March 12, 1988
Robert Hilburn almost hit the nail on the head in his analysis of Michael Jackson's failure to win any Grammys ("A Good--and 'Bad'--Night," March 4). You see, it took 30 years for National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences members to recognize substance over flash. Jackson's material today is too visual, overproduced and insultingly pretentious and egomaniacal. When my grandfather Emile invented the disk record exactly a century ago (and coined the word gramophone from which NARAS gets its "Grammy")
February 17, 2007
FINALLY! The Grammys get it right this year as they awarded the Dixie Chicks a Grammy for every category they were nominated in, including the night's biggest and top honor, album of the year ["Grammys Make Nice With the Dixie Chicks," by Geoff Boucher, Feb. 12]. Take notice, President Bush, and listen to the lyrics of "Not Ready to Make Nice." They mean something not only to these beautiful ladies but also to many millions of Americans, including myself. I only wish former Vice President Al Gore had presented this award and not the penultimate one for best rock band.
February 20, 2000
MACY GRAY How does it feel to be the darling of the Grammys, the artist people are counting on to give some credibility to the awards? "I didn't really know it was that deep, but I'm definitely proud of that. I'm really proud of all the acclaim that I'm getting from the critics. . . . It's cool to be at the top of the list. I don't know if I give credibility to anything, but that's great that poeople think that.
February 1, 2010 |
The Grammys are the strangest, most unwieldy and messiest of the big award shows, an affair that wants to be the Kennedy Center Honors and the Super Bowl halftime show at the same time. There was certainly no shortage of spectacle at the 52nd annual ceremony Sunday at Staples Center, from the 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson to Beyoncé transitioning from her "If I Were a Boy" to a down-on-all-fours, hair-whipping cover of Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know." Will Rogers once said, "I belong to no organized political party.
HOME & GARDEN
November 6, 2010 |
I packed Grandma away with the Halloween decorations the other day. Honest mistake. You know how it goes; you get a little rhythm going and pretty soon you're just throwing everything in the box, boom-boom-boom. Fortunately, my wife heard Grandma yelling from the box in the basement later in the day. Seriously, she couldn't have been down there more than a few hours. "What's that?" Posh asked. "Just my stomach," I said. "Mom?!!" So, we unpacked the old heirloom and plopped her on a stool near the kitchen TV. Nobody was really to blame, of course, yet Posh seemed a little frosted over the whole episode.
October 9, 2013 |
The first slate of performers for the Dec. 6 Grammy Awards nominations concert includes Drake, Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Keith Urban, who will take part in the event at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Nominations will be announced in a one-hour special on CBS: “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night.” The show will be hosted again by rapper-actor LL Cool J. The awards will be presented Jan. 26 at Staples Center in downtown L.A. The push toward the 2013 Grammy Awards took another important step Wednesday, with first-round ballots being sent to the Recording Academy's roughly 12,000 voting members.