I so don't watch the Grammys. Tonight just served to remind me of that. You see, it was supposed to be this huge musical event .... instead it turned into an evening so dull, I went back and forth between Jackass 2 on DVD and the Grammys.
First of all, let me say that the Dixie Chicks fucking rock. I know, that is as contradictory a statement as you'll ever hear from me. But let's face it: these chicas made a statement and stood by it through thick and thin. Despite the monosyllabic Toby Keith crowd who burned their CDs and bitched about the Chicks not being brainwashed into believing what the Anti-Christ said. Country radio, ever the bastion of intelligent thought, pretty much banned their music. Through it all, they still put out great music and didn't apologize for shit. Aside from being cute, they are actually empowered chicas and definitely more of a role model than say .... Britney Spears.
Next, the Police are just too damn old. First up on the 3 hour dull fest, the show opened with them. Here I am ... stoked as hell to see one of the greatest bands of all time reuniting. So, the show starts off with a timeless classic, "Roxanne". Except this is the new Police ... or should I say, the Retired Police. Sting couldn't hit those high notes and the rhythm of the whole song was off kilter. Plus, in the crowd only like 1 or 2 people were even moving to the music. They were too busy waiting for some cheesy ass Justin Timberlake or P-Diddy or some other talentless fuck who has the backing of Clear Channel. I only hope Sting can quit worrying about making albums with some 3rd world hacks so he can concentrate on this reunion.
Essentially, the Grammys turns into some awards being handed out to some undeserving fucks. Let's say "Best Rock Album", the nominees are like one band with some actual cred, a couple of Clear Channel staples, and someone who is way past their prime ... say Bonnie Raitt. Every fucking year, Bonnie Raitt gets nominated for something. How in the fuck does she get award nominations every freaking year? The woman releases an album like every 5 years but she is up for a Grammy every year. It's beyond me.
The Grammys should really just be renamed the Clear Channel awards and be done with it.