The Grammys were on last night. I watched a little bit but spent a lot more time looking at friendsâ€™ Facebook and Twitter posts. (By the way, you can follow me at @feedbaylenny.) I read up more on it this morning. Turns out, I actually heard of most of the winners!
Eleven years ago, before I left Philadelphia, I donâ€™t think I had. I saw Beyonce for the first time and thought her name was â€œbounceâ€ spelled wrong. And when someone at KYW mentioned Jay-Z, I thought they were talking about our sister station in Baltimore (WJZ-Channel 13)! Now, they are married. Look how far we’ve come!
That Happy Song (Happy) doesn’t make me happy. I saw Pharrell Williams during the few minutes I watched the Grammys last night. This infectious song has been out for a while, but I first heard it in September. I had been out of work for a week with the flu. That Saturday, I had to go to the first of 4 workshops for teachers who were new to Broward County (rather than go to the synagogue). I was still feeling lousy and disgusted with all the subject matter. See about the standards in a previous post. The teaching instructors played this song several times and now I have bad memories whenever I hear it. I never returned. So much for being happy!
The awards shows I actually looked forward to most were the Daytime Emmys and yes, the Soap Opera Digest Awards. I think you can figure out the reason. Those awards shows arenâ€™t doing so well these days, since most of the soaps have been cancelled. I still watch 3 of the 4, but only when theyâ€™re on and Iâ€™m not doing anything else. (Oh, and the Daytime Emmys are irritating with talk shows, game shows, and childrenâ€™s shows, and the SOD Awards have been MIA for about 10 years.)
The Primetime Emmys never did much for me, and even less lately. I just don’t watch a lot of primetime TV, at least not as much as I used to, growing up. Mostly comedies. Some shows take a few years to grow on me, and then I watch reruns.
So Iâ€™m not as bad with the Grammys as I thought. Regardless, I still like the Grannies much better.