Monday, February 11

Quick thoughts on the Grammys

How ironic that Amy Winehouse couldn't appear live to accept her Grammys for her hit song "Rehab" because she was in… Rehab?

Vince Gill wins the award for best line of the evening.
After accepting his award for best country album, Gill remarked, "I just got an award presented to me by a Beatle. Have you had that happen yet, Kanye?" He was referring to Kanye West, who won best rap album, proceeded to tell everyone how terrific he is, and even refused to leave the stage at one point as the band started to play him off.

Best acceptance speech
Herbie Hancock. Herbie won album of the year, and showed complete class and the very opposite of Kanye's arrogant self centeredness with his gracious acceptance speech. "You know it's been 43 years since the first and only time that a jazz artist got the album of the year award," Hancock said, as he honored "the giants upon whose shoulders I stand, some of whom like Miles Davis, John Coltrane ... unquestionably deserved the award in the past. But this is a new day, that proves that the impossible can be made possible."

Foo Fighters – rock. Simply put. Always kick ass. They won best rock album. Well done.

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