What, no Grammy talk?

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Oh, wait a minute, there were only a few actual musicians on the show, my bad. At least John Prine got some love. Eddie Van Halen was pretty much ignored - 15 second clip.

Although if you like soft porn, they did have some of that...

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It seems to me music is only a small part of today’s pop scene. Image, attitude and social media presence are much more important.
A John Prine clip must have stood out like a mountain amongst all those gopher mounds...
 

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Older generations not understanding modern pop music is nothing new. That said award shows have never been about the best musicians.

There’s a thread over on TGP where they’re all endlessly arguing about how great/terrible John Mayer was. Nothing gets them riled up like John Mayer.
 

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and some Jazz greats: Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper
And Chick Corea got some love too.

Maria Schneider's Data Lords won - I've been listening to it since I got it on ArtistShare last July. Interesting work for large jazz ensemble. I hope to hear it live some day.

 
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Me and the Mrs. only watch award shows for the red carpet couture.
 

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Some of these TV events try to get you to watch for the commercials they'll show, like Football. I didn't watch the Grammys, so what type of commercials were they pushing Mr. Clean?

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It seems to me music is only a small part of today’s pop scene. Image, attitude and social media presence are much more important.
This is true. The goal of a lot of these artists to be a celebrity, and to build a "brand".

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Thinking about it, the Grammys have never had much relevance for me. Occasionally a great artist is recognized, but usually it’s some pop schlock that sold a lot of records, or CD’s, or whatever.
 

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I've given up on any of these big pop culture extravaganza shows. Sure there are little tiny flecks of what I consider to be talent here and there but the majority it is catered to a type of person whose entertainment preferences I simply do not understand and have given up trying. Of course, everybody is welcome to consume whatever they want and I certainly don't expect people to like what I like. Surely I have a lot more to say on the topic, but unfortunately it's tough to do that nowadays without getting into the realm of the political, so I will avoid that out of love and respect for this forum.
 
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