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#2835336 - 02/13/17 12:47 AM 2017 Grammy Awards Thread
elsongs Offline
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Any comments on Sunday's Grammy Awards?

Just want to say one thing: Much props to Jimmy Jam for rocking the OB-8 during The Time's set/Prince tribute.

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#2835404 - 02/13/17 09:12 AM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: elsongs]
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I actually watched most of it this year for some reason. I enjoyed a few of the performances. I have no comment on the awards - who cares?

Ed Sheeran performed with a big looper pedal, a synth and an acoustic guitar, creating all the parts on the fly. Well done and musical.

Beyonce - WTF? Bizarre and preachy. Reminded me of a Python surrealist skit.



Lots of technical malfunctions - dudes! Don't forget to at least turn the performer's mics on. I laughed my ass off when James Hetfield's mic was dead when he started croaking, err singing, and Gaga had to prance over to share a mic. I don't like Metallica, but they were live and rocking, and Gaga held her own.

If I never hear "Hello" again, I'll be happy.

I was glad to see the Time representing for Prince, but they should have also had his long time collaborators too - Sheila E, Wendy and Lisa, etc.

Bruno Mars is one musical MF. I wish he did something more than just dance music.
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#2835423 - 02/13/17 11:14 AM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: mate stubb]
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Originally Posted By: mate stubb
I have no comment on the awards - who cares?

This non-thread and the complete dearth of other traffic related to the Grammys - on a forum full of musicians, no less - cracks me up. It just shows how completely irrelevant these self aggrandizing awards shows have become.
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#2835424 - 02/13/17 11:16 AM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: Wastrel]
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Sick and tired of the Grammys.

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#2835425 - 02/13/17 11:19 AM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: TommyS]
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Let me say this the Grammys is a shitt show period. like
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#2835434 - 02/13/17 12:13 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: bennyray]
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I have no interest in the music industry's annual salute to itself, but I'm happy my friend Brad Walker got featured on a tenor solo with Sturgill Simpson, which he positively tore up. Local boy makes good!
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#2835438 - 02/13/17 01:14 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: FunkKeyStuff]
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There were many great performance on the show:

Maren Morris & Alicia Keys
Sturgill Simpson
Bruno Mars
Adele
The Time
John Legend
Pentatonix

Those who have lost interest missed some great singing/playing.

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#2835443 - 02/13/17 01:54 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: davinwv]
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This is why I have it recorded and time stamped so I can simply watch those performance without all the self aggrandizing BS in between.
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#2835445 - 02/13/17 02:13 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: EscapeRocks]
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Originally Posted By: EscapeRocks
This is why I have it recorded and time stamped so I can simply watch those performance without all the self aggrandizing BS in between.


Yes - the DVR delay is your friend. That's how I watched much of the show last night. I'm a pretty big Maren Morris fan, so I wanted to see her performance live at least.

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#2835447 - 02/13/17 02:20 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: davinwv]
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I usually do not watch the Grammys. But, this year I ended up seeing some of the performances including The Time, Bruno Mars and John Legend. cool
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#2835450 - 02/13/17 02:34 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: ProfD]
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Hi,

While I didn't like most of the bands, I did enjoy the show being live. What Adele did of stopping a song and starting it again because she was in the wrong key, was truly great, and specially great after seeing other shows that are in playback... that's the beauty of live music... shit happens... this obsession with "perfect shows" are ruining the humanity of the music... we will end up going to shows played and performed by robots.... humans make shitty mistakes and that's awesome.

Lady Gaga sang really well with Metallica... the lady can sing any genre... from crooner stuff to heavy metal... Pity, for me, that she does the albums she does, which I don't like.... but great for her and her wallet, though ;-)

The Beyonce intro was an incredible audivisual show for a MOMA or a Guggenheim museum. I don't particularly enjoy her music either but I could not blink watching that... it was amazing.

For another discussions... some of the Grammy categories are WTF!? and Rock is way too underrepresented imho....

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#2835462 - 02/13/17 03:23 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: hipogrito]
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Haven't watched any awards show for almost 40 years. Yawn.

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#2835469 - 02/13/17 03:56 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: The Real MC]
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Most of the performances sucked, but Lada Gaga absolutely killed it with Metallica. Best performance of the night aside from technical issues from a sheer energy standpoint (though Bruno Mars was really good!). I really hope that Metallica with collaborate with her in the future, their drummer Lars actually said something before the show about making her the fifth member of the band! She did front a Led Zeppelin cover band before she made it big. . .
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#2835510 - 02/13/17 07:13 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: Polkahero]
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On the one hand, I'm watching Bruno Mars dressed as Prince (which I didn't like) and doing an admirable job with 'Let's Go Crazy' but I'm thinking the whole time "He's good, but he ain't no Prince".

On the other hand, when I really think about it, Prince wasn't really the Prince the world has been mourning. As talented and prolific as he certainly was, he didn't leave us with a lot of memorable classics. Does anyone purposely choose to play 'Let's Go Crazy' on their iPod? Or '1999'? They all sound extremely dated to me and don't hold up well. 'Purple Rain' is really the only one. Some others, like 'Raspberry Beret' are catchy, but would anyone rate it a classic, or even a really good song? One would think this 'musical god' would have written as many hits, or even memorable songs, as lesser mortals.

