Grammys: Not Just Adele, But Brian Wilson!

I spent the better part of last night watching the Grammys and of course, it was bad, but it was also good: There was Brian Wilson, for instance, and how bad can that be? (Not as bad as: Jennifer Hudson singing Whitney Houston. Badd-er: LL Cool J intoning, “heavenly father.” Sad: Glen Campbell asking what he was supposed to do next. Preposterous but not bad enough: Gaga’s veil, with throat latch.) For the 12 worst or weirdest moments (funny) on Flavorwire, click here.

And then there was live bad in the form of reading the live blog that went on at during the show (I read it, after the show). So I decided today to just answer a few questions that I couldn’t find the answers to online.

What was that blue guitar Dave Grohl was playing; and what was Chris Shiflett playing?

Chris Shiflett according to a few guitar site forums was playing a stock Fender Blacktop Telecaster. “Obsessed with my Teles,” he told YouTube. Dave Grohl (whose Gibson Custom costs 10x what Shiflett’s stock instrument costs) probably bested Adele in acceptance speeches:  “Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do,” Grohl said.

(Apparently) Dave Grohl's Gibson custom guitar

How the heck old is Brian Wilson, anyway?

Who knows? Okay, you can have your Boss and even your Sir Paul. I was waiting patiently for Brian. I didn’t care it was a sad match-up because of the weird band assembly on stage (and no rendition of Child Is Father of the Man.) I was just happy to see him.

Did Katy Perry’s fashion strike anyone else as really contrived?

Isn’t contrivance the point? Oops. Did I mean Gaga?

Chipotle ad

What about the commercials?

Fewer violent apocalypse movies than on the Superbowl. And that was welcome. But what was that weird message of claymation pigs and antibiotics and a Mexican food restaurant?

Was Adele’s “snot” line endearing?

Well, where was Mum, anyway?

Were we supposed to construe a value judgment in the distinct body type display between a) Gwyneth Paltrow and b) Adele?


I think you can make up your own mind.


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