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Grammys 2010: The Live Blog

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WELCOME
Welcome to The Beehive’s live blog for the 2010 Grammy Awards. Newest updates are on the top. Your comments are encouraged — watching these silly awards isn’t worth it unless you can act like a music elitist and land at least one “Who cares about the Grammys?” comment. So have fun snarking with us here on The ‘Hive as you watch at home. One rule: NO SPOILERS please if you’ve been following the East Coast feed online.


11:30: Well, it’s over. Finally. I dunno if I’m just in a bad mood today, but this was one of the worst Grammy awards in recent memory. I’d give it a 4 out of 10. The beginning was pretty good, but it slowly dragged along after the first hour. What do you guys think — on a scale of 1 to 10?

11:28: Taylor Swift seems genuinely overwhelmed and absolutely happy. I’m not a fan, but good for her. She’s the youngest to ever win the award, by the way.

11:25: Finally, album of the year … It’s going to be Taylor Swift, of course. And all the Gaga fans are going to pissed. Yep! Taylor Swift wins.

11:19: Eminem’s lip-synching was a lot like his last three albums — really bad and quite painful.

11:17: I’d like to hang out with Tarantino and Lil Wayne for lunch or something. I imagine it would be the most ridiculous thing to ever happen to me. Speaking of ridiculous, Eminem is here. At least he’s rapping in his normal voice. And here’s pretty boy Drake, Canada’s current chief export (sorry, Justin Bieber). Not sure why he’s all-autotuned out, though. The Grammys shouldn’t allow autotune. The best thing about this performance was Lil Wayne’s sneakers.

11:07: Les Paul > Michael Jackson tribute. And that was Imelda May, if you didn’t know.

11:04: Even Lady Gaga is bored:

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11:02: R.I.P. to a lot of people.

10:58: Hopefully this Maxwell/Roberta Flack performance makes up for that Jamie Foxx garbage earlier. I liked it. I like Maxwell. He’s a smooth cat.

10:54: FYI: Honeyboy Edwards is no relation to John Edwards, no matter what the name suggests.

10:52: From the comments: Michael says, “I swear I have had kidney stones that have passed in less time than this awards show has gone on. And they were less painful.”

10:49: Wait, is this not over at 11? Man, there’s 40 more minutes left? Booooo. Can’t we just give album of the year to Taylor Swift and call it a night?

10:48: Beyonce wins for best female pop performance. *shrug* Sure, I guess.

10:46: Ricky Martin? They’re sure trotting out the good guests in the final hour.

10:45: Good performance from DMB. That was fun. It didn’t feel all over-produced like some Grammy performances tend to be.

10:41: Let’s see if Dave Matthew Band can liven this thing up a little bit? Maybe?

10:36: Oh, and here comes the president of the Recording Academy for his annual lecture. Snoooooooze. Kanye needs to interrupt THIS guy.

10:29: I know a lot of people will hate me for this, but I haven’t liked Mary J. Blige since her first album. Over-rated.

10:24: This is boring. Just one more big award and 35 more minutes to fill? Bleh.

10:16: Ha! Mos Def and Placido Domingo out to present best rap/sung collabo — Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye win for “Run This Town.” Apparently, Kanye isn’t there so they brought a real child to replace the adult who acts like one.

10:09: Nothing against Bon Jovi here, but why are they making such a big deal over their performance? It’s not like we never see them. Aren’t they on “The Today Show” like every two weeks?

10:06: I’m going to use this commercial break to rant a little bit. I think the 3D thing is a good example of why the Grammys are stupid. It always seems like they’re trying way too hard to be relevant, hip and now. I imagine someone, in a meeting somewhere, said “Hey, Avatar was huge, we should do something in 3D. That would make us seem with it.” No, Grammys, it just makes you look silly.

10:03: Well done, Jackson kids.

10:00: I wanted to like the Michael Jackson thing, but the 3D was not a good idea. Couldn’t have just let it be about music and talent, huh?

9:55: Dear CBS: I don’t have 3D glasses. Although, this means I don’t have to see Celine Dion in 3D. Complaint retracted. Seriously, though, can we chill with 3D a little bit?