But hey, I never thought Michael Jackson was anywhere close to being the King of Pop, either - Elton is way more deserving of that title, or even Billy Joel - so I recognize that I am out of the mainstream.
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#2835519 - 02/13/17 07:42 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
As talented and prolific as he certainly was, he didn't leave us with a lot of memorable classics. Does anyone purposely choose to play 'Let's Go Crazy' on their iPod? Or '1999'?


Yes, I do.
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#2835520 - 02/13/17 07:43 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: EscapeRocks]
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Originally Posted By: EscapeRocks
Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
As talented and prolific as he certainly was, he didn't leave us with a lot of memorable classics. Does anyone purposely choose to play 'Let's Go Crazy' on their iPod? Or '1999'?


Yes, I do.


Yup, me too.
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#2835540 - 02/13/17 10:17 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: timwat]
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Originally Posted By: timwat
Originally Posted By: EscapeRocks
Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
As talented and prolific as he certainly was, he didn't leave us with a lot of memorable classics. Does anyone purposely choose to play 'Let's Go Crazy' on their iPod? Or '1999'?


Yes, I do.


Yup, me too.


I as well. And Sign O' the Times, and Diamonds and Pearls, and Controversy, and the Symbol album, and... you get the idea.
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#2835549 - 02/14/17 02:24 AM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: FunkKeyStuff]
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Round and Round, Nothing Compares to U, Manic Monday, I Feel for You, Love Bizarre, Stand Back, Sometimes It Snows in April, Sexy MF, etc etc etc.

He was the Mozart of pop music. Time will be kind him (no pun intended).
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#2835554 - 02/14/17 04:01 AM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: MathOfInsects]
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You need to watch a concert film of Prince to appreciate his genius! Amazing live performer!

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#2835727 - 02/14/17 06:31 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: b3keys]
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Thoughts on the Grammys:

1. When did Prince Harry take up the guitar and singing!?
2. Where is LL Cool J?
3. What happened to Faith Hill's face?
4. Rock n Roll, anyone?
5. Jazz, anyone?
6. Gospel, anyone?
7. Classical?
8. I might be related to James Corden! My cousin could be his twin.
9. Adele needs to practice her timing. Moving tribute, though.
10. Who is the rapper dressed as a Maytag repairman or Greyhound driver?
11. All that talent and they don't know the words to Sweet Caroline!
12. Lady Gaga & Metallica?! Strange duet.
13. The Time!
14. Bruno Mars is very talented, but not Prince!


Edited by b3keys (02/14/17 06:36 PM)
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#2835751 - 02/14/17 08:21 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: b3keys]
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Originally Posted By: b3keys
Thoughts on the Grammys:


14. Bruno Mars is very talented, but not Prince!


You don't think Prince is talented?!?!?!? Wow.

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#2835754 - 02/14/17 09:43 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: steadyb]
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Originally Posted By: steadyb
Originally Posted By: b3keys
Thoughts on the Grammys:


14. Bruno Mars is very talented, but not Prince!


You don't think Prince is talented?!?!?!? Wow.


I took that to mean "Bruno Mars is very talented but he's no Prince."
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#2835846 - 02/15/17 08:40 AM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: mate stubb]
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Moe got the right interpretation! Sorry for the confusion!

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#2836312 - 02/17/17 04:43 AM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: FunkKeyStuff]
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Originally Posted By: FunkKeyStuff
Originally Posted By: timwat
Originally Posted By: EscapeRocks


Yes, I do.


Yup, me too.


I as well. And Sign O' the Times, and Diamonds and Pearls, and Controversy, and the Symbol album, and... you get the idea.
Baby I'm a Star FTW!

I was just playing some Prince playlists on Apple Music the other day and was having a blast. I get what you're saying about some of the tracks sounding dated, Synthaholic, but like someone else said, if you see anything from him live, they were killin'. He stayed with the times.

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#2836374 - 02/17/17 08:52 AM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: The Real MC]
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Haven't watched any awards show for almost 40 years. Yawn.


Of course. like the Dogg said "If you don't like something it wasn't made for you".

The 40 years gave you away and I'm probably older than you but I still liked parts of it.

Bob

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#2836486 - 02/17/17 04:26 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: Jazzmammal]
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I really liked the William Bell/ Gary Clark, Jr. cover of Born Under a Bad Sign. It was nostalgic if nothing else.
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#2836538 - 02/17/17 09:44 PM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: Joe BrokeIt]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Muscara
Baby I'm a Star FTW!

I was just playing some Prince playlists on Apple Music the other day and was having a blast. I get what you're saying about some of the tracks sounding dated, Synthaholic, but like someone else said, if you see anything from him live, they were killin'. He stayed with the times.


My point, which maybe I didn't express well, is that as great as he was (and I'm a big fan), that greatness is more evident in his body of work and not his hits, which are just mediocre on the whole, and few. I think the hits he wrote for others were better than the ones he recorded.
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#2836581 - 02/18/17 06:10 AM Re: 2017 Grammy Awards Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
My point, which maybe I didn't express well, is that as great as he was (and I'm a big fan), that greatness is more evident in his body of work and not his hits, which are just mediocre on the whole, and few. I think the hits he wrote for others were better than the ones he recorded.
Hmmm. Maybe again that's production. Some of those songs the others covered weren't done in such a dated style as a lot of what he put out. When you compare his version with the one by someone else, they're often similar in tempo and arrangement, but differ in some of the sounds. idk

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