to see after sporting bad mom hair for the last couple months, Kelly Clarkson decided to actually do something with her hair tonight. Unfortunately she passed on her bad hair to Taylor Swift.
- Couldn’t they just give an entire half an hour block to The Beach Boys? That just did not seem long enough.
- Paul McCartney, Diana Krall and… Joe Walsh?
- It was enough that they were snubbed for Best New Artist, which they should have won, but only sixty seconds for The Civil Wars?
- It is ironic that Taylor Swift performed Mean on the Grammys considering the song was inspired by the critics who had some mean things to say following her performance with Stevie Nicks on the show a couple years ago.
- Katy Perry fooled me; I thought she pulled an Ashlee Simpson, although maybe she should have lip synced because it was pretty poor performance.
- After a year of hearing everyone butchering the song, it is weird hearing a great performance of Rolling in the Deep.
- Bon Iver, your Best New Artist of 2009.
- Roy Orbison’s widow gets mentions in the In Memoriam package but not Jani Lane?
- You really have to be high to enjoy electronic music.
- Can we please end the Nicki Minaj era please? Seriously, did she really work Oh Come All Ye Faithful into her abomination of a performance?