9:52: Four things:
- I guess that “fairytale” thing was just a pun.
- I’ll add Stevie Nicks/Taylor Swift to my list of good Grammy pairings this year.
- I kinda dig this arrangement of “You’re Belong with Me”
- At times, Taylor Swift has sounded a bit, as they say on “American Idol” … pitchy.

9:45: Ryan Seacrest? Did they get ahold of my hitlist? Are they bringing them out one by one?
9:41: So if tonight is Taylor Swift’s “fairytale” Grammy night, as the commercial promo just said, does that mean she’s going to win album of the year? Because thus far she’s only won one big award. That hardly warrants a “fairytale” designation. Did the Grammys just spoil themselves?

9:36: So is Zac Brown Band going to be the break-out stars of the Grammys this year? Every year, there’s a post-Grammy rush for whoever the not-so-engaged music masses have discovered for the first time. I’m thinking most people know Gaga, Taylor and Beyonce at this point. So I’m thinking we’ll see a big jump in sales for these guys.

9:32: Katy Perry and Alice Cooper presenting best rock album. Green Day wins here, which was to be expected. Although, I do have to wonder how Dave Matthews got the nom in album of the year but not here? If Green Day was better, then why didn’t it get nominated in album of the year? Oh Grammys, you befuddle me.

9:29: In the comments, Kathy says: “Was not a fan of the Jamie Foxx thing. Worst performance of the night.” I agree. 100%.

9:27: It’s past Justin Bieber’s bedtime. And I can hear Ke$ha’s 15 minutes tick-tocking away.

9:25: Really, Slash? REALLY?!? Really?

9:22: My dog is growling right now. He doesn’t like autotune either. Also: I think they’re showing every urban artist in the crowd they can right now, because I think this is all the screen time they’re going to get it.

9:18: Record of the year? Already? All right, let’s see who it is. WOW! Kings of Leon for “Use Somebody.” I thought it was going to be Gaga or Taylor for sure, but good for them. So Lady Gaga only has album of the year now, or she’s shut out of the major awards. You think she’ll get it?

9:16: Something to watch for: Fresno’s Marques Anthony is performing with Jamie Foxx tonight. He was one of Foxx’s back-up singers on tour this summer.

9:09: Fact: I’d rather watch Kaley Cuoco for three hours than the Grammys. Comedy album up now … Colbert FTW! Good for him. I was hoping for either him or Kathy Griffin. At least George Lopez didn’t win. Also: It’s official Colbert’s daughter has gotten more screen time than almost everybody at the awards.

9:06: A few things:
- Did they forget about giving out awards?
- Lots of country tonight. Just me?
- If you’re liking Lady Antebellum, they’re at Save Mart Center on May 25 with Tim McGraw.

8:59: If I never hear “I Gotta Feeling” again in my life, I would be OK with that.

8:56: Black Eyed Peas back-up dancers are part of Cobra? See, I told you they were EVIL!

8:55: &^%# $%&* ^@%! $%&#@

8:51: btw, we all know that Lady Gaga was really best new artist, right? Even I know that.

8:49: Best new artist goes to … Zac Brown Band. I kinda had a feeling this was going to happen. I was hoping for MGMT. Oh well. Last country artists to win were Carrie Underwood in 2007 and Shelby Lynne in 2001. I’m thinking Zac and the boys are hoping to me more Carrie and less Shelby.

8:45: I take it back. That ended very memorably. You think Pink just wanted to go further than Gaga?

8:43: Pink is up to perform now. This makes four performances and two awards thus far. I think they should just drop the whole award portion — who cares, right? — and just have two hours of performances. Back to Pink: This is sort of a downer after Beyonce strutted all over the place. Oh wait, she just got kinda naked …

8:39: Dang, Y101 is spending some money on commercials this year. Guess it is their demo, though.

8:35: Did they say Miley Cyrus and Black Eyed Peas are coming out at the same time? The live blogging might end once that happens. I might kill myself.

8:32: Beyonce covering Alanis Morisette? WTF or FTW? I’m leaning toward FTW.

8:28: Anybody notice that Andy Samberg was sitting a few rows behind Weird Al? Ha. I never realized how they’re kinda the same until right now.

