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The ATM I Mean, American Music Awards

Posted in Adam Levine, American Music Awards, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift with tags , , on November 21, 2011 by damngoodtunes

Oh my God! You have got to be freakin’ kidding me! I am so glad I missed the first half of the most absurd awards show I  have ever seen, the AMA’s. Drake…that’s a male duck, not an entertainer or even a mediocre rapper. What’s up with this guy and all the press he’s getting? Where are they getting these clowns? And speaking of clowns – LMFAO ( Shwartz should say ) is a non-talented group of circus rejects who watched a lot of early Cheech and Chong and maybe some Village People and Richard Simmons thrown in there somewhere too! You give a kid some crack and a $200 Casio keyboard and sign them to the next record deal. That’s all you need to do because apparently talent is not a prerequisite to getting on national television, ripping off your pants to show a smiley face over your underwear while dancing like a spaz. Yes, I said a spaz. OK, I’m tired of being Mr Nice Guy and not telling it like I see it so if you don’t like it, read someone else’s blog.

It’s times like these when I almost am ready to give in and say that the music business has gone to hell in a handbag, but then along comes Adam Levine and Maroon 5, Katy Perry , Gaga, Bruno Mars and a very deserving Taylor Swift all proving that there is indeed hope for humanity and the art of real music. Oh there will be some of you who will scorn me and say I don’t know what’s happening in the music anymore but that’s not true. In fact I know just exactly what is happening – a lot of crap being dished out to make fast dollars off of bad karaoke singers, lame hip-hoppers and fake DJ’s and boobs! These acts will be tossed out on the road like a small-time con who might have tried to rip off a 1960’s Casino. These ruthless fast-talkers with great ” connections ”  can get it played nowatamsayin? Tomorrow will just be another batch of cookies from the cutter and no one will give a sh.t who they were in a year. On the other hand, a songwriter like Bruno or Taylor Swift are quite redeeming and they give hope right back to an otherwise lost music world. Thank heaven’s for Ying and Yang! There has to be balance I know and  tell myself every time I have to sit through  a grueling program like this atrocity. Excuse me while I go meditate and invision a world where all the new music is performed by real musicians and songwriters who are worthy of our praise and record purchases.

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