Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grammys 2010

Growing up in the music retail industry I thought it was fitting that my very first post for my very first blog was about the television event that is billed as "Music's Biggest Night." Here are my thoughts on this year's Grammy Awards:

-Although I see the appeal of Lady Gaga I have been a little freaked out by her inability to wear pants and her obsession with covering her face with strange fabrics. Tonight she opened the Grammys with piano legend Elton John and killed it. No stranger to unique outfits, Elton John seemed to bring out not only the best performance I've seen from Lady Gaga but his presence also seemed to humble her. She seemed truly happy to be there and it was a great duet.

-Adding Slash to your performance will always make it awesome. Good choice Jamie Foxx!

-I'd choose Stevie Nicks over Taylor Swift any day.

-Great choices for the Michael Jackson tribute but where were my 3D glasses?

-It was heartbreaking watching Jackson's kids speak about their deceased father.

-Why has Bon Jovi never performed at the Grammys before? Weren't they one of the biggest hair bands of the 80s? At least they played the song I voted for!

-Are covers allowed at the Grammys? I guess they are. And if you sing like Beyonce did covering Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" you can cover any song any day.

-How cool is Jeff Bridges? Don't you just want to hang out with him?