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I Actually Watched The Grammys!

February 13, 2012

OK, I have a confession to make. I will admit it—-I ACTUALLY WATCHED most of the Grammys last night for the first time in years.  The dazzling stage production really jumped out at you, almost like 3-D without the glasses!  LL Cool J did a great job as host, nobody really got out of line on stage, and the performers worked well together in most cases.

The Grammys have always tried to present divergent styles of music together on the same stage and I think for the most part it worked well last night with only a few awkward moments.

The Beach Boys reunion after 50 some years was phenomenal—even in their 60s and 70s, the vocal harmonies really stood out.

Adele and Taylor Swift were superb—they both seemed so genuinely humbled by the outpouring of love on stage!

Not a big fan of Chris Brown but he’s a helluva dancer and the stage and choreography was amazing.

Glen Campbell hardly missed a beat even while suffering from Alzheimers.

Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to Whitney Houston so powerful and so poignant—she’s one of just a few who could’ve pulled it off!

And Stevie Wonder introducing Sir Paul’s performance with jazz performer Diana Krall and rock guitarist Joe Walsh was simply outstanding—a great example of how music of all kinds can come together and be relevant.

One thing I didn’t get was the Best Rock Song category—I’m happy for the Foo Fighters but the rest of the bands pretty much left me scratching my head but that’s just me!

The good news is music, all kinds of music, is alive and well in the USA.  If you missed the end of the Grammys, enjoy Sir Paul McCartney’s performance of Beatles tunes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUs_dXXGs44

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