2008 Grammy Live Blog

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February 10, 2008

Okay, y’all. Thanks for a fun night, especially in the comments. Let’s do this again when the ACM’s roll around!

11:30 Let me just say that Grammy voters never cease to amaze me. I’m tremendously impressed.

11:28 Album of the Year: Herbie Hancock, River: The Joni Letters

SHOCKER!!!!!!

11:27 Quincy’s won 27 Grammy awards. Alison Krauss is thinking, “Give me six years, and I will own you.”

11:26 Usher & Quincy Jones presenting Album?

11:24 Will.i.am. Seems to be singing Record of the Year winners.

11:20 So, will there be another surprise performance? Or are we just waiting on Album? I don’t think there’s time for much else.

11:17 This is history, and important history at that. I’m blown away.

11:12 Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and John Fogerty. Pretty damn formidable combo.

11:11 Nineteen minutes and only one award left. What’s the big performance that’s still waiting in the wings?

11:07 This has felt like a very “adult” Grammy show, just like the old days. Don’t ya think?

11:03 I counted two: Porter Wagoner and Hank Thompson. And I agree with ending with Luciano Pavarotti.

11:01 Count the country acts in the memoriam clip.

10:57 Grammy Promo Clip Reel. Snack break!

10:51 Good Lord, this is good TV.

10:50 Record of the Year: Amy Winehouse, “Rehab.”

10:48 Very strange to segue from Amy Winehouse to Doris Day. Just sayin’.

10:47 I’m guessing Tony’s giving Record again, like he did last year.

10:44 She knows she’s good, but she’s not cocky about it. I like it. I predict her sales will explode tonight.

10:43 Is it just me, or is the easily the coolest performance of the night?

10:41 Here comes Amy Winehouse. Good luck!

10:35 Jay-Z is slaying tonight. Vince Gill’s got competition.

10:34 Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Rihanna featuring Jay-Z, “Umbrella.” ella. ella. ella.

10:33 Taylor Swift needs to stop wearing prom dresses everywhere she goes.

10:33 And they get a standing O. Good for them.

10:28 This is why we need the Grammys. This kind of music wouldn’t get a primetime showcase without them. Not all the good music is on the radio, folks.

10:26 I’m curious to hear Herbie Hancock.

10:20 God, I love him. Graceful as ever.

10:19 Best Country Album: Vince Gill, These Days. Scream your heart out, Leeann!


10:18 Best Country Album winner gets to be handed a trophy by Ringo Starr. How cool!

10:18 That little guy who sang “Let it Be” could jump through Alicia’s earrings.

10:17 Love John Mayer, though. Last year he was nominated against the Dixie Chicks and freely admitted that he voted for them instead of himself. Good taste.

10:16 Alecia Keys and John Mayer – Grammy All-Stars Edition!

10:15 I like her better behind the piano. She doesn’t need to do the diva thing.

10:12 Here comes Alicia Keys. You can actually believe the hype on this one.

10:11 25-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder. You know Alison Krauss is thinking, “Give me three more years.”

10:09 The LifeWater commercial featuring “Thriller” reminded me that Michael Jackson was supposed to be appearing on the show. Any chance that glorious trainwreck still might happen?

10:03 Best Rock Album: Foo Fighters, Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace. I thought it would be Springsteen. I think that makes Kanye West and Amy Winehouse in a tie for biggest winners of the night so far at four, with Springsteen ending with three.

10:02 I’m proposing a moratorium on sunglasses indoors.

10:01 She can still sing. He still can’t.

10:00 Good retro, winner from the first Grammy. With Kid Rock! Oh dear.

9:59 Not very feisty for a girl who calls herself Feist.

9:57 Oh look. The Canadian Taylor Swift.

9:56 Earl Scruggs Shout-Out. Cool!

9:51 They just showed a pic of Ashley Cleveland winning her Grammy. Little known fact: she was part of Twang Night’s with Pam Tillis at the Bluebird Cafe back in the late eighties. Now they each have one Grammy.

