I’ll be live blogging the Grammy Awards 2014 right here.

  • Check out THIS LINK to see the winners so far.
  • Check out THIS LINK for the Red Carpet and list of performers and presenters.

TWENTY AMAZING PERFORMANCES! And a few awards will be handed out. The show opens with Beyonce and Jay Z performing “Drunk In Love.” Bey is using a chair as a prop. Use your imagination. Slick hair and stage smoke. The bleep machine is already working hard. Jay wearing a lot more clothes. Just an observation.  Kinda chemistry free, too.

Host, LL Cool J takes the stage.  Daft punk and their helmets in the audience. Lulzy. Now, a little speech about how awesome and incredible, and life transforming, music is. LL admits there are people who don’t know he’s a musician. Heh. Taylor Swift is wearing an outfit made of chain mail.  Keith Urban gets a shout out. Hai! Pink! PAUL AND RINGO SITTING TOGETHER. AHHHHHH. Yoko is in the house too.

Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams present the first award. Oh noes. They are attempting comedy. Whyyyyy.  They present Best New Artist to  Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. So not surprised. They cleaned up in the Rap category presented during the Pre-Ceremony.

Seventeen year old wunderkind and it girl, Lorde, sings her hit “Royals.” The kids are alright, people. They really are.

Country heartthrob, Hunter Hayes sits at the piano to sing his new “important” song. Oh. It’s an anti-bullying song called “We’re Not Invisible.”  I never noticed that he cannot sing AT ALL.  Warbly, slightly off-pitch vibrato is annoying.  Now he’s left the piano to EMOTE BIG TIME, clutching the mic stand, and then gesticulating wildly.

Juanes and Anna Faris hand out the Best Pop Duo or Group Performance to  Daft Punk! OMG those head masks are absolutely. HILARIOUS. Pharrell speaks for himself, and the Dafts.

Philomena star, Steve Coogan  fan boys over the Beatles a bit and introduces Katy Perry with Juicy J. who is doing her best Stevie Nicks impersonation. Dressed in black, she sings, “Dark Horse”.  She’s singing along with a track. Which helps with her live singing.  A little.  OH LOOK IT’S HELL FIRE ON STAGE. Her fundie parents must be so pleased with the satanic imagery. Ha ha, Steve Coogan “The producers had the choice between reuniting some of the Beatles or all of the Jonas Brothers.”

Robin Thicke joins Chicago for a really odd collaboration. LL says their first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was so influential that it was just inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The first couple of albums were good. Before they turned into hacks. #sorry #notsorry. The medley their singing tonight is pretty good though. It’s sad when Peter Cetera sounds better than Robin Thicke, though. What’s up with Robin Thicke and live singing?  Oh noes. Now it’s time for “Blurred Lines.” The old dudes are about to get down.

Keith Urban and Gary Clarke Jr join forces to sing Keith’s song “Cop Car.”  Ohh. The guitar playing from both of them is real nice.  REAL REAL NICE.

Pauley Perrette  is the “Social Media” correspondent, or something. She’s a witness to Taylor Swift sending a tweet out to her fans. Ooooo.

John Legend is next. He sings “All of Me.”  He CAN sing live. In case you were wondering, This song is so purty.  GORGEOUS.

R&B legend, Charlie Wilson and Kevin Hart present Best Rock Song to “Cut Me Some Slack” by Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear.  WHOOO The Beatles and Nirvana!

Taylor Swift’s gives her chain mail gown a feminine touch by topping it with  a flowy gown thingy. She sings the piano driven ballad, “All Too Well.”  Her live singing has improved. She doesn’t go off pitch until the emotion kicks in and she begins swinging her head wildly, like a crazy person. It manages to be a very effective performance, nevertheless.

Bruno Mars is introduced as “Super Bowl performer.” Really? That’s how you’d describe him? And the SB isn’t even on your network. Yay. He’s introducing Pink, who is once again desending  from the rafters on a harness.  She sings “Try” FLAWLESSLY while working the harness. She’s hanging upside down, allowing the crowd to spin her. She’s amazing.  Now, she’s spinning sideways, then on her back, way above the crowd. AND STILL SINGING LIVE.. . She’s helped down by a dancer. Now, on the floor, she performs an incredible and difficult contemporary routine. AND SHE CONTINUES TO SING LIVE. She’s fucking superhuman.  Nate Ruess joins in on the other side of the stage, singing “Just Give Me a Reason” backed by a band. ANTICLIMACTIC. Why isn’t he tumbling in the air? BORING.  And I like Nate.

Arianna Grande and  Miguel hand out Best Pop Solo Performance to newbie, Lorde, for “Royals.” She shouts out to her competitors, before becoming really really shy. She giggles, and leaves the stage with a “thank you very much.”

Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath are on stage. I cannot understand a word Ozzy is saying. They introduce Ringo Starr, who sings his hit, “Photograph.” Vintage photographs of the Beatles scroll on the video screen behind the band. Ringo never really could sing. But his vocals haven’t deteriorated over the years. He looks fabulous, too.  Oh. So The Voice, alum Judith Hill is singing backups here. Still singing backup.

Jamie Foxx tries a  British accent in honor of the Fab 4 and it’s horrible. Please stop. He presents Best Rap Collaboration to Justin Timberlake and Jay Z for “Holy Grail.” Jay Z thanks God for Blue Ivy. “Daddy’s got a gold sippy cup for you.” Hm.

It’s the 30 year anniversary of Def Jam Recordings, created in a New York University dorm room.

Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons sing together for the FIRST TIME EVER, and for some reason, LL believes we should be real excited about that. So, this is a mashup between “m.A.A.D. City” and “Radioactive.”  The bleeping is fast and furious. Also, these two songs mushed together? Not really working for me.  Actually “Radioactive” on its own doesn’t really work for me, so…  When Kendrick takes the stage, things improved immeasurably. Compton, California meets Provo, Utah! Erp.

Kacey Musgraves is next, singing “Follow Your Arrow.”  The twang is an abrupt transition from what went on before. But I’ll take it! Yay Pot smoking and same sex kissing!

Now it’s time to name check the trustees award winners, Rick Hall, Jim Marshall, and Ennio Morricone.

Julia Roberts is here! She takes the stage to talk about the Beatles, who were awarded the lifetime achievement award. The Beatles Grammy special will air at the exact same time and day that the band debuted on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Cool.

She introduces Paul McCartney, who sings his solo effort “Queenie Eye.” It’s very “Penny Lane” melodic. Paul is playing the multi-colored piano from Magical Mystery Tour! AND OMG RINGO ON DRUMS!!!!  YOKO ONO AND SEAN LENNON ROCKING OUT IN THE AUDIENCE!!!!!! EPIC hardly covers it.

Next, its Marc Anthony and Gloria Estefan announcing the Producer of the Year, Pharrell Williams. They present Best Pop Vocal Album to Bruno Mars for “Unorthodox JukeBox.”  He dedicates the award to his late mother.

Jeremy Renner introduces Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. OLD SCHOOL BABY. They sing The Highwayman.  Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton joins them on stage to sing “Okie from Muskogee”. ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER. Aren’t they going to kick Blake’s ass? After all, he dissed the old guys at one point, right? Blakes PR team must have put this performance together. “Mama Don’t Let Your Boys Grow Up to be Cowboys” is next.

Zac Brown and Martina McBride are next. They mention losing George Jones and Ray Price. They hand out the Best Country Album award to “Same Trailer, Different Park” by Kacey Musgraves! She’s shocked, and happy!

Neil Patrick Harris introduces Daft Punk. It’s their second TV appearance, ever! They’ll be joined on stage by Nile Rogers, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder.  They start off with “Get Lucky.” FUNKY FUNKY FUNKY. I am digging the groove, people. FREAK OUT!!!! AHHHHH!!!!

Cyndi Lauper introduces, Grammy Musicares Person of the Year, Carole King. She joins forces with Sara Bareilles to sing “Beautiful” and “Brave.”  Thematically and musically, this works. Nice. After, they take the stage together to present Song of the Year to “Royals” by Lorde. That’s two Grammys for the young singer/songwriter.

Jared Leto takes the stage next and recites “Take a Walk on the Wild Side.” Let’s take a moment to celebrate the late Lou Reed. RIP.  Jared introduces Metallica. It’s a once in a lifetime performance as the “Cultural Ambassador to China,” classical piano player,  Lang Lang, joins them on stage to perform the band’s classic hit “One.” Well, this is…interesting.  You wouldn’t think a mashup of metal and classical would work, but the performances share drama and an over the top quality that make it work.

Smokey Robinson and Steven Tyler are next. Steven launches into a rendition of “You Really Got a Hold on Me.” The audience joins in.  Smokey sings “Dude Looks Like a Lady.” Heh. They present Record of the Year to Daft Punk, “Get Lucky.”  Again, Pharrell does all the talking for The ROBOTS.

