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PCR #202. (Vol. 5, No. 6) This edition is for the week of February 2--8, 2004.
AND THE GRAMMY GOES TO.....
Kudos to Justin Timberlake, who took advantage of his win to once again apologize for the entire Superbowl fiasco. Wish the academy had given Janet Jackson that opportunity. Very classless to un-invite her, especially when she was taking part in a very moving tribute to Luther Vandross. Credit to Jackson for not playing the game the Grammy's wanted to play. After publicly saying she wouldn't be appearing, they changed their mind late Saturday night. Let me say it here again..........it was a breast! Get over it. Also, the tribute to Warren Zevon was great. Never a commercial hit, Zevon was well respected by his peers and it showed in the tribute. Also, very moved by the speeches delivered by Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono while accepting the President's award for their late husbands. I admit that on occasion I don't agree with some of the things Ono has done in regard to John Lennon and his work, but I did find her speech genuine. If ever a musical voice has been missed this past 20 years it has been Lennon's. Like Ono said, if we just remember to GIVE PEACE A CHANCE and that LOVE IS ALL WE NEED, the world would be a much better place.
Boos to whoever thought that having Dave Matthews, Sting, Pharell and VINCE GILL do a tribute to the fab four! Poor Sting looked embarrassed and I think I could have played the lead solo on "I Saw Her Standing There" better then Gill, and I haven't played a guitar for more then 30 minutes at a time for YEARS. And boo to the five minute delay CBS employed, which caused several technical glitches, including constant interruption of Martina McBride's performance. Give the good sport award to Richard Marx and Celine Dion, who started, no less then three times, the song they were scheduled to perform due to Dion's microphone and monitor not working. Also, another boo to whoever let the award winners out of the bag early. I was surfing AOL during the show and was shocked that, with almost an hour left in the show, that many of the awards that had yet to be announced on air had their winners posted. As for proof that the cat was out of the bag, look at presenter Keith Urban, who, before he announced the nominees, said that it was his pleasure to present an award to one of the greatest female vocalists in country music history. And the winner was: June Carter Cash. Wow! What a surprise..........NOT! My favorite speech was Timberlake's, who called the Grammy the "greatest moment of his life." Uh, Justin, let me speak for most of the men in this world when I say that, considering that you admitted that you went down on Britney Spears, at the most, that Grammy is the SECOND greatest moment of your life!
DAMN IT! NO EWOK SONG!
MEET THE BEATLES - PART 4
Well, that's it for now. Have a great week. See ya!
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