Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Two Grammys

My kids have played a pivotal role in exposing me to new music this year.  So much, in fact, that I got my old butt in gear and actually tuned in to watch the Grammy Awards (full story HERE in Chicago Parent).

Taken at the Oak Lawn Children's Museum
 
I have only watched the Grammys twice in my life. The 1984 Grammys shattered all existing records and still remain the most-watched broadcast ever. Most experts point to the height of Michael Jackson's popularity and the Thriller album.

And the second-most watched Grammys?

That would be 2013.

So based on the evidence before you, it is clear that Michael Jackson was never the root cause of that ratings bonanza.  It was all me.  I am apparently the ultimate decider on what kind of ratings the Grammys get.  If I watch?  All bets are off.

If those Grammy people were smart, I should expect to receive my formal invitation in the mail next year. 

Now who wants to design my gown? I'm thinking floor-length with lots of bling. 

Maybe even a tiara. 

22 comments:

  1. So I guess you aren't a Myron Floren fan?

    Middle Age Musings (MAM)

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    1. Accordian players need love, too.

      Told you I was old.

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  2. Call Vera...might as well go with the best.
    I'll expect to see you there!

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    1. Vera!! Of course!! But she did fall a few levels when I started finding her stuff at Kohl's. Seemed wrong.

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  3. Yes, because they WILL ask you who you are wearing. You don't want to say Target.

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    1. Oh but Judy....that would be so funny!!

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  4. If you are there next year, do let me know, I'll definitely watch them then!! I see you in teal......

    betty

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  5. Clearly we should band together and dress in 80's garb! We can walk in arm in arm singing....tonight's the night we'll make history! That song started playing in my head today and I thought of you immediately, as I cannot believe I have neglected to serenade you with STYX yet!!

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    1. Oh Andrea, I have a 100% true story about Styx that I probably shouldn't air here. Hmmmm. I guess you'll need to come & visit to hear it!!

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    2. I will pack the banner I twirled in 8th grade color guard to atoo Much Time on my Hands!

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  6. Well you've watched them 2 more times than me.

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  7. We are huge fun. fans, as well as Mumford and Sons, and the Lumineers. In fact, I need to get my hands on tickets for the Lumineers should they come my way. My girls and I would be in HEAVEN!
    Sounds like your musical interest is pretty good to me. OH, and I LOVE Journey too! LOVE!
    Nate, the lead singer of fun, does a duet with Pink. It is called 'Just give me a reason' - It is pretty good ;)

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    1. I just YouTubed the Pink-Nate video - spectacular! I had no idea - thanks for the head's up!!

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  8. Was it really almost 30 years since Jacko won all those awards? Old? I think my next stop is the funeral home.
    And the Lumineers are absolutely brilliant. :)

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    1. Face it, Lily. Catheters are definitely on the horizon. And you Brits do send us some fine musicians!!

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  9. Maybe I need to make more YouTube videos so you can watch them and make me a STAR!

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