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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Turtleboy, Feb 10, 2013.
The drummer for the 80's rockabilly band, the Stray Cats, plays standing up.
Katy Perry can flaunt whatever she wants to.
What happened to the kids from Sandyhook? I thought they were supposed to perform "Call Me Maybe". Did I mis-hear that or did something happen? (stuck back East with the snow??)
Official story stuck back east.
Unofficial story-they were not kids from sandy hook but a new town children's chorus unaffiliated with the school and directed by a former school school director accused of embezzlement.
I'm defining Song of the Year as the song that most people will think of when they think of 2012. I'd say Gangam Style qualifies as does Call Me Maybe, probably the two biggest hits of the year. Here's a thought which of those songs has it's own thread on TCF? The song that won SOTY doesn't, the other two do.
Obviously the Grammy voters have a different idea of what it is.
I thought that is what the Billboard awards were for, awarding the statistically most popular songs of the year.
The Grammy's are decided by a small group of people who supposedly know what good music is and vote their opinion on it.
Exactly. That's my point. And these voters tend to be about 15 years behind the times Look at the winners in the 50s and 60s. The most influential artists of the day rarely won.
Did you see him impersonating singers on SNL.
Yes! He did a fantastic job of it. I was surprised they didn't have him impersonate Sting because he really does sound just like him.
Record of the Year is an award for engineering and producing a single song. I think the Grammys got it right with "We Are Young."
Song of the Year is a songwriting credit. "Somebody I Used to Know" is a brilliant choice for this award, since it is so much better written than "Call Me Maybe."
Where the Grammys screwed up, in my opinion, is in the selection of "Set Fire to the Rain" over "Call Me Maybe" for the best vocal pop performance.
I can't imagine that there are many people who can beat Adele for any award that has "best vocal" in the title.
I've played some gigs in Phoenix with a drummer that uses a stand-up kit.. he called it a "cocktail kit".. the bass drum was basically a big floor tom and the pedal was situated as to hit it underneath.
I remember Sheila E (who I think played with Prince at one time) was a stand up drummer. Certainly her video for her hit song (the name escapes me, even though I can hear the song in my head) had her standing up playing the drums.
Is "Glamorous Life" the song you're thinking of? She rocked the drums.
Yep, that's it. Thanks.
Still does.. David Letterman had "Drum Solo" week last year and she was featured one night. Careful, though.. her dress violates 8 of the Grammy wardrobe rules.
My definition of Song of the Year: what would win Record of the Year if all five nominees were covered by the cast of Glee.