It’s time for the big Grammy gimmick. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will sing “Same Love” with Mary Lambert while Queen Latifah officiates 33 marriages between couples of all sexualities, ages and races. There were reportedly 34. I guess one dropped out. After Queen completes the ceremony, Madonna takes the stage , dressed in white, wearing a cowboy hat and sporting a cane. She sings a slowed up version of  her hit “Open Your Heart.” It’s the first dance for the couples who twirl where they are gathered in the audience.  Mary and Madonna sing the last verse as the couples parade through the aisles.  Peeps in the audience, wiping tears from their eyes. INCLUDING KEITH URBAN.  That was a little odd, but sweet. Everyone’s heart was in the right place. You know…this would have been a perfect opportunity for Queen Latifah to make a little announcement. Oh well. Ironic.

The Grammy dude invites Ryan Seacrest and John Legend take the stage to present Educator of the Year award to Kent Knappenberger. Whoa. That beard. Are we sure he’s not related to the Duck Dynasty guys?

It’s time for In Memoriam. Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays s a tribute to Van Cliburn. Next, a montage of the musicians, singers, writers and industry folk who died this year. Oh dear. Cory Monteith’s name…spelled wrong.

Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong sing “When Will I Be Loved” as a tribute to Phil Everly. I like this arrangement. They really sound good together!

Alicia Keys, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison are next. Ha ha, Alicia mispeaks and says “John Legend” instead of “John Lennon.” They hand out the final award of the night. Album of the Year goes to “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk. HOORAY FOR THE ROBOTS. This time, producer, Paul Williams speaks for them. Such a weird weird weird combo.  Paul shouts out to Macklemore and the marriages during his thank yous. HA HA HA. For a hot minute, Taylor Swift thought she won (So did the dude sitting next to her. Dad?):

Nine Inch Nails, Lindsay Buckingham, Dave Grohl and Queens of the Stone Age are the final performance.  Rock and Roll to end a long, long night. I APPROVE. Sadly, they performance was cut off by CBS, which decided to roll the credits mid-song. NIN’s Trent Reznor was NOT pleased.

 

Album Of The Year

“The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk – WINNER
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar
“The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Red” — Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year

“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – WINNER
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year

“Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)

“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)

“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde) – WINNER

“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde – WINNER
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – WINNER
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Paradise” — Lana Del Rey
“Pure Heroine” — Lorde
“Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars – WINNER
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke
“The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience” — Justin Timberlake

Best Rock Song

“Ain’t Messin ‘Round” — Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

“Cut Me Some Slack” — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear) – WINNER

“Doom And Gloom” — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)

“God Is Dead?” — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)

“Panic Station” — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Power Trip” — J.Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake – WINNER
“Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Country Album

Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves – WINNER
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift

 
  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t think that Beyonce’s hairdo is very flattering.

  • Holden17C

    This first part was definitely lip synced.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I thought that opening number was kind of underwhelming.

  • supersonic

    Well, that performance was terrible.

  • Miss Blue

    Say what you will about Taylor Swift but she always seems to really enjoy the other artists performing at these things.

    On another topic – I hope LL doesn’t go off on tangents while hosting this year.

  • supersonic

    We’re going to be getting shots of Taylor Swift all night, aren’t we?

  • lola

    So Beyonce’s been bleeped a few times and the camera pulls away every time she is close to grabbing her crotch. ok.

  • Tinawina

    I cannot believe she did that song on the Grammys. That’s not a crossover song. And it’s pretty dirty on top of that! I hollered.

    Oh my God I’m scared to look at Twitter. LMAO!!!!!

  • lola

    You got that right!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I was wondering if my television was glitchy. lol

  • halo9125

    Too late for that…..

  • lola

    Pharrell…best outfit of the night…..NOT! Mounted police hat(?)

  • halo9125

    LOL trust me, Twitter is having a field day with that performance.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I usually enjoy Beyonce, but not tonight.

  • supersonic

    I know Pharrell is going to lose the Oscar to that song from Frozen, but it would be awesome if he won.

  • Tinawina

    I can imagine. Twitter explodes when Beyonce twitches an eyebrow, she’s likely going to break it now that she actually did something controversial for real. Heh. And she lip synched! With butt showing! And stripper moves! And sex grabs!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I love Ryan Lewis’ giant houndstooth jacket! lol

  • Amy Beth

    How come only one of them has a first name?

  • supersonic

    So, does the other guy ever talk?

  • lola

    I just don’t “get” Lorde. This song is a station changer. I know I’m in the minority.

  • supersonic

    Royals is so overrated. She already did this performance on the nomination concert special. I can see this girl being a one hit wonder.

  • Miss Blue

    I guess I didn’t realize Lorde was so goth. Love this song though.

  • Tinawina

    Is Lorde singing live? I can’t tell.

  • supersonic

    You’re right. I just turned to the Pro Bowl.

  • Liteasy

    Don’t care to watch Beyonce shake her butt for the whole song. That was horrible.

  • Miss Blue

    I think she is.

  • Amy Beth

    She already has a 2nd hit. Maybe a one album wonder.

  • chillj

    They sure mature fast in New Zealand.

  • chillj

    I love it. I like her voice and that it is so different. Who wrote it?

  • Karen C

    I think she wrote it, or at least cowrote it.

  • lola

    Only thing I like about her is her look. No naked anything (well, maybe arms). So different than the other pop tarts out there.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    They want to catch her looking pissed off. lol

  • lola

    I believe she wrote it.

  • supersonic

    What’s the second hit? Because every time I see her, she’s singing Royals.

  • chillj

    Really. I only saw the teevee in passing and thought”That ain’t a good look.”

  • lola

    I feel sorry for the other guy. He didn’t even walk backstage. Just back to the audience.

  • chillj

    She is very young. If she wrote that, she will be around, cuz she will likely get better.

  • Tinawina

    It’s called Team. And the album is selling very well too.

  • supersonic

    Team? Well, I’ve never heard that. I’m still hearing Royals all over the place.

  • chillj

    I think Hunter Hayes is going to announce he is gay.

  • Miss Blue

    They are much more liberal in NZ than we are in the States. They don’t have the suffocating Puritanical issues we do. Also, when basically all the flora/fauna can kill you, I would imagine you grow up a little quicker just to stay alive, lol.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yes, she co-wrote it.

    ““Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters”

  • supersonic

    That would be interesting.

  • supersonic

    Hunter Hayes is awful.

  • chillj

    He practically announced it on Ellen. It may be this song. Although he seems not be doing that.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’ve seen Hunter Hayes sing live a few times now, and I don’t think that he’s very good.

  • Tinawina

    Yeah, this is not a good performance. This night is not off to a great start LOL

  • supersonic

    They need a giant cane to pull this dude off the stage.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That would be brave, for a country artist just starting to take off in his career.

  • weareallinnocent

    Lol. Yeah I kept thinking it was a stunt, that they’d make a joke and he’d take it off. Maybe he felt left out, what with his buddies Daft Punk and all their get ups. Heh.

  • Miss Blue

    It would be career suicide.

  • Blueknight24

    Is Hunter Hayes strangled on that song?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Unfortunately, in his genre, it would be.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    No. He just doesn’t sing well live. lol

  • supersonic

    Yeah! Get Lucky!

  • supersonic

    He hurt my ears.

  • lola

    Yay, Daft Punk!!

  • Tinawina

    Ooohhh I love That song. Go Get Lucky!

  • Miss Blue

    Wtf. Is this supposed to look cool or what? Stupid.

  • lola

    lol…wanted to say the same thing!

  • Karen C

    Robots wearing a Grammy is a sign that autotune won….

  • supersonic

    He was terrible!

  • Blueknight24

    Hahaha, they left there motorcycle somewhere.

  • Amy Beth

    You may have heard it and not realized it was her. I heard it about 10 times before I figured out what it was called.

  • chillj

    Well, that is what I thought when I saw him on Ellen, but he was hinting big …. maybe he was hinting he is singing pop instead of country. That song seems more pop.

  • Tinawina

    Dark Horse???? YES!!!!

  • Kirsten

    Also, when basically all the flora/fauna can kill you, I would imagine you grow up a little quicker just to stay alive, lol.

    New Zealand doesn’t even have any natural major predators. It’s why native species have had issues with the introduction of domestic predators like cats and dogs.

    The fauna in many parts are more like the US’s Pacific North West with lots of temperate rain forests.

  • jan

    Team is already top 10 on Top 40 radio – 11 on HAC – 2 on Alternative – and #1 on Triple A

  • Amy Beth

    Pretty soon Pharrell is going to do a song about each dwarf. First, Lucky. Now, Happy.

  • Karen C

    Those trees are creepy

    ETA: The horse is creepier…

  • supersonic

    Oh, what the hell is this?

  • chillj

    Ooooh. Bet it is gorgeous.

  • lola

    Not sure why but they’ve been wearing those things for 30 years. Just their signature look.

  • Blueknight24

    Why that song? This is not a Halloween special.

  • Miss Blue

    I’m liking this a lot. One of the best KP songs I’ve seen done.

  • weareallinnocent

    Creativity

  • lola

    Saw her at Iheart. She cannot sing live.

