The Grammy Awards historically have never had anything to do with musical excellence and the award show is basically a waste, but I wanted to see Mick Jagger so I watched most of the show Sunday night, first time watching in many years. The performances and the awards this year would lead anybody to the conclusion that the current popular music scene in 2011 is dismal. Extravagant production numbers and squealing hired "fans" can't cover up the fact that this music is BORING and unexceptional. The most popular singers these days are just corporate creations and products.
But Mick Jagger, who became a product at some point in his career but at least started out as a kid putting together a band with his neighborhood friends, looked good. He was singing a tribute to soul-singer Solomon Burke, who passed away a couple months ago. Too bad he couldn't have come up with a better Solomon Burke song. And it took three hours of Grammy nonsense to get to hear Mick. I should have used the DVR.