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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 10:21 AM
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Seriously was anyone happy about who won what at the Grammys?
Seems all we do is bitch about the winners.

BTW, how is Green Day still getting awards - that album was from 2004!
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 10:36 AM
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1. I think "Boulevard" was released as a single early in '05, no?
I dunno, I could be wrong, but then, it's the Grammys. It's not exactly a source of relevance on any level except the further validation of the already-famous. I think the last genuinely interesting record to win one was "Odelay." And that was what, 10 years ago?
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 10:37 AM
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2. U2! Kanye! Hell yes, I was happy!
But no one will ever convince me Kelly Clarkson perfrms better than Sheryl Crow.
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Montauk6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 10:40 AM
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3. My question is, does ANYONE pay attention anymore?
Edited on Thu Feb-09-06 10:42 AM by Montauk6
There seemed to be a time when the Grammys REALLY mattered, can't recall when that was.

I mean, look at the Oscars, people drop everything to hear the nominations; billions worldwide still tune in to watch the broadcast.

What happened to the Grammys? Is it the fact that, as I suspect, the children have taken over, so to speak (poorly dressed children at that)?

Is it the fact that there are just too many music awards shows out there?

Or am I suffering from tunnelvision?
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 10:41 AM
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4. Dianne Reeves won Best Jazz Vocal
...for the soundtrack to Good Night and Good Luck. And Sonny Rollins won one. Made me happy. :)
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 10:44 AM
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5. I was glad Les Paul won, but with reservations...
Les Paul's win meant that an acquaintance of mine who played bass on Steve Vai's track in the same category lost. But if you have to lose to anybody, it may as well be a legend like Les Paul.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 10:49 AM
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6. I was not happy... of course, I wasn't sad either.
I really could care less about awards shows.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:02 AM
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7. I heard that Barack Obama won a Grammy
Was I imagining that? Not singing or anything...best spoken word or something like that.

If so, good for him. :-)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:20 AM
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14. Oooo - he beat Al Frankin and George Carlin in that Category
good company there!
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:22 AM
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17. I wouldn't have minded any of the three winning.
It's just a little more cool that my Senator did. :-)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:23 AM
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18. Unfortunately Bush's reading of "My Pet Goat" didn't make the cut
I just don't understand why

:cry:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:47 AM
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37. That IS sad news
That was such a great moment in recording history. :cry:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:23 AM
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19. Bill and Hillary too I think
check out the actual site there are TONS of Grammys awarded every year. All kinds of categories in every single genre...many you had no idea existed.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:24 AM
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22. I'm still figuring out Best Rock Performance vs. Best Hard Rock
because Plant got a nomination in each of those categories for two songs from the same exact album. And somehow one was classified as "Rock" and the other "Hard Rock".

But then again Jethro Tull once won for best heavy metal album so I suppose trying to figure that one out just makes the mind go crazy!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:26 AM
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23. Tull won again?
that is so bizarre. The Grammy voters are sadly ignorant of many things.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:28 AM
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24. No that was about 5-10 years ago
Hell Tull even got on stage and commented that they had no idea they were a heavy metal band.

With all the categories they have I demand they have one for the best prog rock music!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:34 AM
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29. Tull won the very FIRST Hard Rock Grammy
Everyone had the same basic reaction.

it was the $500,000 question on Regis's Who Wants to be a Millionaire? show once.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:37 AM
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33. I was laughing because that was so absurd when it happened
before. That's a relief, as much as I like Tull, he is not a metal act.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:45 AM
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36. Tull is also not a he
It's a group

:D

Ian Anderson is the lead
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 12:32 PM
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41. yes I know
first concert I ever went to....
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 12:33 PM
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42. Oops - sorry
:cry:
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cmkramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 09:19 PM
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48. Bill has 2 Grammies
One for Best Spoken Word Recording I believe for his autobiography and another one for "Peter and The Wolf" -- I don't know what category he won for that one though. I know he narrated it -- might be Best Children's Recording or something.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:04 AM
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8. I was happy John Legend won
I think he's got a lovely voice, and I don't care what jpgray thinks. :P
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:36 AM
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32. Me too
Interesting factoid: Jason made John cry when he was about 10 years old and he ran to his mom to tell on Jason and his older sister.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:39 AM
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34. HA!
I guess that's a dubious achievement. :D

Hedges' dad called like 3 times last night, asking if he was watching. Go Springfield! :bounce:
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 12:51 PM
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44. At least something good
came out of that place. ;-)
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:05 AM
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9. What's that you say... Your Granny isn't happy about anyone?
?
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Strong Atheist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:05 AM
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10. Seriously? I don't care, not my thing. nt.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:08 AM
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11. YES!!1 the Cowbell Grammy
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:21 AM
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16. I posted a half naked woman in your Brit vs. Jess thread
and you didn't even comment

:cry:

I was trying to suck up to you and matcom and failed miserable
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:33 AM
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26. I saw it
I have no idea what it meant but Heidi had a noose/guilliateen on her back. I took that to be racist (not you I know just the source -Fark actually) so I didn't draw attention to it.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 12:29 PM
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39. I had no clue what that thing was on her back
sorry about that

:cry:

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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:13 AM
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12. Burt Bacharach was chatty backstage.
http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006/02/09/ap251228...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He won for best instrumental album, but composer Burt Bacharach had plenty to say at the Grammys, particularly about the war in Iraq.

