I’m not a big fan of awards shows. The awards themselves are kind of – well, lame? Especially music. It should be judged by how many buy the song – shouldn’t it? Everything else is subjective. Let’s face it – really – in any given 365-day period, how many “songs of year” are there? The answer – many. I never really understood the difference between “song of the year” and “record of the year.” Is it the material it’s pressed on, or how it’s downloaded?
Great seeing LL Cool J. Loved seeing Eminem and his happy self… that guy can really put on a smile – can’t he? Barbara Streisand sounded incredible as always. Nobody moves around a stage like Mick Jagger. What happened to Bob Dylan’s vocal? The sound person was asleep. Christina Aguliera butchered that Aretha Franklin song with her overwrought tones (so typical with today’s singers). Just sing the song! Jennifer Hudson looked and sang fantastic. Announcer Ellen K – was OK, but not spectacular. For years, this radio gal’s been trying to make it as an actress and/or TV on-camera.
Arcade Fire… way over the top. Couldn’t see them half the time with those blaring lights and I have to admit, I was waiting for one of those stunt bike riders to wipe-out.
When’s the next award’s show?