5 Things: 2012 Grammys

by dre of onustees.com on 13 February 2012

Rest & Thanks to Ms. Whitney Houston

With the sudden passing of Houston… the Grammys took a different tone, or should have, this year… These are 5 things I learned while watching the tail-end of the show…

  1. Jennifer Hudson did a wonderful job singing tribute to Ms. Houston… the ability to put on that performance in that window of time and mountain of emotion was dynamic…
  2. Taylor Swift made an odd acknowledgement to Black History Month… 1st by rocking that get-up from “The Color Purple” during her performance… then following that up with coming on stage in the Watch The Throne dress… Then again that could be my imagination…
  3. Rihanna… *deep sigh* like… I can’t even call it… most on my Twitter timeline were fans of her look… I just thought the non-singing child looked like she was attending a Tina Turner dress-alike contest and came in 274th place…
  4. Chris Brown… whenever I see him… I still see Rihanna… whom I don’t care much as a singer… but as woman, didn’t deserve this… and he certainly doesn’t deserve to be back or get an R&B Grammy for Fame… I only know of 2 songs off the album and neither one sounded like R&B… then again what does…
  5. God / Lawd Jesus / Sweet Baby Jesus / Jebus / Zeus / Buddha / Vishnu / Optimus Prime… forbid… If Stevie Wonder was to be taken away from this Earth… on the VERY day of the Grammys… the ENTIRE schedule of performances and award announcements need to be scraped for a 2 and half hour long concert in honor of Stevie Wonder… There’s no excuse for anything else to occur… just have folks lining up to sing their favorite Stevie song… while the ushers hand out the Grammy’s to the winners in the audience… No need for them to be announce… damn them… It’s all about Stevie… Some may think, foolishly, that this is overdoing it… However, I’d like them to remember his last name isn’t actually Wonder, it’s Judkins (or Morris) and he was given the name “Wonder” because there were 7 wonders of the New World… and he made 8…  During a time when artists had names one could aspire to… Like being Supreme, a Miracle, Dramatic, or even a Main Ingredient… they gave him this name at age 11… and for 50 years he’s lived up to it… Not mention his Grammy raid from 73 to 76… when he had Paul Simon thanking him for not releasing an album… thus others had a chance… So, when his time comes… we better do the right thing… and spend the entire night singing his songs…

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