Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Welcome to my day late Grammy Recap. I was nowhere near a computer yesterday, so please excuse my tardiness. My smart money bet prevailed as Raising Sand took home the Album of the Year award as well as Record of the Year for Please Read The Letter(co written by Jimmy Page!) Raising Sand won a total of 5 awards and, more importantly, kept Coldplay out of the top spot! Kudos to Bob and Al for their work. It really is a fantastic album. This leaves Allison Krauss as the recipient of the most Grammys won by a female in the history of the awards with 26. She is only 37 years old. She broke her OWN record.
I would like to agree with a comment made by Layla over at Layla's Classic Rock. Robert was so happy that night. The cheeriness in his wrinkly 60 year old cheeks left me with no doubt that we would never see him on tour with the mighty Zep again. It really hit home when he said in one of his speeches "In the old days, we would have called this selling out." This is where he wants to be..not on some grueling tour with 2 cryptkeepers and a fat bald,non -heir to the greatest drum throne of all time. We should let him go wherever his trampled under feet may take him.
Just a couple more comments and observations....Radiohead's performance with the USC marching band behind them handling all of the percussion in their brilliant song 15 Step was worth every minute of having to force myself through:
-Kid Rock getting 3 FUCKING songs chock full of AMENs and American Flags and Sir Paul and Dave Grohl getting one.
-Justin Timberlake waxing nostalgic and crooning like a girl and thinking since Dick in A Box worked, he's the funniest guy with pubes for a beard to grace us with his presence. You'll always be N-SPHINCT to me, JT.
-The Jonas Brothers jumping around like fey little pre-teens hopped up on Smarties, playing Rock Band and smothering Stevie Wonder who CAN'T SEE THEM.
-Coldplay winning BEST ROCK ALBUM(for being alone in an elevator) claiming themselves as hard as "limestone", and marching out those Sgt. POOPER uniforms again while fawning on Sir Paul. Chris stole Springsteen's crotch slide move as well during their performance of the live ipod commercial otherwise known as Viva La Vida.
-A bunch of hip hoppers jacking their tux pants up and verbally vomiting lyrics while M.I.A. pranced around all pregged-out in a stretched to the limit ladybug meets pantyhose one-sie.
Other high lights included Carrie Underwood's glossy gams and Katy Perry's banana.
All in all...I kept my composure and was glad to see In Rainbows win Best Alternative Album, and Kings Of Leon, Metallica and the Mars Volta bringing home some awards as well.
Posted by Seano at 10:58 AM