Feb 13, 2012

The vote for themselves

Award shows are quite possibly the most useless hours of television all year. To see celebrities voting for themselves in a vanity project is annoying at best. Still sometimes they can be amusing, the rare times I've seen them.

My wife was watching the opening of the Grammy's last night, and I watched with her. Here are some of my thoughts on the few minutes we viewed:
  • Why is the entertainment industry so forgiving of Chris Brown? The lesson here is you beat your girlfriend into the hospital and you're rewarded with a Grammy for your mildly talented songs. Good to see the industry is churning out great role models. I guess we can look forward to a song and dance routine from Mel Gibson at the Oscars.
  • I wonder if Adele will be one of those artists who does really well at one Grammy event, only to never be heard from again.
  • I have no idea who most of these people are, and kept having to ask my wife what their signifigance is.
  • Bruce Springsteen does not have a good voice. Sure he can write a catchy song at times, but the song they opened with was grating.
  • There is no reason for someone to dress in a robe that would cover a Toyota at any time.
  • I kind of wanted to see Kanye West rush the stage, only to be punched in the face by LL Cool J.
  • While I can understand her fans being upset by her demise at such an early age, I wonder when was the last time any of them purchased a Whitney Houston album, or actually gave her much of a thought in the 21st century.
  • "Take me down just like a domino" makes no sense what so ever. You don't actually take a domino down, unless there are people who like to tackle them.
  • When a microphone malfunctions, the director decides to make the screw up seem worse by not cutting away from the singer attempting to fix the problem. I'm in the wrong business. Seriously, they couldn't say "Camera 2?"
The wife decided to get some sleep, and I watched the season premier of The Walking Dead. I love music, but I feel so disconnected with modern songs it's ridiculous.

"The interviews have been a little tough due to the fact that we're interviewing dogs. We see a lot of contestants licking themselves, but we're used to that from covering the Grammys." - Melissa Rivers


wigsf3 said...

"I'll never watch an award show again... Unless that delightful Billy Crystal is involved."

Miss Ash said...

I don't understand the Chris Brown thing either, I also think these shows are a huge waste of time and yet I watch to see the performances!