So did everyone watch the Grammys on Sunday?
Yeah, me neither.
I had planned to skip the televised awards show in favor of Burlington's own (live! and in person!) Gregory Douglass at Higher Ground. Unfortunately my raging head cold deemed otherwise. Which would have made me the perfect Grammy audience except that by the time the cold drop-kicked me that one last time, I didn't feel like watching anything other than old episodes of 90210 (God bless Netflix).
I did follow the news leading up to the awards show as I found it pretty amusing: namely that concerning everyone's favorite crack-head, Amy Winehouse. So I checked all my favorite gossip sites again Monday morning to see how it all went down.
What I found was somewhat alarming.
Apparently, the masterminds behind the awards show figured they should celebrate their fiftieth showing by featuring every big name in music to ever make it big ever. And three, four, or even five at a time. The stories even made me wish I had tuned in, so I could let you know if Beyonce really can match Tina Turner note for note.
[Obviously we all know the answer to that one: no one can. After all, Tina will forever be the only person to ever get the entire OP asking in unison, "what's love got to do with it?"]
Checking with the Rolling Stone online photo gallery confirmed my fears: designers at tabloids all over the country were surely fired this morning when it was discovered that last night's bizarre pairings deemed their photoshopping skills unecessary. Need a shot of Keely Smith with Kid Rock? Done. John Mayer with Alicia Keys? All set. John Fogerty and Little Richard? Yup. Yoko Ono and Beyonce? You think I'm kidding at this point... but I'm not.
There's even a picture of Cher with a normal haircut. And not just any normal haircut, but MY SAME NORMAL HAIRCUT!
My favorite picture in all my recap-research though, has to be the one of Amy Winehouse awaiting news of her wins for "Rehab" from rehab.
Oh, dear Amy, what will we do with you?
In more political news, Barack won a Grammy to match Hillary's. His is for the audio version of his book, TheAudacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. Hillary nabbed hers back in 1997 for It Takes a Village.
And the race continues...