Last night Grammys returned which was both better than expected and awful beyond words at times. First off, please tell me why Iggy Azalea is up for anything especially an award for excellence? Her music is pedestrian at best and before you say I am a middle aged white guy who doesn't understand rap, know that I am big fans of people like Eminem, Beastie Boys, Snoop Dog and Ice-T. To be honest, I like rap a whole lot more than almost every modern country star, and that was true of last night as well.
The show got off to a rocking start with AC/DC and the show never recovered after that with a nonstop dirge of slow, and I do mean slow, songs. The last hour played like a funeral march. Katy Perry and Beyoncé nearly put me to sleep and I am officially sick of the Common/John Legend song that I will have to hear AGAIN during the Oscars. This song played like a slick advertisement for Selma rather than a needed song, especially as it was nominated for zero Grammys.
Lowlights were pretty much any country act which is rapidly becoming a hated form of music for me. I like Yoko Ono better than some of this crap I heard last night in this genre. When did country become so unlistenable? The last hour was a slog of slowwwwww music and lackluster performances. One of the biggest complaints is the fact that Sam Smith won a zillion awards last night for "Stay with Me," that both me and fiancé recognized as a Tom Petty song the first time we heard it. Why should a song stolen from another win any awards let alone nominations? Seems lazy.
Fashion wise, some women appeared to have forgotten most of their dresses and I have no problem with that. More please. We also got a lecture from the some official that stealing music is bad, oblivious to the fact that record companies have been ripping us and artist off for years that then somehow segued into the in memorium part.
So next year guys can we please have peppier music and better acts? They exist out there, I swear it.