Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday's Rockin' Roundup - The Grammys Edition

The Grammys are on this Sunday. Anyone who reads this blog more than once probably knows that I’m excited about this. I don’t know why I get so happy when The Grammys are on. It’s usually nothing more than an overproduced corporate publicity stunt, and yet I still tune in year after year. Riveted. Dying to see the next performance. Obsessed with who is going to win the Grammy for (take your pick).

I’ve come to the conclusion that I look forward to this annual event because it’s a celebration of music, and unfortunately, that just does not happen enough. Sure, everyone enjoys music, but how often do we come together nationally to celebrate and express our appreciation for musicians and the joy they bring us. Not often enough.

That’s what makes The Grammys so special. It’s a chance to reflect and celebrate the music we love. It’s a moment where we know everyone and anyone could be enjoying the same exact music as us at the same exact time. Everyone could be expressing their love of music at the exact same moment. To me, that’s just utterly fantastic.

What do you think? Do you like The Grammys? Hate them? Will you be watching on Sunday? If you’re interested, I’ll be tweeting during the show. You should follow me on twitter and join in.

Here’s what rocked this week:

Dave Matthews Band Announces Summer Tour Plans
DMB have announced their summer tour plans for 2010 which includes a 3 night stand at the Gorge Ampitheater in Washington, and a two night stand at Citi Field in New York City. Cousin Ryo is a happy man, and just may try to see 6 or more of these shows.

Megadeth Celebrating 20 Years Of Rust
Keeping with the tour theme, Megadeth is going on tour in support of the 20th anniversary of Rust In Peace. To celebrate this landmark milestone, the band is going to play Rust In Peace in its entirety during this tour with Testament. It’s becoming a bit cliché for a band to play an album in its entirety, but it would still be pretty darn cool to see Rust In Peace live all the way through.

A Really Cool Metal Find
The metal man over at Metal Odyssey had a really cool find this week. An apple shaped Saxon picture disc (vinyl). These were hot items back in the 80s and almost impossible to find these days. Seeing this brought back some cool, nostalgic memories. To see the pictures of his awesome find, click on the link above.

Slash Gear Banned From Guns N Roses Concerts?
And it just gets stupider and stupider. I mean… really?

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