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Adele won how many Grammys?!

February 13, 2012

So last night I tuned in for the first time to a whole Grammys'  award show (except for the parts where Chris Brown was on; then I changed the channel). Wow. That was pretty damn cool. And it was even better because a woman that I really admire and look up too won a basket of awards! Way to go, Adele!

I have a lot of respect for people who can put on a big show, singing AND dancing at the same time with the fireworks and other stuff; it's freakin' hard. Katy Perry did a routine where I thought for sure she was going to just mangle her singing but didn't (unless she was using back up tracks/lip synching), but to me, there's just something about a person, be it a man or a woman, who simply stands at the mic and commands the entire room with nothing but the sound of their voice, and maybe a piano. Celine Dion does it. KD Lang does it. Whitney Houston, gods rest her, did it. Aretha does it still, though her voice isn't what it used to be. Tony Bennet's still got it, as does Michael Buble. Adele's got it too and in spades. I hope she has a long and successful career and takes care of that gift she's been given and honed into some serious talent.  

I'm going to try and tune into the Grammys every year from now on because I really really enjoyed myself. Sometimes I need to unplug from all the serious shit going on in the world. I love music, played the clarinet for years, take great joy from singing, and the arts are something that need much more love than they get. As the guy who accepted the award for the Foo Fighters said: the human element of making music is what's most important. Singing into a microphone, learning to play an instrument, learning to do your craft, that's the most important thing for people to do. It's not about being perfect, it's not about what goes on in the computer, it's about what goes on in here (gestures to his head) and in here (gestures to his heart).

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