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Now, was it just me, or was that just the sorriest Grammy night you have ever seen?<br><br><br><br>
I don't know if you agree with me, but I found the performances to be completely boring, the set-up totally lack-luster, and the nominees just absolutely pathetic this year.<br><br><br><br>
Trev and I watched it and all we could say was: "THAT person is nominated? They must have had slim pickin's this year..."<br><br><br><br>
It was awful!<br><br>
I honestly can't believe how talentless some of these musicians, a.k.a. corporate ho's, have to be to get a nomination.<br><br><br><br>
What did you think?
 

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Agreed 100%. I think you nailed it with Corporate Ho's.<br><br><br><br>
Talent seems to play second fiddle to marketability/branding/merchandising these days.
 

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Hehhee, yeah, I know I've turned into my parents as I've gotten older... but I still think Avalon was very accurate in her assessment of the Grammy's this year.
 

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I heard that and thought it all was some hideous nightmare... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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Exactly.<br><br><br><br>
I was actually looking forward to Eminem, but even he was WAaaaayyyy too subdued.<br><br><br><br>
It's not that I'm old, it's that I know what an actual CHORD progression other than 1-4-5-1 sounds like, and I know when a 'musician' writes their own stuff, as compared to the puppetry that rules the hitlist airwaves these days...<br><br><br><br>
I think Vanessa Carlton is lacking in many many ways as a musician, and is a total flash-in the pan, but I actually found myself pulling for her, as she is one of the few who actually wrote anything herself.<br><br><br><br>
I really think the biz is in a serious lull right now. Nothing innovative is happening at the moment, and that to me is sad.
 

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Something is going to come around and shake up complacency. It always does. Punk came in and shook up the "disco" days. Rap/Hip-Hop came along and shook up the glam rock scene.. something is bound to come along and shake things up all over again.
 

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I was a teenager in the late 70's early 80's...so I like that music.<br><br>
I also like the Beatles etc. because when I was a kid, my sibs were all teenagers listening to all of that.<br><br>
About the time I turned 30, I fell in love with Classical Music (still love it) but a couple of years ago, I became a huge Jazz fan.
 

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Alternative as it stands now is a joke: almost every song has the same form, and vocal style. IT bores me to tears.<br><br><br><br>
Industrial was fairly promising a few years back, but even it has stalled out a bit.<br><br><br><br>
I think HipHop is probably the most forward of the bunch these days. People are the most experimental in that genre I would say.<br><br><br><br>
And BTW I'm not always as down on the biz as I am now. This is not a product of a jaded outlook. Even Alanis Morissette (*ugh*) and Lauren Hill were innovative enough in their times to give me some hope/interest in what's going on... (Moreso Lauren than Alanis).<br><br><br><br>
It's just that if I have to listen to another cookie cutter 'pop' artist puppet with a plastic shiny face I will scream. What ever happened to talent?? What happened to writing good songs, and innovative chord structures?? What happened to (at the very least) NOT sounding like everyone else???????????
 

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I had the good sense not to watch. I almost lost it when I heard TV Guide channel mention the "rocking performances" followed by clips of James Taylor, Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, No Doubt, Norah Jones, and Simon & Garfunkel. Rocking? Uh. The rest didn't sound too impressive either.
 

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Avalon - I agree with the music thang. I find myself listening to college radio for the most part while at work. And sometimes it's the most obscure stuff too. Almost like I crave something different. I'm so sick of the same song structure too. There are other instruments outside of guitar and drums. What about a good bass line and maybe some piano or sax thrown in there to stir it up? I want to feel like they put their heart into and don't give a damn whether or not they make any money (although everyone wants to make money and that's just not the case). Too bad radio killed the last Santana CD with overplaying "Smooth". There are so many good tunes on that CD that will never see the light of day on the radio because overplayed killed it before it even got the chance.
 

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I enjoyed hearing Simon and Garfunkel again, but after that, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br><br><br>
and who the hell is Norah Jones, and what was that sappy crappy song supposed to be?
 

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um, you all need to start looking at the indy rock scene, because it is kicking 10,000 kinds of ass right now.<br><br><br><br>
check out:<br><br><br><br>
the flaming lips<br><br>
husker dü<br><br>
sigür ros<br><br>
the starlight mints<br><br>
hawksley workman<br><br>
the polyphonic spree<br><br>
modest mouse<br><br>
cake<br><br>
the boards of canada<br><br>
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built to spill<br><br><br><br>
not your average boring pop rock, and many different chord progressions! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Lots of good underground hip hop in the clubs in the ATL. 'Course I think the majority of the best acts will go mainstream (I like that, others don't.)
 

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*bows down and kisses Kreeli's feet*<br><br><br><br>
But seriously, I've only heard of 3 of those bands and I'm definately going to check out the others. Thanks Kreeli! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I didn't watch them, but I agree that the mainstream American music scene is pretty lacking right now.<br><br><br><br>
I like some indie ska stuff and I'm cool with punk, but I've really gotten into international music in a big way. Japanese, Russian, Swedish, Cantonese, Korean...lots of interesting stuff. ^_^
 

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Thanks Kreeli, I'll check them out as well. These days most of the stuff I hear on the radio is such commerical pop type stuff that I've even started to listen to country. It'll be nice to get a dose of some actual rock music for a change. Thanks.<br><br><br><br>
I do like a lot of Nickelback stuff as one of the "newer" bands that i think releases some good stuff.
 

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Country? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Ahhhh...David Allen Coe, Toby Keith, The Highwaymen (those not dead)...ahhhhh...<br><br><br><br>
Robert needs to head to the 'hood and hook up some good hip hop. Try some D12. Just make sure no one under 21 is present to hear the lyrics.
 
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