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(RealClear)   Grammy Awards show attracted 28.5 million viewers, a modern record. The last time that many people watched, the songs winning the awards were actually released on records   (realclear.com) divider line 139
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2014-01-29 10:24:39 AM  
Sounds like all the Satan worship worked.
 
2014-01-29 11:11:34 AM  
Well it was either that or the Pro Bowl, so.
 
2014-01-29 11:13:02 AM  
Is that the show that has "artists" that people who listen to shiatty pop music like?
 
2014-01-29 11:13:39 AM  
thedoghousediaries.com

"They don't go looking for the best music. They tell us what to listen to, then they tell us which of it is deserved of the highest distinction."

http://thedoghousediaries.com/5618
 
GCD
2014-01-29 11:14:25 AM  
And yet they still managed to shiat all over the music.

Metallica and Lang Lang - Terrible.

The Nine Inch Nails/Queens Of The Stone Age/Dave Groh/Lindsay Buckingham performance having the sponsorship ads plus being cut short - a god damn travesty.

Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.

So, fark the Grammys. The most useless award since the MTV Moonman.
 
2014-01-29 11:16:02 AM  
A modern record? Were there more than 285 million viewers of the Grammys in the Renaissance?
 
2014-01-29 11:17:13 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: [thedoghousediaries.com image 800x685]

"They don't go looking for the best music. They tell us what to listen to, then they tell us which of it is deserved of the highest distinction."

http://thedoghousediaries.com/5618


To paraphrase Henry Rollins, we tried to tell you but did you listen?
 
2014-01-29 11:17:38 AM  

GCD: And yet they still managed to shiat all over the music.

Metallica and Lang Lang - Terrible.

The Nine Inch Nails/Queens Of The Stone Age/Dave Groh/Lindsay Buckingham performance having the sponsorship ads plus being cut short - a god damn travesty.

Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.

So, fark the Grammys. The most useless award since the MTV Moonman.


Trent, Grohl and Buckingham. That's a lethal combo. fark the grammys.

/NIN was supposed to tour with Adrian Belew and Eric Avery. Divide by zero level of awesome there.
 
2014-01-29 11:18:14 AM  
Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?
 
2014-01-29 11:18:16 AM  
Pathetic that there are that many people who give a crap.

Nothing but shameless self promotion from the music business with a goal of potentially selling a few more current releases.

Too much attention paid to people who show up to sing a song that someone else wrote, sung over instrumentation by anonymous studio musicians, and massaged over by crapload of producers and engineers to autotune it to perfection.

No thanks.
 
2014-01-29 11:18:20 AM  

Ecobuckeye: A modern record? Were there more than 285 million viewers of the Grammys in the Renaissance?


Madonna did some really edgy, controversial stuff in her live show back then.
 
2014-01-29 11:18:24 AM  
People love a wedding.
 
2014-01-29 11:19:03 AM  

GCD: Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.


Who's face?
 
2014-01-29 11:21:17 AM  
They wanted to see gay people get married by Queen Latifah, duh. Nobody gives a sh*t about the awards.
 
2014-01-29 11:23:21 AM  

LewDux: Who's face?


Well, first Tim Dunigan had the role, but Dirk Benedict later took the role. I believe Bradley Cooper played him in the movie.
 
2014-01-29 11:24:46 AM  

uncleacid: People love a wedding.


In related news, MSNBC had virtually no viewers.
 
2014-01-29 11:25:34 AM  
I hadn't watched it in years, thought it was pretty farking cool.

the metallica thing  -- saying what i said in the other grammy thread -- seemed weird, as Metallica hasn't done anything in a few years, then they play a song 22-23 years old.  just seemed odd.  the piano kid didn't work.  a for effort i guess but it was kinda flat.

the sara baraeilles/carole king thing, i thought that was absolutely farking phenomenal.i thought that was a kelly clarkson song, had no idea it was sara.  i love carole king (can i get a mancard check?) and "beautiful", that's just such an amazing song in its own right and it just fit perfectly with 'brave'.  just an amazing performance, a passing of the torch.

and the daft punk thing with Stevie, that was cool as fark how they seamlessly went into that old Stevie song.  i said it was a Grateful Deadish segue, akin to the China>Rider transition.  like you don't know where one end and the other begins.

but yeah.  check out the dueling pianos bit.  that was just absolute TITS (no pun intended, ladies....)
 
