6 Quick Thoughts From the 2012 Grammy Awards

February 13, 2012 — Leave a comment

^^^^^^ That’s pretty much how I felt. ^^^^^^

Admittedly, I haven’t watched the Grammys in a few years. I wasn’t going to this year. Then I checked Twitter. Apparently I was the only person in the world not watching the Grammys; so, I bowed to virtual peer pressure. Here are a few quick thoughts (which, if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve already seen) interspersed with some Twitter commentary.

1.)    The Civil Wars’ 60 second performance was one of the best of the entire night. Who knew that Johnny Depp could sing?

2.)    Chris Brown. First thought: isn’t that the guy who beat his wife? Second thought: isn’t she at this thing? Do restraining orders not apply to nationally televised events? Third thought: this guy won a Grammy? Was it for lip-syncing?

3.)    Bon Iver. I think the following tweet pretty much sums up my thoughts:

4.)    Adele. Absolutely fantastic. Watch this. The live performance was every bit as good or better.

5.)    Jennifer Hudson. No comment other than “this was better:”

6.)    Nicki Minaj. What on earth was that?

I was offended. A little bit as a religious person, but much more so as a person who had just watched Adele on the same stage…and who has eyes. Someone on Twitter said, “Stevie Wonder is the luckiest person in the audience right now.” You know what was so great about Adele? She didn’t exorcise anyone, punch Rhianna, or shoot fire from her boobs to distract people from a lack of talent.

One more parting thought…can you imagine the uproar if Nicki Minaj had tried to shock people by mocking Islam? Just something to think about.

Oh, and if you’re into awesome Grammy performances, I’ll leave you with these: