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Sleep Never Grammy Performance Score Card

Not sure why I’m even wasting my time doing this as the Grammy’s isn’t about music, it’s about the music business, or what’s left of it.

Whole broadcast seemed like a clinging to what’s left that actually sells more than ½ Million copies or more while throwing a bone to the real music lovers watching.

U2/C-. The mix sounded like balls and The Edge’s guitar riff on that track is straight rip from an America’s Best Bar bands compilation.

Coldplay/D. Even the singer admitted they were soft in an acceptance speech and one of the other three guys in that band that’s not married to Gwyneth Paltrow and looks like he works at Dunder Mifflin actually apologized to Paul McCartney for the goofy Lifesavers flavored Sgt. Pepper’s gear. ‘Nuff said.

Jennifer Hudson/A. Didn’t really pay attention, but how crazy strong is that girl! Or maybe just crazy to be back onstage so soon, but who am I to judge?

The Rap Pack performance/C. The “Rap Pack” moniker/D. Jay Z’s delivery seemed to be the only one that melded well with the track. MIA looked dope all preggers, but her backing vocal like most at the Grammy’s was a backing track. Spent most of the performance wincing, praying that Kanye in a fit of Me! Me! Me! didn’t bump her into the pit of contest winners.

Katy Perry/F. Let’s just say the word “cumbersome” comes to mind.

Kid Rock. F. Holy fucking shit! Kid Rock is everything that’s wrong with popular music and clichéd southern American culture: ripping off Lynyrd Skynyrd, rocking guitars with rebel flags and singing songs about whiskey and campfires, and this dipshit isn’t even from the fucking South! He’s from Michigan!

Adele/B-. Great voice, though she seemed a bit tight here. And I’m always stoked when a less than fit or perfect-looking person gets a break and is judged by the strength of their talent and not the size of their tits.

Miley Ray Cyrus and Taylor Swift/F.

The Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder/F. WTF? Awful. I respect the fact that this band of extras from “The Outsiders” actually play their own instruments and sing, but their manager needs to explain to them that crowding Stevie Wonder’s mic while he’s trying to sing the chorus of “Superstitious” and howling “show ‘em what you guy Stevie!” prior to the keyboard freak out in is as annoying as it is disrespectful.

Just settle the fuck down kids. You will never be legends. Don’t try to steal the spotlight from one. Just be happy you’re even on the Grammy’s and your parents were insane enough to raise you to be teen stars.

Al Green and Justin Timberlake/B-. Slow going at first, and though the performance picked up energy as Al started to figure out where he was, “Let’s Stay Together,” is a track meant for old people to fuck to, not jam with Justin Timberlake on before a crowd of 19 Million viewers.

Radiohead/A. Was scared about the marching band thing considering both Gwen Stefani and Beyonce did it like 3 years ago, but I should’ve known better. The USC kids played their parts perfectly and Thom and Johnny killed it, but where were the rest of the guys?

Paul McCartney/C. With Obama-mania in full swing and the world primed for a message, Paul McCartney of THE BEATLES, with a back catalogue chock full of songs that have changed people’s lives and moved the world, decided to rock “I Saw Her Standing There” at the Grammy’s? I don’t know. Maybe he was just psyched that his new lady has two legs.

Anyway, here’s a clip of the highlight…