Not a night for rock music

The 49th annual Grammy Awards opened with the reuniting of the Police. They brought their A game, rocking to “Roxanne”, though I think Sting's choice of a sleeveless black shirt was a tad overzealous.
I don’t usually watch the Grammys because I am always disappointed by the fakeness of the show and this time was no different. Case in point: they have this thing, “My Grammy Moment” where three girls vie for the chance to perform with Justin Timberlake at the Grammys. It is pretty much the fakest thing I’ve ever seen. They apparently traveled around the world to find these girls, and hmm, the girls they found, all. look. the. same. And whenever the camera pans to them, they’re just sitting there, clutching each other’s hands, smiling the fakest grins in the world. And we viewers are suppose to vote on which girl wins. Hello, is this the Grammys or American Idol? Why does everyone try to ride on American Idol’s wave? That is a rant for another time. Anyways, it’s so fake! These girls are actresses! Bad actresses! What is wrong with the music industry? This is just pathetic that they need to resort to these marketing ploys to plug the Grammys and their sponsors.
Well, they somewhat placated my mood with the In Memoriam segment, that always moves me. This year we lost many influential people: Denny Doherty, Syd Barret, James Brown, and Ahmet Ertegun (founder of Atlantic Records). Each year many important figures of the music industry pass, and we must wonder, are we replenishing the supply?

Memorable Moment: Al Gore presenting Best Rock Album to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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