  • Tinawina

    LMAO!!! You win the night with that comment.

  • supersonic

    Creativity? Don’t think so.

  • Miss Blue

    Best performance so far. Loved it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Katy outshone Beyonce and Jay-Z. I bet that no one expected that. lol

  • Tinawina

    Okay you know its a weird night when even the rappers are lip synching. But it’s probably better when Katy doesn’t try live.

  • Miss Blue

    Yep. Loved that performance. Bey’s not so much.

  • supersonic

    No. She was just as bad as they were.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I’ve seen him live on tour with Carrie U and he was terrific. Maybe TV freaks him out?

  • chillj

    She has sounded so good live lately that I wondered if she took voice lessons. She usta be godawful.

  • lola

    I saw him on Ellen and I got the idea he was changing his genre of music from country to pop.

  • supersonic

    Have to disagree.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree. Katy has been sounding much better lately (unless she’s just lip synching better, lol ).

  • Amy Beth

    For goodness sake, even Katy Perry’s Covergirl ad is autotuned.

  • chillj

    Seriously? I typed that down a couple of comments as a joke. Big announcement my sweet bippee.

  • Miss Blue

    Disagreement – makes the world go round. So glad we don’t all like the same thing or we’d have an even crummier selection of music on the radio than we do now, lol.

  • Ronnie D

    I like Dark Horse and thought Katy did good! I didn’t like the guy at the piano, his voice is horrible lol

  • supersonic

    Real music in this commercial!

  • chillj

    guffaw

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m conflicted. I dislike lip synching, but I also don’t like bad, off-key singing too. What’s the solution? lol

  • Blueknight24

    Love MJ.

  • Ronnie D

    Lorde also sounded great live. She is so different from all the others.

  • chillj

    Bad off key lip synching?

  • weareallinnocent

    Well, it made you ask, ” what the hell…?” That’s pretty telling, and more or less the definition of creativity. :-)

  • Miss Blue

    Oh yay! Chicago! Loved them back in the day.

  • Blueknight24

    This is i’m waiting for.

  • Ronnie D

    I just loooove early Chicago. :)

  • nncw

    Chicago brings back fond memories.

  • LA944

    What a song with a melody and more than 3 chords?

  • lola

    Chicago guy still has a nice voice.

  • supersonic

    Robin Thicke is ruining one of my favorite Chicago songs.

  • Pretty Horsey

    I think you are mistaking NZ for another country because we don’t have any native flora/fauna that will kill you. Also she just looks old for her age because most teens I know her age look young.

  • Amy Beth

    I wish we’d get some nepotism. I’d rather see Will Champlin than Robin Thicke.

  • chillj

    Boy, he sure is. there is a lot of off key happening.

  • Ronnie D

    Robin isn’t doing too shabby on the vocals.

  • lola

    yup!

  • Miss Blue

    That we can agree on. He’s no Peter Cetera, that’s for sure.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Robin was terrible on that song… some of us know what it is supposed to sound like.

  • supersonic

    But is anyone really? No one can be Peter Cetera.

  • supersonic

    Oh, hell no. Get back to the Chicago songs.

  • Ronnie D

    I think maybe the nostalgia of the music is making me too happy so I cant be negative lol

  • lola

    Ugh Blurred Lines…hate that song. Time to change the cat box.

  • chillj

    If he isn’t, someone else is.

  • Miss Blue

    So during a tribute to Chicago we get Blurred Lines? I say again – wtf.

  • weareallinnocent

    You wrote too soon. Lol

  • supersonic

    Keith!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Blueknight24

    Love Chicago songs than the blurred lines. lol

  • LA944

    Yeah ITA

  • weareallinnocent

    That was out of place, no doubt.

  • Ronnie D

    Sizzling performance!

  • Miss Blue

    First song of Keith’s I’ve truly loved in a long time.

  • Karen C

    Glad for Chicago, didn’t mind Robin Thicke until they got to Blurred Lines.

  • Blueknight24

    Nice song from Keith.

  • Ronnie D

    I think some people know what to expect from Beyonce, so nothing comes as a surprise. Always the same jiggling and writhing ect.

  • supersonic

    I just love Keith’s haircut. Makes him look even better.

  • Karen C

    Oh, boy guitars!!!

  • Tinawina

    Keith brings the pretty. Don’t care what he’s singing.

  • weareallinnocent

    So how much time has passed since the last award?

  • Miss Blue

    Hope the kids are paying attention – these are musicians.

  • Ronnie D

    I still chuckle at how Keith Urban’s music just pales in comparison to everything else we have heard so far. Lame country shmaltz doesn’t belong on the Grammy stage.

  • Blueknight24

    The true WGWG!

  • Miss Blue

    What? This is the first musicianship we’ve seen on the stage since the show began, lol.

  • justmefornow

    Ok, so I just turned this on, when did Keith Urban get Jennifer Lawrence’s haircut?! Sounds good, but looks dumb, too bad.

  • Blueknight24

    I’m amaze how good he is in that guitar. love it!

  • supersonic

    That Keith performance was the best of the night so far. I wanted it to keep going.

  • chillj

    He needs to slash the peekaboo bangs.

  • LA944

    R U kidding? The only decents songs so far were the oldies from Chicago & Keith’s song. At least IMO

  • Ronnie D

    Maybe if I was in some back road bar with a dead deer strapped to my pick up.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I have to say that I’m not fond of Keith’s haircut either. I think that the shape of his head fits his previous cut much better.

  • chillj

    Exactly what I was thinking. Geez. He was in tune and played a mean guitar!

  • Blueknight24

    I don’t mind his hair, I’m focused on his guitar and his vocals. lol

  • Miss Blue

    Look, you might not like country and that’s fine. I hate symphony/classical, but I still can appreciate the talent and musicality of the performers of those genres.

  • chillj

    That is “pick ‘em up” truck to you, son.

  • Tinawina

    I wouldn’t put it that harshly, but I did find the song trite. Still, he’s damn pretty. **pats Keith on the head, sends him to make me a sandwich**

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It was cool to see Keith so joyous onstage.

  • chillj

    The other hair was shaggy and better suited his persona.

  • justmefornow

    It’s not just the bangs, the cut makes him look too feminine or something. I’m not sure, it just doesn’t look right.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    I hate that! They do that in every award show now. She’s like the music business’ favorite Mean Girl, Regina George.

  • Ronnie D

    I like him as a person, he is a good looking guy, too. I’d let him make me a sandwich, too lol. I just don’t find his music really moving or inspiring. I think that’s why we get a lot of boring talent on idol because so many people like to stay in that boring type of zone.

  • elliegrll

    So far the performances have been underwhelming.

  • chillj

    I think if the bangs were really scruffy, it would change the whole “too pretty” look. Nice cut, though. I could wear it and would like to.

  • Blueknight24

    John Legend! This show is getting better and better.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Love John Legend.

  • Tinawina

    I LOVE this song! YES!!!! John Legend FTW!!!!

  • Ronnie D

    I like classic country that had feeling and memorable lyrics and melodies. Not this lame o tune.

  • Miss Blue

    Legend – superb. This makes 4 good performances in a row for me. And stick Lorde in there, it’s been a pretty good show so far.

  • supersonic

    I can’t stand John Legend.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Great performance and song.

  • Ronnie D

    A true performer. Ladies and gentlemen, John Legend.

  • lola

    Don’t know what it is about him but I don’t care for him or his music. Just not my cuppa

  • Blueknight24

    What?

  • Blueknight24

    Love it!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I enjoyed John Legend’s performance the most so far. Standing ovation. Very nice and deserved.

  • elliegrll

    Country belongs just like every other genre. I will admit that Keith was boring, but it’s not like we’ve had a standout performance, yet.

  • lola

    It’s ok to disagree!! We are all different.

  • Amy Beth

    You’re having a tough night!

  • Da 1 N Only

    Like & Respect John Legend but he is beginning to bore me a bit.

  • Ronnie D

    Wow I cant even remember who performed before him now lol.

  • supersonic

    Kevin Hart and Uncle Charlie Wilson presenting Best Rock Song. Never thought to put those two with that category.

  • nncw

    Rock and roll everyone must be 70 in this category!

  • lola

    haha me either!

  • supersonic

    You guys, I don’t fangirl. But Dave Grohl…

  • lola

    That’s a big guy standing there!

  • Karen C

    Yes for Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney winning !!

    Though I like the others too.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Rock & Roll eats their young.

  • supersonic

    Taylor Swift was 7 Grammys while Cyndi Lauper only has two and she only won her second one tonight. There’s something wrong with that.

  • Ronnie D

    Taylor reminds me of a young Carly Simon.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Taylor looks lovely tonight.

  • Karen C

    Except for Dave Grohl and Matt Bellamy.

  • SteelWauhterz

    That was not the first thing that caught my attention.

  • weareallinnocent

    You should apologize to Carly Simon.

  • Miss Blue

    Well, let the downrating begin, lol. Cuz I really like Taylor Swift. A lot. One hell of a songwriter in my humble opinion.

