February 7, 2010
February 6, 2010
February 5, 2010
February 3, 2010
To stay accountable.
To have to answer to someone :ahem: myself.
But I'm not quite ready for that yet, primarily because it scares the crap out of me, so I'll start small. Small, as in what my typical day is like now. My typical, recently unemployed, trying to figure out a new routine after working full time for the last 20 years, day.
February 1, 2010
I have been waiting for the perfect thought, topic, passion, or idea to use for my very first ever blog post. Perhaps it will be about the charming, one-of-a-kind, vintage valentine scarf that I accidentally ruined while attempting to upcycle it into a just-as-charming valentine tote bag? Or will it be a write up of dinner at Taiwanese restaurant, Ba Doy Ow, through the eyes of my one and a half year old in between bites of Miso? Nope. Apparently the passion I was anticipating wasn't anything I would have ever expected. It came to me as I, lacking motivation to walk a few steps to the remote control to turn the channel on the TV, found myself watching The Grammy awards. Now mind you, I am not an awards show of any kind watcher. This was purely by the force of some magical, invisible magnet holding me to the couch that Sunday night. Some may call it fate. …or karma? What on earth does a “not an awards show watcher of any kind” have to say about, well, an awards show? I’ve decided to do a review of what I admired, or should I say, “remembered” most about this event. This is the stuff that tickled my fancy. The stuff that made me giggle out loud an hour later as I laid in bed trying to fall asleep. Let’s start with Taylor Swift. I tuned in as they were announcing that she was a three-time Grammy award winner already, and that she was the only one who could put her amazing life into words. So, needless to say, I was expecting really great things. Yeah, greaaaaat. Another cute-as-a-button teeny bopper singing about her life? …“in a way that only she could express”? Am I the only one that doesn’t get it? :shrugs: maybe it’s an award show watcher thing. On to the Michael Jackson tribute. I was preparing myself for the inevitable tears to break through, to feel all somber and stuff. But wait, what’s this? Why is Celine Dion all digitized and funny looking? “Man, she’s gonna be pissed when she see’s this!”, I thought. Then, they flashed a shot of the crowd….who were ALL WEARING 3D GLASSES!! What?! I thought this was supposed to be a serious dedication to Michael Jackson? These five or six musical greats (sorry, I’ve forgotten who they all were now) were going to touch our hearts with their words and over-exaggerated stage presence. Maybe they were going with the “make them laugh” approach instead. I scoured the internet trying to find a photo of the crowd in their 3D glasses with no luck. Before moving on to more reviews, let me add a side note. Can we all just agree that it’s time to retire the microphone if any ONE of these applies: 1. You don’t know what to do with a microphone (Roberta Flack) 2. When you unbutton your shirt collar you see ¼ inch thick line of makeup that was used as cover up for the parts that can’t have plastic surgery. 3. You have to pay your stylist for an extra shot (or two) of hairspray for that rock n roll hair do. 4. The glitter has slid under your eyes (this applies to any age). 5. You and your band get that “wtf?” look when you go to Wal-Mart. Last, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…my review of the Hip Hop segment. Or is it Rap? [Hmm, I’ll have to look into that. I hope the library has the Hip Hop vs. Rap guidebook in. I’m sure they will, I think I’m the only one that doesn’t get it.] Okay, so let’s talk about the guy with the black coat. I know, he came out after Eminem and Lil’ Wayne, but there’s not much to say about him so we’ll get him out of the way first. I don’t remember his name, but I think he must have been a stand in for someone else anyway since he didn’t really do anything. I think he was that guy we saw at the mall last weekend. Remember the one walking through JC Penney singing out loud to himself, but looking around to make sure we heard how good he is at one-man hip hop karaoke? Now, time to talk about some good hip hop…um wait, rap…no, hip hop. Okay, whatever it is, let’s just move on to Lil’ Wayne! First impression: good…he has a different sort of voice. This could be promising. Maybe he’s not the cousin of, or kid of, or friend of someone who knows someone in the music business and actually has a memorable thing going on! And, he was wearing skinny jeans. This is definitely going to put me back on the award show watching train! “Wait, what happened? The first verse is all you had in you? Where'd you go? Come back!”. Well, I guess that moves us on to Eminem. he, not surprisingly so, sounded exactly like he always does. I think I've seen that technique referred to as "personal style", and it may be safe to even add "unique". But it wouldn't be fair for me to put him into a separate category without first consulting the Hip Hop vs. Rap guidebook. So, don't quote me on that. And that's it! A review of the 2010 Grammy awards from an avid, and confidently dedicated, non awards show of any kind watcher! Thanks for sticking it out to the end (of my review that is...I didn't even watch the end of the awards show!), and remember to leave a comment to say what you think of my first ever blog post!