2014-01-29 11:26:12 AM  
Lorde reminds me of this trainspotting quote:

No, it's not bad, but it's not great either, is it? And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just shiate.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-29 11:26:27 AM  
www.globalnerdy.com

meh.  I'm almost 41.  Who cares how the music is released.
 
2014-01-29 11:27:06 AM  
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To be fair though, putting them up against the Pro Bowl this year was pretty smart, instead of doing it on sweeps month
 
2014-01-29 11:28:06 AM  

Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?


These days? She's been doing that shtick for a few years now.
 
2014-01-29 11:28:46 AM  
as someone who works in the underground music industry I can tell you there are a lot of amazing artists from a lot of genres out there if you bother to look. You really shouldn't be taking musical advice from people whose sole purpose is to commodify art and sell it to you
 
2014-01-29 11:29:45 AM  

EyeballKid: LewDux: Who's face?

Well, first Tim Dunigan had the role, but Dirk Benedict later took the role. I believe Bradley Cooper played him in the movie.


Sorry, want happen again
 
2014-01-29 11:29:59 AM  
It's the Music Industry Awards. Of course they are going to promote the music they produce. Who cares?

and even if Indie McCoolobscure guy won, people would be mad then, as well. SELL OUT!

Just listen to music you like. Send your favorite musician an award if it matters that much to you.
 
2014-01-29 11:30:01 AM  
Since 1993

Looked that one up out of curiosity. The 1993 show was hosted by Gary Shandling and the big winner of the night was Eric Clapton for "Tears In Heaven." Best New Artist was Arrested Development, and Best Rap Solo Performance went to Sir Mix-a-Lot for Baby Got Back.
 
2014-01-29 11:31:03 AM  
I don't listen to any of those artists, and I don't watch television.
 
2014-01-29 11:31:20 AM  
Who watches these Grammys? Don't know anyone who does. And award shows are sooooo boring.
 
2014-01-29 11:32:29 AM  
On records?  What is this?  I records me some music using a stream ripper plugin.  Don't they ultimately records all music so they can play it back?  If you don't records it, there won't be a record of it.
 
2014-01-29 11:36:53 AM  
I wasn't one of those 28.5 million people, but some parts of it do slip past my "who cares" filter in the form of headlines and such. I've heard a lot of references to a "macklemore". I'm hoping it's not a new foodie trend of mackerel s'mores because that would be gross as hell. I'm leaning towards believing it was people in giant s'more outfits making out to generate controversy just like when that one chick who's name escapes me at the moment dry humped someone or something on stage. I tell you, you people watch the weirdest stuff.
 
2014-01-29 11:37:07 AM  

doubled99: I don't listen to any of those artists, and I don't watch television.


WARRIORS CODE.
 
2014-01-29 11:37:42 AM  

GCD: And yet they still managed to shiat all over the music.

Metallica and Lang Lang - Terrible.


OMFG Was it ever horrible!  It was like listening to 2 songs and the same time.
 
2014-01-29 11:38:13 AM  

amindtat: Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?

These days? She's been doing that shtick for a few years now.


She was a gymnast with Olympic aspirations while growing up.
 
2014-01-29 11:38:29 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: No, it's not bad, but it's not great either, is it? And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just shiate.


I really like that song.  For some reason, it reminds me so freaking much of a Terence Trent D'Arby song.  Not one of his hits (wishing well, the other one) but what might be called a "deep cut" on one of his albums.  or maybe just he production value.  there's just something about her record that sounds D'arbyish an di can't put my finger on it.
 
2014-01-29 11:39:42 AM  
It's because of this guy:

www.ydtalk.com

Grammys got the Colbert Bump.
=Smidge=
 
2014-01-29 11:41:38 AM  

rickythepenguin: Bomb Head Mohammed: No, it's not bad, but it's not great either, is it? And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just shiate.

I really like that song.  For some reason, it reminds me so freaking much of a Terence Trent D'Arby song.  Not one of his hits (wishing well, the other one) but what might be called a "deep cut" on one of his albums.  or maybe just he production value.  there's just something about her record that sounds D'arbyish an di can't put my finger on it.



You Mutherfarker. Now, I have that whistle in my head.
 
