Monday, February 11, 2008
My Favorite Grammy Moments
I’m sure that everyone is excited to hear about the New York trip, but before it’s too late, I did want to post about the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Being in the music biz, we weren’t expecting much from this years show, but I was pleasantly surprised. I have to admit that I missed the beginning of the televised event because we were out and about in snowy NYC, but I’ve perused through the highlights and I have to say that I think we saw the best of it. One of my favorite moments of the show was Vince Gill sticking it to Kanye West’s ego. I can’t say that I’m a fan of Vince’s music, but when he said, “I just received an award from a Beatle, you can’t say that Kanye!” I found a new respect for Mr. Gill. Everyone loves Amy Winehouse (myself included) and for good reason she took home a bunch of awards including Best Pop Album. I have been a fan of Amy Winehouse since her album released in the states, but I’ve almost had too much of her tabloid crazy ways. The best Grammy performance for me was the underrated, no drama, Feist. Click here for Youtube video. I thought she sounded incredible and did a great live performance of her hit, “1, 2, 3, 4”, known from the iPhone commercial, that didn’t sound like a recording off the album, but had good heart. I am happy to report that off camera my favorite song off my favorite album of 2007, Gone Gone Gone, from Raising Sand by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant was awarded a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration. Now, everyone go and buy some CDs to keep my job secure for a few more months!