8:27: Taylor Swift wins for country album: “I want to thank my record label for letting me write every song on my album.” Word up! I’m kinda tired of her, but I appreciate what she said up there.

8:25: You pick it, Bon Jovi plays it … unless you live on the West Coast.

8:20: Just throwing this out there now: If Black Eyed Peas win album of the year, I might stop listening to music altogether. OK?

8:16: So this Green Day thing … just a commercial for their Broadway show? That’s what I’ve gathered thus far.

8:13: Song of the year goes to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” As expected, right? Those songwriters got played off SUPER fast though. Ha!

8:11: I’m imaging that iPod product placement went something like this. Steve Jobs to Grammys: “We pretty much saved your industry. Put our iPad on your show … or else.”

8:10: Colbert should be the host. And, I’m sure we’ll see Susan Boyle at the Grammys next year.

8:07: My wife: “That was a good opening.” You guys agree? (I’m gonna go enjoy some Colbert now).

8:05: Oh snap! Gaga and Elton John — good pairing, Grammys. Usually this kinda stuff either is lame or is a home run. I think this falls into the second category. We’re getting another side of Gaga here, and and I like it. While I’m not particularly a fan of hers, I do think it’s good to have somebody so outrageous (and with at least some talent behind it) in pop music right now.

8:02: Is Lady Gaga wearing Ultimate Warrior face makeup? Let’s see how over-the-top this gets …

8:00: “It’s Ladies Night” at the Grammys. Yet somehow they included Fergie in their montage. *confused*

7:59: Here we goooooooooo!

PRE-GAME SHOW
- From the current predictions, The Beehive massive is picking Lady Gaga in record of the year and album of the year, Beyonce in song of the year and MGMT in best new artist.

- The thing to watch for this year is the Lady Gaga/Taylor Swift/Beyonce battle of the big awards. Will someone sweep? Will they all get one? Will somebody like Kings of Leon or Dave Matthews Band creep up because the pop gals split the vote?

- You can get a rundown of pre-air winners from Billboard. As expected, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga were among the early winners.

Responses to "Grammys 2010: The Live Blog"

Vicki says:

what about the awards
this is only the third award of the night?

Michael says:

You know I normally don’t watch the Grammy’s, but the play by play from the Beehive actually makes it watchable.

Michael says:

You know I always wanted to try absinthe to see the Green Fairy. Now I’m glad I never did.

marty says:

Lady Gaga – need I say more?

Marty says:

@Michael: ZING!

Kathy says:

Wow, that outfit takes guts to wear. Especially with HD tv.

Kathy says:

That earing on Elton is HUGE and looks like the rings of Saturn.

Missy T says:

I was thinking the same thing! But I love her for her for it!

Michael says:

Damn Beyonce has let herself go. Oh wait, it’s three guys….

Kathy says:

Wow! Diggin’ that they are doing something from the Green Day musical. I think this is a first, I have no complaints about the start of the show so far.

ed says:

is that audra macdonald w/green day?

kevi-kev says:

Green Day solid as usual…

Mike Oz says:

hmmm. i dunno. i don’t think so.

Abe Lopez says:

I agree with Mike Oz that the Elton John – Lady Gaga pairing worked well.

Bradley says:

Are those people up front being held against their will?

Michael says:

Why is Beyonce singing Alanis?

Bradley says:

Beyonce knows how to work a stage, got damn.

Michael says:

Cirque de Pink?

Michael says:

So much for shopping at Target ever again.

Michael says:

I got a feeling I’m going to throw up….

Mike Oz says:

I’ll hold the barf bag.

kevi-kev says:

Of the 3 women who performed so far, I give Gaga the win.

Michael says:

Good call on the Destro thing. I would have loved to sit in on the meeting when they determined the theme for their “performance”.

Ruth says:

Maybe if they all could be fitted with Fergie’s chastity belt, they can’t reproduce.

Kathy says:

Agreed.

I have to say, I really like Lady A. They never sound bad.

Kathy says:

It’s amazing how much more I enjoy the Grammys when Coldplay is nowhere to be seen.

Mike Oz says:

Yeah, but Dave Matthews might show up any minute …

Missy T says:

HEY! What is wrong with DMB?!?

Michael says:

Kings of who?

