Just as Nostradamus predicted, this year’s Grammy Awards were as boring and fast-forwardable as usual, but there was one live performance that truly rocked our world. You guessed it…our boys from Radiohead did it again.
Not only did Thom Yorke and company take home two awards (one for Best Alternative Album and one for Best Box or Limited Edition Package) for their rocking “In Rainbows” album last night, but they also performed for the first time on the Grammy stage with the very able backing of the USC Trojan Marching Band. I know it sounds crazy, but, holy crap…it was awesome!
While several of the other performers last night sounded kinda shaky in that big old Staples Center, Radiohead and that badass marching band sounded freaking amazing. And you just know those USC dudes — who wore matching “In Rainbows” tour t-shirts like the super soft one I bought earlier this year at the Hollywood Bowl –were loving being up there with the premiere act of the night. Seriously, it was kind of magical.
I could have done without presenter Gwyneth Paltrow’s strange, 80’s street whore ensemble, but hey, she introduced our favorite act of the night, so, I can live with it. I do wonder though if she had a hand in those fugly-ass military jackets her husband, Coldplay front man Chris Martin, and his band have been wearing this year. Love their music, and glad to see them get some Grammy love last night, but, wow…those jackets gotta go.
Oh yeah, also very excited to see Adele pick up the Best New Artist Grammy. Yay! Finally someone good and musically relevant wins in a category that usually celebrates the greatness of such luminaries as Paula Cole, Hootie and the Blowfish and the Starland Vocal Band. And best of all, the Jonas Brothers went home empty handed. Ha ha, suck it Jo Bros!
Anyway, dying to hear what the rest of you thought of the show, so, comment away, amigos. And in the meantime, kudos again to Radiohead for making our night! You know, they were so good, I think I’m gonna go undelete that shit and watch it again…
6 responses to “Radiohead and the USC Marching Band make Grammy magic!”
Best performance that night, followed by the Swagger Rat Pack and MIA! This is why Radiohead is who they are, always introducing different ways to make great music. The genius well never runs dry, it just makes another album.
I totally agree, man. MIA kicked ass…and the fact that she was that good while being “ready to drop” pregnant? Amazing!
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I so agree that it was very gratifying to see that the Jonas Bros got dissed!!! man, I don’t get those guys. Well, guess that’s because I’m not a 12 year old girl geek. Well maybe the geek part.
Anyway, loved Coldplay & Jennifer Hudson & Paul McCartney. Hated U2’s new song!! Yawn! Miley & Taylor…puleeese make it stop!
Oh yeah, I forgot about her…Jennifer Hudson rocked! And she looked pretty fantastic considering all the shit she’s been through recently…yikes.
McCartney was cool too, and I am so with you on U2…what was that crap?
I actually liked the Taylor Swift/Miley Cyrus duet. The song had a good message for teenage girls too.
When Adele won for Best New Artist, I was hoping she’d pull a Camryn Mannheim and shout, “This is for all the fat girls!” But alas, she did not.
Wow, James, if all you see when you look at an enormously-talented, multi-platinum recording artist like Adele is a “fat girl”, then thank God you couldn’t vote… 🙂
Oh yeah, and I kind of secretly loved the Miley/Taylor duet too. Still hate Miley with a passion, but the song was kind of cool…