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A Brief Rant on the Grammys

Jan 27, 2014 -- 5:07pm

I'm gonna be perfectly honest here. I don't watch the Grammys. I don't watch any awards shows, for that matter, because it takes way too long to get down to business, and usually that business is overwrought praise for overrated performers. I do enjoy looking at the highlights and the recaps, however. As I was doing so today with coverage from the Grammys, I discovered that Daft Punk won a bunch of (in my opinion, unwarranted) Grammys, including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year for Get Lucky. What really gets me though is not so much the fact that they won, but how they handled themselves upon receiving the award. If you haven't seen it, check it out here:

Did you see how they acted? Oh that's right, they didn't. They didn't say a word. Yeah, I get it. That's their schtick. But they're not really robots. These are the biggest awards in music, and as much as I may sometimes disparage that based on my own personal taste (I mean come on, the best thing to happen to music in 2013 was the return of Fall Out Boy, and they weren't nominated for a burger flippin' thing) you have to respect that fact. Saying nothing and hovering in the background comes off as aloof and standoffish. But then again, we are talking about two French dudes who stood up Steven Colbert over the summer, so I guess that really shouldn't come be a surprise.

In addition... well, I won't bore you with the details, but I'll put it this way: there were a bunch of nominees that should have won but didn't (most notably Just Give Me a Reason in Song of the Year & Best Pop Group/Duo Performance), a bunch of nominees that won and shouldn't have (most notably Daft Punk), and... well, Zedd's Clarity won Best Dance Recording, so they got one thing right at least. That was one of the best songs of 2013.

And finally, that hat Pharell is wearing is really stupid. I know I'm not the first one to mention it, but I had to say it.

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