1. Leor,

    I also forgot that the Grammys were on last night. But, much to my surprise, there were a few really good performances. Awards shows, in general, make for pretty boring viewing, and though the Grammys have been searching for a formula that captures viewers for a while now, they did finally put together a show that people are talking about the day after.

  2. andreaitis

    Performances were really good. The rest? Meh, filler. And horribly produced filler at that.

    I missed Kanye West.

  3. Leor Galil

    I don’t know… I didn’t watch this year’s show (though I checked the NY Times’ Arts Blog because that was some of the funniest writing I read all week), but last year’s performances really blew people out of the water. Radiohead with a marching band, every rapper of the hour on “Swagger Like Us”… Haven’t heard anything on par with that from this year’s show!

  4. Leor Galil

    Eh. I’ll take a very-pregnant M.I.A. spitting out rhymes alongside Jay-Z, T.I., Kanye and Lil’ Wayne over Pink’s performance any day.

  5. Leor Galil

    You mean MTV, the company that has a strong link to CBS (which broadcasts the Grammys) and only seems to broadcast those acts that were won/nominated, only had good things to say about the Grammys?!

    Color me anything but shocked.

  6. irishace11

    Oh, it was painful. Utterly devoid of taste, fashion, art. A celebration of product over people. Waiting for jeff beck, my friend jeff, to be wasted for three minutes in a tribute to les paul, with a … oh, forget it, it was brutal. No T-Bone. On the + plus side, no U2, thank God. Music is too varied and diverse. Radiohead is God and I’m 52. Where to now, St. Peter?

  7. […] Aside from the winners and the wanna-be-winners, does anyone one else care anymore?  After nodding off during the Golden Globes and then the Grammys, I’m thinking not so much.  To be fair, most of the Grammy performances were worth watching.  It was the awards part that felt like filler.  T/S’er Leor Galil noticed as well in  Another ‘Grammys are irrelevant’ post. […]

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