Monday, February 9, 2009

The Grammys

The Grammys 2-8-09

I'm a fuckin' Coldplay fanatic. They are so great. And U-2 rocked the house to start.
I love jennifer hudson, her song brought tears, and Kid Rock was awesome....and Radiohead with the band.....and the MoTown medley was awesome!!!! A Neil Diamond looking and sounding so old.

Gene Autry, the singing cowboy. “You are my sunshine” and “Here comes Santa Claus...” and “Rudolph the red nosed reindeer” and “Frosty the snowman”. He received one of the Lifetime Achievement Awards..... I used to watch his movies as a boy and being so captivated by his singing in a western venue.
When I was small, I was in my Father's church. He was a Southern baptist minister, and in Salisbury, NC he was pastor of the largest church in town. He spoke to over 1000 people every Sunday and I admired him and loved him. When I was 5 or 6, he was preaching a sermon (this was in 1957-1959), and I was sitting listening with my Mother, and he came to a point in the sermon where he spoke of people who excelled at their professions, and he said if one could speak like Abraham Lincoln, or if one could sing like...... and he hesitated. (My Father never spoke from a script, he always spoke from an outline, and he was searching for the right entertainer.) Well, apparently I was listening, because I spoke up outloud in the church and yelled, “Gene Autry”. Well, of course the audience thought that was so cute and laughed and applauded, and my Father , not one to miss a moment, said, “Thank you son, yes, Gene Autry......”
So yes, even then I recognized the magnificence of his talent.......and my need for drama.

Allison Krause and Robert Plant- I can't help wondering if they are sleeping together. I am so bad.

The Bo Diddley memorial was great. There were so many great guitarists up there they looked scared to upstage the other.

All the speeches were rather simple. No one stood out.

Album of the year----ROBERT PLANT AND ALLISON KRAUSE
No, I don't think they were sleeping together. She is so much more ahead of him.

The Grammy's...they are so magical, we get the see and hear the songs we have loved, and the songs we did not know we loved, and discover new songs and new groups that are so outstanding.

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