Monday, February 12, 2007

Sunday Night TV

We completely forgot that the Grammy's were on last night. As a rule, I wouldn't even care. As I told JP last night, it's not like U2, David Bowie or the Pretenders were nominated for anything. I haven't paid much attention to the music scene these days. My knowledge of current music is influenced largely by the amount of time I spend listening to Radio Disney in the car with The Child. Ask me about Hannah Montana and I've got trivia up the wazoo. Anyone with an actually hit on the Billboard top 100, not so much.

But I had wanted to see the Police reunion, which I just watched on YouTube. They are still just the cutest things ever and I'm going to listen to their records while I clean house today. That will make me happy.

The big news, of course, is that the Dixie Chicks cleaned up, winning in all 5 of the categories for which they were nominated. This is first and foremost, recognition of an absolutely perfect record album. (Which we actually own, although it's gone missing, so one of my tasks today is to find it). But no one can escape the fact that they also took quite a beating some 3 years ago for speaking out against the war in Iraq. The criticism was scathing and it looked like the end of their career. But as adversity is wont to do, it just made them fiestier and stronger. The record certainly reflects that as well. So last night was as much a vindication for them as it was an honor for the musical achievement that is "Take the Long Way Around". And I rather wish I'd been able to see it.

The good news? At least we remembered there was a new episode of "Battlestar Galactica".





"Not Ready to Make Nice"

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17 Comments:

Blogger jp opined...

That was kind of a lackluster BSG. At least if Dee had died then something would have happened.

February 12, 2007 11:40 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Yeah, I complained to The Spouse that it was an ok story but it didn't really do anything to move any of the bigger stories forward. He argued that the whole Hilo thing was important in his character arc. Whatever. I really thought Mrs. Adama was done for and then, not so much. Blast.

But even the most lackluster (read no explosions) BSG is better than most other programming anywhere else so I was still happy.

February 12, 2007 11:55 AM  
Blogger rosemary opined...

Sniff, I can't ever spend the weekend in the 80's. I remember them and that's what is so sad....now the 60's is another story. I have dial up and anything that even remotely resembles needing high speed is off limits. Gee, we got to watch the drags....that was fun.

February 12, 2007 11:57 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Dial-up? That's what they used back when people were beating their laundry on rocks down by the creek, right? I'm so sorry.

February 12, 2007 12:04 PM  
Blogger Seattle Coffee Girl opined...

And The Police are now coming to Key Arena on June 6. Tix are a mere $225, $90 or $50, plus service charges, of course. (Thank you, Ticketmaster.)

February 12, 2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

And to think, we were outraged at having to spend something like $8 bucks to see them in the Paramount during the Zenyatta Mondatta tour.

February 12, 2007 12:08 PM  
Blogger Eric opined...

jp, spoken like a true Sagiterrian whack job.
;)

February 12, 2007 12:55 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

And now that you mention it, he got very weird when I tried to give him his medicine...

February 12, 2007 12:58 PM  
Anonymous the neighbor opined...

I agree - lackluster. But I was intrigued by Gaius' appearance to Number 6. Perhaps these manifestations of one to the other are really just their own personal hallucinations - how does one explain it?

It was amusing to see Number 6 making out with the air.

February 12, 2007 1:03 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Gaius has a 6 in his head, she's got a Gaius in hers (although do we know whether the one in jail is 6 or the one that blew up Cloud Nine...oh, wait, Sharon called her "6", never mind). Anyway, point is, they really need to explain all that to us. It's part of why I still think Gaius is a cylon.

February 12, 2007 1:19 PM  
Blogger Seattle Coffee Girl opined...

The above two postings read to me like what Ginger hears in this Far Side cartoon:

http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/images/ginger.gif

February 12, 2007 1:55 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

blah blah blah cylon blah blah blah cylon blah blah blah

February 12, 2007 1:58 PM  
Blogger Alan opined...

I forgot about the Grammys, too. Not that it would have mattered, since I was working. But still, I would have actually liked to have seen it this year, especially considering the performance JP's best friend put on.

CNN asked today if the Dixie Chicks winning five Grammys was a political statement. Um, yeah. Just like all the country stations taking them off the air because they weren't pro-Bush.

Okay, that's my soapbox rant of the day.

February 12, 2007 2:48 PM  
Blogger Iwanski opined...

I don't know the first thing about Nerdstar Galactica, but I am very happy for the Dixie Chicks.

February 12, 2007 6:48 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

You can bring your soapbox over anytime, Alan. Just put it next to mine.

Well, actually, Iwanski, if you were reading the comments you do now know something about Nerdstar (and trust...I'll get back at you for that crack one day). There's a character named Gaius. Pay attention, laddie.

February 12, 2007 7:42 PM  
Blogger gina opined...

I agree with SCG - All the BSG talk is like that cartoon. As for whether or not the Grammy wins for the Dixie Chicks were political statements, aren't they supposed to be awards for their music, not their politics? I don't watch awards shows, for the most part. I think they're self-congratulatory, meaningless, tripe. The only things worth watching are the performances, and even those are not always worth watching. So, did the Grammy-givers award the Dixie Chicks as a political statement, or because their music deserved those wins over their competition? I hope the latter. Not because I agree or disagree with their politics, but because the awards are supposed to be for great music, not for making a political statement. Unfortunately, regardless of WHY they won, everyone will make it about politics.

February 13, 2007 7:00 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Like I said, Gina, I expect that the record got all those awards because it totally deserved it. But like Alan said, it certainly was political when the country stations refused to play their music because of their stand on the President's war. I don't think the Grammy people gave them the awards because of their politics but the fact that they have been recognized in this way certainly stands as a vindication - not of their position but of the fact that in spite of the boycotts, death threats and everything else they hung in, kept making music and created an absolutely beautiful album.

February 13, 2007 7:10 AM  

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