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Monday, February 11, 2008

Look at Who Won a Grammy

posted by on February 11 at 0:01 AM

A full list can be found here, but here are a few highlights of tonight’s winners:

Record of the Year: Amy Winehouse “Rehab”
Album of the Year: Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters
Song of the Year: Amy Winehouse “Rehab”
Best New Artist: Amy Winehouse
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Amy Winehouse “Rehab”
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Justin Timberlake “What Goes Around… Comes Around”
Best Pop Vocal Album: Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Best Dance Recording: Justin Timberlake LoveStoned/I Think She Knows
Best Electronic/Dance Album: The Chemical Brothers We Are the Night
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group: The White Stripes Icky Thump
Best Hard Rock Performance: Foo Fighters “The Pretender”
Best Metal Performance: Slayer “Final Six”
Best Rock Album: Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

And a whole lot more…Click the link to see ‘em.

As for the show itself, Kanye with Daft Punk was the highlight for me. He had glowing sunglasses and a digital jacket. And Daft Punk, of course, looked like astronaut robots. And the song Kanye did afterwards, for his mom, brought him and just about every person in the room to tears.

And did you see the look on Amy Winhouse’s face when it was announced she won Album of the Year? She totally cried and it looked like maybe, just maybe, it was going to be enough to snap her back to reality so she can get her shit together. Maybe. She won five Grammys in all.

There was no Britney, no Michael Jackson, and a weird Beatles thing. There was also a really ugly dress worn by Alicia Keys—it made her boobs look really awkward. Also, a guy with a paisley guitar (Brad Paisley) sang about checking girls for ticks. Ew.

Jerry Lee Lewis proved he was old, Little Richard proved he was a machine that never ages, and there was no big ending, there was no climax, but there were plenty of snarky and funny comments in the liveblogging of the show (thanks to everyone who joined me!).

Overall, they weren’t the best Grammys ever (they never are), but they didn’t suck. Foo Fighters with the Zeppelin Orchestra was pretty good (and Jason Bateman introduced them, no less!), and “Hey There Delilah” didn’t win a thing. Hooray to all that, I say.

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Fuck Delilah and the cock she rode in on.

I jumped out of my seat when the giant pyramid opened up and my favorite lcd-screen playing robots appeared. Amazing.

Posted by Joh | February 11, 2008 6:22 AM
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Megan! Thanks for live blogging! It really made the show much more interesting and fun reading everyone's comments!

Cheers!

Posted by NikT | February 11, 2008 8:42 AM
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what a boring list of winners. at the very least, we'll get to find out if you can freebase out of a gramophone statuette. you can clear it, amy!

Posted by cosby | February 11, 2008 9:11 AM
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Good on Herbie Hancock. The man has had a tremendous impact on American popular music as well as the world of jazz piano. Watermelon Man, Chameleon, Cantaloupe Island, Rockit... The youth are influenced by this artist, yet they do not know him. Who says the Grammys have to be for kids anyway? You think children were buying all those Sinatra records back in the day? Grow up, NARAS.

Posted by john | February 11, 2008 11:06 AM
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SLAAY-YER! SLAAY-YER! SLAAY-YER!

Posted by KELLY O | February 11, 2008 11:40 AM
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i dunno megan, she was pretty much smirking her way through rehab when she sang it. i think it was great to watch the beginning of the end.

just my humble opine though.

Posted by terry miller | February 11, 2008 1:00 PM
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and i know, it's bad to say 'cause she's old and everything, but....

for christ sake aretha, take care of yourself. you are gonna get diabetes and keel over if you let yourself go like that! i know your a diva and everything, but put down the christmas ham!

that gospel thing made me want to gag too. all i could think was "fuck you cbs!", for forcing me to watch 10 minutes of gospel performers.

Posted by terry miller | February 11, 2008 1:02 PM
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Herbie Hancock was phenomenal.

Yes, Jerry Lee proved he was but he looked old doing something well that you could never do at your youngest and brightest. Shit, I only saw The Killer get on his keys a little too anxious for one brief secodn and then reeled it back in. Little Richard tapped out halfway through one verse. Fucking Fogerty bailed him out hard. Don't trip, it was still great.

Herbie Handcock was phenomenal.

The Foos cliche romp with an orchestra? Well done and genuine, good even.

Also: Will.I.Am was dressed as dumb as he should feel right now.

...and Fergie's unrivaled mediocrity immediately following Kanye's glowing, tearful "I Miss My Mom" lapse into humanity? A sublime cocktail with the bittersweet bassnote of courageous honesty anchoring that eyestabbing trainwreckery of an aftertaste.

Posted by Best Grammys In Decades? | February 11, 2008 1:56 PM

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