05. February 2006 · Comments Off on Grammy Awards · Categories: imported, Ramble

Sometimes I watch the Grammy Awards. Not so much for the music, though; I just find it fascinating to see how outrageous some of the performers will dress and behave. It also gives me a chance to hear music I would not necessarily hear … just to check out the pop scene for a brief moment. (Similar to my watching the Academy Awards; I rarely go to movies and this allows me to at least see some clips. Is this pathetic or what?!)

I do wonder about the musicians on the Grammys; what is it about these folks and dressing? The actors at the Academy Awards usually seem to try to dress in some sort of stunning and/or Haute Couture way. Not so musicians. The musicians sometimes make me laugh, their choice of clothing is so hilarious … and they say laughter is a healthy thing. So we’ll see—maybe I’ll watch this year. Simply for my health.

I heard a segment on KQED this morning about one nominated group. The Borealis Wind Quintet has received a nomination for the Chamber Music category. Cool! How rare for a woodwind quintet! (Has one ever been nominated? I can’t remember if they said on the segment.) You can listen to the show here. I’m guessing that this particular category won’t be dealt with on the televised show.

To view the entire list of nominees go here.

05. February 2006 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.

-Bill Cosby