9:47 I don’t remember the Gospel field ever being showcased before on Grammy night. Is this a first?

9:46 Jesus brought the sunshine. Then Aretha blocked it. I’m sorry. That was awful. God forgive me.

9:44 Oops. Thought I’d hit the remote and switched over to Goddesses.

9:43 BeBe Winans and Aretha Franklin. The rafters are gonna ring.

9:41 Kanye just shamed the music players. Good for him. Let the man talk about his mom.

9:40 Why is he wearing those glasses again?

9:39 Best Rap Album: Kanye West, Graduation. Four awards tonight, his biggest night to date. He’s now won ten Grammys in four years. Wow.

9:38 Jeannie C. Riley wore that dress in white to the 1968 CMA Awards.

9:37 He did decently well, particularly with his guitar-playing. What a great lead-in to the award for….Best Rap Album.

9:34 Brad Paisley gets his shot on the Grammy stage, and he sings “Ticks.” Come on, really? “Letter to Me” could’ve sold him a boatload of records tonight.

9:32 George Lopez just said that this is “the only country where a black man and a white women could run for the president of the United States.” In what other country could anyone run for the president of the United States?”

9:27 Grammy is hyping the Amy Winehouse performance as much as they did Elton John & Eminem. Enough already.

9:24 I’d rather hear Bruce Springsteen. Or Green Day. Or U2. I guess I like more mainstream rock or something.

9:22 Foo Fighters. No matter how good the band gets, they’ll always be Dave Grohl’s Wings.

9:14 Song of the Year: Amy Winehouse, “Rehab.” Uh-oh. She might be sweeping. Kanye West is gonna be soooo pissed.

9:13 Burt Bacharach is the greatest living composer? Only if you don’t count those who wear blonde wigs.

9:13 Andy Williams never was, and never will be, the O.G. Come on now.

9:11 Good. I got my toot-toot-toots. That’ll do.

9:10 I better get some toot-toot-toots soon.

9:09 I knew those dancers were there for “Proud Mary.”

9:07 Oh, good. The Solid Gold dancers I ordered have arrived.

9:05 Two and half decades later, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” is still awesome.

9:04 Beyonce looks hot, but I’m willing to bet Tina’s got better legs.

9:03 Cher: “I started singing when Lincoln was president.” Funny!

8:56 Ringo! George Martin! His son that produced the Kim Richey album! Cool!

8:55 Best Soundtrack Album: Beatles, Love

8:53 The night’s first big shocker: Fergie can really sing.

8:51 It’s easy to forget, with his huge ego, that West has the talent to back it up. All he needed was a mic.

8:49 His second song is breaking my heart.

8:47 The glasses are creeping me out. It’s like watching the lead singer of Gnarls Barkley perform without glasses.

8:46 Tonight, the role of Max Headroom will be played by Kanye West.

8:45 I recognize this but I can’t place it.

8:39 Jason Bateman was only slightly less obnoxious on Valerie. Only slightly.

8:38 Nice musicianship there, but let’s be honest. Martie Maguire would wipe the floor with all of you.

8:37 If “My Grammy Moment” has already gone from Justin Timberlake to the Foo Fighters, maybe we’ll get a country one in the next couple of years.

8:34 Best New Artist: Amy Winehouse. As it should be.

8:34 I love me some Cyndi Lauper, even if she’s still talking in Madonna’s “Who’s that Girl” voice.

8:31 Hey, I actually like the little guy. And the big woman who just surfaced next to him. “Let it Be” works brilliantly as a gospel number.

8:30 Who’s the little guy?

8:27 Let me add that I don’t get Cirque du Soleil at all, but if we’re going to watch them, I’d rather have The Beatles on the stereo than Celine Dion at the mic.

8:26 Very cool song choice. “A Day in the Life” is one of those rare Beatles classics that isn’t overplayed.

8:25 How sad that an audience cut shows Yoko and Ringo, though kudos to them for being there.

8:24 I smell a Beatles tribute.

