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Old 02-13-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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Why why why did they give the whole fuckin awards to a dead guy just becuase hes a dead guy? i know music has been dead for a number of years but we shouldnt be awarding 40 year old songs each year.
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Old 02-13-2005, 08:17 PM   #2
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None of these award shows have any integrity anyway- who gives a fuck who wins?
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Old 02-13-2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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Well this is one of the reasons why they are ridiculous. Yeah ray charles was cool, yeah he had good music. but for one hes dead. 2 he hasnt had a hit song in a very long time. why was he honored? he died. There are artists out there who still do write songs, good songs the old fashioned way they do it originally and not just cover someone elses work.

All these award shows are jokes.
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Old 02-13-2005, 09:44 PM   #4
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This is completely irrelevant, but poor editing jobs are in news articles get on my nerves. I realize the spelling, grammatical, and linguistic errors are largely unnoticed by most people; however, you'd expect people whose job relies on communication skills to be able to communicate properly. Furthermore, what the hell are the editors getting paid for if they can't edit?

I didn't watch much of the awards ceremony, but I walked into the room while some boring song was being performed by a bunch of high profile singers. I swear, it was horrible. I couldn't believe they were telling people to go download it on iTunes, and was even more incredulous that Stevie Wonder was saying (scripted or not) how there were probably a lot of people downloading the song at that very moment. The singers themselves looked bored.
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:43 PM   #5
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I'm bored and I didn't even watch the show.
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Old 02-14-2005, 03:00 AM   #6
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Old 02-14-2005, 05:41 AM   #7
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Dude, Blue Collar Comedy Tour's sequel was out, and you were watching the Grammies? /smack

To be honest, I just watch 'em to see what people are wearing and what they say when they accept the award. As for who wins what, it's a joke. It's been a joke for a long time. Not to say that Ray Charles didn't deserve an award, but I'm not sure why he's so much more deserving now that he's dead. Give him the award when he's alive and can see the appreciation being shown.

The main reason I didn't watch the Grammies was that I didn't want to see yet another show I usually enjoy butchered by the commies at the FCC. Big entertainment events like that have become outright depressing lately.
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Old 02-14-2005, 05:52 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Brigiid
Give him the award when he's alive and can see the appreciation being showed.
[Insert tasteless reminder that he was blind here.]

I know, I know =p
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:01 AM   #9
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The Grammy's became a joke when Jethro Tull beat Metallica in the rock category.
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Insert tasteless reminder that he was blind here.
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:08 AM   #11
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I'd rather see all the awards go to Ray Charles than any to Britney Spears or a song called "My Boo".
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Old 02-14-2005, 08:18 AM   #13
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I thought that was Skinny Puppy? Anyway, there are very few bands I keep up with anymore. Has anyone actually listened to Ray Charles' album? If not, how do you know it isn't the best one? You don't become a legend for being a hack.
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:40 AM   #15
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:48 AM   #16
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Has anyone actually listened to Ray Charles' album? If not, how do you know it isn't the best one? You don't become a legend for being a hack.

It's certainly possible to be his best album, and perhaps good enough to win awards. However, what is the likelihood that his best album is the one that wins after he dies and after he has a movie made about him? Not to mention that there's a history of this sort of behavior in award ceremonies. I haven't listened to any recent albums, so I have no preferences for a winner.
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Old 02-14-2005, 10:18 AM   #17
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The Grammy's became a joke when Jethro Tull beat Metallica in the rock category.
Why are either of them in the rock category. I thought Metallica was just really shitty country music :x
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This is completely irrelevant, but poor editing jobs are in news articles get on my nerves. I realize the spelling, grammatical, and linguistic errors are largely unnoticed by most people; however, you'd expect people whose job relies on communication skills to be able to communicate properly. Furthermore, what the hell are the editors getting paid for if they can't edit?
At least I'm not the only one that notices that sort of thing!
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It's because you're anal retentive, dear.
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:05 PM   #20
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Well this is one of the reasons why they are ridiculous. Yeah ray charles was cool, yeah he had good music. but for one hes dead. 2 he hasnt had a hit song in a very long time. why was he honored? he died. There are artists out there who still do write songs, good songs the old fashioned way they do it originally and not just cover someone elses work.

All these award shows are jokes.

Wow, I agree with Chuk...on two points in a single post.

This reminds me of the Johnny Cash hoopla last year. I agree, just because the person was a great musician in their own time doesn't mean they deserve a guilt-trip award. Just give tribute to them and give them a lifetime achievement award or something. Just because they died doesn't mean they deserve to take awards away from other more deserving artists.


I also agree, awards shows suck. Most of them are chosen by corporate bigwigs and the ones by the people show how America is crazy to not like rock music. I just skim through them for the performances, if any, by good artists.
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:11 PM   #21
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:13 PM   #22
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Hmm, I guess the same argument could be used for giving awards to U2. Haven't they been dead for a while?
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:36 PM   #23
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U2 has a new cd and still are alive.
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The U2 iPod is dead fugly, though.
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But, but, but...
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