Monday, February 11, 2008

February 11, 2008 Bonus Blog Post
Last night at the Grammys, Kanye West, accepted the award for best rap album, and then proceeded to get all preachy and maudlin about his mother and how he did this for her. When the producers tried to play music to get him to end his creepy, crap rap, he said, "It would be in good taste to stop the music now." They backed off and let him go on. And on. As an only child, I was cringing for him. Of course, it didn't help that Kanye had the word "Mama" shaved in high relief across the back of his head.

Meanwhile, I've never much liked Vince Gill's music. He seems like the Country version of Neil Sadaka or Wayne Newton. Kind of prissy, if you will. He also strikes me as a mama's boy, with the pocket protecter proclaiming he's the vice-president of student council, or something.

So, when Vince wins best country album and Ringo Starr hands him the statuette. Vince holds it, then says, "I just had an award given to me by a Beatle." Then looking out into the audience, Vince quips, "Have you had that happen Kanye?"

I laughed until I cried. And I am happy to report I am going to get the word Gill shaved into the back of my head.

"Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true."
—Robert Brault

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