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Tuesday, February 13, 2007
  a totally and completely unofficial and unorganized look at the 2007 Grammys.
i never, ever, ever remember to tune into award shows. actually, i never really remember to tune into any shows, ever. good thing there are ways to illegally obtain ripped tv copies, or i'd never follow a series in my life. i probably would have missed the final episode of M*A*S*H, to be honest.

that said, i was nicely reminded this past sunday that the grammys were on. there are a few moments i witnessed that i'd just like to unofficially review and provide clips of, for anyone that - like me - always misses them the first time.
[full list of winners]

  • Dixie Chicks.

  • really? in case you didn't know, they won five. yeah, no kidding. again: really? well, okay. (poor James Blunt, huh?)

  • The Police

  • the group reunited for a performance [YouTube] to kick off the night. it was "Roxanne," chosen out of three possible tunes they declared they'd choose from. i hoped for "Message In A Bottle," personally, but i have to admit i got a little girlishly excited when i saw them performing together. if only their egos could contain themselves to actually record a little sumpin' together again, eh? sigh.

  • Justin Timberlake

  • possibly my favorite performance of the whole night was this one of Justin performing "What Goes Around (Comes Back Around)." in fact, i loved it so much that i decided to give you the clip, right here on the page. if you missed it, i suggest you see this, and get over your fear of pop (if you still have one by now.)
    everyone knows pop is the new indie.:

  • The Flaming Lips

  • now to win back my indie cred (cough), we can all rejoice in the recognition of the Lips, who won a whole two grammys. Gnarls won best Alternative Artist, out of the Lips as well as Arctic Monkeys, Thom Yorke, and Yeah Yeah Yeah's. whatever.

  • my personal awards of the night:
    Best hair (by FAR):

    Rudest awakening:
    Imogen Heap

    Sweetest thing since Welch's grape juice commercials:
    Corinne Bailey Rae

    Vocal performance that made me catch flies with my dropped jaw:
    Christina Aguilera

    Best effort that will surely eventually get them somewhere very big:
    Ok Go

    Saddest, yet possibly the most hilarious, thing i have ever seen:
    Death Cab

    (don't look so pissed, Ben, or you'll be the next Rivers Cuomo.)

    there are a lot more goodies at the actual Grammy site, and the full list of winners is all right here, linked to again for your convenience. YouTube also has just about every breathing moment of the ceremony in bits and pieces, so go put 'em together if you're into that sort of thing. good luck.
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