Fergie isn’t smiling. More botox was injected during the commercial break.

Michael says:

God I miss decent music….

Kathy says:

One can only hope they don’t get any airtime. :)

Kathy says:

Was not a fan of the Jamie Foxx thing. Worst performance of the night.

kevi-kev says:

Jaime Foxx meet auto tune…auto tune meet Jaime Foxx. BTW how quick do you think Axl Rose was a phone to his lawyers after Foxx had Slash rip the solo from November rain..?

kevi-kev says:

wow Green Day actually won!!! also Kei$$ha and Justin Bieber..reasons why children should not be on the grammys.

Mike Oz says:

they’re both putrid.

Barry Falke says:

Mike, I’m wondering if the 40,000th comment has happened yet? could it happen tonight?

Mike Oz says:

Not yet. And that wasn’t it, either. It could happen tonight. Anything could happen on a night when the Black Eyed Peas are called “amazing.”

Michael says:

All I know is Taylor Swift is not phenomenal. Sure she seems like a nice person, but still.

Barry Falke says:

hey because I know you have blogged on it here, give us all the link that describes your hatred of the Black Eyed Peas.

Barry Falke says:

Stevie Nicks looked like she didn’t know why the hell she was singing You Belong With Me with Taylor Swift. She went back to something safe… her tambourine.

Mike Oz says:

Search Black Eyed Peas and you’ll find a bunch of stuff, but here’s a good one:
http://fresnobeehive.com/2006/03/breaking_down_t.html

Michael says:

Hey, it’s Avatar.

Chad Davis says:

I bet Stevie really relates to the message of this song…???

Lisi says:

So am I supposed to keep a pair of 3D glasses at home now?

ed says:

i love how out of touch i am with a lot of pop music. people show up on screen and i’m like ‘who’s that person?’

sadly, i do know who celine dion is.

Chad Davis says:

Beating my TV to death cauz it got all blurry all of a sudden!!!

Barry Falke says:

Was it even promoted that there was going to be a big 3-D thing? The crowd shots are pretty funny. But I seriously wonder how much of a waste that was for most watching.

Chad Davis says:

Kind of shocked Carrie sounds the best out of those 5 (Jennifer is a close 2nd)

Barry Falke says:

I hope those kids end up ok.

Mike Oz says:

Send the repair bill to the Grammys.

Barry Falke says:

Maybe its just me, but I think his This Bon Jovi song sound a lot like “It’s My Life”

Barry Falke says:

Mike, lets be honest… nothing that current or relevant about making a big deal about Bon Jovi.

Chad Davis says:

Jon, you sadden me. You give the high notes away and then don’t even do the key change. I can still hit em, put me in coach!

Michael says:

Now cue Taylor Swift.

kevi-kev says:

our lap-top died…kathy says yea bon jovi, and I like mos def hung with placido domingo. We met him after his selland performance a couple of years ago. well too bad DMB makes an appearence, I hate those guys…

Barry Falke says:

I actually thought that Mary J. Blige & Andrea Bocelli singing Simon & Garfunkel was the best paring of the night.

Mike Oz says:

I thought the performance was fine. I just don’t really like her the way other people seem to. I think I went off about that a lot the year she got all those big nominations. Plus, it’s not like you can really hate on Bocelli.

dominic says:

oz, dave matthews is way more eclectic than just a rock band, thats why green day gets the rock nomination but not album of the year. didn’t u attend the dave concert, or did u just rant about them coming here and not to l.a. in a blog? honest question.

Michael says:

I’d pay to get this guy to stop talking.

Now to torrent something just out of spite.

Ruth says:

Taylor Swift is a songwriter/singer and I think it’s her lyrics are what people relate to. Sometimes a phenomenal singing voice isn’t as important as the message or story being conveyed. Look at Bob Dylan, Woodie Guthrie, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, etc.

Chad Davis says:

To all you DMB haters, they rock. Imagine a bunch of actual musicians who know things about music, creating music??? What? Wish there were more like them (in all styles and genres).

Mike Oz says:

I went to the show and enjoyed it and wrote about it here. You can search for it.

My observation was more about how in the Grammys usually the artists that are nominated for album of the year win their respective genre categories. That didn’t happen w/ DMB.

