Beyoncé . Stunning . Beautiful . Spiritual . Mythical
Let me say, gratefully I was raised musically from Bach to Stravinsky to Pink Floyd .
From Martha and the Vandellas to Rockbitch . From Nina to Bjork .
From Orbison to Rihanna . From Paul Robson to Stevie Nicks & Wonder .
From English Punk through Sisters of Mercy and Night Wish, to Bowie, Joan Jett, Janis,
Missing Persons, Patti Smith, The Slits, Prince and Fly Leaf, to The Kills, The Slot,
Xtina, Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey . And give me Cyndi Lauper any day over Madonna .
However, aside from interesting mishaps, uncreative staging, social and musical commentaries,
and Katy Perry performing like a an adult without candy cane costumes, bubblegum and blue hair,
the Grammy's was like a musical exercise in the Phenomenology of Repetitive Uninterestingness.
Ironic because Recording Academy President Neil Portnow in his remarks he stated,
"The life of the arts is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose – and is a test
of the quality of a nation’s civilization. So, the Recording Academy, together with America’s
music makers, call on the President and Congress to help keep the music playing by
updating music laws, protecting music education and renewing America’s commitment to the arts.
It’s our collective responsibility to preserve what binds us – and to ensure that the whole world
continues to benefit from one of our most unique, economically and spiritually important assets
and exports: American music.
I agree with the Academy President 100%. Music education needs to be funded Privately and Federally
in our schools for future generations, if only the genre of pop music today wasn't so incredibly
un-artful, mundane and stupifyingly simplistic.