Archive for Grammys

Oh, Stevie

Posted in Music with tags , , on July 2, 2009 by macmystery

I recently saw the footage again, and I can’t express exactly how badly I felt for Stevie Wonder when I saw him perform back in March with the Jonas Brothers on the Grammys.

Wow.

It was bad.

For someone as great and respected as Stevie, you’d think they could spring for someone whose voices have changed when they hit puberty. Instead, trying to gain credibility for the boys, they just trot Stevie out there like show pony.

Stop for a second and think, just how much bad music has been forced upon the world because of the lack of taste of teenage girls.

Wow!

What suckage!

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R.I.P., Kitt-y Katt

Posted in TV with tags , , , , , , on December 26, 2008 by macmystery
Here, Kitty Kitty

Here, Kitty Kitty

Eartha Kitt died  Christmas Day of colon cancer at the age of 81.

An Emmy-winning actress and Grammy-nominated  singer, Kitt was better known to me (and let’s face it, that’s what counts) as one of the actresses who portrayed Catwoman (1967-68) on the original Batman TV series.

Her purr will be missed.

A new year, some new Bruce

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by macmystery
"Working on a Dream"

"Working on a Dream"

Obviously, anyone who is a Springsteen fan has heard by now that his new album, “Working on a Dream,” will be released Jan. 27, just days after Barack Obama’s inauguration and just days before his Super Bowl halftime performance.

The first two songs, the title track and “My Lucky Day” are available online already (see iTunes or Amazon.com). You can also watch both. I’ve embedded both at the end of this post.

Here’s the track listing for the album:

1. Outlaw Pete
2. My Lucky Day
3. Working On a Dream
4. Queen of the Supermarket
5. What Love Can Do
6. This Life
7. Good Eye
8. Tomorrow Never Knows
9. Life Itself
10. Kingdom of Days
11. Surprise, Surprise
12. The Last Carnival
Bonus track:
The Wrestler

A couple of notes …

  • According to Billboard magazine, the opening track, “Outlaw Pete,” is a whopping eight minutes long.
  • Also, the late Danny Federici, as well as his son, Jason, appear on the album.
  • The album will be packaged with a DVD containing studio footage. I can only assume the two videos already available will be part of that DVD,
  • Several news outlets are already a reporting there will be a tour to accompany the album, beginning in the spring in Europe.
  • And in what should be old news, but isn’t, “Girls in Their Summer Clothes,” from 2007’s “Magic” has been nominated for two Grammys — Best Rock Song (against Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, Kings of Leon, and Coldplay) and Best Solo Rock Performance (against John Mayer, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, and Neil Young). The 51st Grammy Awards air at Sunday, Feb 8 on CBS.

Working on a Dream

My Lucky Day