8:23 A shout-out to The Band. Awesome.

8:23 This sounds like Michael Jackson’s old song.

8:22 Sing “Umbrella” live!

8:21 Wait for it…wait for it…

8:20 Guess what Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban can do that Rihanna can’t?

8:19 Okay, damn, “Umbrella” is catchy. ella. ella. ella.

8:18 Apparently I’m so ignorant of hip-hop music that I assumed Flavor Flav was a member of The Time because he wore a clock around his neck. I’m very, very sad that this reunion does not feature Flavor Flav.

8:17 Jimmy Jam is the chairman. Terry Lewis must be dying with envy.

8:10 It’s weird to see someone thanking God while wearing that outfit. I mean, I’m sure a lot of audience members are thanking God, but still.

8:09 Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Alicia Keys, “No One.” Saw that one coming. Darn good song, too. “Supawoman” is even better.

8:09 That was pretty cool, gotta admit. I’m sure Prince wished he was performing with Carrie instead of presenting on his own.

8:06 First Frank Sinatra, now Carrie Underwood dressed as Nancy Sinatra. What’s up with the arrangement? She looks great, sounds good, but I’m very confused by the whole visual thing and the twang-free remix.

8:05 Carrie Underwood already, and performing “Before He Cheats.” It doesn’t sound like that, though.

8:04 Keys is giving an interesting history about the start of the Grammys. Sinatra did support it in the beginning, but that had a lot to do with rebuffing rock and roll upstarts.

8:03 Sorry I was a little late, folks. Already getting my “nostalgia” wish granted, though!

8:02 Has any Grammy “new girl of the year” better lived up to her early promise than Alicia Keys?

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  1. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I loved the first performance.The beginning of Carrie’s song worried me…oh, now, the end of it is worrying me too. What’s with all of the drums. My husband says that the performance looks like they’re doing a play or something. Over all, an entertaining performance, but the actual song is better.

  2. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    ^ i agree it was definetly different, but interesting for sure

  3. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Funny, Kevin (8:10 comment.!

  4. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, I’m having fun. Hey, this is our first live blog together. Fun times!

  5. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    And hello Gaby!

  6. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I haven’t had so much fun watching the Grammys.:) It’s fun having you here, Gaby!

  7. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    I still don’t undestand why The Time is within 5 miles of this broadcast, even with jimmy Jam as Chairman of NARAS.

  8. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    thanks guys glad to play along…but seriously if i never hear “umbrella” again i will live a happy life

  9. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    gaby

    all i have to say is

    ella ella ella

  10. JarheaddadNo Gravatar says:

    OK, I’m sooooo lost! What’s next? Vanilla Ice?

    Ice Ice Baby! :-o

    Tom Hanks and The Band? Now that’s cool!

  11. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    eh eh eh….. true though totally busted on the lip sync

  12. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    sgt. pepper here we come

  13. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    You smelled right, Kevin.

  14. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    It’s actually a Cirque Du Soleil tribute. :)

  15. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome, Pete!

  16. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    funky

  17. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Probably one of those overplayed songs, but I like “Let It Be”…though I always think of “Letter B” from Seasame Street.

  18. BradyNo Gravatar says:

    The Carrie performance was a bit strange and I guess we can always be glad they didn’t let Rascal Flatts sing “Revolution” as as tribute to The Beatles.

  19. JarheaddadNo Gravatar says:

    OK, I get it now. It’s perfomance art night on the Grammys. I may not be real fast but I am slow!

  20. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I feel like I’m in church

  21. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    leeann lol…

    brady true on the “revolution”

  22. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    A gospel choir always makes the perofrmance seem more important.

  23. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Leeann,

    I wish my church sounded like this. I grimace when I see the band is doing the mass I’m attending.

  24. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    Ah yes – throw in some peace signs – I’m all for peace, but typical Grammy grandstanding… and right into two completely disparate performers – Lauper and Cyrus.

    Will taylor win it?

