Posts Tagged ‘Grammys’

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“An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”~ Orlando Aloysius Battista

Another year, another GRAMMYs Award show that I did not watch. Come to find out that if I had, I would have been rather pissed off.

The 60th GRAMMYs Award show happened. I haven’t watched it in I don’t know how long, but they have a pattern in which the show is displayed on television across the world.

Then this happened.

The GRAMMYs have never been kind to the hard rock/heavy metal music community even though the category has existed since 1989. (And do I even have to go off on a tangent about who won that first year? I think not.)

But for a Memoriam, one would think that the GRAMMYs would have their shit together.

I have never been more wrong!!

Again, I’ll say that the hard rock/heavy metal community isn’t very well liked by the GRAMMYs and it shows. But to constantly omit those who are pioneers in their respective fields and genres is a disgrace. More reverence and credence was given to those who passed away in the last year that aren’t so much legends.

This legend was on the program, but not in the FINAL program.

Seriously, how much effort does it take to add one person? This happens all the time with award shows. Why isn’t there some body hired to make sure that everyone is included?

As I said, I don’t watch these idiotic, circle-jerking, self-absorbing television programs. And for good reason. Forgetting a legend is one of them.

Hollywood, step up your game!

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“Why don’t the Grammys matter? Because it feels rigged and cheap – like a popularity contest that the insiders club has decided.”~Trent Reznor

So this year I had specifically decided to skip watching The GRAMMY Awards Show, on account that its just gotten totally lame.

But I got sucked into it towards the end, and believe you me … the person responsible for it shall have compensatory damages to pay. But all of that nonsense aside… I was honestly intrigued when I kept hearing that METALLICA was going to be performing.

So during most of the show, I kept the television muted because honestly there was nobody or nothing that I wanted to hear. I was not totally uninterested.

And then over the course of an hour and fifteen minutes, I kept track…. only THREE awards were given out. THREE, in seventy-five minutes. What the hell is going on here????

Between commercial advertisements that were of Super Bowl length and one after another after another of pompous live performances that just killed my IQ, only THREE Awards??

So there it was, the announcement and introduction of METALLICA and someone named Lang-Lang who was on piano.

METALLICA played their signature song “One” and this time performed it with a piano.

But they play this song differently live than on their album recording. There is… shall we say….. a change in lyrics?

Instead of “cut this life off from me!” …. when it is played LIVE, it is “cut this shit off from me!” and I knew it was coming.  fcc-logo_verge_medium_landscape

James Hetfield dragged it out and said “SHIT” but it came out more like “shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat” and the FCC failed to censor any of the word from its American audiences.

Seven second delay my ass!!

And that was a decision based on the famous “nip slip” of Janet Jackson at the Halftime Show at the Super Bowl a long time ago.

They couldn’t edit ONE cuss word that they knew was coming? That’s the way METALLICA has performed it for years and years and years.

Hell, METALLICA performed the exact same song in 1989 the exact same way, and got away with it there too! There’s YouTube videos to back that one up!!!

But to be fair, I did have one person on Facebook say that their television had cut it off at the end. But I personally heard it all and full.  metallica60

I was laughing, not honestly knowing if my tormentor was understanding the significance of this moment or even caring. I should have insisted no bathroom breaks, no getting up, or anything and made them suffer through the song as I suspect that they are not heavy metal fans. I could be wrong.

Pay back … you know what they say about it, my dear. MAYBE I……

Nevermind.

And in the end… Metallica played this song with the addition of a pianist and its getting mixed reviews by fans on social media.  They got away with cussing on television. And most importantly: METALLICA owns the FCC!!