  • chillj

    Her voice sounds stronger and better than it ever has. Maybe she has taken voice lessons with Katy Perry.

  • justmefornow

    lol did she just have a seizure?

  • supersonic

    So, who is this song about?

  • weareallinnocent

    Lol @ Taylor’s choreographed head jerks!

  • Ronnie D

    I still like Trouble by Taylor. I think she is growing a lot as a performer.

  • Blueknight24

    She look matured now, but still gorgeous.

  • LA944

    She doesn’t remind me too much–but I know she loves both Carly & her ex James Taylor.

  • supersonic

    Go ahead and wash your mouth out and wash your hands for typing that right now.

  • weareallinnocent

    Exactly my thoughts based on your prior post. Lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Yeah, those head jerks were a bit sudden and violent, given the tone of the song just before.

  • supersonic

    They give standing ovations to anything. At least she didn’t throw on the surprised face, though.

  • Ronnie D

    Taylor left her heart out on the stage.

  • Amy Beth

    There’s never been any doubt about her songwriting. Just about whether she’d be afforded the opportunity to perform her own songs if she had a less appealing package.

  • Tinawina

    I like her too. :)

  • weareallinnocent

    Are you basing that on the skank eye she gave at the end? I wondered what that was about. You may be right.

  • Banished

    Sorry if this is a repost :but, ” OMG Taylor YOU ARE NOT BEYONCE’!” When she flung her head like that I nearly peeded my pants. The whole song would have been so pretty had she left that embarrassing part of the performance on the cutting room floor!

  • supersonic

    They keep saying these performances are going to be “Grammy Moments” that people will be talking about for years. Let’s wait and see first.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yay! Bruno!

  • supersonic

    Wish you were performing tonight, Bruno. But I’ll wait until the Super Bowl halftime show.

  • weareallinnocent

    Yay Pink!!

  • chillj

    Alternatively, maturity does wonderful things for women.

  • chillj

    I lOVE you PINK!

  • Miss Blue

    Add another good performance to the list. No way could this be bad.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I love Pink. And she’s NOT lip synching. Amazing!

  • Blueknight24

    PINK!

  • supersonic

    Okay. Pink has done this before. Come up with something else.

  • justmefornow

    Ok now this is a performance.

  • Blueknight24

    Holy COW!

  • Tinawina

    P!nk! **swoon**

  • Miss Blue

    Man. Tough crowd.

  • lola

    Haven’t we seen this performance by Pink once before? Oh, maybe it was with scarfs.

  • supersonic

    Yes, we have. She’s done this on the Grammys before.

  • Blueknight24

    Pink could compete in the Olympics.

  • Ronnie D

    P!nk is gonna get hurt one of these days. Why does a singer need to twirl around on a thing like that. lol.

  • Miss Blue

    Wow! Speechless.

  • lola

    Thought so.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    So fabulous definitely worth seeing again.

  • Ronnie D

    Ugh I feel bad for those with a close up view from below lol. I hope she got the Brazilian.

  • Blueknight24

    Just WOW!

  • Tinawina

    LMAO!!!! That was very not nice.

  • supersonic

    I don’t get what’s so great about Pink. She is mean and rude and all of her performances are gimmicky.

  • weareallinnocent

    Ladies and Gentlemen, P!nk!!

  • Amy Beth

    Pink is legit.

    It’s hard to remember this is the artist that had to write “Don’t Let Me Get Me”.

  • justmefornow

    That is one ridiculous mustache, lol.

  • Bentley1530

    The flying while sing thing was great the first time but it do not add much to the song tonight.

  • lola

    There’s something about Nate’s voice that I don’t care for.

  • supersonic

    I wasn’t thrilled the first time she did it.

  • lola

    LMAO!

  • supersonic

    This guy cannot sing.

  • Blueknight24

    After the acrobatics, she still can sing that high notes! wow!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Nate isn’t the best singer, but he’s cute. lol

  • Ronnie D

    I was mesmerized by that male dancer. Now I don’t remember who performed before this. lol

  • Dancin VI#81

    id like to hear kelly clarkson and pink collaberate

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I know what you mean. Like when he goes off key. lol

  • Blueknight24

    What happen to Nate?

  • chillj

    What an athlete! Wow!

  • Ronnie D

    He has boatloads of charisma. I still love the performance with him and Adam. :)

  • weareallinnocent

    I like fun! But he’s hurting me tonight. :-(

  • Miss Blue

    I know Sara doesn’t stand a chance but I’d love to see that song win. Love it.

  • chillj

    It may not have added anything, but it always impresses me. You ever tried to sing upside down? The lung capacity alone is worth cheering.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What’s with not showing the artists in the clips? lol

  • supersonic

    That wasn’t a Grammy Moment. She’s done that before.

  • Ronnie D

    Wow Pink is a little sharp on her notes. She might need a better technique.

  • Blueknight24

    I’m not a fan of this lady who won. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    He seems so in earnest and eager to entertain and please. Yes, his performance with Adam was great.

  • weareallinnocent

    I really think she enjoys it, tbh. But I worried for her for the first time tonight. That was intense.

  • chillj

    She is tremendously talented and badly under-rated.

  • supersonic

    Whoa. Her dress kind of looks like the one that Alanis Morissette wore when she picked up all those Grammys for Jagged Little Pill.

  • weareallinnocent

    Not like that.

  • chillj

    Damn, what a group.

  • Ronnie D

    OMG Lorde!! You soo deserve it girl!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh, OK. lol

  • nekola

    This! I thought I was tripping for minute lol.

  • Ronnie D

    The Adams Family. *snap snap*

  • Blueknight24

    The song from this commercial is from idol right?

  • chillj

    She isn’t a lady yet; I don’t think she has turned sixteen.

  • supersonic

    I love Done by The Band Perry. I love that song.

  • Ronnie D

    I thought it was a Youtube cover award or something lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    She’s just turned 17 in past November.

  • chillj

    Oops. New Zealanders age faster than normal, also. (She still isn’t a lady yet.)

  • justmefornow

    The commercial I just saw was for Coldwell Banker and it was Motley Crue’s Home Sweet Home, nice pleasant surprise :)

  • supersonic

    Sabbath!

  • supersonic

    Ringo!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Why is Ringo performing?

  • Amy Beth

    Because he’s still alive.

  • weareallinnocent

    Nostalgia

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ah, now that I see the photos, I get it. lol

  • weareallinnocent

    Lol. I like your answer tons better than mine!

  • Miss Blue

    Here’s a classic example of someone who cannot sing who became a superstar, an icon, a legend.

  • Amy Beth

    But he didn’t have to sing when he was a Beatle.

  • lola

    Peter Frampton in the band?

  • Miss Blue

    He sang on plenty of their material. Frankly, watching him dance you’d swear he had no rhythm either, lol.

  • Blueknight24

    They sang 2 notes in the entire song. lol

  • lola

    Very true then the universe came together with the right other 3 guys and the rest is history.

  • supersonic

    Steven Tyler looks a mess. So does Yoko’s son.

  • weareallinnocent

    He seemed to have fun, too. He deserves that moment, I think.

  • Ronnie D

    I think the Yellow Submarine has long since sailed hehe

  • supersonic

    Jamie Foxx — give your Oscar to Don Cheadle where it rightfully belongs.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Is Jamie drunk? lol

  • Miss Blue

    I agree. And this presenting gig is not supposed to be about him.

  • weareallinnocent

    You mean submerged? Ha!

  • Ronnie D

    He got lucky by becoming the drummer. The true magic was in the other 3.

  • weareallinnocent

    Blame it on the alcohol.

  • nekola

    Ugh. The Grammy’s are sooo predictable!

  • supersonic

    Word. He’s trying to make that whole thing about him. No. Get off the stage and give your Oscar to Don Cheadle.

  • Miss Blue

    Really looking forward to Kris Kristofferson.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh, I guess that Ringo is there to perform with Paul, right?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Very witty! lol

  • Miss Blue

    Yep. I think Julian might be joining in as well.

  • chillj

    Happily, unlike Paul, Ringo stays mostly off stage. I think I am the only person ever who didn’t like the Beatles. (I like the occasional song, but I don’t need to see them on stage.)

  • LA944

    Yes he was

  • chillj

    Can Paul sing?

  • LA944

    I will say one thing for Ringo–he looks almost exactly the same. I think he was the oldest of the 4. I think he deserves his grammy moment. I lot more than quite a few others

  • Dancin VI#81

    hunter hayesis goin on tour one of the special guests will be danielle bradberry.. theyd make a cute couple lol http://www.countrymusicislove.com/country-music-news/hunter-hayes-debuts-invisible-at-the-grammys-announces-were-not-invisible-tour/

  • Ronnie D

    Jay Z wow what an insult to that statue. It isn’t a sippy cup.

  • Ronnie D

    OMG the premier of the new Lana Del Rey!

  • chillj

    I don’t want Taylor Swift in my movie theater.

  • Amy Beth

    Why bother performing if they cut every other line?

