Post by summerteeth214 on Feb 10, 2013 22:33:03 GMT -5
Aside from giving the Best New Artist award to fun. over Frank Ocean (are you quacking kidding me?), the Grammys have been surprisingly decent this year. Some deserving winners and some great performances. Jack White was great (loved the transition) and that Black Keys/Preservation Hall Jazz Band/Dr. John performance was all kinds of badass (didn't make it to Bonnaroo the year they did the Superjam)
Former Best New Artist Grammy losers who have appeared at Bonnaroo:
John Prine Elvis Costello The Black Crowes Joan Osborne Erykah Badu Susan Tedeschi John Mayer Los Lonely Boys Joss Stone Kanye West Feist MGMT Florence + The Machine Mumford & Sons J Cole Skrillex Alabama Shakes
Post by Zappatical on Feb 10, 2013 22:54:32 GMT -5
This is easily the best Grammys I've watched. All of the performances have been stellar; JT of course killed it, Jack White was amazing, loved Kelly Clarkson's tributes as well as the Bob Marley one. Great stuff so far.
Post by summerteeth214 on Feb 10, 2013 23:21:50 GMT -5
I know it's the Grammys and I shouldn't get angry, but ARE YOU quacking KIDDING ME?
Ocean deserved Album of the Year. And I have to disagree with the above posts. Considering he was punched by Chris Brown and called "f.aggot" just the other week, for Ocean to perform a song about his relationship with another man was a great, subversive way to both take a swipe at Brown and declare "yes, I have had relationships with men"
Edit: I don't know if he planned for it to be a swipe at Brown, as I'm not sure how far in advance he'd planned to perform that particular song, but, intended or not, I thought it was great