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Monday, February 11, 2008

The Best Thing About The Grammys

Ironically, the best thing about the Grammies last night didn't even happen in the Staples Center. It was over the pond and through the woods to Amy's (Wine)house. Amy's performance at, the otherwise mega yawn of an award show, was everything we held out for-- unpredictable, uneasy, spontaneous and authentic. All the qualities diluted in today's bling-blonde-bland music industry. Her phrasing was off the cuff and very often reminiscent of Ella. And her melodies were off the chain-- reminiscent of Lauryn. The 50th anniversary of "the biggest night in music" was quite reflective of these post-iPod times. There were a lot of pyrotechnics and very, very dark performances (Kanye); a ton of collabos, but nothing that sparked (Tina should have performed solo and Morris Day & The Time didn't need Rihanna up in their mix! Janet maybe? Prince definitely? Umbrella –ella-ella... not!) Oh well, thank God for You Tube. Check Amy's performance out below:

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2/11/2008 5:04 PM

 
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2/13/2008 3:52 PM

 
Anonymous Bilqis said...

Besides Ms. Winehouse I have to admit I liked the Alicia Keys / Frank Sinatra thing. A little corny but it was cute. Everything else pretty much kinda sucked or just left me sitting there perplexed asking who thought this combo would be a good idea? But what I think unnerved me most was Kanye's acceptance speech. He's not happy unless he's being annoying and over the top, which might even be close to almost kinda being tolerable if he was as great as he thinks he is.

2/18/2008 9:39 AM

 

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