  • Miss Blue

    Oh for god’s sake. They know they are on national television – clean up the lyrics. Idiots.

  • Karen C

    I would much rather have had Imagine Dragons without the rapping. It’s talking over most of the song.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    You’re not alone, but then I am mostly a country fan. Have to wonder, though…what do the Grammy awards mean if George Strait has only won one?

  • Blueknight24

    Annoying performance with a lot gaps in the lyrics.They should clear the lyrics.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Actually, Ringo tours casinos with his own band. I’ve never seen him though.

  • Karen C

    It’s the rapping that’s getting bleeped. Radioactive by itself has nothing to be bleeped.

  • weareallinnocent

    Yeah but this Kendrick Lamar is really great, imo. I’m enjoying the collab, which surprises me a little.

  • Miss Blue

    I was looking forward to them but that stunk.

  • Ronnie D

    Rap has gone so far downhill.

  • Miss Blue

    I know that. This collab was done for this show. So why stick in the stuff they know will get censored?

  • Karen C

    It doesn’t make sense to me either. THe whole collaboration doesn’t make sense at all though.

  • weareallinnocent

    Kacey Musgrave following that collaboration is almost cruel.

  • chillj

    I just love the performance. I have seen it before, but I think it is the best I have ever seen on an awards show every time I see it. High energy.

  • supersonic

    Well, combined with Beyonce, they have about 100 of them around the house. So, that one he just got means nothing.

  • Da 1 N Only

    Ditto, injected some much needed energy into this unusually sleepy Grammys.

  • chillj

    Yes. She should have faked the flu, although she did well. Counterpoint.

  • elliegrll

    They should have let Imagine Dragons and Kendrick open the show. They were great, even though both acts deserved to be on the stage by themselves.

  • nekola

    By far the best performance of the night so far.

  • supersonic

    Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Lindsey Buckingham, and Dave Grohl all performing together? They’re trying to kill me.

  • elliegrll

    That seems to be the sentiment from most of the critics on twitter. Before that everyone was tweeting that they were about to fall asleep or change the channel.

  • elliegrll

    It was a joke, and a funny one. Funnier than anything that the writers have given the presenters or host.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I didn’t think they were that bad, but it was a disappointment.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Gotta say that L.L. is a very good host.

  • Ronnie D

    I feel like I just watched a performance at the country state fair lol

  • supersonic

    Disagree. In fact, she’s kind of overrated.

  • supersonic

    Good lord. Julia, put those boobs away.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    They were denying that they would perform together, but I figured that they would.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I wonder if that’s Paul’s real hair or a toupee?

  • supersonic

    Pretty much exactly like that.

  • Miss Blue

    Looks real to me but I’m sure it’s being touched up, color-wise.

  • Amy Beth

    As long as Yoko stays off the stage, it’s all good.

  • myers

    I love Paul McCartney, I guess, but this is just sooooo boring…….

  • justmefornow

    Ringo looks good for his age.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t recognize this song. Aren’t they going to sing a Beatles song?

  • chillj

    Big time.

  • Miss Blue

    His music has no meaning, and hasn’t for a very, very long time.

  • Miss Blue

    It’s new. I’m sure they’ll do a bunch of Beatles stuff on the special.

  • chillj

    The original Beatles recording wasn’t full of meaning. Took the boys a while to get going.

  • curlyenta

    Damn, Ringo & Paul……….. kicks ass! Show ‘em how you do IT, boys!

  • Miss Blue

    Sure, but he regressed back to meaningless pop stuff. Makes me sad.

  • supersonic

    Gloria Estefan still looks great. How old is she now?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Pharrell can take off that hat now. lol

  • supersonic

    I’m wondering if he’s going to perform in that hat.

  • chillj

    Maybe they think that is what the fans want. Kind of silly, but…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    YES!!! Congrats to Bruno!!!

  • supersonic

    Yay Bruno!

  • nekola

    Yay!! Bruno!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This show needs a high energy Bruno performance.

  • Tinawina

    NO! The hat needs it’s own performance slot. I would be very entertained.

  • Amy Beth

    Yikes. Pauley is making Christina Milian look professional.

  • supersonic

    NO! The hat needs it’s own performance slot.

    True.

  • justmefornow

    He looks ridiculous, like a stupid forest ranger. It’s like Yogi Bear should come out at any moment to steal his picnic basket.

  • supersonic

    The whole social media correspondent nonsense is just awkward and embarrassing all around. They need to stop that. It really isn’t needed.

  • Ronnie D

    Paul was definitely the lamest Beatle. Time to hang up the mic I think.

  • Amy Beth

    He’s bringing back Men Without Hats and they’re doing the Safety Dance.

  • Pretty Horsey

    I think the Beatles are over rated and McCartney’s solo stuff is the worst.

  • chillj

    Wikipedia says she was born in 1957.

  • Ronnie D

    I think I saw Lord do some strange curse hand gesture at Bruno!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yikes. Really cheesy backdrop. lol

  • Miss Blue

    Willie and Kris – this is fabulous.

  • Karen C

    I think the deeper music was written with John Lennon.

  • myers

    Another lackluster lifeless performance…

  • Amy Beth

    One of these things is not like the others.

  • Miss Blue

    Could have lived forever not hearing this piece of crap song.

  • Jake W.

    Lmao at this performance.

  • chillj

    Willy Nelson was a smart guy: he got old very young and kept the look, so he always looks the same.

  • chillj

    Kris could never sing a lick and he hasn’t changed a bit. Smart and appealing guy, though.

  • Miss Blue

    I’ve always had a crush on him.

  • justmefornow

    Geriatric country. Yeah, I could do without this snoozefest.

  • weareallinnocent

    Context

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Zac Brown!

  • weareallinnocent

    I just told my DD he’s always looked the same! I like him.

  • Miss Blue

    Frankly, you wouldn’t have the music you have today without the Beatles or somebody like them. They changed music completely and not only that, they pushed the envelope with every new album.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Whoa! Kacey won! I think that was rather unexpected, no? (I don’t follow country music).

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol So true. I’ve always loved Willie.

  • Amy Beth

    If she thought she was going to win, she would have changed out of that god-awful dress.

  • justmefornow

    Well good for the girl winning over those dudes, but she looks like she’s wearing a mexican sombrero for a dress. She needs a stylistic ASAP.

  • weareallinnocent

    You know, I’m watching for the performances, but…. Stop cutting off the winners! It’s a BIG deal, give them a minute FFS!

  • Amy Beth

    The hat lives!

  • weareallinnocent

    Nope. This is a new one.

  • Jake W.

    I think this “Get Lucky” song is annoying.

  • Amy Beth

    It was a performance dress. She wears something similar in the video for the song.

    But it’s not a red carpet, win an award dress.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I find it too repetitive.

  • weareallinnocent

    Pharrell, Nile, Stevie, Daft Punk. What greatness on one stage!

  • chillj

    He is attractive. Still. And he looks like he has a good time. Rhodes scholar, eh?

  • lola

    Agree…sounds good!

  • chillj

    Theis may kill baseball hats on stage forever.

  • Amy Beth

    It’s the PTX commercial!

    I need colored marshmallows.

  • supersonic

    Cyndi Lauper! Congrats on your second Grammy!

  • Amy Beth

    What an amazing honor for Sara!

  • Da 1 N Only

    I credit Ne-Yo, but he may have unintentionally started a hats race.

  • elliegrll

    The Daft Punk, Stevie etc. performance was great.

  • lola

    Is this the song that’s supposed to sound like Roar?

  • Miss Blue

    This is a really good mashup. Doing themselves proud.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m enjoying this duet.

  • Miss Blue

    Yep.

  • Miss Blue

    That could have lasted another hour as far as I’m concerned.

  • nncw

    I loved Tapestry.

  • supersonic

    I haven’t liked Sara Barellies since she bashed on Christina in support of that douche Tony Lucca.

  • Tinawina

    This is awesome!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s the reverse.

  • lola

    Two beautiful voices in that duet.

  • Jake W.

    Go Lorde. Love her!

  • supersonic

    Wow. Everyone thought Same Love was going to get this.

  • lola

    lol, you are right.

  • weareallinnocent

    I would have liked another song of the year.

    On another note, I love Green Day and Billie Joe Armstrong, but I don’t like country music. So, that collab should be interesting.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Katy Perry stole the beat from Sara. She expressed her love for it on Twitter only to reveal a few months later Roar which was the same as Brave.

  • BrightLights

    That was definitely not the song I expected to win.

  • lola

    Oh yeah, you’re correct! Heard the know-it-alls on all the entertainment gossip shows saying this.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Are you kidding? That definitely is the song of the year. It’s almost too overplayed.

  • Amy Beth

    That would assume KP really wrote Roar. More likely she asked her songwriting “partners” to come up with something like Brave.

  • RodMod

    Thank you for thinking logically.

  • nekola

    Almost? It is too overplayed.

  • Pretty Horsey

    I’m not the biggest Lorde fan but it’s cool she’s the first kiwi to win a Grammy well 2.

