*It was absolutely fitting that at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, big winners Daft Punk stuck to their shtick of wearing robot masks. The duo’s look pretty much personifies where much of popular music is at the moment: gimmicky, automated, passionless and predictable.
I can remember tuning into the Grammys—when I wasn’t actually there covering it as a journalist—and finding something musically gratifying. In years past, there were performances that served as an artist’s coronation or coming out of sorts.
Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk & Nile Rodgers
*(Via LA Times) – French electronic duo Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” was named album of the year on Sunday to cap the 56th Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy voters singling out the dance-minded collection over nominated albums by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, rapper Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and pop-country queen Taylor Swift.
Producer The Dream is 36 today.
*Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE.
EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix
Sept. 20: Producer The Dream is 36. Rapper Yung Joc is 31.
Sept. 20, 1830: First Negro Convention of Free Men agree to start their boycott on slave-produced goods. (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)