2.12.2013

Grammy Round-up



Yeah, I know it was like soooo two days ago, but I still felt the urge to expel my thoughts on the 2013 Grammy Awards. If I am good for nothing else, I am good for award show commentary. 

Best Dressed


For once, I'm not giving this title to a woman. I'm giving it to a man…named Justin Timberlake. Kudos to J.T. for being the only man in attendance to shower and wash his hair before the awards show.


Even though typically put little RiRi in the worst dressed category, I have to hand it to her stylist – well done.


I also really liked Beyonce’s pant suit. But then again, she could wear a hazmat suit and make it look like Philip Lim couture.


 …and Lena Dunham’s yellow dress. She was radiant. And I have a girl crush on her.

Worst Dressed


I didn’t love Katy Perry’s frock, but I’m glad we all got to know her two friends Left and Right a little better.


Janelle Monae – I’m going to look her up on Wikipedia to find out who she is – looked like a bull fighter. Somewhere in Spain, a matador is looking for his clothes...


Favorite Moments


-FUN. is a dope band, made even more dope by their use of rainfall during Carry On. Does their lead singer remind anyone else of Freddie Mercury? (If you don’t know who Freddie M. is, we can’t be friends anymore.)

-Jack White’s performance. I’ll admit that I’m biased and, in my eyes, he does nothing wrong. To date, his live show is the best I’ve ever seen.

-Not really a moment, but I love that this rock-a-billy, folky music is trending nowadays. I’m sick of the overly auto-tuned crap that, ahem, certain young music stars are putting out these days. Yay for real musicians.

-Seeing Alabama Shakes front woman Brittany Howard belt it out during the Levon Helm tribute. Girl’s got some pipes.

Things I Wish I Could Erase From My Memory

Frank Ocean’s strange performance of Forrest Gump. I’m still scratching my head.

Hunter Hayes? Who is this kid? I can’t put my finger on it, but this little boy rubs me the wrong way. I dunno.

Every time the camera panned over to Taylor Swift singing and dancing. To the Grammy producers: I do not care to see Tay Swift’s reaction to Mumford and Sons. Ever. I’d much rather watch, well, Mumford and Sons.


Which moments did you love and loathe from this year’s Grammy show? Spill it, bunnies.

18 comments:

  1. I agree with the above. I also loved Adam Levine and Alicia Keys and the Marley tribute by Bruno Mars, Sting, and more.

    And I love Kelly Clarkson. One of the highlights for me was hearing her sing "Tennessee Waltz" and "Natural Woman." It just goes to show that less is often more.

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  2. Do not get Forrest Gump. Simply don't get it. I felt like I was the only one missing something from the way people raved about it, but I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    And, Taylor! About halfway through my husband goes, Taylor, honey, have a seat. ha!

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  3. I do not care to see Tay Swift’s reaction to Mumford and Sons. Ever. I’d much rather watch, well, Mumford and Sons."

    YUP.

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  4. Totally agree - Rihanna's stylist nailed it.

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  5. I never thought of comparing the lead singer of FUN to Freddie Mercury, but I so see it new...LOVE me some Queen!

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  6. Girl, I love your taste. All around.

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  7. My husband's reaction to Frank Ocean was "this sounds like a song I would try to make up in the shower."

    Don't even get me started on Hunter hayes.

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  8. Soooo Fun. is playing at Red Rocks in August, and I think that might mean a Colorado vacation.

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  9. I agree with everything you said. Didn't watch the whole Forrest Gump thing until yesterday but Oh. My. Word. I just didn't get it. Thank God for DVR.

    Adored the Levon Helm tribute. Even with Mavis' yeah's.

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  10. Forrest Gump is brilliant, but I think it's one of those things that you have to be a Frank Ocean fan to enjoy. Listen to 'Swim Good' and you'll be a fan ;)
    Janelle Monae is also brilliant. Watch her Many Moons video. Her song Tight Rope is on all the car commercials lol.

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  11. I agree with your T Swift point. Did you notice that she was the only one who had a huge "production" as her set? And here come Miranda and Dierks with just each other, some mics, and a tree. Proves the point that if the music is well done, you dont need to "sell" it with a fancy show.

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  12. I didn't watch. The show is too long and I figure I'll just get the recaps from blogs, so Thanks! Something tells me that Katie Perry really doesn't care about being worst dressed. Her clothes are usually so bad.

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  13. Rihanna's dress was by far my favorite! I'm not usually a fan, but she looked gorgeous. I thought that Fun. and Bruno Mars did a great job as well! Black Keys did fantastic, but I was disappointed that they only got one song!

    www.simplydaring.blogspot.com

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  14. The Forest Gump song was awful and I like Hunter Hayes,he has a unique voice. Just my opinion, though! :)

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  15. I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking, What's a Hunter Hayes?

    I am not sure exactly who Janelle Monae is, a singer maybe? She's in a commercial for some speaker or something dancing barefoot with a few other people in a living room with carpet that looks like grass. Cleared that right up, didn't I?

    I didn't watch the Grammy's - Walking Dead was more important for me and the hubby. I regret missing Jack White's performance, LOVE THAT MAN!

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  16. In total agreeance with the JT best dressed award and the Tay Swift moments, one time okay but 3+ times, a little much!

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  17. In total agreeance with the JT best dressed award and the Tay Swift moments, one time okay but 3+ times, a little much!

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  18. Check out my Grammys review @
    Someblondesthoughts.blogspot.com

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