I don't care about award season. I care even less about the Grammys, eschewing Maynard Keenan's opinion of the ceremony:
How about the Grammy? You received one, but didn't attend the ceremony....
I think the Grammys are nothing more than some gigantic promotional machine for the music industry. They cater to a low intellect and they feed the masses. They don't honor the arts or the artist for what he created. It's the music business celebrating itself. That's basically what it's all about.
That all being said, it was extremely gratifying to see my all time favorite band (of bands still playing together and making records), The Red Hot Chili Peppers win 3 Grammy's including rock album of the year. I first got into them back when Mother's Milk came out, and was instantly hooked. As a former bass player, Flea is one of my all time idols, and is arguably the best rock bassist around. But the thing that strikes me most about these guys is perseverance...25 years of making music and still going strong. I've given them an 18 year following of my own.
Sun, Feb 11 2007 11:43 PM