  • Da 1 N Only

    May be a surprise but it shouldn’t be. Gotta credit a song that can cross that many genres and demos.

  • BrightLights

    I wanted Just Give Me A Reason; I would have been happy with Same Love; but I thought Locked Out Of Heaven was the best song of the bunch.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Touche. it is a great song and I feel like if we are judging a lyrically great and influentially dominant song, it was Royals.

  • weareallinnocent

    Not surprised really. Just love a couple of the others a whole lot more.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    I wish Locked out of Heaven was the winner but they shut him out for no freaking reason!

  • Miss Blue

    Oh wow, wow, wow. This is going to be SO good.

  • BrightLights

    I disagree with you on its influence, but I’ve been informed that I don’t understand how it captures the zeitgeist. I’ll cop to that. I don’t at all understand it, and I also don’t care for her voice. But nothing against her- how cool for her that she’s 17 and won a Grammy!

  • Karen C

    I know :)

  • nekola

    Well, I’m glad that Bruno did win for best Pop Album this year.

  • Miss Blue

    James mic needs to be turned up. Come on tech guys, get this right.

  • justmefornow

    Show them how it’s done boys :)

  • supersonic

    Time has not been kind to Lars. But James still looks good even though he’s gray now.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Me too, A consolation prize. Lorde should have been nominated for Best New Artist. What gives? How was Ed Sheeran new and she wasn’t.

  • RodMod

    So this is what all the Metallica fuss has been about all these years….Hmm…

  • supersonic

    If I was in that audience, people would be giving me weird looks because I would be losing my mind.

  • RodMod

    These men are obviously very talented musicians…but oh how I miss chorus, melody, structure…etc…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Steven is stoned/drunk again. lol

  • Karen C

    This was the performance of the night for me, and I’m not even that big of Metallica fan. Great collaboration, too.

  • RodMod

    SING IT, STEVEN TYLER! LOL!

  • Miss Blue

    Oh geezuz, please don’t sing. Smoky is way past his prime and Tyler is just nuts.

  • supersonic

    Steven Tyler is an utter disaster.

  • lola

    Metallica was great!!!

  • weareallinnocent

    I do love the collaborations tonight.

  • Miss Blue

    Ugh. Would have preferred almost any other record, other than Blurred Lines.

  • Tinawina

    Steven’s high. Heh.

  • justmefornow

    Great job by Metallica. Steven Tyler needs to STFU, kinda embarrassing.

  • supersonic

    I was so terrified that they would actually give it to Blurred Lines.

    But yay Get Lucky!

  • Karen C

    Me too. I was hoping for Radioactive.

  • RodMod

    I absolutely love the way Pharrell layered those harmonies in this song, not to mention Nile Rodger’s guitar! A good fit for “Record of the Year.”

  • supersonic

    How come Nile Rodgers doesn’t get to speak?

  • weareallinnocent

    Dude looks like a lady. :-)

    I love Steven, but not the new hair and porn ‘stache.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Kinda”? You are too kind. lol

  • Amy Beth

    How did Blurred Lines get nominated?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I hate how they are rushing the winners off the stage.

  • supersonic

    That was a true Grammy Moment.

  • supersonic

    Again? Always.

  • supersonic

    Because it was huge.

  • Miss Blue

    They are officially running late and they’ve got at least 30 minutes to go. The Lewis/Macklemore performance will take time. They have to marry 34 couples.

  • Tinawina

    It’s supposed to end at 11:30.

  • Amy Beth

    I think there might be some dementia mixed in. Not snarking, definitely some brain cells got short-circuited.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Pharell is incredibly talented. I am so happy for his comeback year. I love his work with NERD and The Neptunes.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    They have one award left though…

  • Amy Beth

    His album won.

  • Miss Blue

    Central time?

  • chillj

    Atonal. Like Shoenberg. Very sophisticated, but not everyone’s cup of tea, for sure.

  • Kariann Hart

    His turn comes when he’s inducted into the RRHOF. But, you’re right!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Interesting that Queen Latifah introduces this performance.

  • chillj

    I don’t like this song. Too schmaltzy. Not to mention it starts off with the singer saying he isn’t gay, just in case we might get the wrong idea.

  • Miss Blue

    She’s officiating the marriages.

  • Tinawina

    I know. I want her to get married on that damn stage tonight. Just do it Queen.

  • Tinawina

    I like his suit.

  • RodMod

    I too am a fan!

  • weareallinnocent

    I think this song should receive an award.

  • Ronnie D

    So proud of the Gay Rights movement. Rights for all!

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    I agree the social message is one of triumph especially in the rap world where homophobia is accepted.

  • Ronnie D

    Madge is lookin a lil rough lol

  • Miss Blue

    This makes me want to cry. I am 60 – I’m quite sure anyone my age never thought they’d live to see this. While I am straight as are my children, I have people in my life I care deeply for who deserve the same rights as everyone else. So happy this is finally happening.

  • Tinawina

    No one is allowed to say anything bad about this performance. Folks got married. I teared up.

    YES!!!!!!

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    She was once one of the most beautiful women in the industry, She looks horrendous now. Too much plastic surgery and yoga and steroids.

  • Ronnie D

    I wonder what the media backlash will be now.

  • Miss Blue

    Omg. Head over to Free Republic if you dare. Heads are exploding all over the place. And the NYTimes ripped this bigtime. The comments are one exploding head after another.

  • elliegrll

    I think that it starts off with the singer telling us how stupid stereotypes are.

  • Kariann Hart

    Been on Twitter all night. What a show! This is the best Grammy Awards show I have ever seen – and I’ve seen most. My quote: This show has been a MASTERCLASS TO MUSIC! Oh. My. Goodness.

  • Kariann Hart

    Check out Keith Urban in a replay.

  • elliegrll

    People have been writing and talking about this for at least the last three or four days. It’s not like it was a surprise.

  • Amy Beth

    Too much yoga?

  • Kariann Hart

    Oh, yes it is. Just wait and read.

  • catlover84

    I just wanna say, that whole Same Love performance was beautiful. Just BEAUTIFUL. I got teary-eyed. I’m glad that they included straight couples too. Because like Queen Latifah said, this is a song not just for some people, but for ALL people.

  • Miss Blue

    Oh, please don’t tell me his hated this. I missed his reaction – what was it?

  • chillj

    He talks about his own background, his fears and his mother assuring him he is straight – which is a not so courageous way for the rapper to make his identity clear. Not a profile in courage – and I thought the singer was making his own sexuality clear the first time I ever heard the song.

  • Kariann Hart

    A tear.

  • supersonic

    Apparently, he was crying.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It was a surprise to me. lol

  • elliegrll

    It’s Free Republic. What do you expect?

  • Miss Blue

    Thank god! I just knew he’d be open-minded but you scared me, lol.

  • Miss Blue

    I know, but who else other than conservative fundies are going to go berserk over this?

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    The album and songs should have been nominated more.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    I hope Mackelmore wins album of the year

  • weareallinnocent

    F— ‘em.

    Sorry but I felt it needed to be said.

  • chillj

    There won’t be a media backlash. If there is backlash it will be in the comments sections of the sites covering it. Not a big deal.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Actually, that’s encouraging if it’s only them.

  • Amy Beth

    Where is Norah Jones? She and BJA did an Everly Brothers tribute album.

  • supersonic

    Billie Joe is so attractive to me. I don’t know what it is.

  • Miss Blue

    Hahahaha! How in the hell did they get Billie Joe to do this? Hilarious.

  • weareallinnocent

    Oh c’mon let Billie Joe let loose!

  • Amy Beth

    See my post below.

  • Miss Blue

    I just read that comment. I had no idea. I think I would have preferred Norah. I know I would have, lol.

  • weareallinnocent

    Probably the eyeliner. Either that, or the attitude. For me, it’s both. lol

  • Kariann Hart

    So sorry… That just caught me off guard.

  • supersonic

    Here’s a movie that didn’t need a remake — Robocop.

  • Miss Blue

    I really like Keith and I would have been crushed if he turned out to be a bigot. Glad I can still play his music, lol.

  • supersonic

    That could be it. And I don’t even like eyeliner on guys, but Billie Joe can pull it off.

  • Amy Beth

    Miranda and Billie Joe did not harmonize. And what’s the point of the Everly Brothers except beautiful harmonies?

  • Kariann Hart

    Wasn’t that Melinda Lambert?

  • emlz

    Liking his music helps. Plus, his hair.

  • Kariann Hart

    Listen to the words of the Everly Brothers song.

  • Amy Beth

    Yes, but I can’t fathom why.

  • Miss Blue

    Ugh. Yoko needs to put that cleavage back in the closet. Isn’t she like 80 or something. Ugh.

  • Tinawina

    I know Alicia Keys is saying something, but all I keep thinking is BOOBAGE. I have issues.

  • supersonic

    Alicia Keys needs to put the boobs away.

  • supersonic

    She needs to put them away.

  • Miss Blue

    Ugh. Overall, disappointed with a lot of the winners tonight.

