So here we are, The Lady and I are sitting here watching the Grammy Awards. We are kind of watching by default. She wants to see Amy Winehouse and I'm not going to argue, I'm comfortable on the sofa and the kids are asleep.
Please note, this won't make much sense if you weren't watching, but it might shed light if you didn't.
Aretha is singing the Gospel on stage. The Lady makes the comment that she's never been an Aretha fan, but I think it's simply from a fashion standpoint. I love Aretha, but let's be honest, should dresses for Aretha come sleeveless? The tiny strap holding up one side of her lovely yellow gown is being pushed to every pressure test on earth. I'm sure that comes across as mean, but I'm a rotund guy and I'm not running around sleeveless. And I live in KENTUCKY. Sleeves!? Who needs them! If that tiny strap on the soul legend's dress, that kind of looks like a wire slicing through cheese, goes there could be trouble. I'm just saying.
Dierks Bentley borrowed his little brother's suit. Tight jacket, nice doorknob.
Me about Kid Rock: Wow, he's hot! The Lady: He needs to be dipped. Cool, Foo Fighters won best rock album. They rocked it outside the Staple Center with full on orchestra, very good performance.
They are pumping up this performance by Winehouse like crazy. I just told The Lady she is going to be disappointed by the performance, that is going to be done via satellite, because it's going to be the last thing on and she's going to be up too late.
I love Stevie Wonder! He needs to have someone dress him a little better. Stevie Wonder...LOVE HIM! I'm not a fan of Ms. Keys. I'll leave it at that. John Mayer, can your head get any bigger? You are the biggest whore in the business.
Vince Gill just made a funny with Kanye West, stating he just got a reward from a Beatle. Vince, it's Ringo. Kanye could hire Ringo to bring him his lunch. Daft Punk on stage with Kanye West by the way...I dug it.
While we're here. I just want to go on record saying that the Cincinnati local news market has to have the least attractive local news readers in the nation.
All of a sudden we're listening to a airline commercial. Wait, they are just playing "Rhapsody In Blue". My money is on Herbie, he could play circles around this kid if they were in the room together and the gloves came off.
"Umbrella" great song. Rhianna, lovely. Jay Z looks like he's sixteen. I'm not a fan. He gets so much hype for just "Yeah!, Uh-huh"
It's the McDonald's commercial where the kid has the boom box. Everytime my wife sees that on tv laughs are going to happen. The kid only eats apples. Whatever.
Cuba Gooding Jr., it's been a long time old friend. He's introducing Winehouse. Good performance she went from "You Know I'm No Good" to "Rehab". My wife is catching on to Amy Winehouse a little late, but she loves the sound. Good stuff, it will sell some records. I thought her "Back To Black" album was one of the best records of 2006.
The Grammy guy is up doing his deal. Every guy in the upper ranks of the music industry looks like this guy. He keeps his hair a little long, because he's a rocker!, but yet can brush it back for business. He wears jeans, loafers with white socks and a sports coat when he goes to shows.
They always go through the people that passed on too fast. They will all be missed.
Josh Groban. Look at that head of hair on you and that voice. My, my, my that voice. If I was a middle aged woman you might be in my fantasy file on a cold rainy night, as long as you brought a rose. I'm just saying.
Wow, a commercial for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band playing Cincinnati, OH in March.
Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and John Fogerty coming on the stage to rock it. Jerry Lee is doing a pretty good job of getting through "Great Balls Of Fire" at his age. I can't stand Fogerty, never like Creedence. I know, kill me. You know Little Richard came to rock it! "Good Golly Miss Molly" Little Richard's moustache has always scared me.
This is a couple of hours I wish I could have back in my life. I rarely watch tv live, always record it on DVR or wait until at least a half hour in, so that I can fast forward through all these lame commercials.
Your album of the year is...."River: The Joni Letters" by Herbie Hancock. Wow! Very rare!!! Wow! Good for him. The album is a tribute to Joni Mitchell. A jazz record winning album of the year, rare indeed. That's pretty cool.