Monday, 27 January 2014

The Grammys

shari i actually enjoyed last night's grammys

every generation throws a hero up the pop chart

the daft punk song rocks
and their performance with chic and stevie wonder was groovin'
plus their helmets get everyone talking
they're probably our age and balding underneath

the metallica song - one - with the classical pianist was fantastic and forward thinking
you need chops to play metal
i've always thought the two genres melded
metallica has been working with classical orchestration for a couple decades now
last night they hit their stride

willie kris and merle sounded great
it was clear they just gave kris the guitar as a prop
i reviewed the performance and kris' fingers are lost
but who cares - i'd love to look that good at 70

my kids love macklemore
and all those people getting married with two beatles in the audience was touching
i'm happy their message of peace and love is still being told by young people

of course paul's song was a bit of a let down
we all wanted to hear something from the white album
but if you listened the song was pretty cool

ringo's performance of 'photograph' was amazing
that song is a song from my early teens that i've always felt bound to it
and it was nice to hear it played properly

the sets were the best i've ever seen at any awards show

it's amazing how many people our age were just ready to bash the show
and roll their eyes
and say 'that's not music'
learned behaviour
my dad used to call me in to see the stones!

craig martin
january 27, 2014
wine and cheese


  1. If I was going to bash anyone it would have been Robin Thicke who proved once again he cannot sing....... and was so bad he threw Chicago off key.
    [in my humble opinion]

  2. I don't know...Swan accepting an award on behalf of Daft Punk (the helmeted Juicy Fruits no doubt)'s obvious Winslow Leach, songwriter extraordinaire, once again has been wronged.

  3. Robin was mediocre. And pitchy. Nice call on 'Swan' Murman.