  25. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    bna…..duhhhhhh

  26. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Shock! Amy isn’t there?!:)

  27. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    i think amy really deserved it, very very talented girl

  28. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Well…my church doesn’t sound like that either, I’ll sadly admit. But it would be cool if they did.

  29. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Winehouse really did make a great album. No disrespect to Taylor Swift, but she couldn’t really match Winehouse, though they both sing their personal truths. Swift has teardrops on her guitar, and Amy’s in rehab.

  30. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    God i hate all these promotional stunts – it screws with the flow of the entire show.

  31. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Clever, Kevin.:)

  32. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Finally…a commercial…Amigo’s been begging to go out.

  33. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, and welcome Brady. Missed ya there!

  34. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Ditto about Marty McGuire!

  35. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    Kanye gets TWO songs and Vince Gill gets nothing – Luke Lewis ought to slap L.A. Reid upside the head.

  36. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t help but touched by this performance, given the circumstances of late.

  37. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Kanye deserves it. This is his night. Don’t be a hater. :)

  38. BradyNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Kevin.

    Kanye’s glasses remind me of the weird little dude played by Elijah Wood in Sin City.

  39. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    poor kanye…i am truly touched…he looks like hes trying not to cry

  40. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I felt the same way, Peter. However, I can’t begrudge this song.

  41. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t begrudge him the sentiment.

    What’s with all the somber songs?

  42. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    fergie, you are not christina/mariah/whitney….stop

  43. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    She can sure belt it out.

  44. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t get Vince being offended by a short performance slot, when he showed up for the 2007 CMA’s. That year he was nominated for Album of the Year, and inducted into the Hall of Fame, and all they offered him was introducing the Eagles. And he did it. How can he be offended by the Grammys?

  45. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    it sounded a little forced to me, i like when she does the more non singing stuff

  46. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I am going to miss seeing Vince on here though.

  47. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not too familiar with Fergie, so I don’t have much to compare this performance to.

  48. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I feel like it’s theatre night at the Grammys tonight.

  49. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    did beyonce forget her pants

  50. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I heard this whole thing is supposed to be like 11 minutes altogether. Surely, they could’ve squeezed Vince in somewhere.

  51. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    kevin you are right “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” still awesome

  52. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I enjoyed “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, but I can live without this one.

  53. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I do love “Proud Mary” though

  54. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    Yay “Proud Mary”

  55. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I still Like her and Ike’s version better…or CCR.

  56. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    ^ ditto for CCR

  57. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    You got it, Kevin.

  58. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    thankfully the grammies is about singing and not a dance competition, and that stage looks awefully slippery

  59. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    “are about singing” not is

  60. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    still think BHC shoulda won, but i can take “Rehab” over “Umbrella”

  61. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Y’all think Amy might sweep?

    If she does, she becomes the first artist since Christopher Cross to win all four general races and the first female artist to win the big three since…the Dixie Chicks last year.

    More significantly, she’d set the record for most wins by a female artist in one night.

    She has four so far tonight, with two to go.

    Current record is five, shared by Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Beyonce, Norah Jones and Dixie Chicks.

  62. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I hope she can sober up to enjoy this success.

  63. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    she could definetly sweep….its looking like they want her to have it all….but i really can’t complain…i would love to see vince win though

    i adore dave grohl

  64. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Okay, I’m ready for this song to end now.

  65. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Although, the horns are kind of fun.

  66. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    ^ yeah it could have ended like 2 mins ago

  67. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I’d love to see Vince win Too! I wish he would.

  68. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Kevin, you must be squirming during this one.:)

  69. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    just curious why “Ticks”?

  70. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    he still kicks major a$$ on guitar though

  71. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    As long as Taylor Swift doesn’t show up for a tick checkup, I’m good.

  72. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I heard on Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton, that the Grammy people requested that he sing this one. In fact, he was surprised.

  73. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I also heard that Vince doesn’t like “ticks.”

  74. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    ^ yeah he said they requested it….not sure why though “letter to me” would have been amazing

  75. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Okay, Caneye, you’ve surely had enough time on the Grammys tonight.

