A title I never thought I would write. Award show recaps are not usually my thing. Actually, they still aren’t because, while I watched them with pop culture gurus (JHarv & CabbagePatch), I’m not committed enough to try to summarize the good times and the great comments. But I will say: ARCADE FIRE?!?!?! Don’t mistake that as excitement. It is intense disappointment. Yes, I love it when Canadians win but this feels akin to Nickelback taking home the prize (entirely shameful…thank nail clippers that could never happen….RIGHT???). I find Arcade Fire fairly blah. Boring. I can’t wrap my head around Lady Gaga not winning. I appreciate her insanity. More than that, though, her album broke all kinds of records…I don’t get it.
These are the only two possible scenarios I can come up with that would explain this judgment faux pas:
1. The judges got completely sloshed, put their names in a hat, pulled one, blind-folded said person, handed them a dart and which ever band’s picture that was taped to the wall that the dart hit = WINNER!
2. An intricate maze was created for a small rodent (let’s say guinea pig) with five exits. At each exit was placed a CD representing the bands/performers up for nomination of Best Album. The guinea pig was released and the first exit it took = WINNER!