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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   ( ) divider line 15
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1151 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Jan 2014 at 11:09 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-29 11:13:39 AM  
3 votes:

"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."
2014-01-29 11:14:25 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:35:38 PM  
1 vote:

jwookie: Watched True Detective instead. Sooo, go wash up ya got some pussy on ya.

Alexandra Daddario is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back.
Alexandra Daddario  is like that.
2014-01-29 12:33:19 PM  
1 vote:

IRQ12: To be fair:

I've never seen a picture of her where she looks anything less than mid/late 20's.  Maybe she just has a weird face or something but I have a hard time believing she's 17 (her 16 year old pictures look no different).

Ugly adds a couple years.
2014-01-29 12:22:23 PM  
1 vote:
I'm still questioning how Daft Punk takes best album. Unless we're only recognizing production, in which case, sure, why not.

Musically, it was a bag of shiat. One super catchy tune, a bunch of retro disco crap, and a half dozen tracks that make you skip forward to the next one.

Public Enemy warned us years ago:

Don't believe the hype.
2014-01-29 12:20:02 PM  
1 vote:
How can .01% give an accurate representation of how many people are actually watching a show.  Math's not my strong suit, but that doesn't seem like a very large pool size.
2014-01-29 12:15:59 PM  
1 vote:
How do they know 28.5 million people were watching the Grammys?
2014-01-29 11:54:43 AM  
1 vote:

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

Nonsense. That honor goes to the Olympic medals: "Let's have a big televised event every four years that consists almost entirely of people who literally just medaled in the World Championships of their respective sports."
2014-01-29 11:46:21 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:36:53 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:29:59 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:18:20 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:18:16 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:16:02 AM  
1 vote:
A modern record? Were there more than 285 million viewers of the Grammys in the Renaissance?
2014-01-29 11:11:34 AM  
1 vote:
Well it was either that or the Pro Bowl, so.
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