Random Thoughts on Last Night's Junos
Michael Bublé. Awesome. And I know you wear the same suit every time, but it looks so good on you I don't ever care. How do you manage to stick your gum on your award and still look so classy and all effortlessly cool and stylish? Brat Pack Resurrect indeed.
What favours exactly did Krall bestow to get that dang piece of rotting carp christmas album nominated in every category, huh? There is no WAY the fans put her in fan choice, people. Not even with a lifetime supply of Doritos.
Hedley was robbed, robbed, I tell you.
Was I the only one who thought it was incredibly sad that the awards mentioned with a hurried image flash in the out-commerical included best new artist, among other major events? I think it would be worse to win best new artist than to have them ignore you, when you're getting less camera attention that the Doritos fan boy. You're not even live, just a single frozen frame shown for a millisecond. Sheesh. What dignity.
Why are the Black Eyed Peas paid to perform anywhere?
What was Chris Martin doing with the phone?
Was there any doubt that Simple Plan would win fan choice? Who else would be on the net voting by Dorito? Nickelback fans? And way to go SP, on dropping some anglo-saxon and being the only beep of the night.
Did Bryan Adams want to spit when the decided to give him the ol' lifetime, hall of fame, we love you and you're so awesome award? This is a guy who keeps getting told by TPTB he isn't Canadian Content. I'd have been tempted to punch someone in the mouth, in his place. Instead he was all dignified, and looking younger than when he was actually 18. But was I the only one who wanted him to do Summer of 69? Bitter disappointment. Come on, everybody with a pulse loves that song! Try not so sing along with it. You can't resist!
How horrifying is it that our awards are sponsored, and worse, not even sponsored by honest greedy companies looking for some easy air time (excepting Doritos), but instead by a public funded group that pays musicians, so they won't have to, you know, work for a living? So not only am I paying for some hopeless twit to not have a day job, but I have to pay to sponsor the award to give to the no-talent twit too? Please.
In spite of the crap that is the fest, we really do have the best music in the world though. So many awesome artists.
Who nominated Celine? We need that person killed. Let's get Jack up here to shoot 'em in the thigh.
Come to think, Keifer would have made a great host. "You're out of time!" *thigh shoots overly verbose winner* "Political statements on your own dime!" *garrottes blather*
So why the the inflate-a-ho host?
Was anyone able to fake surprise when blondie bust mentioned seals?
We actually have a trashy rapper who only appears on stage with girls in plastic hot pants? I had no idea. I loved how he doing a medley, and it was, in total, maybe 30 seconds long. But how much pathetic butt grinding in the face do you really need? I'm looking at you too, Black Eyed Peas.
Broken Social Scene....were there like 40 band members on that stage? It was hard to keep count, they were crowded up there like jittery sperm after a vasectomy. I know there were at least six lead guitars, at least 4 horns, at least two violins, maybe a dozen vocals, and TWO STANDARD DRUM SETS up there, all going at the same time. I say at least, because there could have been more; it was hard to count in the milling mob. Yet, amazingly, it sounded....like 40 random people playing a different song. What a mess of mess. What was their award for? Pointless public-funded random?
A 2 hr live show, and it ended exactly on time, with 2 minutes to spare for credits. Now that's Canadian.