Monday, February 9, 2009

Thoughts on the Grammies


  • I find Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Album of the Year win most pleasing.

  • Their other wins were equally gratifying. I had my doubts that they would beat Coldplay in the categories where they went head-to-head.

  • Sugarland's win for Best Country Performance for a Group or Duo for Stay is vexing to me. The song has a beautiful melody, and Jennifer Nettles always delivers it with exquisite emotion. My problem with it is the subject matter, despite country's tradition of cheating songs; I was cheated on, and I absolutely do not give a shit about the other man/woman's feelings.

  • Paul McCartney and B.B. King had fantastic energy in their performances. Let's hear it for the old guys!

  • Who let the president of NARAS out of the asylum? He did not seriously propose a "Secretary of the Arts" for President Obama's cabinet, did he? Government oversight of the arts, anyone? Anyone?

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