Feb 12, 2007

Grammy fever...catch it...or not..

As I sit down to read my news I suddenly realised that the Grammys were on last night. What's interesting is that I could really care less who won or even who was nominated for that matter. To watch a bunch of celebrities vote for themselves in an award ceremony that speaks more to ego than art seems really disturbing to me. I'm not much of a fan of horror films so I don't see why I'd sit through hours of Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, and the Dixie Chicks, which sounds less fun than a slasher movie marathon.

I stopped watching the Grammys when Jethro Tull beat Metallica for best metal album. I couldn't bring myself to tune in again after Michael Bolton started winning the industry's most coveted award. Seriously that guy can't sing and you know it.

Maybe I'm getting older and my tastes are becoming out of step with the mainstream, or maybe the Grammys is the most worthless award show in existence. I'd like to think the latter is true.

"I'm listening to Pavarotti and I'm thinking 'What the hell have I been doing with my voice all these years?! Why haven't I taken my voice as far as I can take it as an instrument?'" - Michael Bolton


Mattbear said...

You say the Grammys is just "celebrities vote for themselves in an award ceremony", but the same could be said about the Oscars. I'll bet you pay more attention to those, though.

Wiwille said...

Mattbear - Haven't watched the Oscars since Jack Palance won best support oscar for City Slickers part 1.

Claire said...

Oh man. That Bolton quote is gold. I'm sniggering up a storm, right here.