2011 Grammys: Get In On The Conversation
Last night, the country’s most talented musicians got together to celebrate how awesome they are.
We watched so you didn’t have to. If you missed it and have no idea what anyone in the office will be talking about today, here are some talking points to get you smack dab in the middle of the convo.
Lady Gaga comes out of the womb
As I was watching a rather boring red carpet special on E! a sudden stir ripped through the crowd as Lady Gaga arrived. The camera cut to some sort of egg looking contraption that was being carried by four people with devil horns on their head.
One of her people called it a womb and she would be unleashed for the performance.
Well, she was unleashed for the second performance of the night to sing her new song, “Born this Way.” It was a little rigid for her, but not bad. The egg stole the show, and it was more dumb than anything else.
And, as a side note, how much do you think those weirdos got paid to carry Lady Gaga’s womb in? I’m guessing at least $5k a pop.
Cee Lo Green crushed Gaga’s life
As I write this, there’s still a cool 90 minutes left, but nobody will top Cee Lo Green’s performance.
It started with his outfit. Two words: Armored Peacock.
But it didn’t end there. Not only did he perform one of the great songs of 2010, he had the best backup ever:
Miley Cyrus looks horrible
Now that it’s 18, it’s not creepy AND illegal to comment on her physical appearance (still kinda creepy).
But we’re going to do it anyway. She looks horrible. She looks like she’s been smoking that salvia around the clock. And what’s up with the side boobs?
This train wreck is going to be fascinating to watch.
And props to Seth Rogen for joking that he got high with her backstage while he was introducing Eminem and Rihanna.
Ryan Seacrest: Easiest job ever?
The host of the red carpet special on E! before the show was a display of the biggest ass-kissing ever. Seriously, we didn’t hear one negative comment.
We get it. The last thing he wants to do is rag on someone he’s interviewing. But it’s salt in the wound that this guy who makes more money than my entire office combined as a cake-walk job.
Justin Bieber and Usher: Too close?
If you’re in our target audience, you probably hate Justin Bieber. But you can’t hide from him. He will find you. CSI, Letterman, Saturday Night Live, No. 1 in the box office, Grammy’s, etc.
And the more we see him, the more we learn about him. One thing we’ve learned by now is that he and Usher have a close relationship.
But it’s a little too close, right?
Although, if Usher is making any kind of money off Bieber fever, I’d be hanging around the kid, too.
Usher’s silhouette showed up again
Speaking of Usher, what good is an award show/Super Bowl/or any spectacular event without an Usher silhouette spotting?
Usher’s famous silhouette entrances are a classic move that seems to please every generation. Seriously, do you remember his 2002 MTV Video Music Awards performance? We’re approaching a decade of this move (fast forward 0:35 seconds):
Is Rock and Roll officially dead?
In the best rock album category your nominees were:
-Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
This isn’t a knock on any of the classic artists nominated, but note the word “classic.” Where are the new rock and roll groups?
Did Tim Tebow learn the guitar?
It was a good song, though.
John Mayer: Johnny Depp’s understudy?
Weekend at Bob Dylan’s
It sounded like had a cheese grater implanted where his voicebox used to be…kinda sad.