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GRAMMY Live Blog Action!

posted by S. Russ
Let’s get it on!

-It is most sad that in order to be recognized Muse had to strip all the uniqueness from their sound.  They deserved the success… 8 years ago.

-Bruno Mars may be one of the best pop singers on top right now.  The swinging version of his hit “Grenade” really brought the house down.  Also, who knew that he plays drums?

-I admit, I didn’t get the love for Mumford and Sons until tonight when I heard their current competitors in the folk genre.  Definitely a rose amongst thorns… except that Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers still exist.

-Cee Lo completely showed up Lady Gaga tonight.  Gaga is going to need to step up her game next year and dress as a rocket ship made of bacon.  Can’t believe Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t get in the spirit of things and dress as a muppet.

-Following up Katy Perry with Keith Urban, Norah Jones, and John Mayer was just wrong on the part of the GRAMMYs.  Their sheer musicality outdid any spectacle that a current pop starlet could throw at them.

-The award show retained its credibility when Bieber didn’t win best new artist.  That was one of the biggest moments of the night.  I won’t deny his popularity, but he was out of his element with the other nominees.

-I have never been a huge Rolling Stones fan but Mick Jagger really brought it tonight.  Some of the younger performers could take some tips on how to entertain from him.

-And last but not least, congratulations to Arcade Fire for the big win!  I wonder how many hipster fans they will lose to this success?

I have to say, that was a really fun show!  A lot of great performances, some awful performances, but overall a really diverse and interesting slice of music television.

See you later this week with a report on the earlier GRAMMYs and more music news than you can handle!



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Kevin

posted February 14, 2011 at 11:21 am


You failed to mention that Skylar Grey stole the show with her 28 total seconds of singing…. well her and Norah Jones.



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Stephen Russ

posted February 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm


Well, I mean, its understandable. They had to make enough time for Katy Perry and Rihanna to both sing two whole songs.



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LoriR

posted February 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm


I’m amazed you didn’t mention Dr Dre’s pants.



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Carter McNeese

posted February 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm


I think it is really funny that people are upset that people that they hadn’t heard of won grammys.
The Grammys are not supposed to be a popularity contest. They are meant to reward the best in the industry.
It surprises me that people don’t seem to understand that popular does not equal quality.
Just goes to show how much of the world lets everyone else form them and tell them what is good and what isn’t.



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JR

posted February 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm


You clearly didn’t see Keith Urban during the Ritz Crackers show before the Super Bowl, or you might lump him with Katy Perry. That is all.
Oh, except this – Norah Jones is magical.



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