I will come clean right up front and say, “No, I did not watch the Grammys last night.” As I get older and grouchier, getting me to watch people who entertain us for a living and get paid ridiculous amounts of money to do it, and then get fawned over and get awards for doing so, is right up there with watching someone scrap their fingernails down a chalkboard. When people who risk their lives on a daily basis, such as firemen and police officers start getting paid what these people make and receive the recognition and rewards they deserve, then I will watch those award shows. I would be proud to say I watched a program such as that, but until then, nope.
But not watching will not stop me from commenting either. Oh, not on the show itself, but on the “costumes” the people wore into the program and the people themselves. There isn’t much I can say about the guys. I mean, how much can you mess up a suit or a tux, really? Most men clean up pretty darn well when placed in a suit or a tux. All I can say is that the boys in Magadeath kind of looked like they were present at the first Grammy award show some fifty three years ago. Time for a hair cut maybe, Guys. Some men can carry that long hair look off and some can’t. Just sayin.
Another thing. If your name isn’t Justin Beiber, then don’t wear your hair in “the Beiber” please. It’s bad enough on him, but he’s still young enough that he can still be excused for it, but you aren’t and you know who you are. Stop it.
I expect musicians to be quirky and crazy when it comes to their costumes on stage and such, but you would think that for an award show such as the Grammys that most would choose to represent themselves as classy as they can, and for the most part, they did. You had your usual suspects: Lady Gaga, who true to self, came dressed to cause jaws to drop. She is, after all, the Madonna and Cher of her day all rolled into one. She did not disappoint.
Here is what I can’t figure out, though. Why are people like Kim Kardashian and her siblings at the Grammy’s? When did they start singing or being part of the music scene? Did I miss something? Same can be said for Snookie and her counterpart, “the Situation”. Please, oh please tell me they have no plans to put out an album. Its bad enough she wrote a novel and got it published. That hurt in ways most people just will never understand. Oh, and Kathy Griffin; she just looks worse and worse as the years go by, no matter how many procedures she has. Why are these people at these functions? If you don’t sing, then don’t go. We don’t want to see you. There is such a thing as being seen too much and I think you have reached that pinnacle.
I thought that most of the ladies looked pretty good. There were the few notable exceptions, as always. Rihanna is a beautiful young woman, but her hair style did her no justice last night. She should go back to the short cut she had before that allows her beautiful face to shine through and she also should fire whoever chose that dress. She has a beautiful figure and it could have been showcased by so many other options than what looked like tissue paper put together in rows. Her look last night missed from head to toe.
Jennifer Lopez, on the other hand, was a knock out in a short shimmery number that showcased her beautiful legs and toned body without being totally tacky. She could teach the younger women some things about class. But she hasn’t always been a hit on the red carpet either.
This is supposed to be a very tongue in cheek article, but before I end it, I have to say something serious. I still saw way too many women who look like skeletons covered by skin and it still just breaks my heart. You know by looking at them it is not a natural look. Someone like Jada Pinkett Smith is someone who is naturally a tiny person. She always has been little and you can tell because it just looks right on her. These other women: the skeletal arms, the heads that look too big for their bodies, the sticks for legs. You do not look good, let alone healthy, and whoever is telling you that you do, should be smacked upside the head. If your body looks like it is not big enough to hold your head then something is wrong with that picture. You need a little softness, some curviness. That is what makes you a woman.
I think things are slowly changing, but it is too slow. Health should be the emphasis, not skinniness. Anyway, it was fun looking and commenting on people and their clothes, as always. The Oscars are right around the corner. Whoo hoo!!