Grammys 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

This doesn't need to be a long post at all. The Grammys are not what they used to be, should be, or ever will be. So I didn't watch. I asked my Mom to PVR them so I will watch them later and I can skip pretty much everything except for the few segments that are of any interest to me. I do not need to see Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, or Rihanna perform or waste my time (and yours by the way) with their ridiculous spectacles.

The Grammys are all about status now. It's about who is big and making the most money at that time, that can bring attention to the show. It's not about who has talent anymore. However, as I'm thinking about it, maybe it was also about who was big 50 years ago but we just didn't mind because at least 50 years ago the stage was pretty much filled with people who had talent. That must be it. So The Grammys haven't really changed, but the people have? I really don't have the answer, but whatever the answer is, the problem still stands. The Grammys are no better than the MTV Awards. The same people do the same things.

Even though I listen to a lot of music that is out of my generation, I am very open minded to music of today as well. I will listen to anything once. I like some of the stuff you hear today (such as Adele), but I will not ever listen to something just because someone else likes it. If I don't like it, then I won't listen to it. That's the way everybody should be. Whatever happened to real music and real talent? How many of these people today don't even record with real instruments anymore? It's all technology and computerized! How do people not take issue with that? It makes me sick.

This post is already two paragraphs longer than it needed to be. Bottom line? I didn't watch and I don't support the show. I think it's spineless of Neil Portnow and his staff to give in to what is being played on the radio today. They have the ability to showcase and honour music that deserves to be honoured and they don't take it. That's shameful.

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Caftan Woman said...

"This above all, to thine own self be true." I don't think it is music that Polonius had in mind when gave that advice, but I've taken it to heart that way all my life.

Christy said...

I don't enjoy the Grammy's (although somewhere in my marriage vows I apparently signed to watch all of them- thank heaven for PVR). But this year was great because there was some genuine moments to honour some legends- The Beach Boys and Glen Campbell for example. I was thrilled to see the artists of the oldies my Dad played and loved getting the tribute they deserve.