"I've never seen times like we've got right now," he said backstage, his young children by his side. "This is the future I'm leaving behind for these kids and I'm concerned because I think we've really made a mess of it."

Bacharach, who won for "At This Time," accused President Bush of leading the United States into war by "lying" that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

"I never like to be lied to by a girlfriend or agent, and certainly not the president of the United States," he said. "I'm very concerned, as we all should be. That's why the album is called 'At This Time.'"

While the media hum "Walk On By".
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:15 AM
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13. Hmm... He seems to fall in the Zeitgeist of general discontent shared by..
many these days.

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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:21 AM
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15. "backstage" being key to the expression of such sentiment.
Even Bruuuuuuuuuce's "Bring Them Home" had some in the audience worrying the camera might catch them "in agreeance". (Fred Durst flashback).
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:24 AM
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20. Brian Eno!! w00t!!
No matter what your favorite genre of music is, you gotta love this guy.

U2 should be kissing his feet right now. And he, theirs. They work resplendently together.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:24 AM
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21. Seriously
I don't really give a rat's ass who won. I'm not saying that to sound like a prick, it's just that those awards mean nothing to me as a listener. If I was up for one I might pay attention, but otherwise all those award shows are meaningless to me.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:31 AM
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25. I know I somewhat feel the same exact ways
But I was doing work at my computer and it made good background noise (except when I switched to watch Lost) and there were some good performances.

Bruce saying "Bring them home" at the end of his performance justified it all!
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:34 AM
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28. I caught bits of it
I'm not anti-Grammy, just not that interested.
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Corgigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:33 AM
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27. I don't know if I'm "happy" about who won
BUT I enjoyed watching all the performances. I'm happy Sly is still alive even if walking is difficult, he deserve it.

I loved Paul McCarthy singing Helter Skelter. The ole rocking chair was moving to that one. I love Bruce and he can do no wrong. I even thought Coldplay was good. U2 was fun and Jay Z singing with Linkin Park was a great tune.

I think we have grumpy DU'ers who just can't sit back and enjoy the damn thing.
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dr.zoidberg Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:35 AM
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30. I think the real question is...
does anyone give a shit? I mean, every time someone mentions the Grammys it is brought up like it is a joke.
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blue in ohio Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:35 AM
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31. Green Day.....but...
I have been a green day fan since I was a little punk kid with green hair. I think that the
album Am Idiot is awesome and perfectly timed. However I have seen so many repukes listening
to it and not even paying attention to their message. They are the american idiots.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 11:45 AM
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35. That's the beauty of the album
I acutally wasn't a Green Day fan until about 4-5 years ago but I adore their music. I guess it makes sense that they could be nominated for Boulevard since they released the single in 2005. Hell American Idiot is still pumping out singles so technically they could qualify again this year if they release another single
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 12:29 PM
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40. I personally would have picked "Holiday" as the better single from it...
It's definately the most political song on American Idiot.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 12:34 PM
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43. I actually prefer Jesus of Suburbia
but it's a nine minute song which doesn't play well in mainstream radio stations
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 12:28 PM
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38. I couldnt believe they put Linkin Park on the same stage with Sir Paul
I mean, Chester Bennington isnt even fit to kiss McCartney's feet much less be on the same stage as him. :puke:
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 12:55 PM
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45. Sure, Alison Krauss clean up
She and Union Station won three, Del McCoury and Emmy Lou Harris both won won. Nickle Creek, Jerry Douglas and Willie Nelson were all nominated, so all in all some damn fine music was recognized. :headbang:
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 12:56 PM
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46. As Flavor Flav once said, "Who gives a fuck about a goddamned Grammy?"
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 01:02 PM
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47. My Girl came out Schmmmmmokin' . 48 in August (Leo!) and


the best bod on the show...yowza!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 09:20 PM
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49. I'm actually kinda liking that new song but the Farrah-do has got to go
:shrug:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 09:25 PM
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50. There are damn few things I care less about than the Grammys;
the Oscars and the Emmys and the awards for Broadway shows (don't even remember the name of that one)...these mean about as much to me as Miss America, which isn't a hell of a lot.

Redstone
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