People are finally starting to get a clue about that fake ass shit in Hollywood and those fake ass singers, everywhere!Finally!
Bruno Mars’ big night at the 60th Annual Emmy Awards generated plenty of controversy Sunday. It did not generate much interest from television viewers.
In the key 18-49 demo, Sunday night’s Grammys telecast hit an all-time low, according to Nielsen early numbers, with a 5.9 rating. The show averaged 19.81 million total viewers, its lowest tally since 2008. That’s a 24% drop from the previous year — the greatest year-to-year declines for the awards show since 2013.
Who the fuck is Bruno Mars? After I asked myself that question, I moseyed on over to YouStupid and listened to some mess that made me wince after 30 seconds of listening to that caterwauling. He was singing about eating 24 carrots a day. Now, who the hell needs to listen to how many carrots Bruno Mars eats a day? Why don’t they stop with this fake ass shit and bring awards shows on that promote singers of the past and quite actually, who may have passed. Now, I’d be more interested in that.
Here’s an idea, host a commemorative awards show, commemorating the contributions of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Isaac Hayes, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Chubby Checker, Al Green, Little Richard, B.B. King, The Isley Brothers, Soul II Soul, The Supremes, The Emotions, Linda Jones, Rene and Angela, Roberta Flack, Vesta Williams, Patti Austin, Oleta Adams, Phyllis Hyman, Levert, The Brothers Johnson, Bobby Womack, After 7, Billy Paul, Bill Withers, The Whispers, The Dazz Band, Jocelyn Brown and the list is endless, but no, we’ve got to sit up and listen to “Bitches ain’t shit!” and “Hos are a dime a dozen!” and “Thug Life Is The Good Life!” and “Jay-Z Deserves A Halo!”, 24 carrots” and some mo shit of that nature.
Can’t no man in the world sing like Barry White and where would we be without Marvin Gaye’s, “Let’s Get It On?” Back in the day, when my mother would finally let a guy come over to the house to see me, I played Barry White’s music so much, she came down the stairs and replaced it with Al Green. Hell! I didn’t want to listen to Al Green that night ’cause my man hadn’t left me! Oh, for those of you who are new to this blog, my daddy was a “rolling stone!” “Sorry ma! I know I tell too much of your business, but hey! He’s dead now, so it’s dust underground!”
But as usual, I digress. It would appear that the glitz and glamour that accompanied actors and singers is now tarnished. Many people are getting turned off and those who host these awards shows can’t figure it out?
“The Grammys telecast has been on a steady ratings slide, shedding total viewers and demo ratings points every year — to the point that Sunday’s telecast was down 30% in total viewers and 41% in the demo from 2013. The ratings hit that the Grammys took Sunday night was likely fueled by a lackluster field of nominees, with top pop stars such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Adele absent from major categories. Mars’ six wins appeared to not sit well viewers on social media, where many expressed surprise that Mars beat out Kendrick Lamar for album of the year. A dearth of female winners turned into a #GrammysSoMale trend on Twitter.”
Hell! I don’t even know who Kendrick Lamar is because I don’t care for ‘mush sound’ which is what is in evidence today. Back in the day of real music, artists had their own bands, for the most part and many could play every instrument out there. Who in the world can forget Earth, Wind & Fire? “Reasons” will always make me sit up and listen. And God rest his soul, Maurice White knew what he was doing when he put Earth, Wind & Fire together because each member had their own individual talent and to this day, Philip Bailey can still move me with that voice of his. Pit him up against BruNO Martian with his 24 carrots and hands down, BruNO is smacked sideways! And yet, those who host those awards shows are in denial as to why ratings are slipping. Give people something to listen to and you’d have an audience. Many of us know the sound of shit when we hear it and that is what is being produced these days, pure shit!
And even Quincey Jones weighed in on Taylor Swift and her version of ‘singing’.
“Interviewer Chris Heath asks if he(Quincy Jones) likes Taylor Swift, resulting in Jones giving a look described as “somewhere between disapproval and disdain.”
What’s wrong with it?
“We need more songs, man. Fucking songs, not hooks.”
Some people consider her the greatest songwriter of our age.
He laughs. “Whatever crumbles your cookie.”
“Knowing what you’re doing. You know what I mean? Since I was a little kid, I’ve always heard the people that don’t wanna do the work. It takes work, man. The only place you find success before work is the dictionary, and that’s alphabetical.”
Again, I have only heard about 35-40 seconds of a song by Taylor Swift and I gotta tellya, I agree with Quincey Jones on this one. I understand each to his/her own but it would appear that many of us are just not down with what is being produced these days and the Grammy numbers are backing us up. And I can only say that I am so glad that I’ve got the old school classics to listen to because they are truly ‘music to my ears’. Long live Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Isaac Hayes, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Chubby Checker, Al Green, Little Richard, B.B. King, The Isley Brothers, Soul II Soul, The Supremes, The Emotions, Linda Jones, Rene and Angela, Roberta Flack, Vesta Williams, Patti Austin, Oleta Adams, Phyllis Hyman, Levert, The Brothers Johnson, Bobby Womack, After 7, Billy Paul, Bill Withers, The Whispers, The Dazz Band, Jocelyn Brown and all the other great legends. A few are still here, but many have passed on but thanks to tapes, records and CDs, their wonderful talent for singing will not go unheard!