Monday, February 12, 2007

Why I Don't Watch The Grammys

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.

6 comments:

jennifer said...

i love the dixie chicks. they are my country guilty pleasure. being from bakersfield, i shouldn't even have to justify that i listen to them. i like their music, but their politics make me like them even more.

in any event, i was on the same flight as natalie once. we were both heading from LA to austin. she gave me an autograph while wielding an rambunctions toddler. it was awesome. :)

5 Hail Marys said...

I'm not a big Dixie Chicks fan. They had one song that I can remember. The thing about the Grammys that makes me want to stab myself in the eyes is the fact that they short hiphop every year. Someone like the Black Eyed Peas does not belong in the hiphop category.

deeesguy said...

Can't believe Luda won the best rap album award. Lupe's disc was fantastic! T.I. put out a better record too.

Cincysundevil said...

Jen-
Yeah, I love 'em too. I have always been a fan of female harmony like that. I guess that is why I like the Corrs as well.

Natalie grew up in West Texas about an hour from where I grew up in New Mexico. It's always good to see a local gal kickin' ass.

Cincysundevil said...

5HM-
I think the Source Awards are a much better gauge of what is going on in Hip Hop. The Grammys are the "safe" artists.

Cincysundevil said...

Deeesguy-
Let's face it; ever since Luda was going to do that Pepsi commercial, he's become almost family friendly. Thanks Bill O'Reilly (you fucking cocksucker)!!