Monday, February 09, 2009

Thoughts on the grammys

I didn't even watch much of last night's Grammy broadcast, but that doesn't stop me from having opinions:

  • Way to go, BeauSoleil! They won their second Grammy in the Best Zydeco or Cajun category for their Live At The 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival album. I don't think that one is even widely available, but hopefully that will change now that it's a Grammy winner. I'm sure Alligator Purse will be nominated in the Zydeco/Cajun category next year.
  • I think Coldplay should have won album of the year. Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss is a very good album, but not as amazing as Viva La Vida. Coldplay saved their career by making that album! It's also way more creative and experimental.
  • In the Best New Artist category, I really would have been happy with either Adele or Duffy. I favor Duffy, but both gals are great singers.
  • Watching even a little of the Grammys reminds me why I don't like award shows. The speeches are tacky and boring, there are very few awards given out (really, these shows seem to exist just for performances now), and the interactions, acceptance speeches and everything else just seem so awkward. There's a reason why most of these people sing and play for a living.
  • Record Of The Year should be renamed single of the year. What does 'record' even mean in today's world?
  • If there were justice in this world, Joe Jackson would have been nominated in Album Of The Year for Rain. In fact, Rain could have provided many nominations for Joe. But, no, there is no justice. A great album gets ignored.

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