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Does anyone else think the Grammy's are a joke?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ironbar, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    I've thought this way for years. Who in the hell else could give out an award for a spoken word album?
  2. Remember Milly Vanilly?
  3. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    Nothing wrong with spoken word. Rap is not much more, and frequently less. Look up Ken Nordine some time.

    That being said, yes the Grammies are mostly a big marketing joke. Once in a while, music happens or is acknowledged, but then, the mix usually sicks.
  4. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I've always thought that the Grammy's were a joke as well. It's just an opportunity for the music business to pat itself on its back. As a rule of thumb, I generally loathe any good ol' boy self-congratulatory pageant. It's why I always chuckle every year when people get all indignant that their favorite band didn't get inducted into the RnR Hall of Fame. What, you are still operating under the impression that the Hall of Fame has integrity and is a legitimate authority on music?
  5. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    I'm not interested in infomercials, so I usually don't watch any kind of awards show.
  6. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Haven't watched it in years. And today's headlines will ensure that it will remain a long time, if ever, until I watch it again.
  7. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    just the industry parading there latest consumables and taylored for media hype.
  8. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    Payola. But now it's the advertisers forking it over to the network, so the recording industry can tell the sheeple whose cowpies they think are most palatable.
  9. What are the Grammies? I like graham crackers
  10. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    NARAS is the joke.

  11. I like Feynman's view on honours and awards.
  12. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    any show with Chicago playing will always get my attention. They've been great for 4 decades.
  13. The fact that Hendrix, Queen, the Kinks, the Who, the Doors and Zeppelin never won a single Grammy and Kanye has won 21 shows me exactly what the Grammys are worth.
  14. Roofie


    Jan 22, 2014
    Kent, UK
    But Zeppelin literally just won a Grammy. They're still worthless but I think we all know that anyway at this point.
  15. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I thought it was common knowledge, like the R&R Hall of Fame
  16. Alright, I stand corrected on that one
  17. I don't have a problem with spoken word.

    But the Grammies, yeah, that's always been an Amway conspiracy and an inside joke amongst the illuminati.
  18. Alright, I stand corrected on that one
  19. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    Isn't 'Devil Went Down To Georgia' a spoken word song? I don't have a problem with rap being include in music awards, but the Grammy's, I could care less about the award and the ceremony. I listen to music I like. Sometimes, the artists or bands I like get an award, sometimes they don't.
  20. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Yup to all that.

    Of all the major award shows out there the grammies is the worst, the only one that doesnt seem to reflect reality half the time. I mean i disagree with a lot of Oscar choices sure, but by and large usually they get at least more than half of it sorta right (nomination wise anyway). The grammys nominations are more often than not just baffling.

    About the spoke word award though...well the grammys is not about just music, its about recordings. So i DO think its normal they should have spoken word, even if no one cares. Colbert won that one already apparently (i guess they announce the winners for the categories no oen cares about early). Which is funny considering on his shows he kept saying how he would crush the other nominees and was (jokingly) disrespectful of them. I can't wait to see tonight's show...