  76. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    ooohhhh kanye…..

  77. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Whoa, he totally just told off the Grammy folks!

  78. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    …and they listened.:)

  79. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Glad he did. There was no reason to play him off like that. Especially when the play-off music is so crappy. :)

  80. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    Mom aside, Kanye West’s ego is bigger than Siberia. What a boor.

  81. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    haha.

  82. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    church time… i wish mine was this cool

  83. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    True enough, Cathy.

  84. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting…

  85. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome KathyP!

  86. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    someone needs to fire Aretha’s stylist

  87. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks, Kevin. Recent lurker. I don’t think I’ve ever posted before, though. I like whoever is on stage, chior and all. I love country but this is great….oh wait! Aretha, is that you?! fabulous

  88. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I liked when we were at church earlier better than this time around.:)

  89. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    There’s too much going on, methinks. No clear climax.

    KathyP, thanks for delurking!

  90. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    What will Taylor be singing tonight?

  91. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Something off-key, I imagine.

  92. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    taylor isn’t singing (thankfully) just presenting

  93. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Oooh, a Celine Dion commercial for you,kevin!:)

  94. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Okay, that makes sense. I hadn’t heard that she’d be singing tonight. Haha about off key…she always sounds super nervous when she sings on awards shows. I wonder if that’s Rascal Flatts problem?:)

  95. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    LOVE bluegrass!!!!

  96. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Yea! Earl Scruggs!

  97. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, bluegrass rocks…or…is at least awesome.

  98. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    What’s up with these lyrics? Sounds kinda fun though.

  99. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    I think the problem with Swift and Rascal Flatts is that studio technology has outpaced live microphone technology. They need pitch correction to sound good.

  100. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    What the hell is that Canadian thing on stage? With part of her high school band playing backup? I almost wish Taylor Swift WAS performing. then again…not.

  101. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    hmmm…

  102. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    Damn, Keely Smith looks great!

  103. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    Wow that was just awful – how could they put Kid Rock up there singing?

  104. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    He was singing?

  105. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Why are they presenting best country album?

  106. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    amy better be unbelievable, cause the hype is getting old

  107. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    What’s left?

    Record.

    Album.

    Country Album.

    Anything else?

  108. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    The stuff I’d like to Vince win, but know he can’t.

  109. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    Is anyone watching this “Thriller” commercial? Life Water. Hilarious. Would have made a good Super Bowl commercial. That is still a great song.

  110. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    FYI – It was a Super Bowl commercial

  111. BradyNo Gravatar says:

    So much for sunglasses indoors, eh? ;)

  112. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    I love Alicia, but I am about done with this song….they play it at work allllll the time

  113. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not really into this song either. I loved her with Frank though.

  114. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I like this part better, though I’m sure it’s cheesy

  115. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Well, good, It’s good they like country music

  116. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    Kevin – I have no doubt that Alison will catch Steve’s butt and go full speed ahead after that. She has plenty of ‘prime’ left in her. I can’t believe how much I love her new single Gone Gone Gone with Plant.

  117. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    Ringo presenting this category – great!

  118. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Yay!! I screamed it and my husband laughed!

  119. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    loved the john mayer part

    YAY yay Vince!

  120. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    VINCE! he’s still got a chance for the big prize.

    Like I said NARAS look like asses.

  121. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    “Have you had that happen yet, Kanye? ” OMG! The best Grammy moment in years.

  122. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    funny, Vince. Canye might kick your ass though.:)

  123. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Again, yay Vince!!

  124. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    Vince Gill is so the Man!

  125. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    I actually got up and clapped for that line!

    “Have you had that happen yet, Kanye? ”

    Awesome :)

  126. LynnNo Gravatar says:

    I think reading the Grammy blogs has to be better than watching the actual show. I’ve got a few going. So…Carrie Underwood in vinyl performing with the Blue Man Group? I have to admit, I’m curious. :)

    40 min. to go out here on the west coast.