  • emlz

    I cried during the Same Love performance. And I felt the need to stand up. Maybe it was gimmicky, but it was just really beautiful and inspiring to me.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I need to buy stock in double-sided tape companies. lol

  • supersonic

    Whoo! I actually thought for a second they would give it to Taylor Swift.

    Go Daft Punk!

  • Amy Beth

    Let the robots speak!

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Daft Punk!!! WOW! YEAH!!!! <3. Music is LOVE tonight! Got get it Daft.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What role did Paul Williams play in that CD?

  • catlover84

    Aww Macklemore & Ryan Lewis didn’t win it. I wanted them to win. For me, their album was the best last year. But Daft Punk’s album is super awesome too.

  • Tinawina

    I don’t think they will go away quietly. They came to party!

  • supersonic

    Is that who that little guy was? Because he looks totally familiar to me.

  • nekola

    So Kendrick Lamar didn’t win any awards? SMH.

  • Tinawina

    Yeah. Not cool.

  • supersonic

    Trent Reznor!

  • BrightLights

    Called that one.

  • Miss Blue

    Lindsay Buckingham will be sexy when he’s 100. And Dave Grohl too.

  • Kariann Hart

    He is a writer and producer, but I’m not sure.

  • RodMod

    SMH!

  • supersonic

    Yes, dammit. Add Trent Reznor and Josh Homme.

  • Kariann Hart

    It looks like the awards were spread around with the exception of Lorde.

  • supersonic

    You guys, I don’t usually fangirl. But this performance…

  • Kariann Hart

    EXACTLY!!

  • Miss Blue

    Daft Punk seem to have taken a boatload.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Boo! Running sponsors over the closing number.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Those were my first and second choices as well!

  • supersonic

    This is some bull. Don’t cut that!

  • catlover84

    Haha me too. And so did Taylor Swift, it looks like. I thought they said “Red”, but it was “Ran…” Thanks goodness. Although I actually like Taylor’s album too.

  • shell29

    Yeah, I’m not happy about that (and not surprised).

  • James

    Swift thinking that she won AOTY for a spilt second will go down in awards show history.

  • shell29

    He collaborated with them on one of the tracks on RAM, ‘Touch’.

  • weareallinnocent

    Deja vu? I could swear you said that earlier tonight. :-)

  • weareallinnocent

    Did she? I was happy to see her shut out, tbh.

  • Kariann Hart

    Well, there will be 600 messages here very soon. I was on Twitter all night. I am realizing I couldn’t keep up with you folks! It will take a while to read the responses, but I’d like to do that.
    For me, it was the best Grammy Show I have ever seen, but I must admit I did not record the Rap performances. I still have almost two hours recorded. WOW! Yep, a Masterclass in Music. Plus, thanks to MJ I watched the 4 hours on livestream. Hubby went to sleep.

  • Kariann Hart

    Oh, I did record one Rap performance. Now, I can watch it all later today. Cool.

  • september21

    Paul Williams??? That square blonde guy from the 70s? I’m in shock. I always was certain he and the little Oliver on the Brady Bunch were one in the same or Williams was his father.

  • Kariann Hart

    Yes, she is over 80 years old. She looked frail. I noticed Sean was there, but I didn’t see Jullian Lennon.

  • shell29

    LOL

  • Amy Beth

    Because of R…andom, instead of R…ed?

  • Kariann Hart

    Gee, I wonder what FOX News will have to say? Oh, boy…

  • supersonic

    I’m sorry, but I love those men and those bands that were up there.

  • Larc

    She was all ready with her “Who, me?” act.

  • catlover84

    Yeah. I just wanted Same Love to be appreciated at the Grammys somehow. But that performance already did it I guess. And The Heist won Best Rap Album so it’s all good.

  • Kariann Hart

    Indeed. However, I think she looked sick AND didn’t sound right. Still, I can’t knock all she’s accomplished.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    So why did he give the acceptance speech when his contribution was rather minimal?

  • weareallinnocent

    Lol. Really, it’s ok! I was just joking about the “I don’t usually…” part. It was funny to see it again.

  • weareallinnocent

    Thanks MJ and MJ’s peeps. That was fun. Amazing music and performance art this evening!

  • Kariann Hart

    I love the way Pharrell respects those who paved the way for him. He was great with Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson. That’s refreshing.

  • supersonic

    I knew you were joking. It’s all good.

  • Amy Beth

    Paul Williams has an insane resume. He wrote the Love Boat theme, yo!

  • shell29

    I guess they asked him to? I don’t know.

  • Kariann Hart

    Poor Smokey… he didn’t know what to do but tried hard not to laugh.

  • Kariann Hart

    In August, we saw Smokey Robinson in concert. Honestly, he was terrific. Sure he struggles a bit with the high notes, but the man is an entertainer and at 71 years old he delivered. The next day, he left for several performances in Las Vegas. May all those young people still be around in their 70′s and still deliver the goods.

  • Amy Beth

    One last post. You know that Pepsi Halftime commercial? The audience was filled with singers including Cassadee Pope. Most random promo ever.

  • Kariann Hart

    Thank you MJ, for directing me to the live stream of the prior four hours hosted by Cyndi Lauper. That was fun, too.

  • Kariann Hart

    I taped it, and I know there were may familiar faces there.

  • Kariann Hart

    She appeared too thin, IMO.

  • Kariann Hart

    With “Tapestry” Carole King became the first person ever to get the RIAA Diamond Award which is 10 million in sales. And she is a woman. Carole’s music is timeless. I love this duet – my favorite for the night!

  • Kariann Hart

    You should have seen the dress she wore earlier. It was almost like crystal diamonds in the lightest peach color. Maybe it’s on the Internet?

  • Kariann Hart

    I was wondering if Paul had that hair growth product that Matt Rogers (Season 3) endorsed?

  • Kariann Hart

    Or write alternate presentable lyrics. This is crap.

  • Kariann Hart

    I pretty much hated it.

  • jms

    I missed an imagine dragons collab, Paul and Ringo, and classical + Metallica?

    Also I swear Robinson Cano is everywhere now that he’s a Jay-Z client….

  • Kariann Hart

    Awww…

  • hayes

    Taylor Swift totally thought she won. To be fair, everybody around her also thought she did. The gif is funny. Lol

    http://cdn2.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/TAYLOR-SWIFT-LOSER.gif

  • HKfan

    Country has about 30 of its own awards shows…don’t know why they have to go on the Grammys as well.:)…

  • HKfan

    There are lots and lots of singers out there that can really sing live, but never get the chance.

  • HKfan

    I think that about the US…all those ‘kids’ on Idol that say they’re 15 or 16 but look 30!!!

  • sweetmm

    That BBM guy; it seem she left her scarf at his place so that was a clue say her fans.

  • tomr

    Couldn’t stand to watch. Tried for the first hour but with Beyonce’s pole dancing (without the pole) and Lordes re-creation of her shock treatments, I decided that I’d turn to Downton and watch quality instead. Sad commentary on today’s music scene.

  • Ronnie D

    lol

  • Ronnie D

    Lorde is very talented and that’s just how she feels the music. At least she was dressed. lol

  • chillj

    Beyonce’s number set a tone: lot of strip tease, not much singing. She can be so much better. Too bad, because I will bet kids all over the country got cut off about then. Lorde was having medication issues, but sang really all.

  • chillj

    Watch the guy beside her swear.

  • chillj

    They need to start this show at seven. That is too bad; I taped and went to bed.

  • chillj

    I was kind of shocked he was alive. I haven’t seen him in years.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I just heard on a televised recap that Paul Williams was the producer for the Daft Punk album. Now I understand why he spoke.

  • shell29

    Oh OK-I knew he was one of the collaborators along with Pharrell & others but I didn’t know he produced the album. I think I read somewhere that the Daft Punk guys were fans of his and that may have been how the collaboration came about.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Trent Reznor Tweets ‘F— You’ to Grammys After His Performance Is Cut Short

    “Music’s biggest night… to be disrespected,” he writes.

    Trent Reznor isn’t happy about being played off at the Grammys on Sunday night.
    ……….
    Backstage, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow explained to reporters the thought process behind that decision.

    “We save the end slot for something that is a bit of a jam, because you can have the energy go and then it’s just a matter of the clock,” he said.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grammys-2014-trent-reznor-tweets-674397

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Taylor Swift’s whiplash, mass wedding, Beatles reunion: Best Grammys moments

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/01/27/grammy-awards-highlights-2014/4919081/

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Grammys 2014: Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis royals for a night

    Music royalty like Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake take a backstage to Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kacey Musgraves in a night of the underdogs.

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/music/la-et-ms-grammys-notebook-20140127,0,6059206.story#ixzz2rbbfYd4M

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ozzy Osbourne off the wagon at the Grammys?
    ………
    Osbourne raised eyebrows during his stint on stage at the Grammy Awards Sunday night, in which he was tasked to introduce Ringo Starr. Osbourne appeared to lose his place while reading the teleprompter, causing his band buddies Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi to laugh.
    ……..
    The band came backstage following their win for best metal performance for “God is Dead?” with Ozzy gripping his trophy and appearing out of it. Although he did attempt to explain his Starr mess-up in simple terms.

