The White Horse
"...I didn’t watch the Grammys this year. Honestly, I haven’t watched the Grammys in ages, but that doesn’t mean I trash them or think they should be shut down..."
"...Or to the Grammys. I have been waiting since I started this column last April for two television events: The Grammys and the Oscars..."
"...Who makes their biggest announcement of the year on a weekend? One paralyzed by Antarctic temperatures at that? The Grammys! Business as usual for the award avatars, contemporary flavors (Lorde, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk) versus fossil rock (Sabbath, Zeppelin, Stones). Sarah Jarosz and Gary Clark Jr..."
"...The Grammys get waygay, Sochi pulls a pogrom, and Daft Punk gets us to like "Get Lucky" just one more time, as your AggreGAYtor whispers, "Come on out, gurl."..."
"...Boasting 10 Grammys, 12 million albums sold, and three books, Cece Winans stays grounded through her main constant: God. Releasing her first album in nine years on Feb..."
"...After the show ended and the toothpicks propping open my eyelids since halfway through Adele's vapid performance were removed, I contemplated the Grammys' local equivalent: the Austin Music Awards. Now less than a month away, the AMAs have begun taking shape, after last week's announcement of a segment dedicated to SIMS, a nonprofit helping Austin musicians kick drugs and get their heads straight for 20 years..."
"...Two years ago, Seattle singer-songwriter Mary Lambert offered a longshot deal on Kickstarter: Donate $1,000 and join her at the Grammys if she ever went big. No one jumped on the deal, but in January there she was – flanked by Madonna on one side, Queen Latifah on the other – belting out the chorus of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ marriage anthem “Same Love.”..."
"...Two cheers for Conspirare! The astounding vocal ensemble led by Craig Hella Johnson is now two for two for two with the Grammys: two CDs two years apart and two nominations for each. Conspirare's recording Requiem was up for Best Choral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical for the 49th annual Grammys in 2007..."
"...If there’s any definitive sign that the #TimesUp movement currently broadening out from sexual assault to a larger discussion of female equality hasn’t reached the music industry with the fervor of the film world, it was this year’s Grammys...."
"...Utah behaves pleasantly, the Grammys keep people talking, and Wendy Davis gets a nod, as your AggreGAYtor make your head asplode...."
"...Anybody who caught the song teasers last night during the Grammys telecast knew “Ain’t Messin ‘Round” deserved Best Rock Song of 2013, but by then Gary Clark Jr. was playing with house money..."
"...The Grammys go big, the Duma goes ugly, and something something Nazis, as your AggreGAYtor alleges everything...."
"...Either the AMA's de facto emcee or else its sergeant at arms, another International Artist, Roky Erickson, comes well-met as a guest of the Meat Puppets at this year's Austin Grammys. His oracle on the 13th Floor Elevators' 10-CD meteorite Sign of the 3 Eyed Men (see "Livin' On," Aug..."
"...Abra Moore had a dream. While attending the Grammys as a disinterested spectator in 1997, she dared to think big..."
"...In 1997, the inaugural year of Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Festival, women ruled the rock & roll roost. Shawn, Eryka, even Abra landed headlines, hits, and Grammys (or nominations), transforming themselves into an emerging female hierarchy of a new generation..."
"...Inspired by the Grammys and a poll the Austin Sun had run for several years, as well as by Jeff's love of polls and statistics, the Chronicle's poll was founded by someone with a pure and undiluted loved of rock & roll. Jeff first championed punk rock in Austin via The Daily Texan in the late Seventies, and you can see the tug-of-war between New Wave and new blues among the winners of 1982..."
"...In 1981, when his Christopher Cross band collected five Grammys for its eponymous debut, the group's accomplishments met with ringing indifference here, where it began. After "Ride Like the Wind" charted at No..."
"...It was at the Grammy Awards, on the red carpet. There may be nowhere on earth more ill-suited to the idea behind How's Your News? than the red carpet at the Grammys, but the reporters for the show were eager to see what covering a red carpet is like..."
"...Not anymore. Let’s go back to 1974: there were no Latin Grammys and no category for Latin music..."