Monday, February 09, 2009

15 Steps.

Truth be told, I'm not sure how I lasted through the entirety of the Grammys last night. It certainly helped that I had five friends along for the ride to offer their company, commentary and cuisine. Seriously, that baked ziti and that beet salad and that pumpkin cheesecake? So many good things in my mouth just hours ago. But that self-proclaimed Rap Pack (Kanye, T.I., Jay-Z and Lil Wayne) didn't sound like it knew what it was doing, some of those collaborations made little to no sense (Al Green and Keith Urban, wha?) and more than half of the perfomers appeared to have Disney beginnings. I mean, I'm still not convinced that the Jonas Brothers deserve even half the adulation they currently receive. What was up with that sound, too? Couldn't they mic even one band properly? Sound nightmare, that's what it was.

I only braved the storm for one band's performance. It was the only one to write home about, too, just as I thought it would be. I only wanted to see Radiohead. And now? Well, I want more than ever to see them in concert. It actually hurts me in a very real way that I haven't yet. There is pain here. Real, physical pain. Watching this a few thousand times in a row ought to help, but I'm not sure how long it'll last. Some of the only true musicianship I saw all night, true story.



9 comments:

emj said...

it was so amazing but i knew it would be...and they are a phenomenal live experience! you should see them, and you should take me with you when you do.

Angie said...

One of the best concerts I have ever seen. At one point I thought my insides were going to turn to jello and it was a wonderful feeling.

carly said...

not to brag, ok, totally to brag AND make your physical pain worse, i saw them for the first time at dv8 in '93.

we were on the front row. my sister got a guitar pick; thom yorke held her hand while singing "creep" to her and spitting all over us; it was awesome. we refer to them as The Smalls because they are tiny little people.

i'm sure you'll see them one day. probably not at dv8 but... someday.

TC said...

Did you not care for Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's performance in the least or are you just pouting because Radiohead didn't get album of the year? ;~P

Dainon. said...

Ah! Quite the contrary. I thought they sounded grand, simply grand. There just wasn't much of a show attached to their singing. As far as performances go, I was much, much more blown away by what Radiohead brought to the table.

TC said...

I really didn't expect much of a show. But I see your point. And I do like Radiohead. I saw RP and AK in Cleveland last July and was blown away by their performance. I've been following AK with Union Station on the bluegrass trail for years and of course have known about RP ever since his Zepplin dayz.

k8 said...

i finally got to see Radiohead this summer and it was everything i hoped. they deserve all that praise.

Sherpa said...

I should've gone to see Radiohead this summer. I had friends ask me to go with, but I declined. I'm not real smart sometimes.



I still have a tiny grudge against AK for covering a classic country song in the mid-90s that every girl that I knew would listen to ALL the time. Keith Whitley's version was SO MUCH better! But, the AK and RP album is a good piece of work, albeit a little spotty.

Me said...

My best Radiohead memory was watching them at Coachella, as the sun was setting. It was a moment. Complete lust.

Yes, it's normal that you're salivating in envy.