This and That

Psst. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.

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The Grammy’s were last night, in case you managed to avoid Facebook or Twitter in the past 12 hours.

I think this is the first time I’ve watched the Grammy’s in a very long time. The ceremony never really highlights the type of music that I actually like and listen to. Instead, it’s the same songs I hear at every wedding I shoot. Lol.

But I wanted to see what the Grammy’s would do in the wake of Whitney Houston’s passing. And I thought they did a geat job. LL did a better than expected job as host.

There were definitely a few peculiar moments. Like when they cut off Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl as he was making some awesome points about the sad state of music these days and how everything is so manufactured and autotuned. Also, why the heck were the Beach Boys playing? Taylor Swift is apparently promoting the new Laura Ingalls Wilder line at Walmart. Like she was some literal gold digger from 1849. A subtle jab at Kanye perhaps? Ha, I kid.

Thanks to Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga now knows how Madonna feels whenever Gaga rips off Madonna’s style/song/fashion/life. Not sure that was Nicki Minaj’s point though.

I threw up in my mouth a little bit when Chris Brown won and I saw people standing up for him. Now, I do believe everyone deserves a second chance, but I also believe people have the right to think you’re a d-bag for putting your hands violently on a woman. I wonder if the same people standing up and cheering Chris Brown were as tolerant with Michael Vick when he came back to the NFL.

I give a ton of credit to Jennifer Hudson for performing “I Will Always Love You.” I don’t know how she got through that without breaking down and crying.

I usually grow tired of overexposed and overpromoted singers quickly. But I think Adele is a true talent. I first heard her on Saturday Night Live a few years ago and I was just floored with her voice and onstage attitude. She didn’t sound or look like the prototypical mainstream pop star. I’m sure if I listened to the radio a lot I’d be sick and tired of her, but I don’t so I’m not.

Her story about having to get throat surgery and coming back from that is especially moving for me. When I first heard the news of her needing that surgery, I thought about how crushed I would be if there was something wrong with my eyes and there was a chance that I couldn’t see, which is a vital part of my career. So i definitely was rooting for her this past year. I was actually really nervous when she performed. I might’ve even had my fingers crossed at one point. Plus she looked totally hot, despite her mentioning snot running down her nose. And how could you not love her cockney accent.

Okay, I’ve rambled on enough. Tell me what you guys thought of the Grammy’s.

(And for those Downton Abbey watchers… Holy cow a lot of stuff went on in this past episode!)

Happy Valentine’s, folks!


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