Wednesday, February 16, 2011

To those who have caused a pain in my chest...

I'm not a big fan of awards shows because I am familiar with so few of the nominees and the ones I am familiar with often don't win, so the show is not very entertaining beyond a few performances. But, this past Sunday, I watched the Grammy Awards for the first time in a few years and boy, am I glad I did!

For starters-- I loved the opening tribute to my homegirl, Aretha Franklin.  Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Yolanda Adams and Florence Welch absolutely wore out a medley of Franklin's greatest hits followed by a taped message from The Queen of Soul, herself.

Barbara Streisand's performance of her classic "Evergreen" also was a treat. But, the show stopper was Cee Lo Green performing the clean version ("Forget You!) of his hit anthem, "F*** You!" along with Gwyneth Paltrow.

I feel totally out of touch saying this, but-- I had never heard of the song until seeing that performance Sunday night.  It is totally infectious and I have now adopted it as my favorite anthem. At least for the moment.  I just love part of the refrain-- "Although there's pain in my chest, I still wish you the best with a... F*** you!"  That pretty much sums up my feelings for... well, you can fill in the blank.

Oh, Good Evening!