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Monday, February 14, 2011
Music Monday 82 :: VIDEO Cee-lo Green performs at the Grammy's 2011
I've been a fan of the Grammy's for years. In that regard, it's obvious that I've also been disappointed many, many times for various reasons. Sometimes, the nominations are a crock of ...; sometimes, the performances are a let down. But sometimes, they get it right or they go out on a limb. I mean, who woulda thought that Esperanza Spalding would win best new artist? Deserving - hell yeah, but that's usually where the Grammy formula for winning goes wrong. When there's a heap of talent, the Grammy's sometimes go in another direction and leave me w/a heavy heart.
Enough blabber ... because Cee-lo's performance at the Grammy's last night was just what you'd expect from him. He did not disappoint in terms of creativity or enthusiasm. The dude does a nationally televised performance w/puppets. Love that. And Gwyneth Paltrow did her thing as well.
Missing the greats ... my grandfathers and grandmother, Whitney Houston, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Bernie Mac, Tim Russert, Bo Diddley, Issac Hayes, Max Roach, James Brown, Gerald Levert, Ed Bradley, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Ruth Brown, Oscar Peterson, August Wilson and Bebe Moore Campbell