So much to cover from the biggest night in music. Â In general it was pretty decent. Â The Grammy’s are always the better of the awards shows because they give out very few awards. Â I like the performances being the focal point. Â Let’s do this the Clint Eastwood way. Â I’ll list the good, the bad and the ugly from the Grammy’s.
Bruce Springsteen – Kicked off the show with a great live performance of his new tune “We Take Care Of Our Own”. Â Bruce brought great energy and sounded great. Â Then again he’s the Boss so we’ve come to expect that.
Bruno Mars – Turned in one of the best performances of the night. Â His retro sound and look went over well. Â Great dance moves and no lip syncing. Â You don’t see that too often from a pop star.
Adele – Not only did Adele sound great but she looked far more comfortable on stage than she has in the past. Â I was worried what would happen to her voice but she showed no ill effects of her throat surgery. Â She also looked pretty good too. Â Dyed her hair and I think shed a couple of pounds. Â Nice job.
The Civil Wars – They sounded great. Â Unfortunately they only had about 60 seconds because they were opening for Taylor Swift. Â If only it were the other way around.
Jennifer Hudson – I know she was on American Idol but I think she lost. Â I guess losing on that show is the best thing to happen to a singer. Â She sounded great singing Whitney’s signature song. Â I did notice maybe a five pound weight gain though. Â Nothing major but I’l be keeping a close eye on that since she’s doing all those commercials.
The Foo Fighters – Well they weren’t bad or ugly so I guess they go here. Â I’m just not crazy about that song it sounds a little generic to me. Â However in a sea no talent pop acts they were a welcome rock and roll act even if they were playing in the parking lot outside.
Lady Gaga – Lady Gaga didn’t do anything last night and that was good. Â She didn’t even walk the red carpet and she dressed, at least for her, pretty low key. Â She kind of stepped aside and let Adele own this night and that was a good thing.
Katy Perry – She showed up looking like one of the X-Men. Â She’s normally pretty hot but last night she was sporting the same hair color as my grandmother.
Paul McCartney – Yea I know this is blasphemy but since when did he turn into Tony Bennett? Â I know he just got married and everything but do we really need to listen to this crap now? Â This was the least cool thing I’ve ever seen him do. Â He recovered a little at the end but that other song was terrible. Â Almost sounded like a song from a James Bond movie.
Coldplay – The good thing is they didn’t really perform with Rihanna. Â Rihanna went on and then they just crow barred Coldplay in at the end so they really just performed one after the other. Â The problem was with Chris Martin, who normally sounds great. Â Last night he sounded terrible. Â Don’t know what happened there but I’ll give him a pass this one time.
Nikki Minaj – This not only was the worst performance at the Grammy’s but it may be the worst televised performance of all time. Â The whole exorcist theme just fell flat. Â She showed up dressed in a red nun’s outfit accompanied by a guy dressed like a priest. Â She’s basically a black Lady Gaga without the talent. Â I guess a couple of yeas ago after they saw all the success of Lady Gaga dressing funny some record company guy decided it would be a good idea to a black Â version to play on all the urban stations. Â I can’t wait until she’s gone forever. Â Until then we’ll just have to put up with her poor attempt at trying to up stage Lady Gaga.
Chris BrownÂ – Everything about Chris Brown is bad. Â The fact that he was even there is bad, the fact that he won is bad and his performance was bad. Â It looked like he was performing inside thatÂ old video game “Qbert”. Â Seriously it looked like the set was designed by Atari.
It’s all about the music Coach