Monday, February 12, 2007

Each and every year I tell myself that I am not going to watch the Grammy awards. Sometimes groups and artists are nominiated whose cd's I've never listened to (see the Dixie Chicks), and other times artists win, who don't deserve to win (see Ludacris..that Runaway song is the only good one on there), and then other times my favorite group, gets shafted out of an award I feel they truly deserve(The Roots: Game Theory.) And finally, when you really think about, to sit down and watch 3 hours of awards and performances is just downright boring. Yet, when the clocked turned 8pm, I was right in front of the television, waiting for The Police to serenade me for the first time in over 20 years. My Grammy comments:

-The Police should have had more than one song. They should have opened the awards, performed in the middle, and then closed the damn show out. Even Soul Train used to let artists perform (actualy lipsync)twice, so why couldn't the Grammys. And "Roxanne" is cool and all, but there MANY more songs they could have done.

-Beyonce can't sing. The dress was hot, but she can't sing
-I'm glad Ornette Coleman was recognized in front of a nationally televised audience, particularly during black history month. Jazz is a genre of music that is frequently overlooked during these types of telecasts, so to see him, even for a brief moment, was refreshing. His suit was garbage though.
-Chris Brown can dance and all, but I'd have much rather see Michael Jackson do a dance tribute to James Brown.
-My two favorite moments: 1)Christina Aguilera singing "It's A Man's World". Hands down the best performance. and 2) Danny Ray, James Brown's cape man, putting the Godfather's legendary cape over the microphone.
-Oh and I like Gnarls Barkley's performance of Crazy.

Writing that paragraph made me feel like Joan Rivers or something. I actually started writing a blog based on the Grammys, but I got bored and stopped doing it altogether. I'm not cut out for that type of writing I guess.

I've been told twice now that my blog is no longer exciting, and at first I blew it off, but I must admit it does bother me just a bit. I make an attempt to write everyday, and I guess the downside of that is that some days will be only be interesting to me, while other days will do a better job of appealing to everyone who reads. The reality is that my life and accompanying thoughts just aren't all that good every damn day. Sometimes I go back and read my entries, and wonder what the hell I was talking about. Other days I go back and read, and I want package it up and send it to any and every publication for them to publish. I think today's entry kind of sucks, but hey its Monday at 7am. Oh, and in a related note, starting this Thursday, I will be receiving an insane amount of good, intense sex, which should send my creativity output flying through the roof.

I recommend the movie Running with Scissors. Its about a dysfunctional family, and I must admit that during the movie I thought to myself, what the hell is this? Right after the movie was done, I wasn't crazy about it either, but as I think about it, it was an interesting movie. It also made me want to read the book.

And now, like Barbaro, I shall put this entry out of its misery.

After Hours - Ronny Jordan


hadassah444 said...

two things my good brother,

in celebrity news..
beyonce didnt go her best singing last night but youre crazy if you think she cant sing. I'm worried about her now, I see her falling from the spotlight now and she looks sad.

I agree with your friend, you've been in a slump lately...
slipping, baby?
I know you tho, its your blog and we can always click the x, right?
but then who will be left to encourage you...

get your mind out the gutter and do better

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

You knew this was coming...Beyonce can indeed sing but everyone has their limits (read: range &style). I taped the show so I could see only the performances.

It's hard to write a stellar blog everytime. My blog used to be very good but now it's just not the same.

RedHotMama said...

i'm very upset with you. i youtube'd xtina's james brown tribute and was thoroughly disgusted. if that was the best performance, the rest of them shits must've sucked.

i said them shits.

(can i curse in your blog?)

people often see blogs as written reality shows.
it's like... "my life was boring today. i hope rashad's has some excitement (read: drama) in his." or sometimes folks want to use your drama as an escape from their own. and that's alright, i guess.
i enjoy various shades of voyeurism, too.
this sounds like i'm scolding, but i'm really not.

here's a present:

Miss Black River said...

Dixie Chicks rock!! I saw them live right after the Bush comments and it was the best live show I have ever seen in my life. Some of their experiences are very similar to mine - spending time on a farm, loving too little or just too hard. I have two of their CDs, but need to get this one.

I love Ludacris and if he ever offers me a job touring with him I'm packed and ready to live the life of a rapper's delight!!

Jo said...

Hey man . . .I actually liked this blog . . .I got the inside on the grammys. Everything I missed in a nutshell. You keep me on top of my pop culture game!

As for your blogs . . . the one commenter was right . . .I look for excitement in your blogs only because my life is boring as shit . . .well, not lately, but generally . . .so when there is none, I don't know where to go . . .sounds terrible right? But I think it's probably better if your blogs stay boring, because then that means there is no DRAMA! :o)