Barry Falke says:

Not sure about this DMB performance with the community band and choir in the background.

Michael says:

If Beyonce ever needs a few extra bucks she can probably take her dress to the recycling center and cash it in.

Barry Falke says:

Ricky Martin is still alive?

Danielle says:

DMB just rocked my socks! loved them!!

Michael says:

I swear I have had kidney stones that have passed in less time than this awards show has gone on. And they were less painful.

Chad Davis says:

I agree. Love them, but that was pointless. I think they were just trying to fill the stage for some reason (wife says to keep people from noticing his weird dancing).

ed says:

wait, i can hear lady gaga on y101?

Barry Falke says:

Anyone know how many total awards they are giving out during the actual show?

Michael says:

They are giving out awards?

dominic says:

have these awards been relevant since outkast won album of the year? because even when they did win, stankonia should have won a couple years before that. now, it’s like the mtv awards+2 hours. at least give one deserved artiat an award. dmb for album of the year.

Barry Falke says:

Thats 1 award for every 21 minutes.

Barry Falke says:

Did I miss Michael Jackson and Leroi Moore from DMB on the tribute?

MB McMahon says:

Marsalis, Willy Nelson and Nora Roberts..together on HDNet’s PALADIA…

Lisi says:

I could have listened to a whole show of that Jeff Beck performance.

Kim Burly says:

I remember reposting this in a bulletin on Myspace right after you wrote it. I think I said “Mike is so smart” out loud as I did so.

Kim Burly says:

UGH STFU Quintin Tarantino. Go make an awkward and vulgar movie.

Chad Davis says:

Leroi Moore died in 2008

Chad Davis says:

Glad to see they could fit an entire 3 seconds in a 97 hour long awards show for the lifetime achievement award. Sad, Clark Terry has made a huge contribution to music. But today’s audience wouldn’t get it.

Michael says:

Really really liked Imelda May’s performance. Definitely gonna check her out.

Kevin B says:

Lebron doing Eminem > Eminem doing Eminem

Mike Oz says:

Aquemini > ATLiens > Southerplayalistic > Stankonia

Michael says:

Did Jerry Springer just hug Taylor Swift while Jack Bauer cheered in the background?

Barry Falke says:

Taylor Swift? I’m actually shocked with that one.

Kim Burly says:

Congrats Taylor Swift, now not only is your waist smaller than my thigh but you also have more Grammy’s than I do.

Mike Oz says:

I wasn’t. The way they were hyping her up all night, I knew she was going to win.

Barry Falke says:

I would give it a 5. Thats 50% or an F. It really did drag and it felt like there were commercial breaks all the time. They should really decide what they want this show to be. I also think it all could have been done in 2 hours.

Michael says:

I’m with you Mike, it was a pretty bad show. I don’t remember it ever being that long. Just dragged and dragged. I’d give it a 3 out of 10. The only part I really enjoyed was hearing Imelda May play with Jeff Beck. Downloading her album now, I liked her that much.

Barry Falke says:

I must have hit fast forward through some of the hype. I do respect that she writes all of her own stuff. Maybe Lady Gaga was just to strange for the award.

ed says:

i gave up on the show with around 40 minutes left. watching dvr’d stuff that was on during grammys.

Ruth says:

Overall 5. Good start but lost me after the first hour. Monitored the blog and then checked back on TV periodically. Agree with Barry and Michael – dragged out way too long and needs better definition as a production. Thanks for the blog.

Kristy Page says:

Where can Taylor Swift go from here? This year has been quite a bit of excitement
for such a young artist….

brodiemash says:

Stephen Colbert was the best part.

Dale Stewart says:

The Grammys are a bought and sold scam product of Payola – Always has been always will be.
http://streamofcrust.blogspot.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payola

bradley says:

word that’s flying around is that it was the guilty conscience of the Grammy’s that got Swift her victory.

And that she will never see another one.

Barry Falke says:

I also think having a set host of a show like that really helps bring the show along and keeps it together.

Amanda says:

I loved Lady Gaga’s outfits, does that make me weird?

Debi says:

Just like radio, tell us something we don’t know.

Kim Burly says:

Me too! Oh Gaga, you slay me.