    “I completely [expletived] it up,” Osbourne said.

    And those notorious f-bombs continued.

    “Yes, I am a big fan of Taylor Swift,” Osbourne added when questioned about his thoughts on the country crooner. “Who the [expletive] is Taylor Swift?”

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/01/27/ozzy-off-wagon-again-at-grammys/

  • fuzzywuzzy
  • fuzzywuzzy

    The Grammys Train Wreck: An Insult to Lou Reed, Hip-Hop, and Good Taste
    The 2014 Grammys was, a few performances aside, a complete and utter disaster replete with puzzling winners, awkward and offensive cutaways, and plenty of bad music.
    …….
    The 56th annual Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and broadcast live on CBS for east coasters—and three hours later for those not in the throes of Polar Vortex 2.0—started off with a whimper as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s album, The Heist, beat out the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar for Best Rap Album.
    . …
    Macklemore himself was embarrassed, posting an apology text he allegedly sent to Kendrick Lamar on Instagram, choosing to share this should-be private message with the world to address the myriad criticisms.The Heist, it should be noted, is a solid pop-rap hybrid filled with catchy beats, R&B hooks, and some highly quotable lines, but Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city is a poetic hip-hop Odyssey by the best rap wordsmith right now, and the best rap debut since Kanye West’s The College Dropout.
    …….
    One of the most egregious snubs of the night, however, came during the non-tribute to the passing of music legend Lou Reed. You’d think the Grammys powers that be could pull some strings to get some of Lou’s pals—David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, or wife Laurie Anderson—to perform some Velvet Underground and Lou classics, but no. Instead, we were treated to the metal act Metallica performing a selection ofMetallica songs, backed by Lang Lang on the piano. Yes, Metallica collaborated with Lou on the confused Lulu, but it wasn’t exactly a career highlight for the “Sweet Jane” singer

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-grammys-train-wreck-an-insult-to-lou-reed-hip-hop-and-good-taste.html

  • Kirsten

    I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with this year’s awards. In a lot of categories that I cared about, the people I think deserve to win did win. The Grammy’s also awarded people for taking risks and innovating which is something they so rarely do.

    Very happy about the Daft Punk wins. They play with music in so many interesting ways. I was hoping for a Kacey win, but thought she might not have the industry support to take it. Mackleemore and Ryan Lewis is challenging themes in their genre. Lorde is creating fresh new sounds.

    And “Yay!” Mandissa.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Grammys: Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar It ‘Sucks That I Robbed You’
    On Instagram, he says that Lamar would have “deserved best rap album” honors at the awards show and that he appreciates him as an “artist and as a friend.”

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grammys-macklemore-tells-kendrick-lamar-674404

  • elliegrll

    I don’t agree with a lot of the sentiment in this article, but I do agree that Macklemore shouldn’t have posted the tweet that he sent to Kendrick Lamar. I understand why he did, not only does it make him look good, but he’s anticipating any future backlash that he might receive from consumers and those in the industry, but making the note public makes it seem insincere.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The Grammys 2014: five things we learned

    From hats to wiccans, via the baffling proposition that Macklemore is better than Kendrick Lamar

    http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/jan/27/the-grammys-five-things-we-learned

  • weareallinnocent

    Macklemore should just be proud. Instead, because criticism aims unnecessarily at the winning artist, he feels it appropriate to undermine his own accomplishment. I hate that, I really do. Shade instead of shine. Boooo…

  • elliegrll

    I’m sure that he is proud of his accomplishments. But if you listen to his song “white privilege”, it’s clear that he understands the industry, and realizes that making the tweet public is a good career move, so he’s not dismissing his accomplishments at all.

    In fact, given how fickle his audience can be, it’s in his best interests to have them believe that he’s more rap than pop, and that the rap world embraces him.

  • Kirsten

    I can’t believe I’m following up my own post, but I didn’t get to see the entire show and I just saw the video of Daft Punk win for album of the year.

    I love that they let the “robot” theme drop for a moment and just gave themselves the best, genuine bro-hug I’ve seen in a long time. You could just see the years of friendship and hard work in that. That’s what live television is about (that and Taylor Swift’s dad swearing – LOL. Dad’s are allowed to think their kids are the best. Such human moments).

    From the official Grammy channel so it doesn’t get deleted:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncnBz6A14i0

  • nncw

    Is something wrong with the sound system, my hearing or enunciation. Twice the presenters made it sound like someone else won: once when Lourde won it sounded like Mars won which is quite the stretch (but it looked like Bruno Mars thought he won too) and then I thought they said Reds as well thus the embarassing moment for Taylor Swift. Perhaps it is a reality reality show take on how to embarass people at an awards show!

  • weareallinnocent

    Well, seems we’re both doing a lot of mind-reading here, and maybe even projecting. At least, I think I probably am. Ha!

  • Kariann Hart

    I have wondered for awhile if Ozzy has dementia, just from his behavior as audience member for DWTS. His son, Jack was a contestant. He really depends on Sharon.

  • Kariann Hart

    Actually, the first hour did have a lot of weak moments. When you watch a music award show, you expect to hear music, not a bunch of empty space because of filthy lyrics. Seems there was only one genre that this happened. For me, that was the bad part. People can look up the great performances on line without commercials.

  • Kariann Hart

    Poor Blu, this will not be a memory for her when she’s about six years old.

  • Kariann Hart

    Is that her Dad or her manager?

  • bestmusic

    Or his brain is fried from all the drugs.

  • windmills

    Yea, I honestly didn’t feel like the show saw a real string of consecutive strong performances until about 2 1/2 hours in. I thought pacing and sequencing on last night’s show were really off. John Legend was wonderful but buried in a sea of ballads in the 1st hour. Lorde was the only performance that really stood out in the 1st half hour and that was because her song is great and also because of the polarizing weirdness of her stage presence (it didn’t bother me at all, though I’ve seen Lorde perform better). I think the Grammys could’ve easily cut most of the performances in the 1st half hour for a more compact show.

    Taylor Swift had a molsty solid performance of a very good song but it had a lot less impact than it could have, especially considering it was immediately overshadowed by Pink’s acrobatics. Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons had a surprisingly strong collab, and then Kacey Musgraves had to follow that. She did really well but I’d bet it took half her performance for a lot of people to get into it because of the contrast.

    I’m thrilled about Kacey’s 2 Grammy wins. She was really the only acceptable winner for Country Album among the nominees and a very worthy winner in her own right. I was afraid her 2 nominations in Country Song would result in vote splitting but she won anyway with Merry Go Round. Darius Rucker’s win for Country Solo Vocal for Wagon Wheel is fine with me – 4 out of the 5 performances nominated in that category (including Darius’s) were outdone by the demo/original versions of their songs and the 5th (Hunter’s) didn’t really deserve a nom. But Darius got overlooked by the CMAs and he deserves credit for taking a risk with that song and fighting for it on his album. The Civil Wars’s win for Country Duo/Group Performance on “From This Valley” was fine, except for the ensuing drama about John Paul White not acknowledging Joy Williams in his speech. I wouldn’t have had a problem with anybody in that category winning, though I think Highway Don’t Care is somewhat overrated.

    As far as the big 4, I’m fine with how things went down, though it’s a shame Kendrick Lamar was shut out. I’m surprised Taylor didn’t win for Album Of The Year but I think she really just doesn’t have much support from the country world anymore (justifiably) and the pop world was more defined by Daft Punk in 2013 than her music. Too, she’s already won Album Of The Year once before and that may’ve worked against her.

    I loved the Daft Punk performance with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, & co. Best of the night. Pharrell Williams showed some personality with his speeches on Daft Punk’s behalf, and also his amazing hats :p Paul Williams also gave a great speech for Album Of The Year.

  • chillj

    You know, I wonder what some of these people tell their daughters, because, for sure, they don’t want them doing like mom! (Taylor Swift will not have a problem. )

  • iani

    I love that they let the “robot” theme drop for a moment and just gave themselves the best, genuine bro-hug I’ve seen in a long time.

    I loved it too, and the whole evening they carried themselves elegantly, gently, honored by their performance-guests, I was happy for them, those “plastic robot-heads” were able to beat the odds with their win over the other successful acts and manage to bring the human feeling though their inexpressive faces/strange appearance. http://goo.gl/eZcnWC

    ETA:I don’ know what I did with the new “subscribe by email”, but I lost my “work” of so many years :(

  • iluvai

    Keith is sensitive and open-minded on AI. Pretty awesome for wgwg with wife and kids. :) I’m not surprised he got emotional or shed a tear.

  • iluvai

    lol, at that gif with TS. :)

  • Madilo

    Pharrell was the highlight for me, he’s so cool :)

  • karnac

    The staging for “Dark Horse” was beautiful and different. I thought it was very artistic and one of the best performances of the night.