Happy Music Monday all. Last night was the 56th Grammy Awards. Unfortunately I did not watch the show, but I did indeed hear about a few iconic performances. The three performances I heard about most via social media and general Internetting were by Lorde, Taylor Swift, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. In true Music Monday fashion, let’s discuss them.
Lorde: Lorde performed her Grammy winning hit “Royals,” and I heard nothing but weirdness regarding this performance. I heard she convulsed strangely on stage and kind of looked possessed. I watched the performance, and I found no such weirdness. The stage was darkly lit, and her voice and makeup were dark per usual. Other than the eeriness surrounding her voice in general, I didn’t think her dancing was all that weird. She just vibed with the music. “Royals” is a strangely eerie sounding song, so naturally Lorde’s dancing to it would match. It would have been weird if she were happily bopping as if she was listening to a One Direction song.
Taylor Swift: All I had heard about Taylor Swift’s performance was that she head banged and it was weird. All that I gathered from Taylor Swift’s performance was that she head banged and it was weird. I’m only joking because I’m not that big of a fan of hers. She played her song “All Too Well,” and joking aside, I thought her voice sounded really good, and I actually liked the song. When the head banging kicked in, however, I did feel really uncomfortable. She looked like she let out a treacherous slow motion sneeze, rather than lost herself in the music.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: The award-winning duo sang their song “Same Love,” and it was quite an epic performance. Macklemore looked and sounded as great as always, and towards the end of the performance, Queen Latifah hit the stage, announcing that 33 couples (both hetero and homosexual) were exchanging wedding vows in the crowd. Right after the couples wed, Madonna appeared out of nowhere and sang a bit as well. Although I think the message and support displayed by having the couples there was important and totally valid, it does seem a little over the top. The song itself is so powerful that I’m not sure the extra bits needed to be there. Regardless, it was an incredibly powerful and significant performance.
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Happy Wednesday! Hopefully midterms are going well for everyone and everyone is enjoying the bit of snow we just got! Do you know what I’m not enjoying these days? Taylor Swift.
In this month’s issue of Vanity Fair, Taylor Swift insulted Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Fey and Poehler made a joke about Taylor staying away from Michael J. Fox’s son at the Golden Globes, and in Swift’s interview, she said the duo could go to hell. Excuse me Miss Swift, but who do you think you are? Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are two of the funniest women in Hollywood and it was their job to crack jokes and keep the audience entertained at the Golden Globes. Check yourself before your wreck yourself.
Tina Fey responded to Swift’s comment by saying she was surprised Swift was upset by it. Amy Poehler also responded by saying she felt bad Taylor got upset. She also said, “I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.”
By putting herself out there for the world to see, Taylor Swift needs to realize she will have people criticize her. I’m not saying that she should be bashed or anything, but I certainly do not think Fey and Poehler insulted her in any way. As I said before, it was their job to crack jokes at the award show. They made more offensive jokes about other people, such as James Cameron, in their opening monologue. Taylor Swift just needs to calm down and write a song about her feelings or something and let Tina Fey and Amy Poehler be the funny women that they are.
Have a great rest of the week and thanks for reading
The Taylor Swift Joke
Happy Monday, all! Last night was the 55th Grammy Awards. Unfortunately, I was not able to watch the show due to dance team practice and several meetings for my sorority. Sigh. Since I missed out on the show, I took to the Internet to see some coverage of the night’s festivities.
Adele won again this year (no surprise there) for best pop solo performance for “Set Fire to the Rain.” Sadly, Fun. beat out Ed Sheeran for song of the year with their song “Some Nights.” Fun. also won for best new artist. The Black Keys won best rock performance for their song “Lonely Boy,” which makes me happy. Mumford and Sons unsurprisingly won album of the year for their sophomore album, “Babel.”
Other exciting musicy events in the evening included Taylor Swift throwing shade at her ex Harry Styles. Taylor opened the show with her song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” She used a mocking British accent during the speaking portion of the song where she says her ex calls her and says, “I still love you.” Seriously, Taylor? He’s Harry Styles. Don’t mess with him.
My favorite aspect of any awards show is the fashion. There were some good dresses and some bad ones. The most talked about outfit was Katy Perry’s. She wore a mint green Gucci dress with a very revealing neckline. Judging by pictures I have seen, her dress seemed to distract everyone who spoke to her last night.
Ellen DeGeneres distracted by Katy Perry's dress
If you did get a chance to watch the award show, I certainly hope you enjoyed it. Have a great week, and thanks for reading
Happy Monday to all! For this Music Monday, instead of talking about a specific artist, I am going to discuss some news in music! First off, Adele had her baby yesterday. She and her boyfriend Simon Konecki gave birth to a healthy baby boy, welcoming their first child into the world. Hoorah! Prior to giving birth, Adele had been working on her next album, which is reportedly lighter than her previous albums 19 and 21. I am certain her next album will be as delightful as her previous two.
Taylor Swift’s newest album, Red was released today. The album features her hit single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. I am not a huge Taylor Swift fan because I feel like a lot of her songs sound incredibly similar, but by the looks of her single, this album might be a bit different. I have left some Adele and Taylor Swift songs below so I hope you enjoy! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week
“Daydreamer” from 19
“I’ll be Waiting” from 21.
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” from Red