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Grammy Outrage Thread (non-specified)

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Dasein, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Hack Prophet

    Hack Prophet vile mighty wretched

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    after going through the dvr and catching up on a few more performances, one thing that stands out to me the most, particularly among the current crop of female pop stars, is a complete lack of dynamics. Everyone's belting at the top of their lungs.
     
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    You relate to him because you think he's different, i.e. above other artists up for awards last night?...and his in attendance is a manifestation of that?
     
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    I felt like Alicia just owned the Grammys when she did her dual piano performance. I've seen talent before, but that was on another level. She had ZERO nerves. It felt like she was in her living room at home just having a good time. It felt so natural and real. Great artist. Amazing talent. What a voice!
     
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    It's almost as if, you know, people have a cultural critique of the music *industry* that relates to the economic forces and dynamics in our society and that is based on certain aesthetic values. Surely we can have some sort of discourse about that without disingenuous red herrings being thrown out and people's words being twisted to say something they're not every time this cultural critique comes up in some form?

    Guess not. Keep trolling away while missing the point, 2HB.
     
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    Actually I didn't even bother to watch the Grammys for about 10 years now. And it's basically because it has always been about selling product, no matter the actual musical talent or not. Very rarely if ever do they award daring or great music live on the show itself. It's the circus aspect of most acts that garners the attention. A great example is Lady Gaga who wins for mostly her show biz theatrics, but not her real talents as a musician,or incredible versatility as a vocalist in Jazz, R&B,Broadway,etc.

    I really like that when Miles Davis finally won an award his comment was so fitting. "It's about time"
     
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    I hear that a lot, about the video being good, and the song being bad. Personally I loved the song. Though it is a little too close for comfort to that other song American Pharaoh (had to look it up). That taints it for me a little, but I like the song video or no video.

    As for him not showing up, I like it too. Anytime someone doesn't show up to something that everyone else is dying to go to it's a baller move. Especially if it's just because he preferred to stay home and give his dog a bath, or it's clean the gutters day or something.
     
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    For me, the video can't save the song. It's that bad.
    One of my younger co-workers turned me onto "This is America" along with a bunch of other current rap/hip-hop and I just couldn't stomach any of it. Seriously, listening to today's rap makes me yearn for "Fight the Power"-era music.
     
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    Makes sense to me.

    In economics we have terms such as "oversaturated market", "planned obsolescence", "supply creates its own demand", and so on. We have analysis and critiques of the consequences of mass market forces, consumerism and commercialism on American society. There are critiques of the way in which mass media tends to turn things into a "spectacle" and how public psychology can be affected by the preponderance of images. There are criticisms of "marketing" and "PR". And this applies to the context of the music industry as much as anything else.

    But apparently we're supposed to sideline all this in the name of someone's devil's advocacy, and accept that we're just "out of touch". LOL!
     
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    I watched the video a dozen times. I eventually got the album on Apple Music and the song alone didn't do it for me. I think so much of what makes it work are the dramatic start and stops coupled with the shock factor. The song alone doesn't have that.
    Usually when I am out on my bike I can make anything work. That one didn't. The rest of the album was kind of a stinker for me.
     
  10. Jonny1275

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    Yer putting words in my mouth.

    If true? Not true! heh
     
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  11. John Hurtt

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    You mean...musicians performing and awards being given to musicians? Recognition within the industry?
     
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  12. Strat

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    All about Brandi Carlile for me
     
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    Ah...bashing while trying to be cool...I'll call that a big fail...
     
  14. Pedal Dan

    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals Gold Supporting Member

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    Can you imagine?! :D
     
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    Maybe, but the statement within a worthless "song" is not music. If he won the award for writing a column in a magazine on the subject then i wouldn't say a thing whether or not i agree. But statements aren't music, and the grammies are supposed to be about music. Not sure how what he did there is even considered music.
     
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    I should have added this :sarcasm
     
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    I'm getting so old A. I only watch for wardrobe malfunctions and B. I know none of the current crop of winners.
     
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    If they wanted to show diversity they would have included other types of music - particulary non-Amercian music.

    As is was, it was a (PC) musical version of professional wrestling.
     
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    I just love watching the beautiful people tell each other how beautiful they are...It puts everything in perspective.
    Dolly Parton was and is exceptional though.
     
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    Haven't watched since I was a kid. Zero interest.
     
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