Drfunkenberry.com
1Feb
2010
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The Grammys Have A Problem

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The Grammys last night had a problem.  Actually, they had a lot of problems and I am about to address some of them right now.

First of all, the Grammys need to follow the Golden Globes lead and what the Oscars have done for years and that is go LIVE around the United States and the World.  We are living in an Internet world where people use Twitter and Facebook to converse and we have friends in different states that are watching it live while we wait for 3 hours, but we see them tweet about performers and awards. 

As we become more advanced, the need for LIVE shows is more important.  Trust me, people on the West Coast get screwed on finding out the results of American Idol as well. 

The Grammys were so heavy on commercials that it made me wish I DVR'd them instead of wanting to watch them live.  That was some lameness right there.  You don't have a host so it cut down on time, but it doesn't help when we are getting 15 minutes an hour of commercials. 

 If you guys are so strapped for cash then maybe you need to come up with this: "Here is the Best New Artist Award, brought to you by Target.  Target.  Where you get crap for less."  I mean you are already commercialized so much any way, we wouldn't really notice and then you would not have to go to a break so quickly.

Another thing is Adam Lambert got so much crap from censors about his performance at the American Music Awards.  You want to know what is more annoying to me?  When the Black Eyed Peas are performing and you hear about 10 seconds of dead audio because they just had to curse.  That was sooooo 1993. 

The Lil Wayne, Eminem and Drake performance was even worse.  It is not enjoyable at home and I am ALL about artistic expression but B.E.P. and Em, Wayne, and Drake, your performances were straight booty because you not being professional enough to keep it clean for TV.  It is the most annoying thing to not have audio for that long.  Can't you think of other words that rhyme with duck or lit or pucker?  Come on now.  Show your versatility.

Lastly, the Grammys gave out a BUNCH of awards before the show.  Taylor Swift's first ever Grammy was given before the show aired.  We missed her excitement.  Lady Gaga did not win any awards on the telecast but actually won 2 before the show.  Maxwell won R & B male but we did not see it.  Jay Z won two awards for D.O.A. and Eminem won for best rap album but we did not know.

Toby Keith talked about the grammys not giving Country music respect.  Sorry, but  for R & B music and Rap music categories to be ignored the way they have is horrible. 

A message to the Grammys, the MTV Awards, The American Music Awards, the TV networks and Award show producers need to figure this out and make some changes or the Grammys next year won't be in my home, they can go home.-Dr.FB

Comments (10)
  1. History shows that the Grammys never supported RAP MUSIC! Pre-1994, they used to show “wholesome, whitewashed talent” until Will Smith (Fresh Prince) won the 1st ever grammy “Rap” award. Over the past 20 years, they wanted to compete with the AMAs and MTV’s VMAs show and let alittle raunchyness and mix old and newbie talent that has made a BIG music mess! I guess the producers of that show either have NO EAR for music, never been musicians, or want some reality drama for ratings. What happen to the classy Grammy awards signature? The only acts that had class last night were Maxwell and MJ 3D tribute. All the rest was GARBAGE!

  2. I totally agree with you Doc. The MJ 3D tribute was lame. It wasn’t even 3D when I had the glasses on and when I took them off it gave me a huge head ache. What is more scary, is seeing Celine Dion in 3D. Lil Wayne, “Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin like a fool wit yo pants on the ground!” Seriously and stop the swears already. I’m calling up Comcast to find out if my sound was out just to find out it was a 20 second delay!! I used to look forward to the Grammy’s but not anymore.

  3. It doesn’t matter who wins, so don’t get upset about it. He doesn’t care. Why should you. Move on. Me? Grammys mean nothing to me. A 100 wouldn’t be enough for me.

  4. they have always sucked……..no sense in crying about it now really

  5. Doc. I agree. I’ve decided I won’t watch it next year…it was a total joke, the class is gone for sure. I am very upset that Prince did not win for Dreamer….The music execs/industry can go to hell.

  6. i also have a complaint i meen the red and blue 3d tecnology is so 1950s i meen come on this is the age of avatar. also i thought eminem wayne and drake were great wayne tryed to clean up the lyrics but em runied all that.and i hope they do decide to air live next year man it took self control to stay of twitter for 3 hours lol i know its sad but thats just the way it is

  7. Well said Dr. the grammys are a joke and the production looked so unprofessional.

  8. Well said Doc–and may I add “Where is the Rock n Roll?”…WHERE!!!???

  9. Agreed, but I have more…especially concerning the MJ tribute. Don’t get me wrong, I am still somewhat of a fan, but the 3D was soooo ridiculous. Also never heard of where to get the glasses for it plus, the audience looked sooo stupid with them on. The singers were okay, too bad Prince wouldn’t do it.

    Next, the dumb ass award for “Best Rap collaboration”…..Calgon take me away!

  10. BRAVO!!! Well said, chapter and verse. (BTW, Loved the live chat feature. Thanks for hosting it).


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