  127. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    lynn i have rewatched it several times, and I have to admit after my initial shock of the “stomp” vibe she sang the hell out of it

  128. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Gaby,

    I agree. She did sing the hell out of it. Girl’s got pipes.

  129. LynnNo Gravatar says:

    My favorite quote from the LA Times blog:

    “Brad Paisley, singing “Ticks.” Look at you, Nashville, delivering the most sexually-explicit song of this year’s Grammy Awards.”

  130. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Lynn, we’re the best live blog though.:)

  131. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    “Rhapsody in Blue” what an elegant piece of music. Played by 2 masters. Listen up, you young kids out there. This is about as good as it can get.

  132. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Carrie didn’t let country music down. She sang on pitch and everything!

  133. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I like it now, though!

  134. LynnNo Gravatar says:

    Vince schooled Kanye. I’m dying to see that! Too bad Vince didn’t perform. Anyone have some good recommendations off his album?

  135. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    I guess the LA Times didn’t catch “Umbrella.”

  136. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    the outfit could have used a whip though…im just sayin

  137. LynnNo Gravatar says:

    No worries Leeann, you are my favorite blog! :) I only read the others because you get a completely different perspective.

  138. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder what that em&mem song sounds like when Taylor does it live? ugh.

  139. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    my brain just cried “ella ella ella”

  140. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Where should I start, Lynn?

  141. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Leeann,

    Don’t look now, but you were just referred to as Country Universe! I might as well just retire now and give you the keys!

  142. Peter KohanNo Gravatar says:

    Leeann – The way these Grammys are going you might just see Taylor performing it WITH Eminem. It’s all about the spectacle!

  143. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    No way!! It was like the “royal” you!

  144. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Peter,

    Sounds more like an AMA performance to me.

  145. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    Winehouse needs more food and less drugs and tattoos. What a voice, but she is so hard to look at.

  146. LynnNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry Kevin, didn’t mean it that way! “Country Universe” is my favorite blog would be a better way to put it! :)

    I”m bummed Amy Winehouse isn’t performing live. There’s just no way she can have the same impact via satellite and she is really talented. Fill me in.

    As far as Vince…top 5.

  147. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    amy is doing alright, but she looks really uncomfortable

  148. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Lynn,

    Are you kidding? I LOVED that. Leeann is Country Universe now, and I’m thrilled to see her acknowledged as such!

  149. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    probably would have been cooler live

  150. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    It’s funny that she’s singing this song right now.

  151. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    she’s great no question, but i just wasn’t feeling it, she is always much better performing to a huge crowd instead of a camera

  152. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    i smell the sweep coming

  153. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    I think it’s gonna happen.

  154. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    shot out to the writers guild.

  155. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I meant shout.

  156. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    OH, God, I love a good piano. I’ve got short, stubby fingers and couldn’t play if my life depended on it. I’m so envious.

  157. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Are we over time now? Or does this go until 11:30.

  158. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I thought Justin Timberlake sounded like Dan Fogelberg on the Reba song.

  159. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    i adore this song, serioulsy its one of my favorites

  160. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    It’s supposed to go till 11:30. Last year it ended at 11:28, thanks to a shell-shocked Dixie Chicks keeping their speech brief. They’ve only got one award left, so I imagine it’ll end on time this year, too.

  161. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I wish I had watched the Grammys last year to see the Dixie Chicks win those awards!

  162. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    Kevin – the last few years, I channel surfed during the show – if I watched at all. I’m really enjoying it this year. Good balance of all genres of music.

  163. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad I have to go to work tomorrow. My boss probably won’t like it if I fall asleep on account of the grammys

  164. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    This should be fun!

  165. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Go John Fogerty

  166. LynnNo Gravatar says:

    Okay, I finally caught up with the Grammys and Carrie Underwood’s performance. Umm..she scares me. Besides that, what do you think Nashville’s reaction to that will be? A good representation of Nashville and country music? There wasn’t an element of country in that performance.

