// February 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Music, Reviews
As Amanda and I are laying here watching the 64th Grammy Awards, my wife is feeling nostalgic with Jennifer Hudson’s performance of the now late Whitney Houston’s rendition of “I Will Always Love You.”
I’m just feeling old though. I didn’t recognize any of the best new artist nominees. I knew none of the rap songs (and only one of the artist combos in that category: Jay-Z and Kanye).
Out of all the performers tonight, I only cared about seeing the Foo Fighters and Kelly Clarkson — and Kelly Clarkson was only on to perform the duet with Jason Aldean, which she totally carries. I wish she had the opportunity to perform something from her Stronger album. I’m biased, but still.
I don’t get the Nicki Minaj thing. I think music should be about, well the music. Screw this performance art BS, and lip syncing crap. Both the Foos and Clarkson I can appreciate as true artists — whose albums and live performances rival each other.
I just feel old after tonight’s Grammy Awards. I’ll go back to my rotation of Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson and Van Halen now.
P.S. I did appreciate the end jam session with Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and others — that was real music and talent in my book.