The 2016 Grammy Awards were presented last night, and the success of the show will probably largely depend on who you ask. I was literally surprised at the amount of performing artists that I “didn’t know on the program.” That wasn’t necessarily a bad thing though, especially considering the talent levels of today’s stars. I realized that they wanted to cover a lot of ground (and for the most part they did). However, some things (like the tributes to certain entertainers) should have been more extensive than just one song. There was a lot than could have been done for the tribute to the late Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire, but to just have Stevie Wonder and Pentatonix sing one acapella didn’t feel fulfilling enough for me. I did like what Lady Gaga did for the tribute to David Bowie, though. Her weirdness was pretty much just like “his.” She “TOTALLY” changed the key of Bowie”s hit song “Let’s Dance” but it still came off well. I really was shocked that there was no special tribute to the late Natalie Cole. Her career (even with her ups and downs) was worthy enough to be considered for a tribute in my estimation. The Tribute to Lionel Richie was good, and I’m glad that Lionel was able to join in at the end. Here is a link to other facts about the show:
Adele was also featured on the program last night, and if you heard her sing then you realized that even the “best” of singers can have an off night. She sounded to me like she was having problems hearing herself in the monitor (and that could very well have been the case). It is also possible that she could have had a cold, but obviously her vocals were hindered greatly when trying to perform that specific song. Alice Cooper was scary when he performed with all the makeup on years ago, and as an old man he is “really scary now.” Nevertheless I enjoyed his performance with the band. Finally Bonnie Raitt and some others who I can’t remember did a tribute to BB King. I have worked with Bonnie Raitt before and she is absolutely one of the nicest people you could ever know. They did one song and I wish they had done a little more as well. Oh, and I cannot forget some group whose name I just can’t recall. The lead musician and singer was an African American lady who looked more like an old school teacher almost ready to retire than a performing artist. She wore weird color lip stick and a white loose shirt covering that only “made her look even bigger onstage.” However, the sound of the group was nice and they performed well. Rihanna didn’t show because she claimed to have Bronchitis (when did she ever sing live anyway? We all know she lip syncs). I realized that one person’s music can be another person’s misery. How I view the show may not be the way others view it. However I surely respect that the Grammy’s “tried to do.” There was a LOT of diversity and to me that was “cool.” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Bonnie Raitt and Brett Jolly in concert