Sunday, December 11, 2005
Kelly Clarkson's Been Screwed
Kelly Clarkson's omission from Record of the Year is just another great gaffe in what is probably the worst awards show of all time. Sure we all have a grand time discussing Oscar this and that. But the Grammy's prove year after year that they do no understand anything.
Now, granted, we all have distinct music tastes, and the Grammys have made sure to include many genres over the years and frankly almost anybody gets to take home an award after the pre-Grammy event under a tent - but it is obvious that the show has been taken over by money-handed studios pushing their product. And the fact that whoever these voters are get total mind-block and vote for what ever is the cause-celebre - case in fact - why did Norah Jones have to win five Grammy's - wasn't her nice song worth two or three - why did she get Album of the Year when Bruce devoted a entire disk to 9/11? You know why - because all of these people are stoned silly. And they are followers - not critics of talent - or evaluators of what is really going on in music today. Followers. Friggin' flocks of sheep - or seagulls.
So WHO did get nominated fo the coveted Record of the Year award? Let's take them in order:
Mariah Carey - for some song I never heard on radio ever. I mean I'm glad she made a comeback and I think her performance at that big World Hug event this year was really great. but record of the year? Does anybody even remember her songs from this album?
Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl - I love Gwen, she's my girl, and I like this song alot - but this didn't even come close to lasting on the charts next to Kelly - record of the year????
Kanye West- great, he gets to call the Pres out and he gets a nod with a late season entry that is not that great? We all welcome rap as a decent entry here - but this not really good at all.
Gorillas Inc. - great video but another late entry - how is THIS a record of the year? Sheer bullshit.
These are TERRIBLE nominees. Kelly has had three songs from her album make the top video on VH1, (with four from her album to make the top 20) her songs are among the most downloadable on the Net and "Since You've Been Gone" has been has been a kismet to many. Many up and coming bands are using it as covers and girls from everywhere have used it has a touchstone.
And no one screams from the top of their lungs from their car Mariah' song - they sing Kelly's - the true winner and best of all of these studio pushed losers.