>> Wednesday, 31 January 2007
On Tuesday I read on cbc that Jazzster Michael Buble plans on skipping the Grammys because the winner of his category, best traditional pop vocal album, will not be televised live on the big night. Instead, the award will be given out beforehand. He also noted he won't be watching, opting instead to view the Canucks game on tv.
For starters, there's a best traditional pop vocal album? I honestly had no idea. Anyways, what does Buble expect? The ACTUAL Grammys show, on February 11th, will focus on the categories organizers believe will get THE MOST VIEWERS, in other words, the most teenagers to watch. Buble and the others in his category, including Sarah McLachlan and Bette Midler, might be talented and worthy of being glorified on the big night - I'm actually not too familiar with most of their work - but the simple fact is they won't bring in ratings, like say, Christina Aguilera and Pink will! Geez.
Then I read today, he issues a public apology for his comments, saying they were simply an attempt at humour. Double Geez. You made the comments, deal with them and take some responsibility for your actions! In the end, I think skipping the Grammys to watch the Canucks game is a solid plan. It is likely what I'll be doing too! To Michael Buble: we can watch together if you'd like. Aren't they playing Atlanta?
Winnipeg show news:
Josh Ritter is at the West End on February 17th.
Shooglenifty plays there as well on March 21st.
So does Ruthie Foster on February 20th.
Current rotation: Royskopp, Nick Drake, and Nathan
Days until Camera Obscura: 13
Days until Sparklehorse: 15