Music

I admit I’m not young and cool. I admit I think Lady Gaga should put some pants on. I admit I’m in that demographic of Super Bowl halftime-show viewers who said, “You know, Pete and Roger haven’t changed that much since I first saw them in ’75. When we had to walk 10 miles in the snow uphill both ways to get to the show.” But I was blown away by the great music I heard on the recent Grammy Award broadcast. I mean, despite Lady Gaga’s weird green Tinkerbell ensemble, her performance was powerfully awesome. Same with Beyonce and Pink. And Green Day and Kings of Leon. And I found myself tapping and clapping along with newcomer the Zac Brown Band. And Taylor Swift was intriguing — I mean, she knows she can’t sing but she’s so supremely confident that she does it anyway? Who is this kid??? So then I wanted to hear more from these folks — and of course classic favorites such as the Dave Matthews Band and even the Black-Eyed Peas. If I were music-savvy and had plenty of money, I’m sure I’d already have a Grammy-worthy CD and iTunes collection. But I’m not and I don’t. So, Wal-Mart to the rescue! Running past the electronics department — between office supplies and dairy — I spotted this $11 CD of Grammy nominees and I’ve been rocking out ever since. I promise you have to smile when you hear Fergie promising you a good night and Sugarland bemoaning that “It Happens.”  You can order it from http://www.grammy.com/, too. This is like bullet points for pop music of the past few months — your kids and friends will be impressed.

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5 thoughts on “Music

  1. And speaking of music, the 2010 Bonnaroo lineup is out and many of these Grammy folks will be there. Bonnaroo, http://www.bonnaroo.com/, is in my hometown of Manchester, Tennessee, and is always the weekend of my wedding anniversary. Someday I’ll talk my husband into honoring our marriage with Bonnaroo’s dirt, sweat and porta-potties.

  2. Woohoo for the heads up!!! Thanks! This Ozark farm chick is stuck in the oldies but I too found the music in the Grammys quite intriguing. I’m always singin’ to the tune in my head. OOps,is that anything like listening to the voices in my head? Heeehehe!

    Ya’ll have a wonderfully blessed day from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

  3. For the sake of journalistic integrity (and that is not an oxymoron, people!), I have to point out that when I originally wrote this post I guess-timated the year I first saw The Who as 1977 mainly because I was too lazy to look up tour schedules — and I guess-timated wrong. An alert reader called me out on the fact that the only Who performance in 1977 was in London and was I really sure that’s where and when I saw them, as well he should have. The correct year I saw the band is 1975. I’ve fixed it in the post but I wanted to let y’all know.

  4. Hey girl, I just wanted to thank you for your visit and sweet comment over at my place.

    God bless and in the words of old Granny Clampett, “ya’ll come back now, ya hear!!!”

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