  167. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    I doubt anything will ever top last year’s Grammys for me b/c of the Chicks sweep. But this is a darn great show, nonetheless. Imagine if the CMA’s ever tried to embrace so much history on one night.

  168. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    Jerry Lee looks a little rocky. Saw him at the Ryman 2 years ago, he could still move then.

  169. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Well…I heard some steel guitar. It sounded more country in the middle…between the drums.

  170. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder why they’re going back and forth like that with John.

  171. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    yeah lynn i have several theories on why Carrie’s was presented that way, but i won’t get into it here,

    great trio of performers for that last bit

  172. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    That was a fun way to end the performances, assuming that was the last one of the night.

  173. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    I think Carrie called on her inner Idol for that performance. She can shine even when taken out of her genre comfort zone. The talent still pulls her through.

  174. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Will you get into it on your blog then, Gaby? That would be cool.

  175. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t worry, be happy…

  176. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    yeah i am hopefylly gonna get around to it, finally put something substantial on there…lol

    the will i am thing was really not necessary

  177. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I know what you mean, Gaby.:)

  178. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    wow that is surprising

  179. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Well, well, not Vince.

  180. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    Herbie! OMG, what a night of surprises. Brilliant. good music lives, after all.

  181. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I’m disappointed, but I’m sure there are those who’re rather happy.

  182. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    They cut it off for local news.

  183. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    ^ that sucks he’s still thanking people on my tv

  184. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    I think if Vince was going to lose to somebody though, at least it was to another veteran.

  185. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I wondered if that was the case.

  186. gabyNo Gravatar says:

    Kevin thanks so much for doing this, I actually had fun watching an awards show for once!

  187. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    I’m kind of in shock.

  188. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Gaby, thanks for participating. I can’t believe there are almost 200 comments on this thread!

  189. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    What a great show…made even better by this fun live blog. Thanks, Kevin!

  190. LynnNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Shocker! I read all the predictions for Album of the Year that I could find and NO ONE predicted Herbie!!! I haven’t listened to the album, but I love Joni Mitchell.

  191. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    My sentiment exactly, Gaby! I’m glad you were here!

  192. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    I’m definitely here for the ACMs!

  193. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Lynn,

    You’re right. Nobody called this one! Everybody was saying Winehouse or West. This will go down as one of the biggest upsets in Grammy history.

  194. KathyPNo Gravatar says:

    Kevin, thanks for blogging the awards. It made watching all he more enjoyable. Now I’ve got to go download Hancock’s album for my ipod. Night..

  195. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Oh yeah, Kevin, I think Vince should’ve been offended by the CMAs too.

  196. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Leeann,

    I think the CMA’s could learn quite a bit from this year’s Grammys. Showcase the history, while also the best of the new. Makes for a great show. Imagine pairing up legends with new stars on a country show?

  197. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I agree, Kevin. I also agree with your comment regarding Vince losing to another legend. I guess I’m just a bit Vince obsessed. I won’t deny it.

  198. KevinNo Gravatar says:

    I understand it. I would’ve felt the same way if Gnarls Barkley or the Chili Peppers had won Album in 2007.

  199. LynnNo Gravatar says:

    Can you imagine if you had bet on Herbie Hancock in Vegas? Those three people must be rolling in it right now. Darn! ;)

  200. Dr BLTNo Gravatar says:

    I thought it was a great Grammy year. I wish there had been more classic rock/modern R&B collaborations like this one:

    Squeeze Box
    Dr BLT cover of The Who
    http://www.drblt.net/music/SqueezeBoxDemo2.mp3

  201. Paul W DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t pick Hancock’s album to win the big award but (on another thread on this site) I did call it the best non-Country album nominated since Norah Jones in 2003. Needless to say, I’m pleased that Hancock, a brialliant musician, won.

    And because it was Hancock who won, that dipstick Kanye West couldn’t pull out the race card and claim discrimination

  202. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    I am so glad Willie and Ray won for their duet.

    (I can’t get that Rehab song out of my mind; catchy song.)

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