Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Monday, February 15, 2016

2016 Grammy Award Ceremony Live!

It's Grammy Night in Hollywood tonight, folks. Now we all know that the Grammy organization doesn't always award our favorite artists, tending to hand out trophies to those who have lined their pockets over the past year. So - expect Taylor Swift to be up at the podium quite a bit tonight. Still - every year there is a moment (sometimes two or three) that reward watching the three hour marathon, whether its Adele belting out "Rolling in the Deep" fresh from vocal surgery or Stevie Wonder jamming with Daft Punk last year. So, if you're so inclined, join me in the festivities this evening. I'll look forward to a bit of musical banter with you.

116 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Evening folks - the evening has kicked off with a Taylor Swift performance, just as predicted. She seems to be hooked up with the geezers out of .fun. It's a long way from her country days.

8:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

In case you're keeping score at home, 'll be rooting for D'Angelo, Karrin Allyson, Courtney Barnett, Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes and Tony Bennett/Bill Charlap tonight.

8:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Host LL Cool J coming out now - a safe choice for host.

8:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good evening, Bob. I'm relegated to the bedroom because Elizabeth is watching The Bachelor

8:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good evening, Bob. I'm relegated to the bedroom because Elizabeth is watching The Bachelor

8:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Colbert, a Bob favorite, gets a cameo

8:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rap album category first, presented by Ice Cube and his kid. Should be a cinch for Kendrick.

Yep - Kendrick wins his first of many tonight.

8:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Evening, mate. Thanks for joining me. If it's any consolation, we're DVRing The Bachelor to watch it tomorrow night. No spoilers!

8:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Best in Rap is To Pimp a Butterfly. Were you rooting for them?

8:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No problem, mate. In not watching. I'm in the bedroom blogging on the phone

8:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hopefully, you're by the fireplace keeping warm

8:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I appreciate the effort, mate. But ask Elizabeth who her top three contestants are. Ours are Caela, Lauren B and Becka.

8:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're supposed to get 5-8 inches tonight and another 5-8 inches tomorrow during the day. Brrrr!

8:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

All the pomp and circumstance with Carrie Underwood singing her requisite song.

8:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The AC was running. It was in the low 90s here. You could thaw in two minutes.

8:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arianna Grande is on.How obnoxious.

8:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Weeknd, that dreadful sounding Lionel Richie tribute and The Eagles are coming up now. Might be time for a break.

8:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree - Arrianna Grande is pure pop fluff.

8:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This guy's barnet reminds of the horrible New Romantic new wave haircuts from the 80s. He would have been a good fit for the Flock of Nimrods.

8:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arianna Grande is on.How obnoxious.

8:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL.Jacquelyn was asking me if I would like that haircut. Surely, she was jesting.

8:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Might be a good look on you, mate. At least you've got the hair for it!

8:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers.I can look like a frightened dog.

8:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now. Celina Gomez. Is this a reunion of obnoxious mediocre child actors that were on kids shows on Nickelodeon.

8:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now. Celina Gomez. Is this a reunion of obnoxious mediocre child actors that were on kids shows on Nickelodeon.

8:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now it's the Best Country album category - not really my cuppa but I'd like to see Kacey Musgraves win it. She's a great songwriter.

8:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A night of retro haircuts as Gary Sinise and late 70s curly hairdoo announce the Country Music Grammy. Chris Stapleton wins.Frank would be proud.

8:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sparky was banished to the bedroom for barking during the Bachelor. He was asking for his dog treat. Now fighting with Fred.

8:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now the irksome James Corden Bleu

8:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yellow card for Sparky, eh?

Oh dear - it's the Lionel Richie tribute.

8:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hoh Hum. Lionel Richie music with Not a Legend performing.

8:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Second yellow for Sparky and first for Fred.Elizabeth needs to understand they're not from Bristol.

8:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I have to admit it - this Demi Lovato girl is killing it with "Hello." Hate the song - but that was pretty good.

8:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A hat-trick of Nickelodeon child actors.

8:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Along with Ariana Grande and Celina Gomez,she acted on Nik shows the girls watched when in elementary school.

8:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OK. Enough of the Lionel Richie. It's actually him on stage. Let's get on with the awards.

8:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dave Growl from Foo Fighters may regret being shown on camera grooving to Lionel.

8:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The tedious Ryan Seacrest is board chair? Do they mean bored?

9:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Girl Crush is receiving a nomination as witnessed at the Staples Center.

9:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Do you have a girl crush?

9:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Quite like that Little Big Town song.

9:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A tribute to Maurice White. Very nice.

9:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed - always happy to see Stevie show up.

9:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Song of the Year now - probably one for T Sweezy, but I'm hoping that it'll go to Kendrick.

9:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Song of the year. The winner is Thinking Out Loud.

9:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done, Stevie as always and a great reminder That things need to be accessible to people with disabilities.

9:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sweet - it's the Eagles tribute, with Jackson Browne on the vocals subbing for the recently deceased Glenn Frey.

9:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A tribute to Glenn Frye.

9:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We'll be missing the Men in Blazers.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Only Jackson Browne could.

9:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm waiting on the tribute to the thin white duke.

9:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good evening Bivalve.How have you been?

9:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Evening, Bivalve - are you enjoying it so far?

9:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed, MUR - the Bowie tribute should be cool.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Recovering from a second day of skiing with a fine brew, a roaring fire, and the LOB. Couldn't be better!

9:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Can't beat that. I'm under a ceiling fan after being out in 93 degree heat today. Trying to stay cool.

9:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I saw the pictures - sounds like you've been having a blast. A cold blast but a blast nonetheless.

9:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob's beloved Colbert is on stage.

9:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Awesome - the Hamilton performance. I'm loving it!

9:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just saw the pictures. Looks like a chilly, but great time.

9:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Me too. They deserve a Grammy.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

I wish I could score tix to Hamilton. Impossible.

9:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I have been informed that there is a football match on NBCSN

9:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Me too.I wouldn't be surprised I'd tickets would need to be purchased a year in advance.

9:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Definitely impossible. I'm just hoping the touring show will come to Shea's in Buffalo eventually.

9:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wow - Kendrick. This is epic.

9:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An impressive performance.

9:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Seth McFarland presenting for best musical theater album. It's Hamilton and rightly so.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Do you think that the whole Gwen Stefani video was really live? How did they do the roller skating thing???

9:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Best Rock Performance goes to Alabama Shakes.

9:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I doubt it I'm sure they did their fair share of editing.

9:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now it's Adele.

10:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice to see Alabama Shakes get their just desserts. A really humble rock and roll band.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Surgery needed on that piano, stat!

10:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Love this tune. Nice choice.

10:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

She's tedious Next.

10:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was glad they won,but I'm not President of the Adele fan club.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Not sure she could hear herself. Off pitch the whole time, which is not like her. Man, can she belt it.

10:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The sound was horrible during that performance. The organizers to apologize to Adele for botching it.

10:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm delighted to have regained control of the living room telly not that the dreaded Bachelor is over. It's rather Bristol.

10:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I usually don't listen to Adele, which may explain my displeasure.

10:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's fair enough. The nice thing about an evening like this is that there's something for just about everyone.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

I'm enjoying a number of these performances, but shouldn't they be giving away some awards??

10:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Indeed - there have to be a couple coming up.

10:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOO!!!! It's Justin Bieber. Get him off the stage.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

And now they've lost me. Bieber?? Really?

10:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree, Bivalve. I would like to see some awards being presented too. Get Bieber off stage.

10:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So now they get the sound right for this Canadian wanker?

10:13 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Cries of disdain here for the gratuitous damage to a perfectly good guitar. I'm sure the other musicians on the stage are just so proud to be working with him.

10:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL, Bob. You make a great point. They should put him on the Bachelor instead of the Grammies.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Cries of derision for the ridiculous use of an umlaut. Ha!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Buh bye.

10:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good riddance.

10:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now time for the Grammy for Best New Artist

10:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It goes to Meghan Trainor.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Nooo!!!!! Meghan Trainor is a joke. It's official. I'm just staying up for Gaga and Bowie and then I'm done.

10:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A very trim Sam Smith with the New Artist award.

10:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Don't like her at all.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Did you notice in her acceptance speech how she thanked everyone for making her a star, not for recognizing her talent??

10:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Elizabeth didn't like the phony crying and couldn't wait for her to go away. Sounds like she agrees with Bob. I agree with Bivalve.

10:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cool - here's Gaga with the Bowie tribute. Should be interesting.

10:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YES!!! I've been waiting all evening for the tribute to Bowie! Ground Control to Major Tom.

10:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm going Gaga over this performance.

10:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What's with the Elvis Fit. Otherwise, I like it.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

And Gaga doesn't disappoint!

10:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Too choppy between the different tunes.

10:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's always a party when Nile Rodgers shows up. Cool!

10:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great job of doing fame and Let's Dance.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

It appears to be an all-female brass section!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

I was going to go to bed, but not Bonnie Raitt is coming up. Sigh.

10:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That was a highlight. It's off to Bedfordshire for me. Thanks for keeping me company tonight. Enjoy the rest of the festivities.

10:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BTW, I'm drinking the last beer in the fridge. Don't tell Elizabeth.

10:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good night everyone. It was great enjoying the pleasure of your company.

10:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's Bivalve's beloved Bonnie Raitt on stage.

10:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A tribute to the great B.B. King . Bob and Bivalve are missing out on a great tribute.

10:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was glad they won,but I'm not President of the Adele fan club.

7:49 AM  

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