The Grammy’s were on Sunday. There have been many opinions, both positive and negative, about the broadcast from various outlets. This post is my 2 cents about the show
I was extremely disappointed. I didn’t enjoy many of the performances. I also felt that just one genre of music was showcased despite the best efforts of the producers to prove otherwise.
Was There Enough Diversity?
The New York Times posted an article on Twitter (http://nyti.ms/2DMn0vf) talking about the diversity of the show. I disagreed with this statement. I felt the “diversity” was non-existent.
I felt that the big three categories, Song, Record, and Album of the Year did not represent all types of music put out this year. These three categories were all about rap, hip-hop, and pop. Not everyone listens to these genres.
My opinion is that for a truly “diverse” representation, all genres need to be represented. Especially in the big three categories. All forms of music should have at least one representation. Music fans are a diverse group and not everyone listens to just the Billboard 100 hits. I sure don’t.
I’m disappointed that the War on Drugs took home the Grammy for Best Rock Performance. In my most biased opinion, I feel it should have gone to Nothing More or Metallica.
I’m okay with the Foo Fighters winning over Nothing More for Best Rock Song. Though “Go to War” is a great fucking song and really should have won.
Mastodon won Best Heavy Metal Album. They were also nominated for Best Rock Album as well. I think Metallica should’ve been in both categories, but hey, what do I know.
There were very few performances I enjoyed.
P!NK was her incredible self. She amazes me every time. Elton was wonderful. Tiny Dancer is one of my favorite songs. Despite that Miley’s voice irritates me (seriously, it’s like sandpaper), I feel she did a good job singing with the Grand Diva himself.
We Lost Giants This Year.
I thought the tribute done to the fans who died in Vegas and in Manchester was very well done. However, I felt the In Memorium portion was terrible.
Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris singing Wildflowers was beautiful. I felt that there should’ve been a bigger tribute not just for Tom Petty, but for Chris Cornell, Chuck Berry, Malcolm Young, Glen Campbell, Fast Eddie and most of all, for Gregg Allman.
I can’t believe that the producer’s only acknowledgment of Chuck Berry’s death was a video of his famous duck walk. He’s one of the grand-daddies of rock and roll! How could you let his death just go by without a huge jam across all genres doing “Johnny B. Goode”?
I’m Getting Old
I’ve been wondering if I am just at an age where I just “don’t get it” when it comes to new music. But I do “get it”. I just don’t like what popular culture deems “good music”. I’m not a fan of electronically created music. Give me drums, bass and guitar and I’m a happy gal. I’m not alone in this opinion either.
I guess I’m just an old-fashioned kind of gal, who likes music created by the artist themselves, not a computer. I like lyrics with meaning. Drummer and I were just discussing this subject. Give me a song with a great riff or fantastic lyrics and you’ll learn what’s in my soul.
To the Fans, Awards Mean Nothing
When all is said and done, the awards are all given out and the lights have gone down in The Garden, music will still be made by those that love it. I’ll be here, waiting to hear the next new thing and listen to my old favorites.
Now if you excuse me, I’m going to listen to the new Phil Campbell album that was just released for the fifth time.
Keep rocking my friends. \m/