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11 Februar 2007

Making nice, etc.

"Hey, Lisaopolis, wait, yeah, you. Any word on when you're returning 'your' Hello Kitty guitar?"

Congratulations to my girls The Dixie Chicks for your total Grammy sweep tonight. Yes, I actually watched the Grammy Awards this year, which I don't think I'd done since high school, back when I REALLY. was. into. who. was. winning. the. awards. I popped them on this year 'cause in my humble opinion there was (a) actual talent represented (Mary J. Blige, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Corinne Bailey-Rae, John Legend, John Mayer [cut your damn hair, man!] to name a few) and (b) I needed something on in the background to accompany my gathering 'o article tidbits for my ever-morphing draft of my study which will likely change the world of foreign language reading online as we know it. Or something like that.

I did experience a tinge of ye-olde Schadenfreude when the Grammy cameras panned over the country artists sitting in the audience with looks of disdain as the Chicks picked up "Country Album of the Year'. I guess they are 'country'. Whatevs. I also experienced a tinge of "Natalie, MUST you keep TALKing?" as Nat, who did look faboo in her new brunette locks, came accross to me as standoffish and a bit...immature. I'm hoping it was just her nerves. I applaud the Goddess of Banjo Emily and Fiddle Maven Marty for relaying much more gracious and humble sentiments as they accepted their awards. But whatever, it's not like they are reading this blog. Hi girls, but look, if you are reading, I was the one who was in the nosebleed section of your August '06 D.C. show, yelling as a result of being super excited to see you and possibly also due to the pre-show cocktails my youngest sister made me drink. It wasn't my fault.

I'm sure all the whack jobs out there who think the Dixie Chicks are anti-American are hating what-they-may-call a liberal conspiracy of the Chicks going 5-for-5 with the Gramms. Yeah. I bet Nancy Pelosi rigged the whole thing. Because you know she is the reason why the Bears won the Super Bowl. Helen Mirren*, get ready, the Oscar is in your bag, it's all part of the plan to overthrow family values.

So, in short, I was VERY pleased to see these three women get awarded for their musical efforts. I remain in awe of their musicianship. Not much else to say except they are, again, in my HUMBLE opinion, the genuine article.

OK, but I have one last thought. Did they win for their talents or was their win part of a 'it's-cool-to-be-against-the-administration-suddenly-pendulum-swinging-the-other-way' type thing that seems to be going on?

Your thoughts?

*By the way, I saw "The Queen" this afternoon and...NO one else could have played QE2 with dignity and style like Dame Mirren. Excellent film. Funny, moving, poignant. Outstanding performances by all.