Surprisingly enough, I really enjoyed the MIA, TI, Lil’ Wayne, Kanye, and Jay-Z performance at the Grammy’s! And, I’m looking forward to the Radiohead performance. Kanye was also on point with Estelle. Jennifer Hudson brought the house to its feet…and my wife to the verge of tears. Chris Martin and Jay Z was an interesting mix…quite enjoyable. Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney! Most know I’m not a big Beatles fan…but I dig the Foo and Nirvana…so I’m enjoying watching Dave Grohl have fun. I found the Stevie Wonder and Jonas Brothers mix to be just weird. But, wonder was incredible! Taylor Swift definitely out-classed and out-performed Miley Cyrus (no surprise there). Unfortunately, I missed the U2 performance…of course, I can always watch it later. Carrie Underwood was pretty much what one would expect. Katy Perry proved that she is only in the business because she’s willing to kiss girls and sing songs about it over and over and over…oh, and wear next to nothing doing it. If I feel so inclined, I’ll post some thoughts on the other performances.
Additional: Just watched the Radiohead performance. Yeah, Thom Yorke pretty much killed it. Those USC band kids pretty much just experienced a career highlight. “Performed with Radiohead at the Grammy’s” looks pretty good on a resume! Neil Diamond…not bad. Bo Didley tribute…decent. JT and TI…not impressed. Lil’ Wayne, Robin Thicke, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band…extremely surprising (I really liked it). Oh, Ne-Yo continually impresses me. His voice is just so smooth. He does some incredible stuff…but makes it look and sound so easy…he doesn’t force anything (unlike Jamie Foxx…who does a decent job…but he really pushes…and he has to be one of the most annoying celebrities of all-time…extremely talented, extremely egotistical). And, Smokey Robinson…the man can sing. How old is he anyway?