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REVISITED: My thoughts on the 2015 GRAMMY performances

9 Feb

Each year the day after the GRAMMY Awards I try to post my thoughts on each performance here on the blog. To be honest compared to past years I thought there were a bunch of underwhelming performances this year and instead of poking holes in the lackluster, I want to mention the moments of awesomeness.

  • My favorite performance was Jeff Lynn of ELO and Ed Sheeran, that was as awesome as it got last night.
  • John Mayer is mounting his comeback to the mainstream audience. Last week he was guest hosting the Late Late Show and last night joining Ed Sheeran (along with Questlove and Herbie Hancock) was brilliant. I’d love to see what those two could do together on an album.
  • “FourFiveSeconds” is clearly Rihanna’s song and Kayne was just Kanye and Sir Paul, man I love him but it didn’t even appear that he was really part of that performance. Regardless, loved hearing that song live. Lots of GRAMMY wins collectively on that stage.
  • Perhaps it’s just that I have been a huge fan of Beck for years but I really enjoyed his performance of “Heart Is A Drum” with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
  • A tip of the cap to the GRAMMY’s for recognizing the rise in country music. Eric Church delivered a great performance, Miranda Lambert equally the same and Brandy Clark with Dwight Yoakam was great.
  • Having one of the biggest Latin superstar musicians, Juanes, perform was a great achievement to draw in a different audience and showcase a different genre to millions
  • Simple and just perfect Beyonce and Katy Perry. Both traditionally have elaborate set designs and moving parts but last night it was just enough and worked extremely well.
  • Thank you Annie Lennox
  • I said it after seeing them on NYE, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga it works and I for one am happy to see Gaga in this role, I believe she was meant to play this part and I hope they are able to continue performing together for a long time to come.
  • Sam Smith and Mary J Blige, bravo
  • Wasn’t crazy about Pharrell’s performance but I understand the artistry and what a HUGE coup having Lang Lang and Hans Zimmer perform alongside.  Rad and so Pharrell to pull off something like that.

Video: 12.12.12. The Concert for Sandy Relief

13 Dec

Anyone have thoughts on 12.12.12. The Concert for Sandy Relief?  It truly was a magical evening of rock royalty and one that was viewed by two billion people!  So many great and memorable performances including this one of Chris Martin and Michael Stipe.

Click HERE to check out some awesome photos from TIME Magazine too.

And check out this recap of the whole evening.

Coldplay pays tribute to Adam Yauch/MCA “Fight For Your Right” (Video)

5 May

Mad props to Chris Martin and Coldplay for a sweet rendition of “Fight For Your Right,” last night, May 4 at their Hollywood Bowl Show in California in tribute to the passing of Adam Yauch/MCA.

Much respect.

Awesome Video of DJ Ross One with Jay-Z & Kanye West

3 Jan

Check out this video from them too productions at the opening of Marquee Nightclub at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas on NYE; looks like it was quite the evening.  While Erick Morillo was doing his thing in the main room, DJ Ross One was dropping the beats for Jay-Z, Kanye, Rihanna & Co. downstairs in the Boombox Room.

And please do yourself a favor, if you’re not familiar with Ross One you best change that immediately.

Roc Boys……L’Chaim!

One more thing, Marquee LV is over 60,000 sq. ft. of nightclub you want to party at, trust me on this.