2014-01-29 11:44:56 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: You Mutherfarker. Now, I have that whistle in my head.


maybe that is the song Royals reminds me of.  don't know for sure, think it was another cut.

but her use of glissando (on the "baby i'll ruuuuuuuuuuule") was a frequent TTD trick on various songs he did.  Maybe that is what it is.


there was a song on his debut album, very sparse, basically a drum track with him, that on the chorus would get full insrumentaion.  something about "if you all get to heaven, say a prayer for me" or some shiat.  perhaps that's wthat i'm thinking off.  just a drum beat and voice, which is esentially 'royals'.  ehh.
 
2014-01-29 11:46:21 AM  

d23: meh.  I'm almost 41.  Who cares how the music is released.


I'm 47 and I care. Once I download a music file I can play it on my stereo at home and put it on my iPod and listen to it on the go without even thinking about it. When I was in my teens and 20s if I bought a record and wanted to listen to it on my Walkman or in a car I would have had to make a tape of it first. Things are so much better now.
 
2014-01-29 11:46:57 AM  
DROxINxTHExWIND:


You Mutherfarker. Now, I have that whistle in my head.

don't click this link! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Nd_lS9Kcs

/that song made my top 1,400 song list
//nostalgia
 
2014-01-29 11:48:42 AM  
I only tuned in to see Daft Punk jam with Stevie. I assumed that was the only thing worth watching.
 
2014-01-29 11:49:14 AM  
Not a viewer of gwammies.
 
2014-01-29 11:49:32 AM  
Music was on records and people had access to three whole channels.
 
2014-01-29 11:50:36 AM  

Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?


My daughter saw that show live on her recent tour.  She said it was spectacular, and pointed out that one particular act as being a highlight of the show.  Now I beleive her...

Now...  Since we're on the subject of the Grammys, I'm wondering something...
The girl that won song of the year.  Lorde is her stage name.  She is a 17 year girl from New Zealand.
Ok, c'mon now.  There is NO WAY that girl is 17.  She looks like she's old for 35.
I am of the opinion that it is all an act, and there is nothing about her that is for real.

How does a 16 year old (that's how old she was when she wrote the song), get noticed by ANYONE in New Zealand?!  Let alone to a point that she ended up with a number 1 national hit, that bears the unique distinction of being "minimalist" in nature.  That is, there is minimal music at all with it.

I look at it this way.  If the winners of the album of the year (Daft Punk) can pretend they are robots all day long, is it really that far out that song of the year was won by someone pretending to be a 17 year old girl from New Zealand?
 
2014-01-29 11:50:53 AM  
What I'll never understand is how old farts like me, especially dudes, could stand to listen to new music. I always figured you listen to the music of your youth the rest of your life. To each his own.
 
2014-01-29 11:50:53 AM  
uh, hey subby....

www.jbhifionline.com.au

Have it.  And yes, it sounds better.

/not hipster
 
2014-01-29 11:51:06 AM  

Ecobuckeye: A modern record? Were there more than 285 million viewers of the Grammys in the Renaissance?


During the 1602 Grammys William Byrd showed up loaded and attacked Claudio Monteverdi with a chair during his acceptance speech for "Best Madrigal".

upload.wikimedia.org
"Fark you and fark your stupid Grammy."
 
2014-01-29 11:51:30 AM  
Are the Kanye fans all still butthurt over Macklemore's winning the rap categories?

Or have their goldfish-like brains moved on to a new outrage yet?
 
2014-01-29 11:51:54 AM  
It's a shame that sharing MP3 files has ruined the music industry.
 
2014-01-29 11:52:06 AM  

Summoner101: I only tuned in to see Daft Punk jam with Stevie. I assumed that was the only thing worth watching.


that was pretty cool.  they also checked "Freak Out" during that "3 songs in 1" performance.  Nile was palying some awesome rhythm.  still like the "Beatiful/Brave" thing.  that was just phenomenal. their voices sounded great together; sara's bell-like tenor/alto, and Carole's gritty, throaty lower tenor.  man i loved that.  they should work on something.

and that was also fun on the crowd shots, watching all the people with the White People Dance Moves.  No names mentioned, Paul McCartney.
 
2014-01-29 11:53:28 AM  

Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?


You do realize there was nobody named "Pink" in Pink Floyd don't you?
 
2014-01-29 11:54:05 AM  
I would tell you who I thought should have won, but you've probably never heard of them. I never listen to that mainstream, commercialized shlock.
 
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