End with Countryfest

August 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Well my music internship is now over.  I’ll miss it.  I had some fun times.  I had to figure out how to drive a 15 seater van for one thing and there was a lot of things I had never done before that maybe normal people had like make coffee.  I had never made coffee before. I kind of had to figure it out on the spot.  It was like can you make coffee? Yeah sure. Guess it didn’t taste too bad.

So the last concert I did was actually a fest which consisted of 4 bands-4 country bands.  I’m not into Country music too much unless its Country Rock which I kind of really like.  So I was really excited to see Gretchen Wilson and from listening to her I’m now interested to hear her next album which she said will be the first female Southern Rock album. She got her own record label to make sure it sounded like she wanted. The industry always seems to shy women away from rock. Women can rock too.  Besides her own songs which were all good, she started off the concert with the guitar from Scorpions Rock you like a Hurricane and later on she sang a Foreigner song Hot Blooded, which in my opinion was awesome.

I was more excited to see her than Montgomery Gentry which followed her in the fest.   Don’t get me wrong I recognize Gentry’s talent and liked their version of She Shook me All Night Long, but as I said I’m not a huge country fan. B2B was there, but I mostly missed their act while I was shuttling Gretchen’s band around.  Mickie James was there too.  I liked her song choices, she even did Tina Turner’s Proud Mary.  Sure that made for a lot of covers in one night, but they were all good so I didn’t mind.

I got to hear really goo music while doing this gig.  I’ll have to get my music fix some other way now. I’m in school now too, so it’ll probably be hard to go to concerts anyways, but there are some good ones coming up my way.


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Grammys ’10 Battle of the divas

February 1, 2010 at 7:06 pm (music, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I saw the grammys last night and thought it was awesome and because of the amount of female artist dueling it out for supremcy thisgrammy was officially the Battle of the Divas.

Lady Gaga and Elton John’s opener did not disappoint.  It came complete with a fame factory, monsters, and a sacrifce.  Gaga was sent straight to the flames.  Wish Gaga won a grammy on air and not just the two she won before, but I’m not complaining.  She did win more than one grammy and some awesome artists have never won any like Diana Ross who never won any despite being nominated for 12.

Beyonce was awesome as ever.  She’s in a league of her own.  5 Grammy wins, 2 years in a row.  I think she’s the only female artist so far to accomplish that.  It must have been weird for her to watch Jayz accept that award with Rihanna and her (B’s) nephew. I wish Rihanna had been able to perform that would have been nice.

So glad Kanye wasn’t there.   Didn’t get to yell at Taylor Swift as she cleaned up awards, not as much as Beyonce, but still.  She got album of the year.  I knew she would, but I’m still mad.  Just because she’s cute and had Kanye do something horrid.  I think it should have gone to Gaga or Beyonce.  I did like seeing Taylor perform with Stevie Nicks.


There was mad pairing going on at the Grammys.  Lady Gaga and Elton John, Taylor Switft and Stevie Nicks, and Roberta Flack and Maxwell.  I haven’t seen or heard about Roberta in like forever where’d they find her? I know she’s older now, but boy did she look stiff, like she couldn’t bend her neck.  It looked kind of uncomfortable.

I guess because I don’t listen to country I didn’t realize the Zac Brown Band was such a big deal.  I was hoping for Keri Hilson or MGMT or even the Ting Tings.  Granted MGMT and the Tings Tings havent’ gotten the air time of either the Zac Brown Band or Keri Hilson. 


The Michael Jackson tribute was good but sometimes all the voices didn’t harmonize or something.  Sometimes Usher sounded off.  And two American Idol ex-contestants (I would say winners, but Jennifer Hudson didn’t winner although she was definitely good enough to) out of like five people.  American Idol must be proud.   I love Earth song, but I kind of wonder how it was chosen.  It was like they wanted to do We are the World, but couldn’t get the rights (Maybe because the song is being redone).  And I wished I had those 3-D glasses.  I kind of forgot to get some before the big snow storm came in and by then it was too late.  I wasn’t going out into the snow.   

Pink’s performance was stunning.  I still can’t figure out how she can do those acrobatics and sing. I think I just starred in awe.  Especially because of the song choice too and I know I wasn’t the only one starring.  Black eyed peas did well too and I liked Lady Antebellum’s song.  And Bon Jovi of course.

The rap it the end although good sucked bad because they cussed so much half the song was edited.  So I couldn’t hear much of it.

Overall I enjoyed the Grammy’s.  How about you?  Who would you like to have seen win Grammy’s?


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