Monday, February 14, 2011

Watching the Grammys (So You Won't Have To)

There are few certainties in life, but there is one thing on which you can always count. Well, two things. CSE being there for its insureds is one.

The other is people trying to figure out what they just saw on the Grammys.

The Grammys, in case you've missed them, is the yearly awards ceremony for the recorded music industry to reward itself over being such good boys and girls. In recent years it has become known as a haven for performances and outfits that, shall we say, defy logic and in some cases gravity. Not to mention defying good taste.

Let's review the... uh, highlights, shall we?

  • Lady Gaga arrived inside a giant plastic egg, carried by several muscular young men. It was all rather reminiscent of that scene in Cleopatra when the queen makes her grand entrance aboard a sedan chair carried by slaves. It also did little to squash the rumors that Lady Gaga and Big Bird are romantically entwined.

  • Many a parent and/or grandparent were left with the dubious honor of having to explain to members of the younger generation the identities of Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger.

  • One of the most widely praised performances came from Mumford and Sons, the English new folk quartet featuring passionate music and lyrics which, when studied, reveal none of the members have a date this Valentine's Day and if they did they'd mess up the relationship before the evening was done.

  • Someone named Esperanza Spalding won the award for Best New Artist over Justin Bieber. Considering how most Best New Artists award winners quickly fade into oblivion, perhaps Bieber should be glad. Nevertheless, this enraged his tweener fan base, many of whom are now holding a massive pout-in at the nearest shopping mall food court.

  • Arcade Fire won the Album of the Year award. This marks the first time the award has been won by a Canadian rock band. This also marks the first time most people knew there were any Canadian rock bands other than Rush.

1 comment:

  1. Do you think Lady Gaga is a TRUE artist? Or she is merely good at Marketing?